Mina Guli

Founder and CEO of Thirst
Hong Kong, China and Melbourne, Australia

Mina Guli is the founder and CEO of Thirst, a non-profit changing the way we think about water. Since its launch in 2012, Thirst has educated more than 2 million students in China and had 600,000 students participate in innovation competitions . To highlight the global water crisis, in 2016 Mina completed the 7 Deserts Run — running the equivalent of 40 marathons across 7 deserts on 7 continents in 7 weeks. In 2017, Mina ran the 6 River Run in support of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal 6, completing 40 marathons in 40 days down 6 of the world’s great rivers on 6 continents. Mina’s messages about water have reached more than 4 billion people.

Mina has been named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, one of Australia’s most influential women, and by Fortune Magazine as one of the 50 greatest leaders in the world. In November, Mina begins #RunningDry, a campaign of 100 marathons in 100 days around the world for 1 reason — water.

Visit minaguli.com for more information on Mina’s work.