The German business magazine "Capital" has ranked Sven Seuken as one of the "Top 40 under 40." Since 2007, the magazine publishes a "Top 40 under 40" ranking every year for four different categories. Sven Seuken was selected for the category "Society and Science" which selects high potentials from scientific institutions, unions, non-profit organizations, as well as cultural and sports organizations.
This year is the 10th anniversary of the "Young Elite" project. Since 2007, the magazine has selected the most distinguished talents in Germany younger than 40 once a year. The jury awards people in the four categories "Managers", "Entrepreneurs", "Politics and State" as well as "Society and Science."
For the selection process, Capital first asks managers, politicians, headhunters, consultants and the "Young Elite" alumni to suggest promising new talents, before the jury then selects the final awardees internally. This way, a network of over 800 alumni has formed since 2007. The awardees from 2017 and the alumni met on November 16, 2017 in Berlin for the “Young Elite Peak.”