Six Pakistanis Shine Bright In the Forbes 30 Under 30 List


Forbes’ 30 under 30 list is comprised of young and talented individuals from all walks of life, and who have managed to make impact on their and everyone’s life around them.

Forbes releases a list every year that is released annually, features 600 individuals making strides in 20 different industries, including art and style, education, games, food, enterprise technology and media.

Under the 30 under 30 sections, 6 individuals have been featured on the list. Four individuals of Pakistani origin have been featured for their achievements in the industries of retail and e-commerce, enterprise technology and education.

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These individuals are: Anna Khan 29, since joining Bessemer Venture Partners in February 2012, she has risen over $141 million in total financing and was named a “Global Shaper” by the World Economic Forum and a Rock Centre Fellow by Harvard Business School.

Sarah Ahmed 28, featured for her work in the retail and e-commerce industry. The New York-based entrepreneur founded Warp + Weft, “a premium denim brand that weaves its own fabric to guarantee the best value and fit.”

For the enterprise technology section, S. Zayd Enam 25 founder Mediconnect, a healthcare provider platform in Pakistan, and a startup that aims to scale and improve the quality of customer services; and Khizer Hayat, President of Teach Pakistan Initiative, a non-government organization working to improve the rural education system in Pakistan.

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Although, Hayat is featured on the list for his contributions towards through ThroughPut, a data science automation company which estimates waste in supply chain and logistics operations and offers recommendations to eliminate bottlenecks and areas of concern.

Raza Munir is featured under education for his startup Climb Credit that aims to help students in skills-based fields manage their debt. According to Forbes, through this he has managed to provide affordable loans to 5,000 students attending 60 schools.

The final Pakistani to appear on the list is Abbas Haider 28, under the ‘Manufacturing and Industry’ category for co-founding Aspetto, a clothing firm that deals in comfortable, tailor-made, bullet-resistant clothing. Haider’s business has already raised $300,000 in seed funding and is set to see its 2017 revenue increase $2.5 million.


Source: Forbes