Published On: Thu, Nov 16th, 2017

These Six Pakistanis in Forbes under 30 List

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Six Pakistanis in Forbes under 30 list this year. It is amazing news for Pakistan to see the young talent of the country getting international recognition.  Pakistan is blessed with a competitive young population and these six Pakistanis in Forbes under 30 list have proved this point.

The list, which is made every year, features 600 individuals making great advances in 20 different sectors including art and style, education, games, food, enterprise technology and media. Here is list of Pakistanis in Forbes under 30 list.

Anna Khan

Anna Khan a 29 year old made it to the list for sourcing several breakout startups since joining Bessemer Venture Partners in February 2012. She has gathered over $141 million in total financing. Furthermore, she was named a “Global Shaper” by the World Economic Forum and a Rock Centre Fellow by Harvard Business School.

Sarah Ahmed

A 28 year Sarah Ahmed featured in the list due to her work in retail and e-commerce. She is based in New York and started a venture Warp + Weft, “a premium denim brand that weaves its own fabric to guarantee the best value and fit.”

S. Zayd Enam

S. Zayd Enam dropped out of high school to start Mediconnect, “a healthcare provider platform in Pakistan.” He also later left his PhD program at Stanford University and founded Cresta.ai. It is a startup that aims to improve the quality of customer services. He is only 25 year old.

Khizer Hayat

Khizer Hayat is 28 year old and he is the president of Teach Pakistan Initiative, a non-government organization. This organization aims to develop and improve the rural education system in Pakistan.

He features on the list as co-founder of 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

Raza Munir has made it to list because of his start up, Climb Credit. This venture aims to guide the students in skill based fields and manage their debt. Furthermore, it has been stated that his work has led to 5000 students getting loans studying in 60 schools. He founded Credit Climb along with Zander Rafael, Amit Sinha and Vishal Garg.

Abbas Haider

Abbas Haider a 28 year old has reached the Forbes list under the domain ‘Manufacturing and Industry’ category for co-founding Aspetto. it is a clothing organization that deals in comfortable, tailor-made, bullet-resistant clothing. The business has already gathered $300,000 in seed funding. Furthermore, it is expected to increase revenue in 2017.

 

About the Author

- Junaid Ashraf has a Master of Philosophy degree in government and public policy. He has international publications through Taylor & Francis, a leading British publishing body. He regularly write columns for newspapers. His interests include international political economy, geopolitics and good governance. He writes for Asia Times.