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300 Young People Who Are Changing Our World

300 Young People Who Are Changing Our World

Second Annual List Highlights 300 Young Innovators, Entrepreneurs and Leaders Who Are Changing Our World

Forbes announced today its 2017 30 Under 30 Asia list, featuring 300 young innovators, entrepreneurs and leaders who are challenging conventions and making an impact in today’s world. The second annual list includes 30 honorees for each of the 10 categories that make up the list. All under 30 years old, the honorees were selected by judges who are some of the most accomplished and acclaimed in their respective fields.

The 10 categories include Consumer Technology; Enterprise Technology; Entertainment & Sports; The Arts; Finance & Venture Capital; Industry, Manufacturing & Energy; Healthcare & Science; Social Entrepreneurs; Media, Marketing & Advertising; and Retail & E-commerce.

Forbes magazine cover
Forbes magazine cover

Rana Wehbe, Senior Digital Editor, Asia at Forbes Media, said: “This year’s Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia list highlights the diversity of talent in this vast region, with 300 impressive young entrepreneurs from all walks of life pushing the boundaries of innovation. It’s fascinating to see how these millennials are using technology to disrupt their industries, empower their communities and overcome cultural barriers. Notably, this year’s list showcases a number of women in Asia who are advocates for social change and are defying stereotypes and prejudice to set a positive example for what women in this part of the world can achieve.”

Featured highlights in the “30 Under 30 Asia” list include:

  • Consumer Technology: Kavin Bharti Mittal, 29, India: Founder & CEO, hike Messenger
  • Enterprise Technology: Josiah Humphrey & Mark McDonald, both 25, Australia: Cofounders, Appster
  • Entertainment & Sports: Suboi, 27, Vietnam: Hip Hop artist
  • The Arts: Liu Wen, 29, China: International Supermodel
  • Finance & Venture Capital: Chenyao (Zoe) Zhou, 27, China: Partner, Longling Capital
  • Industry, Manufacturing & Energy: Gibran Huzaifah Amsi El Farizy (Gibran Huzaifah), 27, Indonesia: Founder, eFishery
  • Healthcare & Science: Yuki Shimahara, 29, Japan: Founder, LPixel Inc
  • Social Entrepreneurs: Daroath Phav, 28, Cambodia: Director, WaterSHED
  • Media, Marketing & Advertising: Hyungcheol Lim & Goeun Choe, 26 and 25, South Korea: Cofounders, Gameberry
  • Retail & E-commerce: Noor Neelofa Mohd Noor (Neelofa), 28, Malaysia: Founder and Director, NH Prima International Sdn Bd

More than 1,200 submissions were received but only 300 applicants made the final cut. The honorees were vetted by a panel of expert judges, listed below:

  • Hiroshi Mikitani, Chairman & CEO of Rakuten Inc
  • Solina Chau, Executive Director of Li Ka Shing Foundation
  • Jean Liu, President of Didi Chuxing
  • Jenny Lee, Managing Partner of GGV Capital
  • Allan Zeman, Chairman of Lan Kwai Fong Group
  • Datuk Prof. Jimmy Choo, OBE, Shoe designer and Ambassador of Tourism, Malaysia
  • George Calombaris, Celebrity Chef and restaurateur
  • Eva Chen, Cofounder & CEO of Trend Micro
  • Royston Tay, Zendesk General Manager of Messaging
  • Jennifer Woo, Chairman & CEO of Lane Crawford Joyce Group
  • T. M. Ravi, The Hive Cofounder & Managing Director
  • Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, Two-time Academy Award winning documentary filmmaker
  • Vineet Nayar, Founder & Chairman of Sampark Foundation
  • Sonny Bill Williams, Rugby Player & Heavyweight Boxer
  • Yuna (Yunalis Mat Zara'ai), Singer-Songwriter & Entrepreneur
  • Kai-fu Lee, CEO of Sinovation Ventures
  • Romi Haan, Founder & CEO of Haan Corp
  • Mark Britt, Cofounder & CEO of iFlix
  • Rui Ma, Silicon Valley/China Crossborder Tech Investor
  • Dr. Snehal Patel, MyDoc Cofounder & Saena Partners Managing Director
  • Mallika Kapur, CNN International Correspondent
  • Sonny Vu, President & CTO of Fossil Group and Connected Devices
  • Steve Monaghan, Chief Investment & Innovation Officer of Gen.Life Limited
  • Liu Xueliang, General Manager of BYD Asia-Pacific
  • Roger Lee, CEO of TAL Group
  • Caspar Schlickum, CEO of Wunderman APAC
  • Kristie Lu Stout, CNN Anchor/Correspondent
  • Paul Ronalds, CEO of Save the Children Australia
  • Edie Hu, VP & Arts Advisory Specialist of Citi Private Bank
  • Jeannie Cho Lee, Master of Wine

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