Four individuals of Pakistani origin have featured on Forbes magazine’s ’30 under 30′ list released on Tuesday.
The list, which is released annually, features 600 individuals making strides in 20 different industries, including art and style, education, games, food, enterprise technology and media.
The four individuals of Pakistani origin featured in the 2018 list have been selected for their achievements in the industries of retail and e-commerce, enterprise technology and education.
Sarah Ahmed, 28, was selected 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.”
Ahmed’s brand aims to increase size inclusivity.
Two individuals of Pakistani origin have been selected in the enterprise technology category. S. Zayd Enam, 25, and Khizer Hayat, 28.
Enam, who dropped out of high school to start Mediconnect, “a healthcare provider platform in Pakistan”, also later dropped out of his PhD program at Stanford University and founded Cresta.ai ─ a startup that aims to scale and improve the quality of customer services.
Hayat is the president of Teach Pakistan Initiative, a non-government organisation working to 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.”
The final Pakistani to appear on the list is Raza Munir whose startup, Climb Credit, aims to help students in skills-based fields manage their debt.
According to Forbes, Munir, featured under the Education category, has provided affordable loans to 5,000 students attending 60 schools.
He founded Credit Climb along with Zander Rafael, Amit Sinha and Vishal Garg.