Five Pakistanis selected from the Social Entrepreneurs, Enterprise Technology, Industry, Manufacturing & Energy, Healthcare & Science, Entertainment & Sports, Retail & Ecommerce categories, have been named in the Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia 2019 list.
Here are the Pakistanis who made it to the list:
Ahmed Rauf Essa
Ahmed Rauf Essa co-founded Telemart, is one of the largest e-commerce platforms in Pakistan, while in business school at the age of 23. “Outside of B2C, the company also has an extensive wholesale channel which caters to more than 500 dealers online, and is an end-to-end solutions provider for major firms such as P&G, Lucky Cement and Ufone,” it said.
Laila Kasuri is currently a water analyst with Global Green Growth Investment’s Policy Solutions Division and has led research at organizations such as the World Bank, the US Army Corps of Engineers, and the UC Davis Center for Watershed Sciences on climate-smart irrigation, flood risk reduction, and river basin planning.
Karishma Ali, 21, from the Entertainment & Sports 2019 category, President of Chitral Womens Sports Club is the first female football player from Chitral who has played at the national and international level. She is the founder of Chitral Women s Sports Club, her team was also the first to represent Pakistan in AFL International Cup, she has also participated in Jubilee Games in Dubai.
Zainab Bibi established the Pakistan Society for Green Energy in 2013 to develop new methods of renewable energy. Since its founding, the company has successfully developed a bio-fuel from waste tissue paper, and introduced Camelina Sativa, a drought-resistant plant that can be made into bio-diesel, Forbes stated.
Zain Ashraf Mughal
Zain Ashraf is the founder of Seed Out, Pakistan’s first crowdfunding platform that works to end poverty by establishing entrepreneurs with interest-free micro financing.
Roshni Rides is a women’s friendly carpooling platform for commuters based in Pakistan and founded by Hanaa Lakhani, Hasan Usmani,Gia Farooqi and Moneeb Mian.
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