Alumni Make Forbes' '30 Under 30' Asia List

Three alumni secured a coveted spot on Forbes' "30 Under 30" Asia list. According to the publication, the list, currently in its third year, seeks to recognize "young innovators and disruptors" who are "driving change across this diverse region." 

Read on to learn more about the Columbians featured on the list. Congratulations!

Images courtesy of Forbes.com.


Adam_Elmachtoub.pngClare Murray '17BUS - Finance and Venture Capital

As strategy director at private equity firm LeapFrog, Murray, 29, oversees strategic initiatives that facilitate growth in Asia and Africa, Forbes writes. The company invests in businesses that provide financial support and healthcare to low-income people. Forbes describes Murray as "passionate" about using for-profit business models to promote societal change.

 

Shirley Chen

Tushar Khandelwal '10SEAS - Retail & E-Commerce

Khandelwal, 29, co-founded Rakuten, Japan's largest e-commerce website, in 2015. According to Forbes, Rakuten helps people have a better travel experience by "making activity suggestions, providing guest reviews and aid with booking."

 


Sam WaldoSam Waldo '10CC - Social Entrepreneurs

Waldo, 30, is CEO and co-founder of Mantra, China's first social impact-focused fashion brand, Forbes wrote. Its first line of products, released in 2016, sold out in 72 hours. Waldo partnered with his Mantra co-founder Andrew Shirman—who also created non-profit Education in Sight—to provide 23,000 free pairs of eyeglasses to children in need in China.




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