Forty five Indians and Indian- origin people have made it to Forbes annual list of achievers under the age of 30 who are “changing the rules of the game or creating entirely new playbooks” across varied fields.
Here is the list of key Indians in the Forbes under 30 achievers
Consumer tech segment
Ritesh Agarwal (22) – Amongst the topper is the founder and CEO of OYO Rooms, billed to be the Airbnb of India. Oyo has developed a network of 2,200 small hotels in 100 cities across India
Gagan Biyani (28) and Neeraj Berry – Co-founders of Sprig, a mobile app that lets one find and order healthy meals and have them delivered quickly.
Karishma Shah (25) – The youngest hire at Alphabet’s Google X so-called moonshot factory.
Hollywood and entertainment field
Lily Singh (27) – Canadian writer-comedian and part of a new generation of stars that has used YouTube to gain a following.
Area of Finance
Nila Das (Age 27) – Vice-president at Citigroup and a mortgage bond trader
Divya Nettimi (29) – Investment analyst at Viking Global Investors, who co-managed Harvard Business School’s Alpha Fund while getting her MBA.
Vikas Patel (29) – Senior analyst at hedge fund Millennium Management.
Neel Rai (29) – Investment analyst at Caxton Associates where he is part of a three-person team managing $600 million portfolio at pioneering macro hedge fund.
Venture Capital Segment
Vishal Lugani (26) – Senior associate at Greycroft Partners
Amit Mukherjee (27) – Senior associate at New Enterprise Associates
Nisha Chittal (27) – Manager of social media and community at MSNBC
Ashish Patel (29) – Senior vice president of Social Media at NowThis Media
Sampriti Bhattacharyya (28) – MIT grad student who has developed underwater drones that are capable of autonomously communicating and working together to scan the ocean to look for lost planes or measure oil spills or radiation under the sea.
Saagar Govil (29) – CEO of Cemtrex which produces environmental products and electronics solutions.
Anoop Jain (28) – Founding Director of Sanitation and Health Rights in India, which builds toilets, collects human waste and uses methane coming off that excrement to create clean water.
Law & Policy Field
Ashish Kumbhat (26) – A monetary policy expert in the Federal Reserve Board
Dipayan Ghosh (27) – Privacy and public policy advisor at Facebook
Anisha Singh (28) – Former lead of the international policy division of United Sikhs, where she founded national anti-bullying campaign and won a historic case against US Army requiring religious accommodation on behalf of a 19-year-old Sikh who’d been rejected from ROTC programs.
Field of Science
Sanjam Garg (29) – Assistant professor at University of California Berkeley
About Forbes “30 under 30” list
The Forbes fifth annual “30 Under 30” list features 600 women and men, who are America’s “most important young entrepreneurs, creative leaders and brightest stars” and are “changing the world” across 20 varied sectors such as consumer technology, education, media, manufacturing and industry, law and policy, social entrepreneurs, science and art.