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Pakistani Millennials in Forbes Asia

Forbes has recently launched its 30 under 30 list, consisting of Asia’s promising talent. And it features some mind-blowingly, talented MILLENNIALS of Pakistan. So let’s meet them!

Media, Marketing & Advertising: Proud CxO Global Forum Business and Managing Partner of Eikon7, Shayan Mahmud is first on our list. Eikon7, an advertising and digital marketing agency that operates in Pakistan, Romania, Rwanda and the U.A.E. With his ideas and  knowledge, he has grown Eikon7 as well as overseas Trademor, an Eikon7 subsidiary that helps small- and medium-sized enterprises with sales and marketing on e-commerce platforms like China’s Alibaba. Shayan is an Alumni of Regent’s University London.

Enterprise Technology: Next on the list is Hannia Zia, Product Manager of Digital Pakistan, a Yale graduate, solely leading Pakistan COVID-19 tech response project and founding member for the Prime Minister’s Office initiative Digital Pakistan. She has numerous accolades under her name, prominently she has been awarded a WHENTK award by Prime Minister Imran Khan.

Social Impact: Three social entrepreneurs of ModulusTech; Yaseen Khalid, Mohammed Saquib Malik and Nabeel Siddiqui were featured in social impact category for their easy, affordable and environmentally sustainable housing option. ModulusTech has been globally recognized by United Nations, Global Cleantech Award and others. The startup has received $20 Million worth funding by different development inclined organizations.

Arts: With her incredible artistic talent, Misha Japanwala has made to Forbes for her work of wearable body cast that highlights social issues surrounding Pakistani women. Her work has been on cover of V Magazine where her Gigi Hadid herself wears her body cast.

Misha Japanwala

Last but not the least, Abdullah Siddiqui, Pakistan’s one of the youngest Song Writer and Music Producer has make the cut. He has written songs for some singing powerhouses including, Fawad Khan, Meesha Shafi, Shamoon Ismail and Aima Baig. He rose to fame for his hit single at Nescafe Basement, Resistance and with this accolade he will continue to astound us with his talent.


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