2 Bangladeshi youths in Forbes 30 Under 30 list


Dhaka, April 02: Two Bangladeshi youths – Pathao cofounder Hussain Elius and cartoonist Morshed Abdulla Al – were named in the Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia list of 2019.Elius and Morshed took place in the 30 Under 30 Asia list of the Forbes, a prestigious American business magazine, after scrutinising over 2,000 entries, reports Forbes.

The prestigious magazine published short biographies on Hussain Elius and Morshed Abdulla Al.

Hussain Elius and Shifat Adnan (over 30) cofounded Pathao, the leading ride-sharing, on-demand logistics, and food delivery platform in Bangladesh.

Today, its motorbike and car hailing vertical alone serves five million riders across five cities in Bangladesh and Kathmandu in Nepal.

Elius envisions Pathao as the country’s ‘super app’ and is inspired by one of his key investors, Indonesia’s Go-Jek. Pathao has raised over US$ 12.8 million from four rounds of funding and is valued at over US$ 100 million, according to the biography of Elius published on the magazine.

At the beginning of 2018, Bangladeshi cartoonist under the pen name Morshed Mishu began transforming tragic and shocking images from wars into joyful art, hoping to show how beautiful the world would be without violence or war.

After his work went viral, Mishu was awarded the ‘Global Happiness Challenge’ project and he was hired as a cartoonist for newspapers across Bangladesh. Currently, he is the assistant editor at Unmad, a Dhaka-based satire magazine, and the founder of Morshed Mishu’s Illustration, reports Forbes.

After heavily examining over 2,000 entries by a team of reporters and vetted by an A-list of judges, the Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia list was prepared.

For the fourth year in a row, a team at Forbes Asia scouted the Asia- Pacific region in search for 300 outstanding individuals to highlight in the annual Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia list.

Across 10 industries, young entrepreneurs and rising stars were selected from 23 countries and territories to make up this year’s list.

Source: News Agencies