On March 26, thirteen remarkable Malaysians have been named in the 2018 Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia, a prestigious list which features 300 young  disruptors, innovators and entrepreneurs under the age of 30, who are reshaping their industries and changing Asia for the better.

Themed “disruption and innovation”, this year’s honourees are divided into ten categories, picked from more than 2,000 nominations with the help of an A-list judging panel who are highly respected in their fields.

Here are the industry game-changers who have made our nation proud:

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Alhamdullilah to waking up to such great news. I'm officially a Forbes 30 Under 30 alumni. Thank you so much @forbes @forbesasia for this feature, I am so humbled by this recognition.💕 – It's been a year since I started @orkidcosmetics but my entrepreneurial journey started 11 years ago. Everyday is a small step. It takes time and preserverance. If you don't succeed the first time, try again. – Orkid is my 5th startup 😂 In between there were plenty of sleepless nights and tears. Never give up. I still have a long way to go but having this recognition makes the journey worthwhile. – Read about it here: Raeesa Sya | 30 Under 30 Asia 2018" https://www.forbes.com/30-under-30-asia/2018/retail-ecommerce/raeesa-sya/ – #ForbesU30Asia #entrepreneur #orkidgal #orkidcosmetics #usahawan #usahawanmuda #girlsintech #millennials #business #businesswomen #forbes #forbesasia #malaysia #halal #halalbeauty #halalcosmetics #thenewdressingpaula

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1. Raeesa Sya

CEO of Orkid Cosmetics and founded B-Fab

2. Shila Amzah


3. Amira Geneid

Founder of Halal cosmetic brand Zahara

4. Jonathan Weins

Founder of dahmakan

5. Ammar Roslizar & Ammar Shahrin 

Co-founders of halal-focused travel agency ARBA Travel

6. Jason Lee

NEM.io Foundation global director of partnership & strategic alliances

7. Winnie Chua & Wilson Beh

Co-founders of insurance company PolicyStreet

8. Vinesh Sinha

Founder and Managing Director of Fathopes Energy

9. Lim Yuet Kim, Lee Swee Lin & Ling Sook Shian

Co-founders of the Picha Project

Be it poverty, lack of access to education, poor record on women’s rights or the environmental impact, these talented millennials are not afraid to tackle big issues and find innovative as well as sustainable solutions to make a positive change in the region.

Now, for the rest of us, let’s get inspired and be the change that Malaysia needs 🙂


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