Arab 30 Under 30: Class Of 2018

Arab 30 under 30, 2018, forbes middle east

With over 60% of the population under the age of 30, the very first class of Arab 30 under 30 is a dynamic mix of social entrepreneurs, artists, celebrities and intellectuals. Many in the list are scattered across the globe as they strive to prove their mettle in countries far from home. With such diverse areas of expertise, these innovators are transforming the rules of business. In order to be featured in this list of 30, the individual needed to be of Arab origin and should have been born in the year 1988 or later.

ImageNameAgeCategoryTitleOriginResidence
Karim Adduchi29Art & CultureFounder, Karim AdducchiMoroccanAmsterdam, Netherlands
Talin Hazbar29Art & CultureArtistSyrianDubai, U.A.E.
Ali Mohammed23Consumer TechnologyFounder, VOUND TechnologiesEgyptianCambridge, Massachusetts
Mostafa Kandil, Mohmoud Nouh, Ahmed Sabah25, 25, 25Consumer TechnologyCo-founders, SwvlEgyptiansCairo, Egypt
Charif Hamidi28EducationFounder, Education 4.0 (Ed4.0)MoroccanMeknes, Morocco and Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.
Maher Damak, Karim Khalil27EnergyCo-founders, Infinite CoolingTunisian; JordanianCambridge, Massachusetts
Nicolas Zaatar24Enterprise TechnologyCo-founder and CTO, NARLebaneseBeirut, Lebanon
Futtaim Al Falasi26EntertainmentEmirati RJ and Youtuber, Taim ShowEmiratiAbu Dhabi, U.A.E.
Alia Shawkat28EntertainmentActorIraqiRiverside, California
Hussein Bazaza27FashionDesigner, Hussein BazazaLebaneseBeirut, Lebanon
Mark Chahwan, Jad Sayegh26, 26FinanceCo-founders, SarwaLebaneseDubai, U.A.E.
Amal Almari27Food and DrinksCo-founder, SaltEmiratiDubai, U.A.E.
Moufeed Kadoura25HealthcareCo-founder, ExVivo LabsPalestinianKitchener/Waterloo, Canada
Omar Abudayeh27HealthcareM.D.-Ph.D., Ph.D. candidate, Broad Institute, Harvard-MITJordanian-PalestinianBoston, Massachusetts
Jawad Fares26HealthcareMedical Doctor and ResearcherLebaneseBeirut, Lebanon
Omar bin Sultan Al Olama28Law & PolicyMinister of State for Artificial IntelligenceEmiratiDubai, U.A.E.
Shamma bint Suhail Faris Al Mazrui23Law & PolicyMinister of Youth. U.A.E.EmiratiDubai, U.A.E.
Nour Ahmadein28Marketing & AdvertisingBusiness Development Manager, Uber EgyptEgyptianCairo, Egypt
Khaled Khatib21MediaCinematographer, The White HelmetsSyrianIstanbul, Turkey
Mostafa Amin, Mohamed Khairat29, 25MediaCo-founders, Egyptian StreetsEgyptiansCairo, Egypt and Berlin, Germany; Cairo, Egypt and Melbourne, Australia
Ray Dargham27MediaCo-founder, STEP GroupLebaneseDubai, U.A.E.
Balqees29MusicSingerEmirati-YemeniDubai, U.A.E.
Mohammed Assaf28MusicSingerPalestinianPalestine
Rami Helali29Retail & EcommerceCo-founder and CEO, KotnEgyptianCairo, Egypt
Tarek Müller29Retail and EcommerceCo-founder, ABOUT YOUEgyptian-GermanHamburg, Germany
Eve Tamraz Najjar28ScienceFounder, Sensio AIRLebaneseLondon, United Kingdom
Haytham Assem29ScienceChief Scientist, IBM IrelandEgyptianDublin, Ireland
Mostafa Hemdan26Social EntrepreneurFounder, RecyclobekiaEgyptianCairo, Egypt
Mohamed Salah25SportsFootballer, Egypt National Team/ LiverpoolEgyptianLiverpool, England and Cairo, Egypt
Elissa Freiha27Venture CapitalCo-founder, WomenaEmirati-Lebanese-AmericanDubai, U.A.E.

Researchers:

Jason Lasrado, Ranju Warrier, Ahmed Mabrouk