30 UNDER 30

1. Chirenj Chandran; Anser Latheef

2. Hadia Ghaleb

3. Ibrahim Mohamed

4. Mohamad Bekdache

5. Mohsin Hani Al-Bahrani

6. Selina Ved


7. Ahmed El-Ghandour; Mohamad Hosam

8. Ely El Khoury; Rudy Wehbe

9. Hassan Suleiman (Aboflah)

10. Ramzi Mallat

11. Sultan Al Hokair

12. Hala Al-Wagdani

13. Hasan Al Heraki

14. Mohamed Algawish; Mustafa Abdulmoneim

15. Mousa Salem

16. Muatasam Aulaqi

17. Nadia Murad

18. Sheikha Mozah Bint Marwan Al Maktoum

19. Wadah Malaeb

20. Dina Sam'an

21. Fatma El Shenawy

22. Sacha Haider

23. Afnan Sherbeeni

24. Jad Antoun

25. Maryam Haytham Esmat

26. Mohamed Ben Halim; Belal EL Megharbel

27. Dina Meshref

28. Madiha Naz

29. Nouran Gohar

30. Roumaysa Boualam


• To be eligible for the 2022 list, the applicant had to have been under 30 years old on December 31, 2021. This means that anybody born in 1992 or later was eligible. All ages given in the list are as of October 1, 2022.
• Candidates could be from anywhere but had to have their main residence in MENA.
• If one business had two co-founders under 30, they were counted as one entry.

The 2022 list features 35 individuals from 13 nationalities. Egyptians feature the most with 12 entries, followed by six Lebanese entries and three each from Oman and Saudi.

They are based across eight countries in the Middle East. Of the 35 individuals, 12 are based in Egypt, 10 in the U.A.E., five in Lebanon, and three in Saudi Arabia. The average age of all individuals on the list is around 27 years old.

The impact category has the highest number of entries with eight, followed by commerce with six, creative with five, science & technology and sport with four each, and money with three entries.

• Ali Alaaraj – Head of Creative Digital Content at MBC Group
• Raja Al Gurg – Group MD and Chairperson of Easa Saleh Al Gurg Group
• Sherif Beshara – Group CEO, Mohamed & Obaid Almulla Group
• Suneel Gokhale – Co-Founder & General Partner at VentureSouq
• Leila Hoteit – MD and Senior Partner at BCG
• Ronaldo Mouchawar—Vice President at Amazon MENA
• Sima Ganwani Ved – Founder and Chairwoman of the Apparel Group