6 Filipinos Make it to Forbes' 30 Under 30 Asia List for 2018
Six Filipinos active in different industries were included in business magazine Forbes’ latest 30 Under 30 Asia list, an annual listing of Asia’s most innovative and influential individuals aged 30 and below.
The 30 Under 30 Asia list is made up of 10 categories, each including 30 millennials and Gen Zs that are both shaping and shaking their respective industries. These categories
This year’s list includes 300 individuals coming from 24 countries across Asia as well as Australia and Oceania.
First published in 2016, 30 Under 30 Asia included 10 Filipinos in its inaugural list and added five more to the roster last year. Here are the six representatives from the Philippines included in the list this year:
1. Miko Aspiras
Category: The Arts
Best known as a pastry chef, Miko Aspiras is also the co-founder of Tasteless, a group of restaurants with over seven concepts under its wing. These include French-Japanese restaurant Le Petit Souffle, cookie-focused bakery Scout’s Honor and indoor food hall Hole in the Wall. Aside from being a 30 Under 30 Asia honoree, he was also named Chef of the Year by Esquire Philippines in 2014.
2. Carlo Delantar
Category: Social Entrepreneurship
Carlo Delantar is the country director of Waves for Water, a global nonprofit organization providing clean water to rural communities that have been affected by natural calamities. Inspired by the organization’s efforts in reaching affected villages during the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan (locally known as Yolanda) in 2013, he has since led Waves for Water’s Philippine arm in helping over one million Filipinos by distributing thousands of water filtration systems.
3. Patrick Lynch
Category: Finance and Venture Capital
Ireland-born Patrick Lynch is the president and CEO of First Circle, a Philippine-based
4. Archie Oclos
Category: The Arts
Visual artist Archie Oclos has used his street art and murals to call attention to the country’s social, economic and political issues. Though his art has a variety of subjects, many of his works focus on the plight of Filipino farmers and indigenous people. Among his most well-known works is Mahal Ko Ang Pilipinas, a mural of President Rodrigo Duterte wearing a crown of guns to metaphorically depict his administration’s bloody war on drugs.
5. Bretman Sacayanan
Category: Media, Marketing
Bretman Sacayanan, more popularly known as Bretman Rock, is a
6. Stephanie Sy
Category: Enterprise Technology
Stephanie Sy is the CEO of Thinking Machines, a Philippine- and US-based consultancy that uses data science to help various organizations make
This story originally appeared on Entrepreneur.com.ph.
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