Forbes Africa has released its coveted annual 30 Under 30 list. Every year, the list features Africans under the age of 30 who are innovative entrepreneurs, tech geeks, sports stars, and influential creatives contributing to the continent’s growth story. This year, Namibian medical doctor Esperance Luvindao has made the cut.
In addition to these categories, all new is Health/Science to headline those on the frontline,
especially celebrating the young professionals, entrepreneurs and unlikely heroes set on
reinventing the healthcare sector in Africa. In previous years, the list has featured Namibian names such as Luis Munana and Reinhard Mahalie.
This year’s list focuses on money and meaning and the class of 2022 are shining a light on
the issues plaguing Africa’s growth in a pandemic era as also working towards shifting the
narrative in innovative ways.
The editorial team curating the list sifted through thousands of nominations that poured in from last year, researching them and verifying and vetting all candidates, guided by audit partner, SNG Grant Thornton, and a panel of esteemed judges and subject-matter experts on the continent.
“This year too, we are unveiling an all-new list of achievers and adding them to Africa’s
growing community of Under 30s and will see many collaborations and partnerships emerge from that,” says Renuka Methil, Managing Editor of FORBES AFRICA. “These are the people who have faced one of the most difficult times in history and refused to back down in the face of a global pandemic. If their firms, businesses and brands have grown during this period, it’s down to their resilience and win-no-matter-what dictum.”