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Pathao’s Elius and cartoonist Mishu from Bangladesh on Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia list

  • News Desk, bdnews24.com
    Published: 2019-04-03 05:12:13 BdST

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Pathao CEO Hussain Elius and cartoonist Morshed Mishu from Bangladesh have made it to the prestigious Forbes list of young entrepreneurs and game-changers in Asia.

Chosen from over 2,000 entries from 23 countries and territories in the Asia-Pacific region, the magazine presented the 2019 edition of its 30 Under 30 Asia list of 300 young stars on Tuesday.

“This year, it was particularly interesting to note that many of these innovators are not just driving change in the region – but working towards cementing its positive effect in the long run, especially in developing and emerging markets,” Forbes said.

Elius and Shifat Adnan (over 30) cofounded Pathao, one of the leading ride-sharing and food delivery platform in Bangladesh.

Today, its motorbike and car hailing vertical alone serves five million riders across five cities in Bangladesh and Kathmandu in Nepal.

Forbes chose Elius for his contribution to consumer technology sector.

Bangladeshi cartoonist under the pen name Morshed Mishu began transforming tragic and shocking images from wars into joyful art, hoping to show how beautiful the world would be without violence or war at the beginning of 2018.

After his work went viral, Mishu was awarded the 'Global Happiness Challenge' project and hired as a cartoonist for newspapers across Bangladesh.

Currently, he is assistant editor at Unmad, a Dhaka-based satire magazine and the founder of Morshed Mishu's Illustration.

He is among the 30 chosen by Forbes for their contribution to media, marketing. and advertisement.