SOAS University of London

SOAS alumni light up Forbes 30 under 30 Europe list

18 January 2017

Three alumni from SOAS University of London have been profiled in Forbes’s prestigious 30 under 30 Europe list.

Dr Rouba Mhaissen, Founder and Director of the Sawa Foundation and Alvin Carpio, founder of The Fourth Group have been recognised in the Law and Policy category in the 30 under 30 Europe list. Alumnus David Anderton, co-founder of Deepstream, has also been recognised in the Media category.

Dr Rouba Mhaissen is an economist, activist and development expert covering Syrian refugees and forced migrations. She is also the Founder and Director of the Sawa Foundation which provides food, education, and housing for Syrians displaced by the civil war.

Alvin Carpio, an anti-poverty activist, has spent the last decade campaigning on issues of social justice. In 2016 he was granted an Singularity University Impact Fellowship to develop technologies to improve global governance. He subsequently founded The Fourth Group, a global community that studies and builds emerging technology that will influence politics in the future.

David Anderton is co-founder of Deepstream. Working with companies like Univision, Fusion and the Texas Tribune, Deepstream creates enhanced video content to tell complete, multidimensional stories with interactive features.

Forbes’s 30 under 30 Europe list recognises 300 of the brightest young entrepreneurs, innovators and game changers working on the continent. The full list can be found here.