LSE alumni make Forbes 30 under 30 Europe 2021

We know our recent graduates are among the most promising young innovators in Europe, and business magazine Forbes thinks the same. Our alumni are using their talent, creativity and hard work to advance their professional fields, helping to reshape Europe – and the world – for good.

Alumni named in this year’s 30 under 30 Europe list include:

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Jon Lo (MSc Geography 2017)
Social Impact category 

Jon set up Dare to Care with co-founder Josephine Liang at the onset of the COVID-19 crisis to send vital PPE equipment to NHS workers and deliver essential items to vulnerable people in the community. Backed by LSE Generate, the initiative has also received support from numerous organisations including Santander, Ada Ventures, NatWest and Crowdfunder.



Elliott Aeschlimann Perales (MSc Finance 2016)
Retail and Ecommerce category

A charity road trip from London to Siberia inspired Elliott to create Bombinate with co-founder Massimiliano Gritti in 2017. This online marketplace sells quality furniture, clothing and accessories produced by artisans and makers from all over the world. The company supports craftmanship and conscious manufacturing, and has tripled sales in 2020.



Stephane Roux (MSc Sociology 2014)
Technology category

Stephane is the co-founder of Wonder, a video conference platform where networking plays a major role. Wonder provides a virtual space to connect with others in a more spontaneous and fluid way, facilitating dialogue, group work and social interactions among all participants.


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Dr Maria Zhivitskaya (MSc Accounting 2011, PhD Accounting 2016)
Finance category     

Maria is an Investment Stewardship Lead at Vanguard, the world’s second largest fund manager. After receiving her PhD from LSE, she started her career at Goldman Sachs before moving on to Prudential. She also teaches at Sciences Po in Paris and Saïd Business School in Oxford.

April 2021

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