Forbes Middle East unveils 30 Under 30 List for 2021

13 September, 2021

Forbes Middle East released its 30 Under 30 list of the region’s most promising young talent for 2021. The 2021 cohort comprises residents of 11 MENA countries, representing 20 nationalities, across 6 categories. KAUST Alumna and PhD candidate Asrar Damdam (MS '18) managed to get among 30 young talents in MENA region. "Extremely honored to be named to Forbes Middle East #30under30 list for 2021", Damdam said.

"I would like to take this opportunity to thank Jamila Gandhi for the great editorial that highlights the story of Uvera and the multidimensional impact of the food waste issue that we are addressing using our technology.

I want to extend my thanks to Tim Draper for his input to the editorial, for leading our pre-seed round and for his encouragement and support throughout our journey, and to Prof. Xiaohang Li for his scientific contribution to the story and for being such an inspiring professor during my Ph.D", she added. Read more about Asrar in the Forbes Middle East story.