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Bartlett alumni named in Forbes' 30 Under 30 list

17 May 2022

Bartlett alumni named to Forbes' annual 30 Under 30 Europe list, which recognises leading entrepreneurs and creatives in Europe.

Portraits of Arya Taware and Nadira Amrani

Three Bartlett alumni, Arya Taware, Nadira Amrani and Zane Saleh, have been named to Forbes' 30 Under 30 2022 list, which recognises leading entrepreneurs and creatives in Europe. 

Arya Taware (BSc Urban Planning Design & Management 2015) made the Finance list as CEO of the Futurebricks platform, which provides funding for small and medium-sized homebuilders in the UK. She initially set up the platform as RealFunds, supported by UCL, with her fellow student Robin Karlsen, for which they won a UCL Bright Ideas Award in 2014.  

Joining her on the list is British-Algerian director, photographer and visual artist Nadira Amrani (BSc Architectural Studies 2014) , whose work has included Mincemeat, a one-off drama for Channel 4 as part of the BAFTA-nominated On the Edge series, and Zane Saleh (MSc Economics and Policy of Energy & Environment 2015), CEO of Lexxola, a sunglasses and eyewear brand.  

Commenting on the list, Dr Kathryn Walsh, Executive Director, UCL Innovation & Enterprise, said:

“I’m delighted to see more enterprising individuals from our community being recognised for their creativity, hard work and determination. These exceptional leaders are transforming their chosen areas and their ideas are already having a tangible impact on industry and society at large. I’m excited to see what they can achieve in the future.” 

This year, a total of 14 people from UCL’s community – up from 11 last year – feature in the annual list. The individuals appear in eight of the 10 total categories, which span Art & Culture through to Science & Technology.