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Not for glory or gain, but a brighter future for all. Marking the 10th anniversary of our annual 40 under 40 list are these inspiring, unconventional and fearless young achievers from the class of 2020.

Brought to you in collaboration with The History of Whoo. 

Text: Annabel Tan; Allyson Klass; Jacquie Ang; Lionnel Lim; Mavis Teo; Nafeesa Saini; Yanni Tan

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Abigail Han
31, Artist, Programme and Content Curator
Alecia Neo
34, Independent Artist
Ameer Jumabhoy
31, Co-Founder of UTU
Cherilyn Tan
35, CEO of Tessaract Technologies & Asia Law Network
Christel Quek
30, Co-Founder and Chief Commercial Officer of BOLT Global
Clara Cheong
39, Head of Administration and Scientific Affairs at Singapore Institute for Clinical Sciences, Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR)
Claudine Pang
39, Eye Surgeon, Ophthalmologist and Medical Director at Asia Retina Eye Surgery Centre
Eugenia Ong
33, Senior Research Fellow (Emerging Infectious Diseases programme) at Duke-NUS Medical School & the Viral Research and Experimental Medicine Centre of SingHealth Duke-NUS Academic Medical Centre (ViREMiCS)
Emma Cui
39, Co-Founder and CEO of LongHash Ventures
Fang Low
32, CEO and Co-Founder of Figment
Fannie Soubiele
35, Startup Business Development Manager at Amazon Web Services (AWS)
Ho Renyung
35, Vice-President of Brand HQ at Banyan Tree Holdings
Janice Wong
36, Chef and Artist of Janice Wong Singapore & 2am: dessertbar
Jason Lee
36, Founder of Scent by SIX
Joan Chang
30, Co-Founder of Lloyd’s Inn and Ove
Justin Chen
37, Group Deputy CEO of Arcc Holdings, CEO of Arcc Spaces and Co-Founder of Else
Kaigin Yong
25, Professional Model
Kenneth Chia
36, Founder and Lead Copywriter of Pencil Sword
Kevin Troyano Cuturi
31, Founder of Cuturi Gallery
Khai Lin Sng
32, Co-Founder & CFO of Fundnel
Krystal Choo
33, Executive Director of Thrive Hour and Co-Founder of Neo Sapio
Leong Chee Tung
38, Co-Founder and CEO, EngageRocket
Low Ser En
30, Co-Founder of sendjoynow.com & Film and TV Producer
Michelle Yong
39, Partner at Stephenson Harwood LLP
Ng Yi Ming
29, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Tribe Accelerator
Ng Yixian
35, Executive Director of EtonHouse International Education Group
Peiying Chua
38, Financial Regulation Partner at Linklaters LLP
Pek Lay Peng
35, CEO of Shingda Group of Companies and Founder of SocietyA
Prerna Pant
35, Co-Founder of Circus Social
Rachel Hoe
30, Director of Royal Insignia and RI Luxury
Sahur Saleim
23, Founder and Director at Sahur’s Art
Samantha Thian
26, CEO and Founder of Seastainable Co
Serene Chua
39, Private Banker & Co-Founder of Wolf Burgers and Carvers & Co
Shawn Lee
38, Director of Key Account Management Group (Asia Cosmetics and Personal Care) at Shiseido
Shinji Yamasaki
36, CEO of RE:TERRA, President and Managing Director of Turmeron International & Director of Veritas and Veritas Hanbai
Sidney Yahya
38, Design Manager for Blueplate Studio at Wilson Associates
Thomas Peacock-Nazil
32, Founder of Seven Clean Seas
Velda Tan
33, Founder and Creative Director of Collate and Our Second Nature
Vihari Poddar
34, Designer and Managing Director of Vihari Jewels
Yiwen Chan
Yiwen Chan 30, Co-Founder and Head of Commercial at Hire Digital & Content.co