Ukrainians among Forbes 30 under 30 list 2022


Ukrainian The Kyiv Independent journalists, cyber sportsmen of Natus Vincere Oleksander Kostyliev, CEO of Teach For Ukraine Oksana Matiiash make it to Forbes 30 under 30.

  • Toma Istomina, Anna Myroniuk, Oleksiy Sorokin and Anastasiia Lapatina were included by Forbes magazine in the top 30 leaders in the media and marketing industry to transform society under the age of 30.
“Less than six months after founding the English-language publication, these Ukrainian journalists have shown bravery, tenacity, sensitivity and impact while reporting on a war in their home country,” Forbes said.
  • Esports athlete Oleksandr ‘s1mple’ Kostyliev is one of the best players in “Counter Strike: Global Offensive” history, having been named the best player in the world by leading esports site HLTV in 2018 and 2021.
  • Before the war, Oksana Matiiash was leading Teach for Ukraine, part of the Teach for All network, through a resurgence. In just 18 months the NGO had expanded to 18 schools across the country, up from two, and had reached 10,000 students. The invasion has upended life in Ukraine, and yet Matiiash and her team have mostly remained in Ukraine. Teach for Ukraine is now launching new projects with the support of UNICEF and World Bank, including efforts to get education to the 5,000 children most affected by the invasion, and a program to provide 10,000 teachers with trauma training and support.
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