Chakrabarty is the only Indian from the advertising and marketing industry to feature in the list
BestMediaInfo Bureau | Mumbai | March 1, 2016
The Social Street Managing Partner, Samyak Chakrabarty, has made it to the elite list of Forbes Asia’s ‘Top 30 Under-30’, announced few days ago. Chakrabarty has been identified as a future leader and disruptor for the media, marketing and communications sector. He is the only Indian from the advertising and marketing industry to feature in the list.
Commenting on the achievement, Pratap Bose, Chairman, The Social Street, says, "I am very thrilled by the news that my colleague Samyak has been featured in the ‘Forbes 30 Under 30’ list! Samyak is a thinker, a go-getter and is a rare breed; on a mission to innovate and create a difference in society. I am indeed very proud of him. Here’s to many more accolades awaiting this young achiever!”
An ecstatic Chakrabarty, said, "It's thrilling to be part of a list which recognizes disruptions and ideas of the future. For me this is just the beginning of a long journey." Forbes Asia announced its inaugural ‘Asia Top 30 Under 30’ list, identifying the region's future leaders across business, media, finance, social impact and entrepreneurship. The Asian list is a continuation of the global expansion of the ‘Forbes 30 Under 30’ franchise. It’s a franchise that has had amazing alumni, such as Palmer Luckey from Occulus, Evan Spiegel and Bobby Murphy from Snapchat, LeBron James and Star Wars’s John Boyega - to name just a few.
Samyak founded India's first youth marketing and research firm at the age of 18. The firm has recently been acquired by the DDB Mudra Group. He is now at the helm of The Social Street, a new age communications company, which develops technology driven solutions for brands to engage with India’s diverse and complex population set. He is currently also developing a research model to understand youth mindsets more effectively and has published two books in this domain.
Having collaborated with organizations like TED, the United Nations, World Bank and US Public Affairs, Samyak has also created platforms for young India to enable positive social impact, especially in the areas of education, renewable energy, politics and healthcare. He is also the recipient of the Campaign Asia Pacific Young Achiever of the Year and Bombay Ad Club's Young Emvie of the Year.
Social Quotient, his new start up, enables consumer brands to leverage social causes as a platform to connect with their customers. Through Social Quotient, he intends to bring a disruption in India's development sector by using a business and technology driven approach to problem solving.