Since Generation T launched in Malaysia in 2016, we have been honouring the accomplishments of successful young talents under 40 who are making an impact across multiple industries in the annual Gen.T List.
For the first time ever, Generation T Asia will be producing a single, regional magazine listing down all 400 honourees from across Asia. Our nominees hail from 19 categories which range from technology, education, social entrepreneurship, science & mathematics, philanthropy & charity, sports, the arts and more.
They are then vetted through by 100 heavyweights throughout Asia, a panel of judges we refer to fondly as the Tatler Tribe. This year, we had 14 Malaysia Tatler Tribe members who contributed towards the final output of our list.
To be considered for the list, a nominee needs to have had a significant achievement within the last 18 months. He or she should have attained a few of these:
- Financial investment from a reputable VC firm
- A significant growth in customer base or revenue
- Increased geography of impact, positive media attention
- Received respected industry awards.
Other factors like innovation and possessing a social and entrepreneurial spirit to create, collaborate and change also play a role in deciding who makes the cut.
In conjunction with the launch of our Gen.T List 2019, we identified 5 individuals who we think best represent the drive and dynamism of Generation T for our cover story this month.