Singapore’s very own Dinesh Bhatia, CEO of TradeHero, has been named by Fast Company Magazine one of its “100 Most Creative People in Business 2015,” for teaching aspiring investors how to make the leap, making financial investment accessible to all. TradeHero, developed in Singapore in 2012, is now the #1 finance app in 91 countries, and in the top 10 in 127 countries, with over 3.6 million users.
Dinesh is the only person from Singapore, and to our knowledge, ASEAN, to have made the 2015 list. He is in prestigious company. Previous winners include philanthropist Melinda Gates, entrepreneur Elon Musk, TV personality Oprah Winfrey, music producer Jay-Z, musicians Jay Chou, Lady Gaga, and Jared Leto, comedians Conan O’Brien, Jerry Seinfeldand Aziz Ansari, NBA star and entrepreneur Shaquille O’Neal, author Neil Gaiman, movie directors James Cameron, JJ Abrams and Wes Anderson, fashion designers Tom Ford, Marc Jacobs and Stella McCartney.
The ‘100 Most Creative People in Business’ recognizes individuals from around the world whose creativity has the potential to reshape the business landscape. It looks around the world and across industries such as technology, science, entertainment, medicine and social media.
Each year, Fast Company Magazine’s editors create an all-new list of 100, chosen according to a proprietary methodology (honorees can’t repeat and anyone previously profiled in the print magazine is excluded). The resulting group represents highly accomplished, dynamic individuals whose work and ideas are driving the world forward.
“Our goal is to discover and highlight the people around the world who are not just thinking differently, but also putting their ideas into action to create new opportunities, redefine the rules of modern business, and drive change within their own industries and beyond. In today’s rapidly evolving world, it’s creative and innovative leaders like these 100 who will continue to move the needle and inspire us all.” Fast Company editor Robert Safian
Fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business issue (June 2015) is available online at http://www.fastcompany.com/section/most-creative-people-2015 as well as in app form via iTunes, and on newsstands beginning May 18.