Belarusian woman on Europe 30 Under 30 Forbes list

The U.S. financial and economic magazine Forbes has included Belarusian woman Maryia Zhyvitskaya in the rating of the most promising people in Europe under 30 years old. The 29-year-old features in the “Finance” category of the Forbes The 30 Under 30 Europe rating.

Maryia Zhyvitskaya. Photo: forbes.com

Maryia has worked at one of the world’s largest wealth management funds, Vanguard, which has been managing $7 trillion in assets since October 2020.

At first, Zhyvitskaya studied in Pennsylvania, then at the University of Utrecht in the Netherlands. She went on to earn a master’s degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science. She began her career at Goldman Sachs, one of the world’s largest investment banks, and worked at Prudential, an insurance and investment company.

In addition to her main job, she teaches at the Institute of Political Studies (Sciences Po) in Paris and at the Saïd Business School in Oxford.

On LinkedIn, Maryia writes that she speaks Russian, English, and German.

In 2018, this rating included the Belarusian human rights activist from HRC “Vyasna” Anisiya Kazlyuk from Minsk in the “Law and Politics” category. Then she became the first Belarusian in this rating and the youngest among other nominees in this category.

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