Forbes Magazine publishes a list of the richest and most influential people in the world every year, and a girl from our area was included on one of the most prestigious lists this year.
Natasa Kovacevic from Banja Luka (Republic of Srpska), who currently lives in London and works for the Investment Board of the Canadian Retirement Plan, was included on the list of 30 most influential people under the age of 30 in the field of economics.
“I found out that I was included on the “30 under 30” list the same morning when the list was published, and Forbes organized an official reception in London that same evening. I received this news with a great amount of respect and excitement. All the people from “30 under 30” list that I met so far are really unique, every single one of them in their own way. I believe that we all share a common characteristic – we are trying to make a change in the world and leave it in a better condition for generations to come. As much as I perceive this award as a recognition, I also see it as a great responsibility, and an obligation to continue giving my contribution in a constructive way,” said young Natasa Kovacevic.
Natasa also explained that Forbs magazine based its selection on characteristics such as leadership, innovations, entrepreneurial spirit and achieved results, as well as the possibilities that they will bring changes in the fields they will be dealing with in the next half-century.
“It is a great honour for me to be part of such a community and I am very happy that Forbes will connect us in the future,” concluded Natasa Kovacevic.