BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Two alumni of the Indiana University Kelley School of Business – Martin Aguinis and Rooshy Roy — have been named to Forbes’ prestigious “30 Under 30” lists.
The Forbes 30 Under 30 lists highlight 600 rising stars in 20 industries, who were chosen from more than 15,000 nominees in the United States and Canada. Past recipients have included Spotify’s Daniel Ek, Nobel Prize winner Malala Yousafzai and cosmetics entrepreneur Emily Weiss.
Aguinis, (pictured above) who graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing in 2017, leads global marketing for Flutter, Google’s open-source mobile-app development framework. Clients include Alibaba, eBay, Groupon, BMW and Capital One.
He launched #MyFlutterStory, a campaign promoting the diversity of the framework’s users, as well as Flutter Create to encourage the global community to create apps and spotlight them.
In October, Aguinis was recognized by the Product Marketing Alliance with its global Rising Star award. Before Flutter, Martin founded his own companies and also worked in the YouTube team on virtual reality. While at IU, he developed a ride-sharing app for fellow students. He was recognized in the marketing and advertising category.
Roy, (pictured below) who graduated with a Bachelor of Science in finance in 2011, founded and is CEO of cosmetics company Aavrani. A first-generation Indian American, her company’s products are rooted in ancient beauty rituals. She was recognized in the retail and e-commerce category.
Aavrani also gives back through its support of young women’s education in India and its partnership with the Shanti Bhavan School. This program empowers children from impoverished backgrounds via educational intervention, offering individual attention to every aspect of a child’s upbringing — from emotional development to physical fitness to cognitive growth.
Before starting Aavrani in June 2018 with Nina Davuluri, the first Indian-American woman to be named Miss America, Roy was in investment banking and private equity on Wall Street at Sandler O’Neill + Partners, Goldman Sachs and Warburg Pincus. In addition to her Kelley degree, she has an MBA from Wharton.