A Zambian has for the first time been featured in the 2017 Forbes 30 best financial professionals under the age of 30.

Raja Bobbili, who was raised in Zambia and is currently based in the United States of America, is among the 30 best financial professionals under the age of 30 in the United States , selected by Forbes magazine, a leading global business news and financial publication.

According to the latest Forbes publication, Mr Bobbili, who is specialised in financials, communications and retail, is part of the team that manages one of USA’s successful hedge funds, Abrams Capital.

“Bobbili works with four other investment staff to manage one of Wall Street’s most concentrated and successful portfolios. Abrams Capital is a hedge fund worth over US$8 billion .His specialty is in financials, communications and retail,” Forbes states.

Mr Bobbili went to International School of Lusaka.

He graduated in electrical engineering and economics from MIT, one of the world’s most prestigious colleges , in 2008 .He attained his MBA from Harvard Business School and is a Law graduate from Harvard Law School.

He was also named a World Economic Forum Global Shaper in 2012.

Zambia Daily Mail

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29 COMMENTS

    • Ba Mushota where are you? Zeee….at least ba Mushota you can add an LLB and a B.eng qualification to your endless list.

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    • Ba fi colour mwalanda sana, I am very Zambian, my mother being Tumbuka from Lundazi and my father from Little Bombay in Chipata!! The fact that I went into diaspora to get the right education does not disqualify me to be Zambia. I was born in London because my family was on holiday there. So technically I was born in Zambia, With a Zambian mother and an Indian/Zambian father. Nga chakubaba kaikulike sata nyo….ko!!

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  1. WOW THAT POSITIVE LETS NOT JUST CONCENTRATE ON POLITICS ,CONGRATS TO YOUNG MAN LET US ALL ZAMBIANS BE INSPIRED.

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  2. wow! this is worth emulating for young people like me. The sky is a limit. A Lot of education should yield a lot of positive results like this.

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    • If you want to be emulating anyone, stop saying ‘the sky is A limit’…

      However, Bobbili is worth emulating.

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  3. Kiki pf Lusaka times trying hard to claim some one who was merely raised in Zambia. If you have noticed he only made it while in America because in Zambia the youth are just used by drunks like lungu for elections then discarded till next election.

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  4. I’d like to say congratulations but my Zambian genes are REFUSING to acknowledge his success. That would mean I’m doing NOTHING! So, better to just ignore this. Things is Lungu!

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  5. Indeed, just because bawishi was bonking banyina somewhere in ‘second class’ Kamwala doesn’t qualify him to become Zambian. Mwenye shall always remain mwenye…

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    • That is totally uncalled for. I know he does not look like most of us, blacks, what if he considers himself Zambian? You wouldn’t deny him that. He may have no iota of political aspiration in him.

      Politics is anything but genuine hard work and professionalism. And that does not work for me.

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  6. I wonder if being raised in Zambia qualifies one to be Zambian. From the education path one could easily conclude that the seeds of success where planted early. There is no Chipulukusu basic school here or Matero University. This boy was groomed to compete at the highest level. International School, Havard MBA , Engineering at MIT doesn’t come cheap in addition to being smart to get in ( at least for Havard and MIT you need to be smart) .
    An inspiring story but one that would be very hard or even impossible to imitate by those coming from a humble financial back ground.

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  7. Typically it has degenerated into tribal and race talk. I have met white and Asian people who are proud Zambian. This backwardness, I wonder when it will end. Can’t citizens of this republic stop for a change to see things in tribal and racial eyes. Our problems are self-inflicted, focusing more energy on trivialities, unimportant things. This is the main reason we end up with thugs, drunkards, id!ots in charge of state house.

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    • You started very well and almost congratulated your comment when I read two lines. Unfortunately you spoiled it by ending with insulting elderly people and all those who drinks including your own father. This has exposed you that you are a chuundu fanatic and a tribal worshipper .

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    • @HH Techilema

      Is it not evident that the govt of Zambia is under the control of clueless people? Is it not also true that the president is a dishonest person and won’t hesitate to steal, and is a drunkard?

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  8. Well done you America. Please he is not Zambian. Just born in Zambia. Can we claim him? Did we inculcate any Zambian values? Did we groom him?

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    • Colour or tribe are not qualifications to be proud of because no one chooses which race or tribe to be born in. Muppets like you should wise up and be proud of your personal academic and professional attainments.

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  9. Some of the comments by the Zambian are as racist as the attitude of the Afrikaaner in Apartheid era of South Africa.Many Zambians have become UK citizens.Calling him mwenye and asking his tribe means u cannot accept diaspora.When I studied in Zambia upto 1977 the Asian kids were always academically better than the Zambian kids in Zambian Schools.Thata mwenye for the racists.

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  10. Ba fi colour mwalanda sana, I am very Zambian, my mother being Tumbuka from Lundazi and my father from Little Bombay in Chipata!! The fact that I went into diaspora to get the right education does not disqualify me from being Zambian. I was born in London because my family was on holiday there. So technically I was born in Zambia, With a Zambian mother and an Indian/Zambian father. Nga chakubaba kaikulike sata nyo….ko!!

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    • Dear Raja congratulations to u for ur achievements. I was also in Zambia in the Copperbelt from 1969 -April 78.Went back for holidays in 79.My father an Indian expatriate mathmatics teacher left Zambia in 1981.I am proud of the education I received there which held in good stead.

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  11. Congrates Raja,
    You are an inspiration to many young people in Zambia and outside Zambia.

    All the best

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  12. It is not ok to call others racists when there are racist attitudes present in us.Diaspora always enriches society.Should internet, cellphones and the English Language in which all those calling him mwenye are commenting also a tribal propery.Calling someone mwenye is equivalent to using the K word which the Afrikaner used for the for the indigenous Africans.

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