Columbia Alumni Make Crain's '40 Under 40' List for 2019

March 26, 2019

Congratulations to the alumni who secured a coveted spot on this year's Crain's New York Business '40 Under 40' list! The recipients span four Columbia Schools and their work covers diverse aspects of health care, data, and technology.

Visit each of the links below to learn more from Crain's about these Columbians' inspiring achievements.


Carlos Cuevas '05CC, '12PH, '12SIPAExecutive Vice President, Somos

Cuevas, Crain's reported, discovered his passion for health care in undeserved communities and now leads a network of 2,500 providers that works with more than 650,000 Medicaid beneficiaries across Albany. “We’re really trying to bring the promise of American health care back with community-based physicians,” Cuevas told Crain's. 

Manmeet Kaur '12BUS: Founder and CEO, City Health Works

According to Crain's, Kaur believes individuals with long-term chronic health conditions often don't have the education needed to stay healthy and keep medical costs down. Her company helps educate them, using trained health coaches from the same communities as these patients. 

Jordana Kier '14BUS: Co-Founder, Lola

The subscription service Kier co-founded provides organic feminine hygiene products and other women’s health products. She told Crain's Lola is not just a company, but a "community where women can safely ask questions and discuss what’s happening in their body."

Hicham Oudghiri '06CCCo-Founder and CEO, Enigma

Oudghiri founded Enigma with fellow alumnus Marc DaCosta '06CC to help make real-world events, like the housing market bubble, less mysterious by using big data. “This practice of using data for non-internet applications is fairly new,” Oudghiri told Crain's. “Companies have been very slow to connect the dots in the real world because it’s much more chaotic, human and hard to represent from a data perspective.”


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