Mohammed Khanani, 22
It is never easy to make your way in a market that has strong shareholders who command a large consumer-base. Muhammad Khanani has been able to do just that. And he’s only 22 years old.
Mohammed grew up in Karachi and eventually went on to enroll at Waterloo University, and later McGill. There he studied Business and Digital Arts and got a Java Certification on the side. But with that in hand he realized that he didn’t want to sit in front of a computer all day and code. He eventually dropped out of university and, in 2011, launched mGadgets as a mobile devices and accessories retailer.
Seeing the immense potential in Pakistan’s ecommerce market, a few years later, he launched his very own startup, Bytes.pk. In less than a year since its launch, Bytes.pk holds a substantial share in the Pakistani e-commerce market as they steadily grow.
What makes Bytes.pk stand out from the e-commerce bunch is that they develop and manufacture some of their products; this includes the products from the fashion line they launched recently and their VR Headsets. If their customers don’t like what they receive, they take full responsibility.
Despite the negative feedback from people on Bytes.pk’s sale last year, Mohammed has acknowledged the concerns and is ready to improve and satisfy their consumer base. What sets him apart from the others is his vision to empower the people of Pakistan. To make that possible, at Bytes.pk, they strive to manufacture all their products locally. Over time this is not only going to create employment opportunities but will also give Pakistani people a platform to showcase their work.
At 22, Mohammed is wise beyond his years and a true example of a visionary leader.