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Premal Shah
Born October 5, 1975 (1975-10-05) (age 35)
Ahmedabad, India
Residence USA
Alma mater B.A. Economics - Stanford University
Known for Kiva

Premal Shah is President of Kiva.org and is a leading social entrepreneur.[1][2]

In 2009, he was selected to Fortune Magazine's 40 Under 40 List and was called an named as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.[3][4]

Prior to Kiva, Premal joined PayPal early on and spent 6 years at the company. He is considered to be a part of the PayPal Mafia - a group of PayPal alumni who have gone on to create other successful companies, including YouTube, LinkedIn, Tesla and Yelp.

Premal has spoken widely on applying Silicon Valley breakthroughs to global poverty.

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References

  1. ^ http://socialenterpriseconference.org/featured-speakers
  2. ^ http://www.kiva.org/about/team#Premal
  3. ^ http://money.cnn.com/galleries/2009/fortune/0910/gallery.40_under_40.fortune/31.html
  4. ^ http://techcrunch.com/2009/02/25/world-economic-forum-announces-new-batch-of-young-global-leaders-mark-zuckerberg-chad-hurley-kevin-rose-and-more/
  5. ^ http://member.clintonglobalinitiative.org/Page.aspx?pid=2473
  6. ^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9SfXegSlxgE
  7. ^ http://articles.sfgate.com/2008-04-04/bay-area/17119699_1_torchbearers-beijing-olympic-mayor-gavin-newsom/2

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