Premal Shah

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Premal Shah
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Born (1975-10-05) October 5, 1975 (age 38)
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 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 found or co-found other successful companies, including YouTube, LinkedIn, Tesla Motors and Yelp.

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

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  1. ^ http://2010.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