Premal Shah leads Kiva.org - a website that connects people through lending to alleviate poverty. Since 2005, the site has connected over a million people and raised over US$ 200 million for the working poor in 60 countries. Premal is now leading Kiva into new ?base of the pyramid? focus areas, including student lending, clean energy finance and water access. Prior to Kiva, Premal was an early employee and Principal Product Manager at PayPal (an eBay company) where he spent six years building out the global payments service. Premal began his career as a management consultant at Oliver Wyman in New York and graduated with an Economics degree from Stanford. For his work as a social entrepreneur, Premal has received a number of awards, including being named to FORTUNE magazine's "Top 40 under 40" list.