Premal Shah

Premal Shah
  • President
    Kiva.org

Graduate, Stanford University. Former management consultant. Began dreaming of Internet microfinance while working at PayPal. Late 2004, took a three-month leave from PayPal to develop and test the Internet microfinance concept in India. Later, left PayPal to help bring the Kiva concept to life and eventually to scale. Kiva raises over US$ 1 million each week for the working poor in more than 60 countries and was named a Top 50 Website by TIME Magazine. Young Global Leader, World Economic Forum. Selected to FORTUNE magazine's "Top 40 under 40" list.