Premal Shah

Co-Founder & President, Kiva

Skoll Awardee


Premal Shah helps lead, a website that allows you to lend $25 to the working poor. Since 2005, Kiva lenders have financed over 1 million low-income entrepreneurs from 90 countries. The site has been named as one of Oprah's Favorite Things and a Top 50 Website by TIME Magazine. Premal also serves on the Board of and -- two social enterprises attempting to lever technology for social good. For his work as a social entrepreneur, Premal was named on FORTUNE magazine’s “Top 40 under 40″ list. Premal is a graduate of Stanford University.