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Premal Shah

The Womens Conference

How He Empowers Others

Premal Shah is President of, a website that lets you make $25 micro-loans to low-income entrepreneurs around the world.  Kiva raises $1 million every 10 days for the working poor and was named as a Top 50 website by TIME magazine in 2008.  Prior to Kiva, Premal spent 6 years at PayPal, an eBay company where he began to develop his thinking on how the internet could expand microfinance.  Premal started his career as a management consultant at Oliver Wyman in New York.  He was an invited speaker at the Clinton Global Initiative and was selected as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in Davos.  His most surreal experience was carrying the Olympic Torch for the 2008 Summer Games.  Premal graduated with a degree in Economics from Stanford University.