As the leader of Kiva.org, a non-profit website, Premal connects people through lending to alleviate poverty. Since 2005, over 1 million small businesses in 75+ countries have been financed by Kiva lenders. For his work as a social entrepreneur, Premal was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum and selected to FORTUNE magazine’s “Top 40 under 40″ list. Kiva.org has been named as one of Oprah's Favorite Things and a Top 50 Website by TIME Magazine.
Thoughts about Oliver Wyman
Oliver Wyman is the kind of firm where people take their work seriously, but not themselves. You're with all these people of different ages, backgrounds and professional experiences, and you have to come together quickly to solve a client issue. So you're working with really smart and well-adjusted folks, funny people to boot. And, that really matters, because you will spend a lot of time with them for the foreseeable future. Many of my strongest friendships have come out of my years with Oliver Wyman.