New York: They are from diverse backgrounds but four Indian Americans Raj Kannappan, Amit Paley, Akila Raman and Rohan Seth—all under 40 years of age—have made it to the Fortune 40 Under 40 list for 2021 comprising people who “are paving the way for what comes next.”
Entrepreneurs, influencers, creators, executives and game changers who have shaped the global pandemic experience have been included in the list this time, according to Fortune.
While Paley (39) works towards preventing suicide among young queer people, Seth (37) runs a social media start-up that’s a cross between talk radio and group chat. On the other hand, Kannappan (30) promotes conservative free-market principles among college students, while Raman (39) has been at the heart of deal makings and mergers and acquisitions being the COO of the investment banking division of Goldman Sachs.
“It’s been a monumental year of change in everything from the way we work and travel to how we buy groceries and invest our savings,” the magazine says.
Kannappan’s Young America’s Foundation is responsible for promoting conservative free-market principles among college students around the United States, while The Trevor Project, led by Paley has since 1998 been working towards preventing suicide among young queer people via a hotline dedicated to LGBTQ youth, according to Fortune.
The magazine adds Raman, being the COO of the investment banking division of Goldman Sachs, is at the heart of the action in a record year of deal making and mergers and acquisitions. While Clubhouse co-founder Seth has been going non-stop since early 2020 with his social media start-up that’s a cross between talk radio and a group chat, says Fortune.