Youth Entrepreneur, Social Entrepreneur, Start-up Investment Analyst.
Aamir Khan, an IB student of Oberoi International School, at the mere age of 17 he is a thriving businessman. He entered the world of business as an intern investment analyst at the age of 16, and has since then worked with entrepreneurs and governments across three continents in fifteen countries. Now 17, Aamir is the youngest Group Vice President at EL Group International, an investment firm valued at over $1 Billion.
He is responsible for the firm’s investment portfolio and aims to empower youth entrepreneurship through ‘Startup Studio’. A Nasdaq article recently featured his firm’s goal to support and build entrepreneurship in Palestine. Aamir is a member of Forbes Fellowship and has been invited as a speaker to prestigious events such as Forbes’ 30 under 30’ 2018 in Boston. He was the youngest speaker-panelist at the International Blockchain Conference 2018 at Satoshi United Singapore and has also been conferred with the prestigious ‘Upcoming Young Innovator’ Award at Singapore.
Freelance Copywriter and Writer
Alisha Rajpal is a freelance copywriter and writer in J. Walter Thompson Worldwide, Youth Incorporated and The Fashion Enterprise.
Being incredibly skilled in social media marketing, magazines and public relations, Alisha has experience with a variety of roles in the writing industry. Since graduating from Marymount Manhattan College in 2014, Alisha has also interned with several companies such as Verve Magazine India, Tommy Hilfiger, Club 21 UK, etc. She took on the role as a Marketing and Sales executive for Reliance Entertainment Talenthouse India for 2 years, and later worked as an Associate Producer for Q.E.D films.
Film maker, Director and Storyteller.
At only 18 years old, Ida Ali, director, storyteller, and student at Oberoi International School, is on her way to being a household name. Driven by her passion for film, she attended film courses at renowned universities — Columbia and NYU.
She directed her first short film ‘Lift’ when she was 16, which has garnered 12 million views on YouTube, and was also nominated for a Filmfare award. She recently directed and published her second short film ‘Maya,’ raising awareness about mental health conditions.
Digital Infrastructure Volunteer
Siddharth Shetty works on India Stack, it's a set of open APIs (comprised of Aadhaar, eKYC, eSign, BHIM UPI, and Digital Locker) that allows governments & businesses to utilise a unique digital Infrastructure to solve India's hard problems in financial inclusion. Siddarth's primary focus is on empowering Indians with control of their financial, health, telecom skills and education data through Data Empowerment and Protection Architecture (DEPA). He is also working on technology for Public Credit Registry by Reserve Bank of India that would be a real-time registry of credit contracts to increase access to credit by eliminating information asymmetries; Digital Sky to enable safe operations of millions of drones in Indian airspace; DigiYatra that would enable seamless multi-modal travel, and the National Health Stack that would lower costs, improve access, and improve quality of healthcare for hundreds of millions of Indians.
Writer and Artist
Vedika Kanchan is a 12th-grade student at Oberoi International School, and is especially passionate about art. In 2016, two of her artworks were selected to centre the Stanford OHS Magazine and in 2018 she was selected for a solo art exhibition at the National Centre of Performing Arts in Mumbai. In addition to all her extracurricular pursuits, she also excels at academics and has taken honours English courses at Stanford University's Online High School.
Vedika is also a writer. She has authored 11 articles published in a national newspaper (DNA) on topics such as `Individualism or Collectivism: What makes an ideal society'? and `Eternal sunshine of an introvert’s mind’. She has also contributed to student publications in Stanford OHS. However, her true interest lies in interdisciplinary research and women's issues. Vedika recently published her first book ` The New F Word’, a collection of thought-provoking essays designed to help expand the understanding of feminism.
Social Entrepreneurship, Sustainability.
Mr Vinay Jaju is the Co-founder and COO of ONergy Solar and SwitchON, a multiple award winning solar enterprise providing complete solar solutions for households. Having been passionate about energy sustainability and environmental exploitation, Vinay established a-not-for-profit business along with his brother, with the aim to introduce solar power to rural households. Since its establishment in 2010, ONergy has launched 10MW solar rooftop projects and solarised over 300 institutions and schools, significantly lowering costs and increasing availability of such energy sources in rural areas.
At just 35 years, Vinay has been awarded the ‘Global Entrepreneurship and Leadership Award” from AIESEC, as well as the CSA Fellowship from Packard foundation, Paragon Fellowship (FYSE) and BYCL Fellowship. Vinay has also led projects in partnership with several Ministries of Government of India as well as other agencies such as the US Embassy, GIZ, World Wide Fund, UNDP, General Electric, etc.