Founder and Chief Inspiration Officer
Amitabh Shah launched Yuva Unstoppable 14 years ago at a mere age of 23. After completing his MBA from Yale, he passed up a JPMorgan Banking Wall Street offer to work on the real streets of India. He decided to launch this volunteer movement after he discovered immense suffering experienced by his elderly 82-year-old nanny, Kamlaben, while she was abused by her son’s family. Amitabh gathered friends and began volunteering at homes for the elderly, slums and orphanages. Touched by the stories he came across every day and inspired by the enthusiasm of other young people to volunteer, he founded YUVA Unstoppable—to act as a catalyst in the development, improvement and growth of children. He learnt that there is a lot of goodness in this world and everyone wants to do something to help other so they simply do not know how to go about it. Amitabh truly believes in what gandhiji said, “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” There was a serious resistance for the ﬁrst year from his friends and family. They asked, “Why do you want to start serving others so early? Why don't you wait till you are 60 and when you are a billionaire or retired from a top company?” Amitabh did not give up though and, in fact, his family is his biggest cheer leader now.
Today, Yuva Unstoppable is India's premier youth movement which has mobilized over 1,50,000 volunteers to beneﬁt over 5,00,000 underprivileged children across 40 cities of India. They partner with 75 top institutes, like UNICEF, Google, United Way, KPMG, Deloitte, IBM, Coke, Reliance, Adani, etc. and have transformed over 700 government schools with better toilets, improved drinking water, scholarships and digital literacy. Actor Ashton Kutcher's A-Plus Media and Chicken Soup for the Soul made a 4-minute short ﬁlm about how Yuva empowers girls across India by improving toilets and education facilities in government schools. It was premiered at the Yale CEO Summit-2017 in NYC with CEOs of iconic companies, like Merck, Wells Fargo, Dunkin Donuts, Panera Bread, IBM, etc. Yuva Unstoppable also won the coveted IBM Impact Award for 2017 after improving their social media & corporate communications. In the past, prime minister Narendra Modiji, late president APJ Kalam, superstar Mr. Amitabh Bachchan, cricketers Virender Sehwag, VVS Laxman & Sir Ian Botham, etc. have proactively participated in Yuva initiatives.
Amitabh is going to receive one of the most prestigious awards officially recognized by the US House of Representatives and Senate—International Ellis Island Award at the Statue of Liberty—in May 2019. Last year's winner was the noble-prize winner Malala, while previous winners have been Bill Clinton, George Bush, Muhammad Ali, Rosa Parks, Richard Nixon, Lee Iococa, Mrs Indra Nooyi among other legends!
Amitabh was the Winner of the Prince's Prize for Innovative Philanthropy 2015, conferred by HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco, wherein Jack Ma of Alibaba Group was a semi-ﬁnalist. He was the Executive President of The Times of India Foundation (largest English selling daily globally) & the Founding Chairman for Gujarat Chamber of Commerce's Youth Wing. He is a celebrated inspirational speaker on kindness, gratitude & the power of self-belief and has been winning hearts of the audiences at Yale, Wharton, YPO-WPO Forums, United Way's Million Dollar Round Table as well on at less-privileged government schools amongst others. Having renovated 700 government schools now in different parts of India, Amitabh is not going to stop until he builds 10,000 schools for the less privileged. He is all charged up to provide hope & dignity to millions of kids in India.
Non- Executive Chairman
Abhi Shah is a celebrated entrepreneur and philanthropist, named Entrepreneur of the Year in 2015 by Ernst & Young, Best in Business International Awards (Gold Winner), and European Business Awards (National Champion for UK) as well as named Maverick of the Year and Executive of the Year by American Business Awards. Featured on CNBC, Bloomberg, Wall Street Journal, Barron's and Fox Business, he is a recognized leader in the global business community and the Harvard Business School published a case study and a book on entrepreneurship featuring his success story.
Mr. Shah is the Vice Chairman of the Board of Morae Global Corporation, the legal and compliance powerhouse formed by the merger of Clutch Group, a leading Artificial Intelligence-powered Big Data Analytics firm in the legal, risk and compliance industry, and Morae Legal, a full-service legal consulting and solutions provider. He also serves on the Boards of Advisors of a $1B Artificial Intelligence investment fund based in Silicon Valley and the Cyber Security program at Rutgers Center for Innovation Education.
Previously, Mr. Shah was the Founder & CEO of Clutch Group, named on the Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing companies in America and ranked as a top legal solutions provider by industry authorities including the New York Law Journal, NelsonHall, Chambers Global, Frost & Sullivan and Dun & Bradstreet. In a short span of nine years, he grew the business to seven operations across the US, Europe and Asia serving Fortune 500 clients while leading its digital transformation.
Prior to Clutch Group, Mr. Shah worked with Mphasis, a global Information Technology services provider and led the sale of the company at $750M+ valuation to a leading U.S. technology services company. Previously, he was a senior consultant at Accenture where he led multiple client engagements with Fortune 100 companies.
Mr. Shah currently serves as the Chairman of Yuva Unstoppable, a premier youth movement that has mobilized 150,000+ volunteers impacting the lives of 500,000+ underprivileged children in the municipal schools, slums and orphanages across 32 cities of India. It has transformed 800 impoverished municipal schools by improving physical infrastructure and access to facilities. Yuva won support and commendation from leading figures such as Narendra Modi (Prime Minister of India) and APJ Kalam (former President of India), and was awarded the Prince's Prize for Innovative Philanthropy by HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco.
Mr. Shah was also the co-founder of two non-profit organizations, promoting trade and investment between the US and India and leading bi-partisan advocacy on Capitol Hill and the White House on issues of concern to the 3M+ Indian American community. As part of this work, he led 20+ delegations of political leaders and CEOs for talks with the Prime Minister and other prominent government and business leaders in India and played a key role in passing the US-India Civil Nuclear Agreement.
Mr. Shah received a BBA in Marketing with honors from Texas A&M University and an MBA from Harvard Business School. He also completed the Eisenhower Leadership Development program led by former US President George H.W. Bush, the Artificial Intelligence: Implications for Business Strategy program from MIT, the Cyber Security and Executive Strategy program from Stanford, and the Making Corporate Boards More Effective program from Harvard Business School.
National Vice President
He is one of the Founding Members who started off as a volunteer & formally joined Yuva in 2010.
He is closely involved in interacting with corporates and schools. Instrumental in the overall management & Operations of the organization, He is also involved in motivating volunteers, organizing awareness & interacting with our associated partners.
He has pursued an MBA in Leadership & Project Management from the Auckland University, New Zealand. He declined an offer from Telstra Clear to pursue social change in India and contributed in founding YUVA Unstoppable. Pavan has served as the Senior Program manager For Times Foundation Rajasthan.
Strategic Communication Head
As a social entrepreneur who believes that love and happiness can bring a revolution, Parth Vasavada follows his heart and dreams of making this planet more peaceful. He is a young visionary and an emerging leader, crafting opportunities for the youth through a plethora of initiatives through the platform of Yuva Unstoppable. He is the founding member and currently serves as Strategy & Corporate Communications Head for Yuva Unstoppable wherein he monitors the trends, meets donors and oversees the fund raising and designs strategy the way forward. Parth is a gifted orator and an active participant of Tedx Talks, UN Conclaves, US Consulate Young Change-makers Conference and many such symposiums. He puts his pen to good use and his columns are read in and around Ahmedabad. Not exactly wanderlust, but his calling for discovering the unsung heroes and collecting inspiring stories took him across 8 nations on a motorcycle peace tour named De Paix Yatra.
An art, literature and culture enthusiast, Parth finds and instills an essence of peace, love and unity in whatever he does. At Yuva, he designs innovative campaigns focused on getting maximum results with an aim to spread hope and happiness. The health-conscious cyclist is an amateur foodie and a voracious reader.