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Sharad Sagar Highest-ranked Indian on "World’s 100 Most Powerful Young Entrepreneurs" List

January 30, 2016

Dexterity Global's Founder and CEO Sharad Sagar has been ranked #11 on the List of “World's 100 Most Powerful Young Entrepreneurs.” This prestigious list features the most powerful and influential entrepreneurs who are under the age of 25.

Sharad Sagar, Founder and CEO of the internationally acclaimed social enterprise Dexterity Global, is the highest ranked Indian on this list that includes founders of billion dollar companies.

Sharad Sagar was recently included in the Forbes Magazine’s List of 30 Under 30 Social Entrepreneurs and these entrepreneurs were honored by NASDAQ, the world’s second largest stock exchange, in New York.

About the List

The list has been compiled by the UK-based prestigious digital media firm, Richtopia that covers the world’s most successful entrepreneurs and their stories. The list is powered by Rise, the world’s leading scoreboard platform.

This prestigious list of young entrepreneurs, “the leaders of tomorrow”, as Richtopia calls them, is the one of the world’s most coveted list of individuals under the age of 25.

Others who feature on the list include founders of billion dollar technology companies as Oculus (now owned by Facebook). Some of those featured in past 30 under 30 lists include Palmer Luckey (Founder of billion-dollar Virtual Reality company Oculus), Brian Wong, Founder of million-dollar company Kiip and several other influential entrepreneurs across different industries.

About Sharad Sagar

Sharad Sagar is an internationally acclaimed social entrepreneur and the Founder and CEO of Dexterity Global. Ranked #11, Sharad is the highest ranked Indian on this list of 100 powerful entrepreneurs.

Recently, the American Magazine Forbes included Sharad in their 30 Under 30 List of Social Entrepreneurs globally. Some of those featured in past 30 under 30 list by Forbes include Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai, Facebook’s Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Instagram founder Kevin Systrom.

Throughout the world, Sharad has been recognized for innovations in democratizing education and building sustainable impact enterprise.

In 2013, Sagar was included in The Rockefeller Foundation Centennial List of “Top 100 Next Century Innovators”. Sharad is quoted globally by influential leaders, universities, newspapers and media houses. Recently, a Taiwanese Minister quoted him while outlining Taiwan Govt.’s Social Impact agenda at the Social Enterprise World Forum 2015 in Italy.  Michigan State University, a top US university featured Sharad on its Entrepreneurship syllabus in May 2015.

Sharad is a youth icon and has over 85,000 followers on his Official Facebook page, Sharad Sagar Official. Sharad is also the winner of the UN World Summit Youth Award, Davis Foundation’s Peace Prize, youngest ever to Tufts $100k Entrepreneurship Challenge, and has represented India at over a dozen UN platforms in different South Asian countries.

About Dexterity Global

Dexterity Global is an international non-profit that powers the next generation of leaders through educational opportunities and is on a mission to connect the remotest child with the best opportunities.

Founded by Sharad in 2008, Dexterity Global impacts over 1.2 million children annually in India and other parts of South Asia. Through its ecosystem of educational platforms, Dexterity is connecting students with information and opportunities, building their skill-sets, equipping them with leadership and entrepreneurial skills and making college transitions possible for them.

Statement from the Dexterity CEO

“I'm honored to be on the list of "World's 100 Most Powerful Young Entrepreneurs". I want to let everyone know that it's not me: it's us and it's our shared vision of creating a better future for our children. I am thankful to Richtopia and to everyone who sees value in the work we do."

Release of Rights

Photos accessible at: www.facebook.com/sharadsagarofficial

Dexterity Global and Sharad Sagar release the rights of using any picture from Sharad Sagar Official (facebook.com/sharadsagarofficial) or www.dexglobal.org/#press to the media. Feel free to use the available pictures and text.

For Press Inquiries

Swaraj Priyadarshi,
Chief of Staff to the CEO
swaraj@dexglobal.org

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