Three South Asians in Georgia State’s first ‘40 Under 40’
Sucheta Rawal (B.B.A. ’02, M.S. ’04), (pictured at left), executive director, Go Eat Give; Manoj Mishra (J.D. ’02), Strategic Customer Engagements, Americas, Amazon Web Services; and Tosif Chouhan (B.B.A. ’05), partner, The Chouhan Law Firm, were included in the inaugural 40 Under 40 Class announced by the Georgia State Alumni Association.
The program honors the most influential and innovative graduates who embody the values of Georgia State University. The first class of 40 Under 40 includes top professionals from Fortune 500 companies to nonprofits, global nongovernmental organizations, and local governments, in the business, academic, legal, scientific, military, and financial services fields, among others. They were honored at a ceremony and reception on March 22nd.
Sucheta Rawal attributes a great deal of her success to her upbringing in India where she was raised by her grandmother who worked as a social worker. . . . . . She thanks her grandmother for teaching her the value of giving. “It was not something we did when we had free time or to build our resume--service was a thing we did on a regular basis."
She founded Go Eat Give, a non-profit dedicated to connecting travelers with local culture around the world through education, experiences, and food. Now, Sucheta’s quit her job as investment banker, devoting her time to Go Eat Give, cooking, and writing about where she goes (she had been to more than forty countries by 2013!).
Manoj Mishra feels that his greatest philanthropic achievement has to be creating a scholarship and pledging his support to Georgia State University College of Law when they were fundraising to build the new facility at 85 Park Place. Manoj feels “The remarkable building required support from many to come to fruition." It is a tremendous source of pride for our family knowing that the R.P. Mishra & Annamma P. Mishra Scholarship has been endowed since January 2015, which besides honoring my parents, will hopefully help create opportunities for a whole new generation of new young lawyers for years to come.”
Manoj works in strategic customer engagement for Amazon web services. He is a senior business executive and attorney with nearly 15 years background in managing world-class teams.
Tosif Chouhan is a criminal defense attorney. Tosif serves Georgia State and his Pakistani community through mentorship and sharing with them what he loved about the school. He believes that if you graduated from Georgia State, there is nothing you are incapable of accomplishing!
He is regularly invited as a guest speaker at various conferences throughout the Southeast to share his knowledge and experience in practicing law. Additionally, Chouhan speaks Urdu, Hindi and Punjabi and is active in various charitable endeavors in the Atlanta community. In his free time, Tosif Chouhan enjoys sports, traveling, and amateur auto racing.
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