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Atlanta Business Chronicle’s 2018 class of ‘40 Under 40’

Compiled/partly written by Suzanne Sen and Murali Kamma Email Compiled/partly written by Suzanne Sen and Murali Kamma
January 2019
Atlanta Business Chronicle’s 2018 class of ‘40 Under 40’


(Left) Gaurav Kumar.

Gaurav Kumar, Mahnaz Charania, and Vijay Balasubramaniyan were included in Atlanta Business Chronicle’s (ABC’s) 2018 class of ‘40 Under 40.’ All the awardees, representing a range of businesses and institutions as well as social and philanthropic initiatives, were honored at the Fox Theater in midtown Atlanta. The 2018 awardees were picked from 570 nominations using criteria that included leadership qualities and their commitment to making Atlanta a better place.

Gaurav Kumar is Andrew J. Young Foundation’s risk management director; the nonprofit foundation promotes education, health, leadership, and human rights.

Mahnaz Charania, who is with the Westminster Schools, directs its Glenn Institute for Service Learning and Philanthropy; by providing learning opportunities, the institute lets students address real community and environmental needs through immersive service experiences.

Vijay Balasubramaniyan is the CEO and CTO (chief technology officer) of Pindrop, which he cofounded with two others; it’s in the business of providing authentication and preventing fraud at call centers by analyzing the audio and metadata.



Mahnaz Charania Vijay Balasubramaniyan

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Links: "Q&A with Gaurav Kumar, 2018 40 Under Forty honoree"
Read his insightful and detailed answers to these questions:

Q: You’ve been selected one of Atlanta Business Chronicle’s 40 Under Forty honorees for 2018. How can other young leaders win similar accolades for their achievements?
Q: What have you learned from adversity?
Q: What are you reading now and why?
Q: Please name a favorite leader you admire and why.
Q: How can metro Atlanta become a more attractive place for ambitious, talented young people to start and develop their careers?

"40 Under Forty: Glenn Institute at Westminster Schools Director Mahnaz R. Charania"

"Q&A with Mahnaz Charania, 2018 40 Under Forty honoree"

"Q&A with Vijay Balasubramaniyan, 2018 40 Under Forty honoree"

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