Future of Business,
Jeenaev Shah is a quantitative and empathic problem-solver and risk-taker with an international perspective, having been born in the US and residing in Singapore the majority of his life speaking English, Chinese, and Hindi. He is vehemently passionate about economics, exploring it in an interdisciplinary context and utilizing it to make the world a more equitable, sustainable, and prosperous place.
When he was seven years old, Jeenaev created his own news channel, JNWN, on Youtube where he covered China’s economic rise to power, carbon taxes, climate change, inflation, artificial intelligence, and more. Through this, he explored various topics impacting the way the world operates and became intrinsically fascinated with understanding the different processes and systems that allow us to operate our society and particularly how we can improve them for the future to adapt from the pressing issues facing us. Since then, Jeenaev was selected for a national youth leaders fellowship where he got to meet with the Singapore Health Minister, won an all-expenses paid trip to New York City as part of making it to the finals of a global essay-debate public policy competition, and has written a science-fiction novel that’s soon to be published.
In school, Jeenaev is pursuing the International Baccalaureate program with Higher Level subjects of Mathematics, Computer Science, Economics, & Global Politics and Standard Level subjects of English Literature & Chinese. Outside of school, he’s currently interning at the Sim Kee Boon Institute for Financial Economics at the Singapore Management University conducting research into the decision-making mechanisms, monetary policies, and organizational structures of various central banks and previously interned at StashAway, a leading digital investment advisory and fintech platform, for two summers where he conducted macroeconomic analysis. In his free time, Jeenaev loves to read, hike, trek, build, and learn!
Jeenaev aims to leave a lasting, positive impact on the world by making people's lives and society as a whole better. He hopes to pursue higher education studies at a world class university where he can contribute to their community and leverage the amazing resources offered to students in order to accomplish this, and beyond that is particularly interested in entrepreneurship to accomplish his goal.