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Suhas Gopinath, now aged 23, is a resident of Bangalore and hails from a middle class family, where his father was a defence scientist.
At the age of 14 he was recognized as the world’s youngest certified Professional Web developer through his project coolhindustan.com. With his determination to be an entrepreneur and aim to encourage other young people, Mr. Gopinath set up Globals Inc in the year 2000 at San Jose, California as the laws in India did not allow him to setup a company in the country as he was still minor. Since then, Globals Inc has dramatically grown into a Multi-national IT consulting company with representation in more than 11 countries.
At the age of 16, he was recognized as the world’s youngest entrepreneur in by CNBC and e-Business in Canada. At the age of 17 he was recognized as the World’s Youngest CEO by leading media across the globe including BBC, Washington Times, The Age, etc., including Limca Book of Records. He is also designated as the resource person for various B-Schools in India and abroad for Entrepreneurship, and is an Advisory Board member at IIT Bombay Entrepreneurship Cell.
In the year 2005, he became the youngest recipient of the prestigious Rajyotsava Award conferred on him by the State Government of Karnataka. Along with his professional activities, he has also volunteered as the Brand ambassador of PeTA and also the Youth Ambassador for Indo-Pak Leadership Program organized by School of Leadership, Pakistan.
In December 2007, The European Parliament and International Association for Human Values conferred “Young Achiever Award” to Mr. Suhas Gopinath at the EU Parliament, Brussels, and he was also invited to address the European Parliament and other Business dignitaries assembled in the EU Parliament.
In 2008, Suhas was announced as one of the “Young Global Leaders” by the prestigious World Economic Forum and he became the youngest member ever in the World Economic Forum’s history.
In July 2008, his detailed biography was featured in the renowned Current-Biography Book published in New York along with Hollywood Actor George Clooney, World Bank President Robert Zoellick, Governor of New York David Paterson, and other eminent personalities. He is also on the Board of ICT Advisory Council of the World Bank. In 2009, he received his Diploma on Global Leadership from the Harvard Kennedy School at the Harvard University. The same year Suhas was conferred the Make a Difference Award at the Incredible Europe summit held in Vienna.
In 2009, the Social Innovators Park (SIP), Singapore conferred on him the SIP Fellow Award at the Global Social Innovators Forum.