Raj Panjabi Named Recipient of 2017 Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Having just been named among Fortune magazine’s “World’s 50 Greatest Leaders,” Dr. Raj Panjabi, an Indian American social entrepreneur originally from Liberia, was named the recipient of a 2017 Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship.

Panjabi, born to Indian origin parents in Liberia, will be honored next month at the 14th Annual Skoll World Forum along with three other recipients, the Skoll Foundation announced March 27.

The other recipients are Kola Masha, Bradley Myles and Dr. Elizabeth Hausler.

“Social entrepreneurs share several important characteristics: concern for the vulnerable, optimism about our future, an ability to think and do, and most importantly, an unfailing belief in solutions,” said foundation founder and chairman Jeff Skoll in a statement. “These four remarkable people give us great hope that a more peaceful, prosperous, and sustainable future is within reach.”

Source: indiawest.com (link opens in a new window)