Kunal Shah, a 32-year- old Indian-origin managing director at Goldman Sachs, is among the 78 individuals to be promoted to the position of partner, becoming the youngest to be inducted into the investment giant's most coveted club. Shah is one of the five persons of Indian-origin to have made the cut in Goldman Sachs in 2014 class of partners.
He was promoted to managing director at the investment banking giant at the age of 27. The Cambridge University math grad was also named in Forbes `30 under 30' Finance list in 2011. He has been a rising star at Goldman since he joined the company in London in 2004, analysing interest rate products, before trading on the global macro desk, according to Forbes.
The other persons of Indian-origin named to the firm's elite group are Meena Lakdawala Flynn, Manikandan Natarajan, Umesh Subramanian and Rajesh Venkataramani. Goldman Sachs chairman and CEO Lloyd Blankfein and president and COO Gary Cohn personally called the 78 individuals to inform them of their elevation.