Entrepreneur & Founder of X Fellow and X Impact Group
Kunal Sood is an internationally renowned Entrepreneur and Founder of X Fellows and X Impact Group. From serving in the slums of Mumbai to building global movements at the United Nations General Assembly in New York with Marc Benioff and Prime Minister Narendra Modi – this Solutionist is on a mission to unite world leaders and innovators to reimagine the narrative around social impact and entrepreneurship. Sood has made transforming the world his life’s purpose by helping change the lives of a billion people by the year 2030. He does this by actively partnering with Fortune 500 companies, non-profits, and ethical brands intent on making the world a better place such as Google, SAP and Tencent Holdings as well as social enterprises like the X Prize Foundation, International Peace Institute and NASA. As a social entrepreneur, impact investor, and philanthropic leader, Sood is focused on launching and promoting organizations that make a positive difference such as FirstWoman, a campaign to put the first woman on the moon by the year 2024 and WeThePlanet, a platform that harnesses the power of blockchain technology to serve and protect the planet. Sood is also the co-founder and Executive Chairman of NOVUS, which is an inter-generational social impact summit and network of networks that helps support the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals by uniting humanity through science, innovation, and technology to make the impossible possible. Social innovators like Sood are truly extraordinary citizens of the world helping set a new standard for other firms to follow in order to do well by doing good for the people and planet. For his steadfast commitment to the field of social innovation and impact, Sood is the recipient of numerous awards, among which the most recent being the Tribeca Disruptor Innovation Award, Non-Violence Award and RoundGlass Samsara Lifetime Achievement Award at the legislative parliament of India. Sood is also a TED Resident and enjoys being a public speaker and has spoken at Forbes, Google, TED, Nexus, SingularityU, Aspen Institute, United Nations and the White House. Sood has a lifelong love for learning having graduated from UCSF with a M.Sc., in Global Health, Kellogg School of Management with an M.B.A., in Innovation Management and the University of Pennsylvania with a M.A., in Positive Psychology. He is a Global Peace Ambassador for Non-Violence and an Ambassador for OpenEXO and Singularity University. Sood serves on the Advisory Board of Forbes Impact, Edcast and Lottery.com.