Savneet Singh - Young Alumni Achievement Award

Savneet Singh​Savneet Singh credits his father with pushing him to take risks while giving him the freedom to make mistakes, a boldness that has fueled his rapid ascent from investment banking analyst to innovator in the financial marketplace. His most recent brainchild is GBI, borne out of the need for a more democratized, electronic system for both retail and institutional investors to purchase physical gold. Founded in 2010, GBI allows consumers to purchase, sell and exchange physical precious metals as straightforwardly as ordering a stock or bond, and the company also provides gold storage in seven countries around the world.

Savneet SinghPrior to establishing GBI, Singh was an investment analyst at Chilton Investment Company, covering technology, alternative energy and infrastructure, and he worked in the investment banking division of Morgan Stanley. Singh’s accomplishments have earned him wide acclaim: He has been included in the Forbes “30 under 30,” Empact’s “Top 100 Entrepreneurs under 30” and Crain’s “40 under 40” lists. In addition, Singh is very active as an investor in other new businesses in finance and technology, he coaches young entrepreneurs, and he serves as an adviser to a number of New York-based technology startups.

Singh has shared his expertise with Cornell students through the Cornell Career Services’ FRESH Program, where he has hosted current students as interns, as well as through his participation in career panels in New York and the Entrepreneurship at Cornell Advisory Council, where he actively worked to develop and enhance opportunities for current and future undergraduate students.

Singh lives in New York with his wife, Shaila.