Introducing Thaksheel Nirvaan Alleck

Introducing Thaksheel Nirvaan Alleck

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Initially from Mauritius, Thaksheel Nirvaan Alleck is currently enrolled at Lehigh University in Pennsylvania, double majoring in IBE-Economics and Industrial and Systems engineering with a minor in Data Science. He has a keen interest in business and science since he believes they can create true impact effectively.  He is also well-versed in curriculum development, strategic impact consulting, product management, and managing diverse teams in for-impact organizations/projects. Lastly, he believes that his ability to control his behaviors, tasks, and time, as a result, is unmatched by most of my peers and is core to who I am.

As an African Leadership Academy alumn, he believes this experience helped solidify his identity as an African. Taksheel worked with organizations ranging from student-led consulting firms to for-impact organizations. He had the opportunity to meet and engage with individuals from more than 46 African nationalities. This experience taught him how to use diversity as a tool for success.

In 2019, Taksheel had the opportunity to attend the Aspen Ideas Festival in Colorado as a Bezos Scholar. This festival was a networking event for leaders mainly operating in the US. It helped him to further connect with talented individuals who are creating a positive impact through their work. As a result, he consulted the Bezos Family Foundation on their initiative to support youths outside of the United States. This project lasted for 12 months, and he led a team of five individuals from South Africa, Tunisia, Kenya, Uganda, and Ghana who were less than 20 years old. After that, ITaksheel engaged in similar strategic impact consulting projects with other for-impact organizations globally.

  1. What does entrepreneurship mean to you?

To me, it refers to the ability to think critically about a situation to find and leverage opportunities. I consider myself a serial entrepreneur, constantly starting new ventures and supporting the creation of new ventures each quarter.

  1. What does community mean to you?

I believe a community is a group of people who are here for a purpose and willing to create meaningful interactions with others in the community.

  1. Why did you join PAYE?

I need a lot of value in community projects since this is how we can leverage our network to work towards common goals and ambitions. I feel that PAYE might be a house where we all know each other and feel at home.  

  1. What is your motto in life?

You can predict a lot of things ahead of time.

  1. Where do you see yourself in the next 10 years? 

I want to start working towards the first four SDGs, which I think are the most complex problems in the world.