Silicon Valley is known for the number and diversity of its leaders and innovators. With limitless talent in the community, when one of your own is among just 40 people recognized for their impact, that achievement stands out.
The Silicon Valley Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 program honors a select group of leaders and entrepreneurs across industries who are making an impact in the Valley and around the globe. For the class of 2021, ITRenew’s CEO Aidin Aghamiri has been recognized for his refusal to settle for a world that pits economic success against social good.
Inspired to combat the staggering amount of e-waste and CO2 the IT industry creates, Aidin led ITRenew to create a new way to tackle climate change. Our circular economic approach not only keeps massive amounts of hardware out of the eWaste stream, it also enables customers to achieve their ambitious financial and decarbonization goals simultaneously. In addition to putting an end to costly and toxic take-make-dispose behavior, this model is helping close the digital divide. Under Aidin’s leadership, ITRenew is making previously out-of-reach hardware and critical infrastructure accessible and affordable to underserved communities and enterprises of all sizes.
Aidin’s commitment to social good extends to work on behalf of social change organizations like the Rezvan and TapRoot Foundations, and the time he dedicates to mentoring youth and increasing STEM education for girls.
“Each year, we go looking for outstanding young professionals who already have made a lasting mark in Silicon Valley,” said J. Jennings Moss, editor-in-chief and general manager of the Silicon Valley Business Journal. “Success on the job is only one part of what we’re looking for in a 40 Under 40 honorees. They also should be involved in the community, or have an impactful side project, or overcome adversity. At the end of the day, each member of the 40 Under 40 class has a powerful and inspirational story to tell.”
Check out the article on Aidin in Silicon Valley Business Journal here, where you can also read his six-word memoir and view the entire 40 under 40 class list.