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NAVROOP SAHDEV

FOUNDER & CEO

Navroop is a pioneering economist, technology futurist and founder & CEO of The Digital Economist. She is also a Fellow at MIT Connection Science and a well- known  economist in the emerging tech space. She in based in New York City.

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SATYA BRATA DAS

SUSTAINABILITY ADVISOR

Satya is a global champion of The Digital Economist  ecosystem helping direct its overarching agenda as well as building it inclusive voice and presence. Based in Canada, he is a writer, strategist & policy guru.

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MARISA ZALABAK

SENIOR FELLOW, CENTER OF EXCELLENCE

 Marisa is an AI ethicist and educational psychologist focused on regenerative solutions and responsible technology for inclusion and sustainability. She is also the founder of Open Channel Culture serving global leadership teams.

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OLUNEYE OLUWOLE

SENIOR FELLOW, CENTER OF EXCELLENCE

Oluneye leads the charge on multiple initiatives within The Digital Economist. Her work focuses on Impact as well as ensuring robust representation of the African continent throughout The Digital Economist ecosystem.

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JWALANT DESAI

DIRECTOR OF GROWTH

Jwalant is a relationship builder in alignment with the strategic priorities of The Digital Economist. Focused on business transformation areas, Jwalant is actively involved in the startup ecosystem in North America. He is based in Canada.

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MICHAEL DURRIE

EDITOR IN CHIEF

Mike serves as the Editor in Chief at the Center of Excellence on Human-centered Global Economy and leads its position and policy series. Based in Germany, he also teaches at Fresenius University of Applied Sciences.

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DR. SHRUTI SHANKAR GAUR

FELLOW, CENTER OF EXCELLENCE

Shruti is an inclusion leader with a PhD in Inclusive Education. She is a fellow at the Center of Excellence on human-centered global economy. She is also the founder of Research & Innovation In Education (RIEDU).

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STEPHAN POUYAT

FINANCIAL MARKETS ADVISOR

Stephan is the Chief Strategy Officer and Managing Director at The Digital Economist. He is ex-Global Head of Capital Market for Euroclear with extensive management experience in the field of cross-border finance. 

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OLIVER KUAN

SENIOR FELLOW, CENTER OF EXCELLENCE

Oliver leads the Governance practice within The Digtial Economist. With more than 10 years of board level leadership experience and 20+ years of experience and network building, Oliver is a co-founder of Sustainomics.

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NATALIE SALEMINK

FELLOW, CENTER OF EXCELLENCE

Natalie is part of the Digital Assets practice within The Digital Economist. She is the the Founder and CEO of Skadi Labs, a web3 venture studio. She is formally educated in economics, finance and data science.

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INDY RISHI SINGH

FELLOW, CENTER OF EXCELLENCE

Indy is a fellow at the Center of Excellence on human-centered global economy. He is the co-founder on 2 cooperative businesses gamifying civic engagement, education, & community development. He is also the host of "Political Hope" podcast.

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PAULINA MARINKOVIC

FELLOW, CENTER OF EXCELLENCE

Paulina is a professional with 14 years of work experience focused on climate change mitigation, conservation, sustainability and communication affairs strategies. She is a Harvard graduate, with an MS from Columbia University & an executive MBA.

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SANGITA GAZI

ASSOCIATE, DIGITAL ASSETS & GOVERNANCE

Sangita is focused on blending regulation and macroeconomics in understanding the current landscape of digital assets. She is a PhD Candidate at Hong Kong University, and holds an LL.M. from Duke University. She is based in New York.

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MICKAEL LAFONT

RENEWABLE ENERGY ADVISOR

Mickael has over 14 years of experience in energy & mobility with global deployments across 3 continents. Over the past 2 years, Mickael has focused on training the next generation of technical talent. He leads The Digital Economist's energy venture: ANER-G.

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VEOLA GREEN

SENIOR FELLOW, CENTER OF EXCELLENCE

Veola is focused on driving capital to support entrepreneurs in Africa and plays a leading role in the Africa Coalition, an initiative of The Digital Economist. She is also a Program Associate at the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

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RANJANI SRIDHARAN

SENIOR FELLOW, CENTER OF EXCELLENCE

Ranjani has over with over 17 years of executive finance and impact investing experience. She is Founder of ImpactCred. Ranjani received her MBA from the George Washington University and is a licensed CPA. She is based in Washington, D.C.

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SIMON SUN

FELLOW, CENTER OF EXCELLENCE

Simon focuses on algorithmic governance, internet speech and implications for cyber law and policy . He is an S.J.D. candidate at Indiana University, and holds an LL.M. from Duke Law School and LL.B. from National Chung Cheng University.

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BRIAN "SAM" SEALEY

DIGITAL ASSETS ADVISOR

Sam has ten years of experience in the digital assets space with a keen focus on sustainable protocols and projects designed to help advance financial inclusion and expand economic opportunity. Currently based in Florida, he is also the founder of Stellar Global.

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ARVINDER SINGH

STRATEGIC ADVISOR

Arvinder is a technologist and an entrepreneur. He is currently a PhD candidate focussed on ML/NLP in low resource languages. He teaches tech entrepreneurship at University of Mississippi and previously co-founded a geospatial data company.

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