Mariana Dahan

World Identity Network (WIN)
Founder & CEO
Mariana Dahan

Keynote: Shadows in the Dark
Monday, April 6th, Keynote Room /Boulevard Ballroom

Dr. Mariana Dahan is the Founder and CEO of the World Identity Network (WIN) Foundation, an international nonprofit advocating for universal identity. The initiative was launched on Sir Richard Branson’s Necker island, with support from leading humanitarian organizations.

Prior to launching WIN Foundation, Dr. Dahan created and served as the first Program Coordinator of the Identification for Development (ID4D) agenda at the World Bank. As part of her work, Dr. Dahan led large infrastructure projects in emerging and frontier markets, catalyzing progress towards digital systems using 21st century technology solutions. Subsequently, Dr. Dahan joined the World Bank’s Senior Vice-Presidency in charge of the 2030 Development Agenda and Partnerships with the United Nations.

Dr. Dahan holds two PhD degrees in management and economic sciences from ESCP Europe Business School and Paris II University in France, and was a visiting researcher at the MIT Sloan School of Management in the United States. She currently serves as an Expert Member at the United Nations Department of Social and Economic Affairs (UNDESA), was a Founding Member at the Global Blockchain Business Council, a Senior Fellow at New America Foundation and a Guest Lecturer at the Singularity University.