Dr. Mariana Dahan

Singularity Expert: Identity Management

Dr. Mariana Dahan is the Founder and CEO of the World Identity Network (WIN) Foundation, an international nonprofit advocating for self-sovereign identity platform that leverages exponential technologies, such as blockchain. The initiative was launched on Sir Richard Branson’s Necker island in 2017, with support from leading humanitarian organizations, including the United Nations. Prior to launching WIN Foundation, Dr. Dahan created and led the Identification for Development (ID4D) global program 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), is a Founding Member of the Global Blockchain Business Council, was appointed as Senior Fellow at New America Foundation and Singularity Expert, at the SingularityU Australia. Her writings on technology for social good have been published by Fortune, Bloomberg, and TIME Magazine, among other leading publications.