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LEADERSHIP TEAM

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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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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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DR. SHRUTI SHANKAR GAUR

SENIOR 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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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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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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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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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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