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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 Hawaii.

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KATHERINE FOSTER

STRATEGIC ADVISOR

Katherine leads Digital for Impact advisory & collaborations focused on emerging technology for climate change & SDGs. Now based in Switzerland,  she has previously served as a Canadian Diplomat on Climate & Human Security in Washington D.C.

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SARAH WURSTER

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT

Sarah serves as an Executive Assistant to The Digital Economist leadership team. With over 8 year of experience, she graduated from the University of Tennessee in Environmental Science. She is based in California. 

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SANGITA GAZI

ASSOCIATE, DIGITAL ASSETS

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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BRIAN "SAM" SEALEY

LEAD, DIGITAL ASSETS

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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SATYA BRATA DAS

SENIOR FELLOW, CENTER OF EXCELLENCE

Satya spearheads The Digital Economist Center of Excellence on Human-centered Digital Economy, directing its overarching agenda as well as coordinating it's day to day activities. Based in Canada, he is a writer, strategist & policy guru.

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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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NESLIHAN AKPINAR 

FELLOW, CENTER OF EXCELLENCE

Neslihan is a fellow at The Digital Economist. She is currently a PhD student at the University of Alberta, researching gender equality in education. Based in Canada, she has previously worked as a sociologist across sectors.

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JWALANT DESAI

DIRECTOR, GROWTH (ASIA)

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 South East Asia. He is based in Cambodia.

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