Vilas Dhar

President & Trustee, Patrick J. McGovern Foundation

Vilas Dhar is president and trustee of the Patrick J. McGovern Foundation. A champion of equity in tech, he is a computer scientist, lawyer, and philanthropist. Dhar serves on the Advisory Council at the Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (HAI), as expert contributor to OECD.AI, co-chair of the Global AI Action Alliance at the World Economic Forum, advisor to MIT SOLVE, director of the Network of Engaged International Donors, and as a trustee of the Christensen Fund. He has been named a Young Global Leader and Global Shaper by the World Economic Forum, and he has previously served as a senior fellow of the Berggruen Institute, the Gleitsman Fellow on Social Change at Harvard University, a practitioner resident on Artificial Intelligence at the Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio Center, and an entrepreneur-in-residence at the University of Illinois.


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