Mariana Dahan

Fellow, Bretton Woods II

Mariana Dahan is a fellow in Bretton Woods II at New America. She is writing a book that encourages global leaders and development experts to rethink and redefine the concept of identity, continuously improving and crafting this cornerstone of our human evolution with the best knowledge and solutions that technology can offer.

Dahan is the former coordinator of the Identification for Development (ID4D) Program at the World Bank Group. She has received numerous awards and recognition for her work in emerging and frontier markets catalyzing progress towards digital identity systems using 21st century technology solutions. She is the founder and CEO of World Identity Network (WIN) and a founding member of the Global Blockchain Business Council launched in 2017 at the World Economic Forum in Davos.

Prior to joining the World Bank Group, Dahan was a visiting researcher at the MIT Sloan School of Management where she worked on her book Quenching the Thirst for Innovation. Dahan holds two PhD degrees in management and economic sciences, from ESCP Europe Business School and Paris II University in France.