Vilas Dhar

President, Patrick J. McGovern Foundation
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Vilas Dhar is President of the Patrick J. McGovern Foundation, a 21st century philanthropy advancing artificial intelligence and data solutions to create a thriving, equitable, and sustainable future for all

Vilas Dhar is President of the Patrick J. McGovern Foundation, a 21st century philanthropy advancing artificial intelligence and data solutions to create a thriving, equitable, and sustainable future for all.

Vilas is an entrepreneur, technologist and human rights advocate with a lifelong commitment to creating more robust social institutions that foster shared opportunity.

As a leading voice at the intersection of technology and social change, Vilas is passionate about building public awareness of the potential opportunities and impacts of emergent technology on social infrastructure, corporate responsibility, and human behavior. Vilas serves as a Trustee of the Christensen Fund, a Senior Fellow of the Berggruen Institute, and as a Director of the New England International Donors.

He has been appointed to the Global AI Council of the World Economic Forum, Advisor to MIT SOLVE, and the Xprize Pandemic Alliance. Vilas holds a J.D. from NYU School of Law, a Master’s in Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, and dual Bachelor’s degrees in Biomedical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of Illinois.