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Vilas Dhar is President and Trustee of the Patrick J. McGovern Foundation, a 21st century $1.5B philanthropy advancing artificial intelligence and data solutions to create a thriving, equitable, and sustainable future for all. 

Vilas serves as a Trustee of the Christensen Fund, Co-Chair of the Global AI Action Alliance at the World Economic Forum, Advisor to MIT SOLVE, a Director of the New England International Donors, and has previously served as a Senior Fellow of the Berggruen Institute and as AI Practitioner Resident at the Rockefeller Foundation's Bellagio Center in Lake Como, Italy.

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.

Vilas is a leading voice on equity in a tech-enabled world, Vilas champions a new social compact for the digital age that prioritizes individuals and communities in the development of new products, inspires economic and social opportunity, and empowers the most vulnerable.

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