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Pawan Patil

Pawan G. Patil

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Pawan G. Patil, PhD is a development banker, Harvard, Oxford, and London School of Economics trained economist and serial social entrepreneur.  Over 19 years at the World Bank, he has followed his twin passions, co-developing the institution’s multi-billion-dollar portfolio on Oceans and the Blue Economy, and co-creating social enterprises and initiatives in support of adolescent girls and young people.  His work has been featured in dozens of peer reviewed journals and newspapers, including The Economist, Financial Times, New York Times, Huffington Post, and Nature.
Dr. Patil is the recipient of several innovation awards in support of ocean-facing developing countries.  He was selected as a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader and served as a member of WEF’s Global Agenda Council for Oceans and the founding boards of Nike Foundation, Youth2Youth, Mobile Movement, and Mapping Ocean Wealth – which was awarded the 2017 Tourism for Tomorrow Innovation Award and WTTC’s annual Global Tourism Summit in Bangkok. He currently lives in the Washington DC area with his wife of over twenty years and two children.