Social entrepreneur, ocean expert, World Bank veteran
Pawan Patil, Ph.D is a serial social entrepreneur who has improved millions of lives for good. He has built social enterprises and multi-finance platforms that have supported poverty alleviation, job creation, and coastal development efforts for the poorest. A graduate of Harvard, Oxford and London School of Economics, Patil is a fifteen-year veteran of the World Bank Group. Patil has received several innovation awards in support of ocean-facing developing countries, was selected as a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader and he currently serves as a member of the WEF’s Global Agenda Council for Oceans.