Danil Kerimi is an experienced technology and public relations executive with a track record of delivering impactful projects in corporate strategy, national and corporate digital transformation, tech and economic diplomacy in developed, emerging and frontier markets. After working with the United Nations Terrorism Prevention Branch and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, Danil joined the World Economic Forum (WEF) during the Global Financial Crisis and over the period of 12 years served on the Leadership Teams in the Centers for Global Industries, Global Technology Governance and Regional Strategies. He was posted in Beijing, Geneva and New York and helped developing the Network for Global Technology Governance of the Centres for the Fourth Industrial Revolution around the world. Danil oversaw technology industry helping reorganize the organization toward digital economy. He pioneered Forum’s engagement with the digital policy community and created various toolkits and initiatives aimed at increasing boards oversight of various emerging technology and geo-economic issues in public and private companies around the world. He managed the Global Councils on AI, A/VR, Cybersecurity, Geopolitics, Quantum, Transparency and Anticorruption.
After leaving WEF, Danil co-founded the Edgelands Institute (Switzerland) and advised start-ups, corporates, municipal, regional, national governments and international organizations. He regularly contributes to the initiatives that aim to promote competitiveness, increase productivity, and modernize public services delivery. Danil is working on the impact of AI and cognitive/neuro tech on the future of talent with several intergovernmental, academic and industry bodies, advising them on preparing their workforce, financial services, and portfolio companies to face emerging tech risks and opportunities. He has been elected to serve on the Independent Oversight Committee of the World Intellectual Property Organization, mandated to promote internal controls, review the effectiveness and operational independence of the internal oversight function, and review and advise on the ethics function.
Danil is a graduate of Shandong University (LLB), Diplomatic Academy of Vienna (MA), and CEIBS, Columbia, FT, INSEAD, MIT, NUS and Wharton executive courses. He is a doctoral candidate at the Technical University of Munich.