Prior to joining the World Economic Forum in 2008, Danil Kerimi worked with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime/Terrorism Prevention Branch, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, the International Organization for Migration, and other international and regional organizations.

From 2008 to 2011, Danil led WEF’s engagement with governments and business leaders in Europe and Central Asia. Since 2011, he has been in charge of developing the Forum’s global public sector outreach strategy on various projects on cyberspace, including cyberresilience, data, digital ecosystem, ICT and competitiveness, and hyperconnectivity, among others.

After finishing high school in Turkmenistan, Danil earned his bachelor of laws from Shandong University in China. He further studied international business, diplomacy, and democracy in Prague, Budapest, and Vienna, graduating with a master’s degree in advanced international studies from the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna. In 2011, Danil finished the Forum’s Global Leadership Fellowship and was awarded an executive master’s in global leadership.

Danil is passionate about technology, history, international relations, development, and basketball.