Pari Esfandiari is a nonresident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council’s GeoTech Center. She is a serial entrepreneur, internet pioneer, and sustainable development executive. Her extensive international background includes leadership, advisory, and investment positions with organizations and corporations in China, Europe, the Middle East, and the United States. Pari has worked across diverse industries ranging from FinTech, communications, and e-commerce to sustainability and smart cities. She has written extensively on the implications of AI, IoT, blockchain, cleantech, data, data centers, and 5G. Her social enterprise offers cross-border/discipline collaborative tools to champion the women’s role in sustainable development. It was showcased by UNESCO and supported by the Google Foundation. Pari has a doctorate from Oxford Brookes University in the sustainability business and is an avid environmentalist.