Sebastian Manhart is a globally recognised identity entrepreneur and consultant. He spent six years as COO at the world´s only nonprofit biometrics company focused on unique identification in global health (Simprints), where he advised and collaborated with dozens of Ministries of Health to design and deploy identity programmes. Sebastian is currently working as an Advisor on Digital Identity for the German Federal Chancellery, responsible for alignment with European governments and the European Commission. He is also an active member of various government working groups on digital identity (OECD, WEF, EU) as well as a long-term Advisor for Identity Ethics and Risk at ID2020. Sebastian has an academic background in development economics with a BA from the University College London, an MPhil from the University of Cambridge, and Executive Education from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.
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