Harvard Selects AI Entrepreneur Manish Maheshwari for Prestigious Mason Fellowship

Manish Maheshwari

Fanory.ai Co-Founder and Former Twitter India Head to Explore AI’s Role in Public Service at Harvard

San Francisco, CA, Tuesday, May 21, 2024: Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government has selected Manish Maheshwari, an AI entrepreneur and co-founder of Fanory.ai, for the prestigious Mason Fellow Program.

This program aims to address global development challenges and is renowned for its international impact. Starting from July 2024, he will spend two semesters at Harvard’s campus in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

The Mason Program, Harvard University’s oldest international initiative, was established over six decades ago. It aims to bring leaders from developing countries to Harvard to tackle pressing global development issues.

Named after Edward Sagendorph Mason, a former Harvard professor, and dean of Harvard Kennedy School from 1947 to 1958, the program boasts an esteemed alumni network that includes influential figures such as UN’s former Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon, Singapore’s newly appointed Prime Minister Lawrence Wong as well as former Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and Nobel Peace Prize laureates President Santos of Colombia and President Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia.

Alumni also include leaders across diverse fields including NGOs, central banks, social movements, media, and entrepreneurship, highlighting the program’s impact and prestige.

Maheshwari, formerly the head of Twitter India and CEO of Network18 Digital, brings a wealth of experience in the digital landscape. His leadership roles at Flipkart and with organizations like the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) underscore his influence in India’s tech sector.

At Harvard, Maheshwari will explore the strategic implementation of AI to enhance financial stability and creative freedom for content creators and knowledge workers worldwide, particularly in the Gen-AI era.

Reflecting on his selection, Maheshwari expressed gratitude, stating, “Incredibly humbled by this honor, it reaffirms my commitment to integrating technology with societal benefits.

We must approach AI development with humility and responsibility, ensuring it benefits all layers of society, especially the marginalized. In doing so, we honor the true spirit of technological advancement — not to overshadow humanity, but to uplift it, ensuring no one is left behind.”

Manish Maheshwari’s selection as a Mason Fellow at Harvard signifies his dedication to utilizing technology for the betterment of society. During his tenure, Maheshwari will concentrate on researching AI’s role in empowering individuals and improving the financial security of marginalized creators, and bring those learning back to improve

Fanory.ai. His primary objective is to ensure that AI advancement is inclusive and responsible, benefiting all sectors of society and maintaining the essence of technological progress.

About Manish Maheshwari

Manish Maheshwari is a prominent figure in India’s digital landscape, known for his leadership and influential roles in the tech sector. He has served as the head of Twitter India and the CEO of Network18 Digital, bringing extensive experience and strategic vision to these positions.

Additionally, his leadership roles at Flipkart and his involvement with the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) highlight his significant contributions to the industry.

Maheshwari’s career is marked by a deep understanding of the digital economy and a commitment to driving growth and innovation in India’s tech ecosystem.

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