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Victor d'Allant

Founder & CEO, Dallant Networks, LLC


Paris-born Victor d’Allant is a cultural anthropologist turned digital media practitioner. His work includes field research on French truck drivers in the Middle East, mental health issues in India for the World Health Organization, and agricultural development in Burkina Faso for the World Bank.

He is the Founder and CEO of San Francisco-based Dallant Networks, the social enterprise building online communities for large foundations and international organizations. Current and past clients include the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the Skoll Foundation and the World Bank Institute.

He started his career as a photojournalist and his photographs have been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in Paris. He holds an MA/ABD in social anthropology from the Sorbonne and an MBA from UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business.

His motto: “Only jet. No lag.”