Vidar J. Jorgensen

Board Member

Vidar was born in Norway and graduated from Harvard College. He is a majority owner of two industry-based conference and research companies, which in turn own and manage about three hundred conferences focused on biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, health care, insurance, financial services, entertainment, and infrastructure development (

Vidar is co-founder of Grameen America the largest and fastest growing US-based nonprofit microfinance organization based on number of borrowers ( He is also co-founder of Grameen PrimaCare, which provides unlimited access to enhanced primary care for undocumented immigrant women and their families for approximately $10 per person per week ( Vidar became interested in combining microfinance and health care more than a decade ago when he noticed that health-care projects were significantly more successful when micro-lending was available.