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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 (worldcongress.com andcambridgeinnovationinstitute.com).

Vidar is co-founder of Grameen America the largest and fastest growing US-based nonprofit microfinance organization based on number of borrowers (grameenamerica.org). 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 (grameenprimacare.org). 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.