Mehul Bhagat is a nonresident fellow at the Atlantic Council’s South Asia Center. He is a serial entrepreneur, investor, and award-winning poet. He currently serves as founder of Elea Group. Elea is a global invite-only community of exceptional, serial, and exited founders committed to learning from one another. Bhagat previously co-founded and exited World Within, a holding company scaling businesses with breakthrough technologies across healthcare, agritech, and logistics. Bhagat’s work across venture capital and philanthropy has given him an insider’s view of the possibilities and limits of markets. He serves on the board of Generation Pledge, a nonprofit focused on unlocking effective philanthropy, and on the board of a family office based in Brazil. He previously served as chair of the Emory Global Health Institute, an institution formed by former US Centers for Disease Control Director Jeffrey Koplan. Bhagat is also a jazz saxophonist. He graduated with a BA in economics from Emory University as a Woodruff scholar.