Dan Vexler

Mr. Vexler was a panelist for the Forum’s discussion on The Modern Slave Trade.

Dan Vexler joined the Freedom Fund as Director of Programs in June 2014. Dan oversees the Freedom Fund’s research and grant-making activities around the world, including its six “hotspot” programs in regions of high prevalence of slavery. Dan was previously Head of Program Quality and Impact at CARE UK, an international NGO fighting global poverty and injustice. At CARE Dan oversaw programs aimed at increasing political participation and economic opportunities for people living in extreme poverty.

Prior to joining CARE, Dan was based in Juba, South Sudan with the National Democratic Institute, where he managed an influential nation-wide public opinion research program. Before this, he was Director of Research at the International Crisis Group. Dan has led research and impact evaluations on a range of complex projects and issues on four continents. He has lived in Kenya, South Sudan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Belgium and the UK.

Dan holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from McGill University and a Master’s in International Relations from the London School of Economics.