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Board Of Directors 


Sandesh Dhungana



Sandesh is an Economist at the International Monetary Fund and lives in Washington DC with his wife and daughter. He graduated from Columbia University with a PhD in Economics and from Williams College with a Bachelors in Economics. 

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Pranab Lohani


Board Member

BSc Economics (Finance and Entrepreneurship), The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.


Pranab is now an Investment Analyst at UHI Soho Global. Previously, he spent seven years as an Investment Analyst at RDG Capital Fund Management LP. Pranab is a member of the board of the Society of ex-Budhanilkantha Students, North America chapter.

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Kedar Koirala


Kedar is a financial services professional, and currently resides in Ridgewood, New Jersey with his wife and two kids.  He graduated from Connecticut College with B.A. degrees in Economics and Mathematics. He enjoys playing golf, soccer and short-to-medium distance running.


Alisha Pradhan

Board Member

BA in Mathematics with Minor in Economics, Bryn Mawr College (2013)


Alisha is currently working in Supply Chain Management at Walmart eCommerce. Previously, she has worked at UNICEF in Nepal and at QES, an economic consulting firm in Boston.


Praveen Chalise


Praveen is a Director (Research and Consulting) in Market Strategies International’s technology team.

B.Sc. Honors Computing and Information Systems (1992), University of Manchester (UK) and MBA (2003) Atkinson Graduate School of Management, Willamette University (USA).


Bibek Basnet


Board Member

BA in Economics & Mathematics, Yale University

Bibek is currently working as an analyst at Moody's RMS in London, UK. He works in natural catastrophe and climate change modeling. He enjoys playing/watching football and running. 

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Abishek Ghimire

Board Member

Abishek is currently serving as the Managing Director at Nepal Coffee Company and Nepal Jutta Factory in Kathmandu, Nepal. Previously, he worked at KPMG and a financial consulting firm in Philadelphia, PA. He is also a licensed CPA in the state of Texas. BS Accounting, MBA, Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas.

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Pratiksha Sharma


Board Member

BS in Computer Science and Electrical and Computer Engineering, Duke University 2018

Pratiksha (4000 D)  is currently working as a software engineer at Goldman Sachs. Outside of work, she enjoys reading, painting and traveling.

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