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Board of Directors

Sandesh Dhungana 350C


BA Economics, Williams College (2008). Masters in Public Administration (International Development), Harvard Kennedy School (2012). PhD in Economics, Columbia University (2018). 


Sandesh is an Economist at the International Monetary Fund. Previously, Sandesh worked for two years as a consultant for Cornerstone Research, a litigation and economic consulting firm (2008-2010) and also worked as a Short Term Consultant for the World Bank (2011).

Kiran Sitoula 268B


BA Accounting, Ohio Wesleyan University. MS Database Technology, University of Maryland, University College. 


Currently, works for the US Department of Treasury. He is a Vice-Mayor for the Town of Indian Head in Maryland and a board member for Charles County Public Library. He is a licensed CPA and has over 20 years of experience working with various Not-for-Profit organizations. He is also Founding President of the Society of Ex-Budhanilkantha Students-North America (SEBS-NA).

Pranab Lohani 014B

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.

Preeti Adhikary 800B

Board Member

Preeti is the VP of Marketing at Fusemachines Inc, an Artificial Intelligence company based in NYC. She has an MBA from the University of British Columbia (Canada) and an undergraduate degree from the University of Tennessee (USA). She has worked in diverse industries like Tech, Energy, Banking, Non-profit, etc in Nepal, Singapore and the US.

Kedar Koirala 613B

Board Member

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.

Abishek Ghimire 311 C

Board Member

BS Accounting, MBA, Trinity University, San Antonio, Texas


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.

Praveen Chalise 794 A

Board Member

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


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

Alisha Pradhan 8120 C

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.

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Past Board Members
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Anju Karki

Board Member

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Poonam Maharjan

Board Member


Sagar Onta

Secretary of Board


Dilli Raj Paudel

Board Member


Prabesh Regmi

Board Member

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Jui Shrestha

Board Member

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