- Director, Social Innovation and Citizenship
- United States
Ashok has more than 20 years of experience in international development, social entrepreneurship, and innovation. At IYF, he provides institutional leadership for the social innovation and citizenship portfolio, which includes initiatives in Latin America, the Middle East, Africa, Europe, and Asia. As a member of IYF's Senior Management Team, Ashok has advanced youth social entrepreneurship and leadership by building global partnerships with Fortune 500 companies, universities, local businesses, nonprofits, and the public sector in more than 25 countries. He has worked in both the public and private sectors, including the Government of Nepal's Ministry of Information and the Education Board of Connecticut. Originally from Nepal, Ashok has worked with members of the country's parliament in addressing youth issues and was a founder of the first FM radio channel in the nation. Ashok sits on various boards, including a consortium of more than 200 institutions focusing on leadership development. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University with a Masters in Public Policy and has been a frequent speaker at events convened by organizations such as the United Nations, World Bank, and the Inter-American Development Bank. Ashok has been featured in publications that include The Financial Times and the 2015 book "Compassionate Careers," which profiled him alongside other global leaders.
- Languages: English, Hindi, Nepali
- Country of birth Nepal
- Hobbies: Dancing with my two daughters