Ashok has more than 20 years of experience in youth development, social entrepreneurship, and innovation.
As a former senior executive at the International Youth Foundation, he led institutional strategic planning efforts; oversaw a multi-country, multi-year, and multi-million-dollar portfolio of youth development programs; and developed multi-sector partnerships across the globe.
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 country and expanded it nationally. 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 Master’s 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.
When he’s not working to advance a just and inclusive community, Ashok likes to spend time with his family, travel, and dance to any music anywhere.