Director, Social Innovation
International Youth Foundation
Ashok came to IYF in 2002. A native of Nepal, Ashok provides strategic leadership and direction to programs focused on social innovation. Ashok has worked in both the private and public sectors, including the Government of Nepal Ministry of Information and Education Board at Connecticut among others. Ashok also worked with members of the Nepalese Parliament in addressing youth issues of Nepal and was one of the founders of the first FM radio channel in Nepal, where he directed programs on economic and social issues. Ashok sits on various boards including a consortium of more than 200 institutions focusing on leadership development. He has dual degree from the University of Bridgeport in International Political Economy and Diplomacy. He went on to earn his Masters in Public Policy from Johns Hopkins University, where he founded the Cooperative Learning Exchange Group. Ashok is fluent in Nepali and Hindi and proficient in Urdu.