Arun has over 18 years of experience in private sector development working in value chain promotion, public-private dialogue, international trade, commercial banking, journalism, and public relations. . In addition to his role as Nepal Country Manager, Arun is currently the Lead Advisor on economic growth for the DFID-funded Nepal Urban Resilience Programme.
Prior to joining ICF in 2019, Arun served as the country director of Samriddha Pahad UK. He has experience implementing DFID, EU, and BMZ programs, among others. He has worked for GIZ and the Nepal Investment Bank in Nepal, and as a consultant at Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan Chase in New York.
Arun holds a Master of International Affairs in International Finance and Business from Columbia University, New York and a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Goshen College, Indiana. He has also earned a leadership training certificate through a course designed for not-for-profit leaders at Harvard University, Massachusetts.