Kul Chandra Gautam
Kul Chandra Gautam, born in a small village in Nepal, graduated cum laude from Dartmouth College and earned an MPA from Princeton University in USA. After graduation, he began working for UNICEF in Cambodia, and later served in Indonesia, Laos, Haiti, India, and as Regional Director for the Asia Pacific region. Fluent in Nepali, English, French and Spanish, he held many senior positions including Chief for Latin America and the Caribbean; Director of Planning and Coordination; Director of Programs; and Deputy Executive Director of UNICEF, and Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations at UNICEF Headquarters in New York. He received the Audrey Hepburn Humanitarian Award, and Martin Luther King, Jr. Social Justice Award for Lifetime Achievement given by Dartmouth College. He retired from the UN in 2008, served as Special Advisor to the Prime Minister of Nepal, and he is actively involved in many national and international, public and private foundations, boards and charities.