UK Executive Team
Dr Pranab Gyawali (President): Founding member of HELP NEPAL Network and currently the President of HeNN-UK, Pranab is a graduate of prestigious Guys and St. Thomas Hospital in London. Despite his exhaustive full-time job as a Consultant at a hospital in East London, Pranab has consistently remained the backbone of HeNN right from its inception.
Pratistha Karki Khadka (General Secretary): Pratistha is a qualified Hypnotherapist, EFT & Psych-K practitioner and is currently pursuing MA Psychotherapy in London. She works part-time as a Staff Development administrator at the Institute of Education, University of London. She is also involved with Byoma Kusuma Buddhadharma Sangha and guides individuals in their meditation practice, offers therapeutic support and is responsible for the overall management of the UK branch.
Sachin Shrestha (Treasurer): Sachin comes from Gorkha, Nepal. He has completed BCS, BSc and ACCA and is currently working as Chartered Certified Accountant in a firm of Chartered Accountants in London. He was involved with Worldwide Nepalese Students Organisation and was helping HELP NEPAL Network in various ways before joining HeNN UK team in March 2010.
Prashidha Pradhan (Co-Treasurer): Prashidha joined HeNN UK in its initial days and served as its Treasurer for many years. He has been teaching at a private Accountancy (ACCA) college since 2002 in London. He also offers practical training courses to accounting professionals in various firms. Prashidha is a football enthusiast and he plays for Greenwich Football Club.
Bhagirath Yogi (Media Co-ordinator): Bhagirath is a London-based journalist affiliated with the BBC Nepali Service. Before moving to London in 2006, he worked with leading Nepali media in Kathmandu. He has been affiliated with Help Nepal Network since 2003. He is also a member of London Chhalphal, a Nepal-facing discussion forum, based in London. He has published hundreds of articles on Nepal's politics, economic, social and development issues.
Pradeep Paneru (Project Co-ordinator): Pradeep joined HeNN UK team in 2006. Since his association with HeNN-UK, he has been involved in various aspects of its activities. He graduated from University Of West London and is currently working in field of Software Engineering. In his career he has worked for global businesses to help them design and build sophisticated enterprise software solutions on the web. He has gained invaluable experiences in the industries like stock/foreign exchange market, travel, retail, online marketing, digital media management and inflight entertainment. He is currently working for a global inflight entertainment business building bespoke system for its legacy system.
Surya Gurung : Former President of the NRN-UK, Mr Surya Gurung is a well-known name among the expatriate Nepalese community in the UK. He has completed many charity works during his stint at the NRNA. He also played a leading role in raising funds for the construction of the compound wall of a stadium in Pokhara. He lives at Farnborough with his family and also runs a successful restaurant business.
Chiranjibi Dhakal : Former President of Yeti Nepalese Association—one of the pioneer organisations of the Nepalese in the UK, Mr Chiranjibi Dhakal is a well-known name among the expatriate Nepalese community in the UK. He is founder NRNA-ICC Joint Coordinator and first Europe Coordinator of the NRNA. He is involved with a number of social organisations including World Hindu Federation UK chapter and is always in the forefront of charitable and religious activities. He lives at Greenford along with his family.
Rajesh Khadka : Rajesh is a qualified accountant (FCCA) in the investment banking wing of Commerzbank, London. He is also involved with Byoma Kusuma Buddhadharma Sangha in helping people with mind training. Rajesh is also trained as a Psych-K practitioner and takes keen interest in empowering youth.
Pratima Joshi: Pratima is a Member of Association of Accounting Technicians (MAAT) and holds a degree from Angila Ruskin University. She has been affiliated with Help Nepal Network since 2009. In April 2010, she ran British 10km to raise funds for HeNN with a group of Nepalese youths in London. She is Chair of London Chhalphal, a Nepal-facing discussion forum, based in London.
Ranjan Baral: Ranjan is a System Analyst at a London based International Non-Governmental Organisation. Before moving to London, he was working with the Government of Nepal and was involved in planning and implementation of e-government and ICTS for development projects. He was also the Secretary of Association of Computer Engineers Nepal (2007-2008), the umbrella organization of computer engineers and ICT professionals in Nepal.