Deepak brings over a decade plus technical and leadership experience in designing and implementing projects in Nepal focused on private sector market development, access to financial services for low income clients and a wide variety of agriculture value chain strengthening initiatives. Deepak currently serves as vice president of Asia operations and was our country director for Bangladesh. In Bangladesh, Deepak led one of iDE's largest and most innovative portfolios, expanding iDE's work in WASH, nutrition, private sector engagement, and integrated gender programming. Prior to joining iDE, he worked in Nepal as the co-founder and CEO of a not-for-profit organization focused on improving livelihoods for people living in the rural and remote hill areas. He has led initiatives in the public health sector and social marketing with PSI, livelihoods engagement in post-conflict and emergency affected markets in Nepal through Practical Action and access to financial services in rural and remote mountains with Samriddha Pahad. He has an MBA in marketing from Kathmandu University's School of Management.