Our people

Heading up our Nepal team is Country Director Ram Risal, bringing with him a wealth of experience, having represented Helvetas International in Nepal, Mali and Ethiopia for many years.

Paul Burgess, Country Operations Manager has recently returned to Raleigh after a recent stint in Ecuador. Paul started his Raleigh journey in India in 2008 as logistics manager, he then moved on to Country Programme Leader where he helped establish the Raleigh International Citizen Service programme.

Priti Shrestha, Youth Development Officer has been a volunteer with Raleigh herself as part of the International Citizen Service in India and went on to be a full time Youth Development Officer there for two years. She now brings her experience back to her home country of Nepal.

Also joining the team as Youth Development Officer is Sanchita Adhikari. Sanchita has a strong background working in the youth development sector. With experience at Sambhawa and Youth Initiative, she has an expertise in working with young people to help build their skills.