Tikajit Rai has worked in both development and commercial spaces for more than 16 years in driving projects and startups to sustainability. In Nepal, what he co-founded in 2004 as a social enterprise to help farming communities to adapt ICT through cooperatives has now become the most sustainable project in the country. While leading the enterprise, he also worked as a consultant for projects funded by World Bank, UNESCAP, the Asian Development Bank, UNDP, Practical Action, GIZ, and CECI that helped rural communities sustainably adopt ICT in the country.

Winner of 2013 Gold International Project Management Association (IPMA) Achievement Award and Runner-Up of Green Project Management the same year, he voluntarily serves as an Executive Director for Equality Foundation, a US based NGO that focuses on digital literacy. Also, he is an IPMA Achievement Award jury (for development projects), and a certified IPMA Project Excellence Assessor (for commercial projects).

As an avid Project Management practitioner and leader, he co-founded Project Management Association of Nepal (PMAN) and has been leading the organization while also serving as VP for the regional initiative: Asia Pacific Federation of Project Management. In addition to training in PM as a contribution towards PM discipline, he has contributed to both PMD Pro revision and development of PgMD PRO Guide and its certification exam. He currently works at Laureate Education Inc. and manages portfolio of higher education eLearning and digital transformation projects.

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