Council Members

Mr. Kul Chandra Gautam

Former Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations, Former Deputy Executive Director of UNICEF

Kul Chandra Gautam is an international civil servant, public policy expert and peace advocate.

Mr. Gautam served as Assistant Secretary General of the UN and Deputy Executive Director of UNICEF. He was Special Advisor to the Prime Minister of Nepal on International Affairs and the Peace Process. He is a diplomat and civic leader and serves on the Boards of a number of international and national foundations and charitable organizations.

Along with other prominent Nepali citizens, he leads a Rollback Violence Campaign. He also serves as Chairman of the Board of Citizens Bank International, Member/Advisor of the Arogya Foundation, the Madan Pustakalaya Foundation, the Rato Bangla Educational Foundation, the Nepal Public Health Foundation, and as a Rotarian in Nepal.

Internationally, Mr. Gautam is the Convening-Chair of the World Day of Prayer and Action for Children (Japan), Member/Advisor of the Boards of Global Action for Children (USA), Rugmark Foundation USA, the Micronutrient Initiative (Canada), and the Audrey Hepburn Children's Fund (USA).