Kshitiz Khanal is the Chairperson of Open Knowledge Nepal. He has an academic background in mechanical engineering and sustainable energy planning. He is currently involved in research about using Open Data to achieve Sustainable Development Goals and also practices as a mechanical design consultant. He believes in solving pressing problems through open and interdisciplinary innovation. His major areas of interest in Open Knowledge include open data, open science hardware, and open education.
Chief Executive Officer
Wanna be a Civic Entrepreneur, Lone Traveler, and forbearing Listener, Nikesh represents two non-profit organization – Open Knowledge Nepal and Code for Nepal, both working to improve digital literacy and open data sector of Nepal. He is a strong supporter of Open Source Software and believes in the vision of Open Knowledge to empower citizens regarding technology usage and Open Data. He serves different open communities of Nepal as a volunteer and his main mission is to create transparent and accountable society by using the potential of civic technology. He kills his frustration and enjoys his success by writing an article, essay, poem, and blogs. With gifted Event Management and Research skills, He loves Coordinating, Communicating, Team Building, Brainstorming, Blogging and Tweeting. He had completed Diploma in Computer Engineering and currently pursuing his bachelor degree from Purbanchal University. Nikesh is a Shuttleworth Flash Grantee 2016 and U.S. Embassy Youth Council member 2017/18.
Chief Operating Officer
Shubham Ghimire serves as the Chief Operating Officer of Open Knowledge Nepal and is responsible for the day-to-day operation and general management of the company. Shubham is a computer science student pursuing his undergraduate degree from Tribhuwan University. He is a strong advocate for the open data movement along with overall open programs campaign in Nepal. He considers himself as an Open Knowledge Activist who is also committed towards the Open source, open data awareness programs, and campaign. In fact, he oversees the project management for Open Knowledge Nepal while also being involved with various other open communities of Nepal. His efforts are dedicated to empowering the people by bringing accountability and transparency in governance. He also dedicates his time in various researches and is a competent programmer.
Prakash Neupane is the strategic leader of the organization. His role is to make plans, buildup strategy and implement, evaluate and adjust them as per the requirement. He started his journey of open knowledge by taking the role of Ambassador at an early stage. The team will be able to fulfill the core objectives with his visionary guidelines.
Chief Technical Officer
Sagar Ghimire is Chief Technical Officer at Open Knowledge Nepal. He is an IT professional and an open source enthusiast with an extensive experience in web development and passionate about using web technology and open data to make a better future for everyone. He has been working as a freelance web developer. Likewise, he is also a strong supporter of knowledge sharing and social entrepreneurship. To ensure to attain all the academic knowledge, he has completed diploma and currently an active student of B.E computer engineering.
Chief Marketing Officer
Firoj Ghimire is an enthusiastic promoter of open knowledge in Nepal. He has worked extensively in diverse open data projects. He is an outspoken advocate for openness and aims to revolutionize the society through its practice. He is currently pursuing an undergraduate degree in computer science and information technology.