Ullens Eduation Foundation Trustee Dr. Arnico Panday has been appointed as UEF’s first Chief Executive Officer starting February 1. For the past eight years he led the development of the Atmosphere Programme at ICIMOD, building a team that set up air quality monitoring stations across multiple countries, carried out science research, trained young scientists, cleaned up brick kilns, and worked on policy from local to global scales. Dr. Panday has a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science and Public Policy from Harvard University, a Master’s in Land Resources from the University of Wisconsin Madison, and Doctor of Science degree in Atmospheric Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He carried out postdoctoral research at MIT and Princeton University and served on the faculty at the University of Virginia prior to his return to Nepal.
Welcoming him into the role, Som Paneru, President of UEF shares, “It’s an absolute honor to have Dr. Panday onboard to help us continue to raise the standards of quality higher education in Nepal. Our community has already benefitted tremendously from his engagement as a trustee and we are looking forward to initiating Nepal’s first liberal arts college with him at the helm of strategic planning and execution.”