Sandeep GiriSandeep’s connection to the Himanchal Education Foundation goes back to 1990 when he met Mahabir Pun at the University of Nebraska at Kearney. Since Mahabir returned to Nepal in 1993 to start his work on both education and wireless front, Sandeep got involved first by taking ownership of the website, then working on a variety of projects, including a visit to Nangi in 2007.

Sandeep joined the executive board of Himanchal Education Foundation in 2007. He continues to work on improving the web site and leveraging web technology to promote the Himanchal community and fund-raising.

As for his day job, Sandeep is a software entrepreneur based out of San Francisco, CA. He currently leads an open source Business Intelligence project called OpenI, and works as a Senior Director of Products at an email marketing company called Responsys. Sandeep is a native of Nepal and seeks every opportunity to back and visit. See his extended professional profile at and read his blog at

You can reach Sandeep at sandeep-at-himanchal-dot-org