Tibet Fund names Lobsang Nyandak as new Executive Director

The board of directors of the Tibet Fund is pleased to announce that Lobsang Nyandak, Representative of His Holiness the Dalai Lama to the Americas, has been appointed Executive Director, effective September 1, 2013. According to a press release:

“After a thorough search, short-list and interview process, the Search Committee and the Board unanimously agreed that Mr. Nyandak was ideally suited to move the mission and work of The Tibet Fund forward. The Board is very pleased with the numerous responses to the advertisements of the position and glad to have the opportunity to consider a broad range of candidates.

“Mr. Nyandak’s knowledge of the Tibetan community in exile, his profound understanding of Tibetan culture coupled with his years of service to the Tibetan people made his candidacy exemplary.

“For the past five years, Mr. Nyandak has served with distinction as Representative of His Holiness the Dalai Lama to the Americas. Mr. Nyandak’s extensive experience of service to the Tibetan people also includes five years as a Member of the Assembly of Tibetan People’s Deputies, five years as Kalon (Minister) in the Central Tibetan Administration, Executive Director of the Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy, and Trusteeship of His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s Charitable Trusts in Dharamsala and the United States. He holds Bachelor of Education and Bachelor of Arts degrees from Panjab University in India.
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“The Board is thrilled Mr. Nyandak will be joining The Tibet Fund and is excited about the leadership and skills he will bring to the organization’s work in service to the Tibetan people, their culture and religion.”