Directors Profile

Mr. Sangye Chewang
Director Environment, Natural Disaster and Biotechnology

Mr. Sangye Chewang joined the SAARC Secretariat in January 2018 as Director, Environment, Natural Disaster and Biotechnology Division.

Mr. Chanchal Chand Sarkar

Director Economic Trade Finance

Mr Chanchal Chand Sarkar joined as the Director representing India at the SAARC Secretariat, Kathmandu on the 9th August, 2018. Mr Sarkar joined Indian Civil Services in the year 1999. Prior to joining Civil Services, Mr Sarkar had worked as a Consultant at the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT),


Rishfa Rasheed assumed charge as Director (Social Affairs) at the SAARC Secretariat on 7 August 2017.

Ms. Rasheed joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Maldives in 2001, and has served the Maldives Foreign Service in many capacities, both at the Capital as well as in diplomatic Missions.

Mr. Dadhi Ram Bhandari

Director Information and Poverty Alleviation 

Mr. Dadhi Ram Bhandari, joined the SAARC Secretariat on 16 April 2018 as Director, Information and Poverty Alleviation Division. 


Director Energy, Transport, Science and Technology 

Mr. Ali assumed duties at the Secretariat from 21 August 2015

-Joined Foreign Services of Pakistan in 2000. 

-Remain posted in Pakistan Missions in Japan, Brazil and Germany.