Mr. Ravi Sawhney

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Education
– B.A. (Honours) Economics
– Bachelor of Law

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Occupation
– As member of the Indian Administrative Service (IAS), served in several important positions in the state and central governments in India for about 20 years
– Worked in the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) for about 18 years and retired as Principal Officer in 2006
– International consultant in the field of international trade and investment and on the board of several companies in India
– While in ESCAP,spear-headed the initiative to establish a UN school in Bangkok which eventually led to the establishment of NIST in 1992. Since then, has been intimately involved in the development of NIST, as a Trustee in the Foundation. Also served as Chairman of the Foundation during the formative years of the School
– In view of his role in the establishment of NIST,has been appointed for life as Founding Member of the Foundation