Mr. Hem Gyawali is the president of Nepal Republic Media. He has served as a member of Kantipur and The Kantipur, the national newspapers of Nepal. Mr. Gyawali is a former civil servant and a writer and authority on the Hindu religion. He is a recipient of the Gorkha Daksin Bahu award from King Birendra for promoting journalism in Nepal. Mr. Gyawali has served on the Advisory Board since 1995.