Smriti Lakhey

Director, Operations & Programs

Smriti provides organizational leadership at Global Integrity and supports design and implementation of projects through technical support to staff and partners. She also oversees Global Integrity finances and operations in order to support effective implementation of projects, meet grant-reporting needs, and put in place human resources policies and practices.

Smriti comes to Global Integrity with nearly 15 years of experience in design and implementation of international development projects, with a focus on civil society strengthening and rural development. She has excellent technical expertise in systems thinking, organizational development, adaptive management, and collective action approaches. Prior to Global Integrity, Smriti was the Chief Operating Officer at Root Change; worked on implementation of rural livelihoods projects in South Asia at The World Bank; and focused on partnership development at International Finance Corporation. Smriti has experience working in more than 10 different countries in Asia and Africa, including in Malaysia as a Fellow at the Malaysia Blue Ocean Strategy Institute.

Joined GI:
2020
Education:
M.A. in International Relations, Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS)
Languages:
English, Nepali, Hindi, Newari
Works in:
Washington, DC
Hometown:
Kathmandu, Nepal
Passport:
Nepal