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Canada Tibet Committee welcomes new Executive Director

December 04, 2017

Montreal, December 4, 2017 - The Board of Directors of the Canada Tibet Committee is pleased to welcome Mr. Sherap Therchin as the organization’s new Executive Director.  The appointment will take effect January 1, 2018.

“Sherap is a passionate advocate for Tibet” said Hon. Consiglio DiNino, Chair of the Board of Directors.  “He brings a deep personal commitment as well as valuable work experience in the Canadian parliament and with Tibet-related organizations in Dharamsala India.  We are thrilled that he has accepted the important challenge to lead advocacy efforts in Canada on Tibetan issues.”

As part of his mandate, Sherap will be responsible for moving the CTC National Office to Ottawa from Montreal where it is currently based.  The move is planned for the early part of 2018.

The Board of Directors extends its sincere thanks to outgoing Executive Director Carole Samdup, who has led the organization for more than five years and who is one its founding members.  Carole will remain part of the CTC team with advisory responsibility for the file on economic rights.

The Canada Tibet Committee is a federally-registered not-for-profit organization founded in 1987.  Its mandate is to defend and promote human rights in Tibet.

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Bio: Sherap Therchin

Sherap was born and grew up in Tibetan refugee communities in Nepal and came to Canada in 2015.  In Nepal, Sherap worked as Assistant Deputy Director of the Himalayan Society for Youth and Women Empowerment where he designed and monitored projects to empower indigenous women. He later moved to India to serve as Deputy Chief of Tibet Fund India, with responsibility for oversight and evaluation of USAID projects supporting education and healthcare in Tibetan refugee communities. Academically, Sherap obtained a Bachelor of Business Management from Bangalore University, and Master of Business Administration degree from PES University, India. In Canada, Sherap obtained a second Master degree in Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Queen’s University.  He has also worked in the office of Canadian MP Arif Virani, and as a proposal consultant at Agriteam Canada Ltd.

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