Bhojraj Pokharel is the former chairman of Nepal’s election commission (2006-2009). He holds an M.A in public administration from Harvard University and economics from Tribhuwan University, Nepal, and is a Harvard Kennedy School Mason Fellow and Jennings Randolph Senior Fellow at the United States Institute of Peace. Bhojraj played a key role in integrating the Maoist rebels into democratic electoral processes and was one of the key architects to make Nepal’s elected bodies most inclusive and representative. He also co-led the Carter Center’s 2015 Electoral Observation Mission to Myanmar and served as a member of the UN Secretary General’s High-Level Panel to Bangladesh during the 2008 elections and Southern Sudan’s referenda process (2010-2011). He is a member of the Kofi Annan Foundation’s Electoral Integrity Initiative’s Core Team.