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Welcome New Associate, Dr. Gambhir Bhatta

We're thrilled to welcome our most recent addition to the Ardean Consulting Group team, Dr. Gambhir Dev Bhatta. Gambhir will be heading up our public sector initiatives both in the U.S. and abroad.


With over 30 years of experience in governance, public policy and public sector management, Gambhir has extensive knowledge management experience in advisory, policy planning, and program/project development and management realms across 4 continents.


Recently retired from the Asian Development Bank (ADB), Gambhir served as the Chief of the Bank’s Knowledge Advisory Services Center (KASC) and simultaneously as an Advisor in ADB’s Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department. Dr. Bhatta led various missions to design development projects and programs in Asia, and contributed directly to a portfolio of more than two billion dollars in programming in the broad areas of governance and public management, including public financial management, anticorruption, SOE reforms, and local governance. He also led the design of about 15 technical assistance projects at ADB, with a combined resource allocation of more than ten million dollars.

Prior to joining the Asian Development Bank, Gambhir served as Senior Advisor in the New Zealand public service.

A citizen of New Zealand, Gambhir is currently Visiting Professor at the Kathmandu University School of Management, in Kathmandu, Nepal, and an Adjunct Senior Research Fellow at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy in Singapore.

Gambhir is the author of several books, including ‘...Those that fix the lights’ – The Practice of Public Sector Management in Developing Asia (Routledge, ADB, and ADB Institute, 2019); and International Dictionary of Public Management and Governance (M. E. Sharpe, New York, 2006).


He has a Dual Masters Degree in Economics and Political Science from Bowling Green State; and a PhD in Public and International Affairs from the University of Pittsburgh, as well as Advanced Certificates in Applied Public Policy, Urban and Regional Development, and Asian Studies, also from the University of Pittsburgh.

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