Former Deputy Country Representative - Operations, Afghanistan

Prem Kumar left the Foundation in February, 2016.

Prem Kumar has been with The Asia Foundation for over 16 years serving first as Director of Finance and Administration of the Cambodia office for three and a half years, five years as Director of Finance, Grants and Administration in Afghanistan, two years as Regional Finance Director managing the Program Finance Group based in Sri Lanka and two years as Director of Finance and Administration of the Bangladesh Office and recently as the Chief Finance Officer for over two and a half years in TAF Afghanistan Office managing an annual budget of over $20m. Prior to joining The Asia Foundation Prem Kumar was working for PACT Cambodia as Director Finance for six years and Holt International for a year as Accountant/Office Manager in Cambodia. In Sri Lanka, Prem Kumar’s expertise was with private companies and audit firms. He is a trainer on finance, grants and administration and has carried out special assignments in East Timor, China, Pakistan, South Korea, Nepal, Philippines, Indonesia, UK, USA and Mongolia.

Education: Prem Kumar is a member of the Association of Accounting Technicians, Sri Lanka and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka (Intermediary level). He also holds a Certificate in Computer Programming from University of Colombo, Sri Lanka.