Shikha Bhatnagar, Executive Director of the South Asian Network

Shikha Bhatnagar, Executive Director of the South Asian Network

Executive Director of the South Asian Network
Shikha Bhatnagar is the Executive Director of the South Asian Network (SAN), one of the oldest South Asian community-based organizations in the United States. She has over 20 years of experience working with global stakeholders across all sectors, and has held a number of executive leadership roles with innovative non-profit organizations in the U.S. and India, such as Teach For India and Akshaya Patra, the world’s largest NGO run school lunch program. As a nonprofit leader, Shikha has raised crucial support and built strategic partnerships for the important causes she represented in fields such as education, civic engagement, and sustainable development. In addition to her nonprofit work, she spent five years at the U.S. Department of Commerce as a Presidential Management Fellow in the International Trade Administration, where she represented the U.S. textile and apparel industry in bilateral trade agreements and market access cases across the Middle East/North Africa, Australia, and Asia. Shikha received her Master of International Affairs degree from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, where she focused on economic and political development. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, where she double-majored in International Relations and Political Science, with a focus on U.S. foreign policy and global security.