Nomination and Election Committee (NEC)

2015-2016

Ashish Bhan, Chairman

Mr. Ashish BhanMr. Ashish Bhan and his wife Dr. Bhavika Chowdhury Bhan live in Leawood, Kansas. They have two daughters Ashvika and Bhavya. Ashvika will go to middle school this fall and Bhavya is in elementary school. Mr. Bhan has a Bachelor’s in Engineering from NIT Punjab and a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Kansas. He has more than 20 years of experience in wireless industry and currently works as Director, Business Development and Sales at Amdocs. Mr. Bhan has 42 patents awarded by the US Patent Office to his credit. He is a Trustee of “SETU”, a non-profit organization in India, whose mission is to skill and empower the Unserved in India – http://www.mysetu.org.

Dr. Hari K. Bhat, Member

Hari K. BhatDr. Hari K. Bhat and his wife Mrs. Nimee Kotha Bhat are life members of KOA. They live in Leawood, Kansas. They have two children Abhinav and Simi. Abhinav (Sunny) is married to Valeen and they live in New York City. Simi lives and works in Washington DC. The Bhats moved to US in 1986 and have earlier lived in Texas, California and New York. Dr. Bhat earned his Ph.D. degree in Biochemistry from the University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston. He currently teaches at the University of Missouri-Kansas City and his work on breast cancer has been supported by National Cancer Institute, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and several non-profit organizations. Dr. Bhat has been an active member of KOA. He has written one book on Kashmiri Bhajans and contributed a chapter to a book entitled “Destruction and Injustice: The Tribulations of Kashmiri Pandits”. Both of these books were published by KOA. Dr. Bhat has previously served as the chair of KOA NEC.

Shashi Bhat, Member

Shashi BhatMr. Shashi Bhat lives with his wife Dimpika Tikku Bhat in Overland Park, Kansas. They have two sons Pumposh and Ankush. Pumposh will be a freshman this year at KU School of Engineering and Ankush a junior in high school. Mr. Bhat is an engineering graduate in Computer Science from the University of Mysore, and has an MBA from Ottawa University. He has more than 20 years of professional experience in IT and is currently working with Terracon as an IT Manager.

Deepak Nehru, Member

Deepak NehruMr. Deepak Nehru lives in Overland Park, Kansas. He has a BE in Electronics Engineering from the University of Pune, MS in Business Intelligence from the University of Colorado at Denver and an MBA degree in operations strategy from National Taiwan University. Mr. Nehru is currently working with Sprint in IT domain as Business Analytics Consultant. Mr. Nehru is married to Mrs. Anita Koul who is currently pursuing her Masters’ in Public Administration at Columbia University in New York.