Mr. Paneru has vast experience in charity management as well as in developing educational institution. He is the founding President (pro-bono) of Ullens Education Foundation in Kathmandu that established Ullens School in 2006. Established with the philanthropic investment from Baron Guy Ullens of Belgium, the Ullens School is well known for its unique financial model, an extraordinary social enterprise and philosophy of inclusiveness.
Additionally, Mr. Paneru served a term as a board member in Central Child Welfare Board of Nepal. He also served as an expert member in the High Level Task Force that was formed by the Ministry of Education in chairmanship of the Education Minister, to recommend education reform policies once the country entered into Federal System.
He is a graduate of University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK where he earned his M.A. in International Child Welfare in auspicious of British Chevening Scholarship. Born and raised in a humble farming family in rural Gorkha District of Nepal, Som is one of the nine siblings in the family. He always received education through the help of others which has left within him a huge sense of ‘giving back’ to his own society.