Dr. Tulsi Dharel – STAR Fellow

Tulsi Dharel was born in the country of Mt. Everest in a middle-class family that always leveraged him from being an initiator and activist in helping change people lives. He has been a leader, manager, and advocate in last 25+ years of his successful career. Tulsi Dharel has obtained his Ph.D., in Marketing and holds a Masters in Business Administration (MBA). Dr. Dharel is a dedicated and committed social person who carries 25+ years of experience in business development and social inclusiveness. He immigrated to Canada in 2000 with his wife and son.  Beginning of his career, he has always been consistent in different endeavors, including advocacy for youth and helping entrepreneurs to succeed in their goals. He himself comes from a family background of business and social activism, which has also helped smooth guidance people in need.  In his youth, he has well represented the youth communities that were searching for recognition and acknowledgment of their contribution to society. He has played a crucial role in bringing isolated people together and integrating them into the mainstream.

Dr. Dharel holds the vast experience in teaching since 1987, nationally and internationally.  His areas of interest are International Marketing, Marketing Research, and Sales & Promotion. He has published several publications and articles focusing on these areas. Besides teaching, he has quite extensive experience as a consultant, a business entrepreneur, a mentor, public speaker including keynotes, and a trainer.

Dr. Dharel has received several awards and acknowledgment of his hard work and commitment to making a change. Just to name of few, major awarded “International Leo (Youth) of the Year” by Lions Clubs International, USA 1992. The Mongolian government has awarded “Honorary Medal”, the highest medal for a foreign citizen, for his outstanding performance supporting public enterprises in building their Marketing niche while he was working as a senior International Marketing consultant in Mongolia. In 2017, he was awarded as “Outstanding Asian Canadian Award” by Canadian Multicultural Council and this year (2018) he was selected for “Top 75 Canadian Immigrant award” by Immigration Canada.

Currently, he is teaching at Centennial College, Toronto, Canada since 2007 as a Full-Time Professor of Marketing. He had taught at George Brown College (2006-2011), Toronto, Welfare Laurier University, Waterloo (2000-2001), Mongolian National University, Mongolia (2002-2004), Tribhuvan University, Nepal (1987-1999). As a well-experienced teaching professional, he has always been able to translate teaching rhythm and its notion in mobilizing, encouraging and influencing community and people.  Besides, of his teaching profession, Dr. Dharel is actively involved in helping and guiding community-based local & national level Nepalese organizations by offering them his selfless support, encouragement and time. Currently, he holds a vice-president position of Canadian Multicultural Council, Vice-President of Association of Nepalese in Americas.