Binaya Dhakal joined WRI in March 2013. Prior to WRI, Binaya worked as Staff Accountant with Association of Science-Technology Center in Washington DC, for over 5 years. He also worked as Finance Officer with the Danish International Development Assistance (DANIDA) funded project Natural Resources Sector Assistance Program in Kathmandu, Nepal for 9 years.

Binaya has an MBA from the Institute for Executive Development IEDE (Class locations: IEDE, Madrid, Tongji University, Shanghai and University of California, Irvine).