Chris Fussner is President/Owner of TransTechnology Pte Ltd, with operations in 15 countries throughout Asia and North America. He first came into contact with Nepal during an epic backpacking trip in 1973. He subsequently changed his course of study at George Washington University, where he received his BA in Asian studies and Chinese language. He also holds an MIM/MBA from Thunderbird School of International Management in Industrial Marketing, Asian studies, and Chinese language. He is on the board of directors of the International Republican Institute (IRI), and is the RNC representative to the International Democrat Union (IDU), both organizations tasked with defending democracy worldwide. Chris is also a longtime advisor to and sole benefactor of the Jesuit mobile clinic program in Nepal, which provides basic healthcare to over 127,000 people per year.