Sudarshan Reddy, Country Director, Bangladesh

Born to a conservative upper caste Hindu family in India, Sudarshan Reddy accepted Christ at 17. Ever since, he has faithfully followed Jesus, serving him both through the Church as well as Christian INGOs.

Over the past 27 years, he has worked in community development, nationally and regionally. His experience ranges from Development Projects, Disaster Management, DME. In his role at Tearfund, he provides strategic leadership as Bangladesh’s Country Director and Regional Director.

Sudarshan has a five year Degree in Theology and two Masters Degrees, in Sociology and Human Resource Management. He has a strong background in majority Hindu, Muslim, and Buddhist contexts, including Afghanistan, Vietnam, Laos & China.

Managing and coaching cross cultural teams, Sudarshan represents Tearfund in many unfavorable and hostile/fragile contexts, yet he remains passionate about preaching and leading devotions & Bible studies and christian leadership retreats.

Currently, he serves on the Board of Dhaka International Christian Church (DICC). Previously, he served on his church’s  Board in India, and on the Boards of International Community of Christians in Kabul (ICCK) and the Evangelical Church of Bangkok (ECB). 

Sudarshan and his wife, Esther Rani, have been happily married for 33 years. They’ve been blessed with a son and daughter - and he recently became a grandfather!


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