Surath Giri is the co-founder and president of Nepal Prosperity Institute, based in Kathmandu, Nepal. Surath became introduced to the ideas of free market and liberty when he joined Samriddhi Foundation, in 2008. He worked at Samriddhi in various positions for more than six years before leaving to start his own venture, an audiovisual production company called Onion Films Nepal and a translation and research agency called Nepal Language and Research Solutions. At Samriddhi, Surath was involved in designing and delivering curriculum for Arthalaya, a five-day residential workshop on entrepreneurship for college and university students. He was also involved in producing articles and research papers related to the working areas of the organization. Surath has published more than 25 op-eds in various national dailies of Nepal, as well as several research papers. A passionate defender and promoter of classical liberal ideas, he has also been blogging for more than seven years. In 2012, Surath won the Grand Prize in an international video contest organized by Free To Choose Network to commemorate the 100th birthday of Milton Friedman. In 2013, Surath was inducted into Global Shapers, a community of exceptional young leaders initiated by the World Economic Forum.