Tej is the founder of Volunteer Society Nepal and the director of Everest Foundation Nepal. He is originally from the Solukhumbu district in Eastern Nepal. Tej has more than 15 years’ experience working in local and international aid organizations. Tej started his career as a Nepali language Instructor for expatriate staff of companies such as Language Training Institute and United Mission to Nepal. Tej then worked as admin & finance officer with the British charity Global Action Nepal and as a program officer with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). He left the ICRC in 2008 to focus full time on Volunteer Society Nepal (VSN) and Everest Foundation Nepal.