Karsten van Riezen, M.A.

Area Director for South Asia


  • M.A. (candidate) Intercultural Studies; Cook School for Intercultural Studies
  • M.A. Education; University of Utrecht; Utrecht, Netherlands
  • B.Ed. Education; Pedagogic Academy; Ede, Netherlands
  • Literacy Specialist Courses; SIL International, High Wycombe, England

Current Position

Area Director for South Asia, SIL International

Other experience

  • SIL South Asia Group; Facilitator of LCI network Facilitator (Last Command Initiative); India (2009 -2012)
  • SIL South Asia Group; Director; India/Nepal (2006-2009)
  • SIL South Asia Group; Associate Director for India (2000-2006)
  • Indian Institute for Cross Cultural Communication (IICCC); Board member ex-officio; India (2000-2006)
  • SIL South Asia Group; Liaison for language development initiatives; India (1998-2012)
  • SIL South Asia Group; Educational Consultant; Kumauni Language Project; India (1997-2004)
  • SIL Philippines; Literacy Specialist Matigsalug Literacy Project (1996-1997)

Other Affiliations and Relevant Experience

  • Lecturer at Wittenberg College; Netherlands (1993-1994)
  • Teacher Primary School; Netherlands (1998-1994)
  • Volunteer worker in education; Papua New Guinea, Thailand, Bangladesh (1987-1988)
  • Dutch Army; Military service; Netherlands (1986-1987)