Nikhil Lakhanpal (MSB ’13) was chosen as the next CEO of the Georgetown University Alumni and Student Federal Credit Union on Jan. 15.

Lakhanpal has been a GUASFCU intern since the fall of 2009, when he was selected as a member of the term’s teller class. He later joined the member service and information technology departments, and he currently serves as vice president of information technology. He will effectively become CEO March 1.

“I’m excited to work with the six other board members, who are not only some of the smartest and coolest people I’ve ever met, but share a passion to make the credit union a better place,” he said. “They all understand that being on the board is not just about this upcoming year but about building on 29 years of hard work and dedication.”

Lakhanpal hopes to improve customer service by implementing a remote technology deposit system and smart phone application.

He is also determined to improve the intern experience.

“GUASFCU wouldn’t be possible without the hard work of its interns,” he said. “It’s our job as the Board of Directors to make sure we’re recruiting the best people on campus and to make sure that for the people we recruit, the credit union experience is worth remembering.”

Outgoing CEO Katie Cohen (COL ’12) believes that Lakhanpal will be a great asset to GUASFCU in the future.

“The nominating committee is very proud of the incoming Board of Directors and confident that the credit union is poised for continued success,” she wrote in an email.

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