Ekanath Khatiwada is a development professional with an international profile, with more than 20 years of experience both in Africa and Asia regions. He has worked with various international development agencies including the UN agencies and implemented a wide range of development programs/projects such as; promoting various rural agribusiness enterprises, renewable energy enterprise technologies, tourism value chains, youth employment innovation fund, and market-based approach.
He has contributed to the development and dissemination (including publishing) of various best practice models of the private sector and youth entrepreneurship development.
Anal Raj Bhattarai completed Chartered Accountancy from Institute of Chartered accountants of India in May 1995. He has since been involved in banking, corporate advisory, and policy advocacy. Bhattarai has a wide array of practice areas ranging from local to foreign investment management and establishment of banks. Currently he is working as CEO, N.R.N Nepal Development Fund (NDF).
Over the years, he has established three banks. He served as the founding Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Commerz and Trust Bank Nepal Ltd and Sanima Bank and as the founding general manager of Clean Energy Development Bank. With years of experience as a CEO, he keeps abreast of the economic development of Nepal, with an in-depth insight on development in Nepal. His unique insight has helped banks under his leadership to grow and flourish. He had served Nepal Bank Limited as its chief manager. As a Certified Trainer of Microfinance (MFTOT), he has conducted diagnostic review of few microfinances.
He is a national council member of the Confederation of Nepalese Industries (CNI) and the Chairman of Banking and Finance Committee of CNI. He has worked as a Senior Financial Sector advisor at the Financial Sector Stability Programme (FSSP). FSSP, is one of the components UK – Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, Accelerating Investment and Infrastructure in Nepal). He has worked as a Senior Financial Market expert at Nepal Energy Efficiency Programme (NEEP) under Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammen arbe. Further, he has served as a senior advisor at various national and international organizations.
In addition to this, he has been instrumental in suggesting and advocating various policy reforms. He strongly believes that knowledge sharing and disseminating knowledge to the business fraternity and stakeholders, through academic presentations and publications, will improve the business environment. He firmly believes that human resources are the most valuable assets for the success of organization.
Dr. Manish Thapa is a leading expert in strategy building and execution. He has Post-Doctorate Degree in International Relations from University of Warsaw – Poland; Doctorate degree in International Relations specialization in Political Economy from University of Tokyo – Japan. He serve as Board of Directors at Laxmi Bank where he heads Risk Management Committee and member of Audit Committee. He is also Board of Directors of Asian Institute of Management Technology (AITM). He has over 15 years working in academia including United Nations University for Peace in Costa Rica, University of Warsaw in Poland, Tribhuvan University in Nepal, McGill University in Canada and University of Notre Dame in USA. His core specialization lies on business negotiation, deal sourcing, business strategy formulation & execution and public relations.
Rupesh has broad experience as an Assistant Professor and visiting faculty of more than nine years of progressive professional experience in design, implementation and supervision of education, training, and research projects in the field of entrepreneurship and marketing at the graduate level. He is the chief architect for the Idea Studio Lab Based Incubation Curriculum. His specific areas of expertise include New Venture Creation, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Consumer Behavior, Product and Brand Management, and teach these courses to MBA students at Kathmandu University School of Management. His research interests are in entrepreneurial development models, entrepreneurial ecosystems, consumer behavior, and branding. He is currently involved in entrepreneurship education programmes with Oulu University, Finland; and MIT, USA. He finished his MPhil in Management and eMBA from Kathmandu University School of Management and his BSc from University of Nebraska at Kearney. He is also a founder member of Nepal Agri Business Innovation Center and director in different social organizations and startup companies. He also coaches and mentors startup companies on a regular basis. He is also involved with different companies and institutions as investor, advisor, mentor, and a board member.
Mr. Lok Raj Sharma is an intelligent, hard-worker and innovative person. He is originally from Jumla, Nepal and working as an entrepreneur in several organizations since few years. He has excellent performance in his educational and social sector. He got the number one excellent student record in International Business Academy from 2008-2012 in Copenhagen, Denmark. He has Masters Degree in International Business Management from University of UK, Diploma in leadership from Denmark and Diploma in Civil Engineering from IOE, Nepal. Currently he is working as a board of director in Reewire International ApS which is a fintech company running in 16 country beside that he is operating the International Trading IVS, Itoffer.dk and Woolliving.com in Denmark. In Nepal he is working as a Managing director of Nepal Payment Solution Pvt. Ltd. Which is in a mission of becoming service and payment hub in Nepal. Board of director in Builder 360 Nepal, a construction and real estate company, board of director in Nepal investment fund Ltd, Founder and board of director of Nrn lagubitta bittiye santha ltd.(D grade Bank). Chairperson in Lower Mid Rawa Khola Hydro Pvt. Ltd. He is leading and representing Nepalese entrepreneur in Scandinavia and Asian region. He is working as a convenor for social entrepreneurship development sub Committee in the global organization NRNA. He is a Founder president of Ropni Youth Club, Nepal.
Doctor in Business Administration from USA, worked as an insurance professional in Nepal before going overseas for MBA. Worked as financial advisor business advisor and management consultant in USA and Canada. He is very enthusiastic for financial technology and e-commerce integration. Ten year of experience in management consulting and corporate advising.
Doctor of Business Administration- California, USA (E-commerce)
Master of Economic – Florida, USA- (General)
Master of Business Administration- Florida, USA- (Consumer Behaviour and E-commerce)
Managing Partner- Revive Management Nepal
Co-Founder- Sajilo Meds
Co-Founder- Sajilo Meals
Management consulting- focused on retail re-engineering and e-commerce integration
Experienced in business research & strategic adaptation and digital transformation