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Ashbin Kumar Pudasaini

Expert Member

Former Advisor to Foreign Minister of Nepal, Former Training Head Nepal Bank Limited, Writer of Battimuni Ujalo Book, Organizational Development and Management, Appreciative Inquiry, Planning and Monitoring, Facilitation Expert, 20 Years of Teaching Experience, MBA, MA and M.Phil Degree

Atul K Thakur

Expert Member (India)

Mr. Thakur is a Policy & Management Professional (Nodal Coordinator, India-Nepal Centre & Joint Secretary, State Development Council, PHDCCI), Columnist and Writer with specialisation in the interface of economics and politics. His interest in writing and research is quite diverse and reaches to the areas of Public Policy & Affairs, Macroeconomic Policies, International Affairs and Sustainability, with special focus on South Asia. He is an alumnus, inter alia, of Banaras Hindu University and Pondicherry University and has worked across the sectors, spanning Public Policy & Affairs, Management Consultancy, Think Tank, Journalism; Publishing and Media. As an author/editor, India Now and in Transition (Niyogi Books, 2017) is his second and widely acclaimed book. In 2013, he edited India since 1947: Looking Back at a Modern Nation (Niyogi Books), a major non-fiction book on modern India. In 2021, he curated and edited (with Nepal’s Former Finance Minister

Azaya Bikram Sthapit, Prof. Dr.

Statistical Expert Member

Senior Professor, Former Statistics Department Head, Tribhuvan Universtity.

Bala Balachandran

Expert Member

Bala Balachandran was involved, at senior policy level, in leadership development, research, consultancy, education, talent management, for more than 45 years in Australia and India. Until his retirement in 2008 from the Australian Taxation Office - ATO [the largest federal government agency in Australia], he had been concurrently acting National CPD Manager/HRD Advisor. In these roles, he was responsible for nationally/regionally planning, coordinating, organizing and managing all professional development activities. Prior to migrating to Australia in 1986, he was with All India Management Association in New Delhi during 1963-86. He held various roles with this institution until he left them as Deputy Director General. He was responsible for over two decades in planning and organsing the prestigious Srinagar Advanced Management Programme, National Management Convention, National Competition for Young Managers since their inception. He was also the secretariat head of AAMO during 1968-71 and organized the Asian Management Conference in 1971 and the World Management Congress in 1978. For the past few years, he is also on marking panel of Australian Society for CPA for “Corporate Strategy & Leadership” paper at their exams. In Nov 2019, he was elected to the Regional Council of Victorian Multicultural Commission. He is a mentor with AMES for the past 7 years to help newly arriving migrants to settle in Australia as well as a mentor at the Leadership Program of Mentorloop. From June 2021, he is also on the Multicultural Advisory Committee of the Knox City Council. He has a BA and MBA from University of Delhi.

Basu Gautam

Expert Member

Basu Gautam, born and raised in the town of Bhairahawa near Lumbini is a motivated and creative individual with over fourteen years of experience working with Nepalese community within Nepal and the United States. He is an energetic, ambitious person who has developed a mature and responsible approach to any task that he undertakes. His past professional experiences include National Program Coordinator of Demo Finland ‘Youth Project’ in Nepal working closely with cross-party political youth and students of Nepal focusing on joint youth agenda and constructive dialogue, National Consultant of UNDP ‘Peace Building and Recovery Unit’ based in Kathmandu, Nepal consultant for United States Institute of Peace (USIP) working with security-sectors and civil society leaders and consultant for Princeton University’s ‘Innovation for Successful Societies’ research program in Nepal to name a few. He strongly believes in an ideal of freedom, peace, and happiness among and within all nations and/or people. Beside his professional life, he is heavily involved in volunteer work through Lumbini World Peace Forum, an organization he is currently President of. Lumbini World Peace Forum is dedicated to promoting peace and social justice through creativity, arts, innovation, cross-cultural dialogue and environmentalism. This is achieved by means of workshops, publications, projects, conferences, exhibitions and virtual activities by which we carry the message of peace into daily life. Lumbini World Peace Forum also organizes photo exhibitions frequently including of Mr. Gautam who is a passionate photographer. Mr. Gautam holds Bachelor Degree in Computer Science from Strayer University, USA.

Bimal Koirala, Dr.

Expert Member

Former Chief Secretary-GoN, Senior Economic Analyst, Former President-Management Association of Nepal, Former Chief-Management Development Centre.

Bishwa Mohan Acharya, Dr.

Expert Member

Dr. Acharya worked in Government Service for four and half years. Worked in Government cooperative organizations for 27 years. He has professional experience in project design, training, human resources management, administration, recruitment, livelihoods, research, marketing, cooperatives and microfinance. Dr. Acharya specialized in Research, training, project design and translation, administration, recruitment, human resource management, livelihoods, cooperatives, microfinance.

Deependra Bahadur Kshetry

Expert Member

Mr. Deependra Bahadur Kshetry is a former Governor of Nepal Rastra Bank, the central bank of Nepal. Mr. Kshetry began his career in Nepal's central bank in 1976, as deputy superintendent. He graduated, and headed for various departments, including Agricultural Development Bank, and was also an economic adviser in the research department. He became Managing Director of the General Services Department in 2004 and in the Monetary Management Department in 2007. From May to October 2007 he worked for Nepal's National Planning Commission (NPC). In addition, he has had many positions in other institutions. He was among others member of Nepal's National Development Council from 1992 to 1994, chairing the Eastern Rural Development Bank from 1995 to 1996, and a member of the Mid-Western Rural Development Bank from 2002 to 2004. He was also a member of the working group to assess the consequences of Nepal signed up in the WTO in 2004. Kshetry holds a Master of Arts degree in Social Economics and a Bachelor of Law degree from Tribhuvan University, as well as a MA in Agricultural Economics from the University of New England in Australia.

Dhirendra Pant

Expert Member

Mr. Dhirendra Pant is associated with Pant Global Consultancy as a Chief Executive Officer. He serves varieties of consultancy services pertaining to banking and business. Apart from this he is also involved at Lumbini World Peace Forum (LWPF) as a General Secretary and is also the Spokesperson of this organization. He is also member of Center for Diplomacy & Development (CDD) and Expert Member of Central Management Organization (CMO). He is also associated professionally as Marketing Consultant of Rise Media Network, and have also worked as a Remittance Business Consultant of NIC Asia Bank Ltd. He worked in active banking since 1999 to 2016 and till that period he worked as Chief of Operations and Head of Global Remittance business in various banks. Since, 2005 to 2008 he worked for Himalayan Bank Ltd. to promote the business of Himal Remit from Qatar. He also received “Outstanding Performance Award” for enhancing Himal Remit business in the year 2006 from Qatar for Himalayan Bank Ltd. In the year 2009-10 he was instrumental in performing best at Palpa where he have been able to make the bank as no. 1 commercial bank in Palpa. He was also involved in hosting and helping Admin. of the bank for the new branches of Himalayan Bank and few of them were Baglung Branch, Ghorahi Branch and Parsa Chitwan Branch. Since 2011 he was again in to remittance sector and worked as Head of Global Remittance at Century Commercial Bank Ltd. and formed Century Remit and take it to abroad for tie up. Then he worked at Grand Bank Nepal Ltd. As remittance Head and even Chief of Operations. He travelled lot many countries from the bank to promote Grand Remit. Then he travelled many parts of the Gulf for the business promotions of Boom Remit. He was instrumental in tie up, business promotions of remittance and key expert in remittance for Nepal. Apart from working in Nepal in various banks, Mr. Pant has also worked in countries like Qatar, UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait, and Oman. He is also named as a Seasoned Banker, Remit Expert, and First International Cricket Commentator of Nepal. Mr. Pant has also worked as Lecturer at Ace Institute of Management and Nobel College in Kathmandu. He is now providing trainings about banking operations & remittance to the bankers, digital media marketing training to the college students and training for NGO/INGO. He also provides training to various college students and Central Department of Management in TU for the MBA students. Ironically, Mr. Pant has worked in four different commercial banks namely NCC Bank Ltd., Himalayan Bank Ltd., Century Commercial Bank Ltd., and Grand Bank Nepal Ltd. (Now Prabhu Bank Ltd.). He have also consulted four other commercial banks in remittance business of the banks. He also worked as a MD at Boom Remittance company for four and half years. He has 23 years of experience in the banking and remittance fields.

Dil Prasad Shrestha, Dr.

Expert Member

Dr. Dil Prasad Shrestha is a Nepal-based Management Consultant with 38 years experience in research, training and consultancy services in the field of engineering, management, organization development, education management, training, and project monitoring and evaluation with detailed knowledge of management consultancy. He has hands-on experience in designing and conducting research studies and project evaluations.

Dilip Raj Paudel

Expert Member

Mr Paudel is a Act. Senior Manager (Branch Chief at Pokhara Branch) at Employee Provident Fund (EPF), Nepal where he has been working since 1985 in different positions. During his service, he has been involved and gained professional knowledge and skills in auditing, financing matters, human resource development, social security, policy making, among others.

Dipankar Sherpa

Expert Member

Dipankar Sherpa is the Principal Trainer at Rock Solid Business Solution Private Limited. He has been involved in corporate trainings and consulting internationally in the areas of leadership, team building, total quality management and performance management. His professional qualifications include Malaysian HRDF Certified Professional Trainer. He is also a lead auditor for ISO Quality Management Systems (QMS) 9001 standards under International Register of Certified Auditors (IRCA) of United Kingdom and Registrar Accreditation Board and Quality Society of Australasia (RABQSA). He is also a researcher on eastern philosophies and their best practices.

Dwarika Upreti, Dr.

Expert Member

Professor of Management, Master of Business Studies (MBS) Simara College, Bara Napal.

Janak Raj Shah, Dr.

Expert Member

Former Hon'ble Member of National Planning Commission, Chief Executive Officer, Agricultural Development Bank Limited, Former President, Management Association of Nepal (MAN), Founder President, National Management Council (NMC).

Madan Manandhar, Dr.

Expert Member

Dr. Madan Manandhar. Senior Faculty at the British College. Dr. Manandhar has delivering speech on Motovation, challenges and entrepreneur.

Mannsi Agrawal

Expert Member

Mannsi Agrawal is an international corporate trainer, communications coach, transformational speaker, award winning film maker, voiceover artist and brand strategist. She believes in the power of words and is mostly seen with a microphone or a pen in her hand

Matrika Prasad Niraula

Expert Member

Senior Lawyer and Advocate. Senior Trainer

Narayan BC

Expert Member

Mr. BC is Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Expert, He has worked extensively in the area of policy making, urban development, public financial management, local governance, public procurement and monitoring & evaluation. Similarly, he is working as a procurement expert in the different organization, prepared guideline/manual of public procurement and senior trainer of public procurement sector under GoN rules and regulation as well as KfW, World Bank and ADB.

Narayan Kumar Bhattarai

Insurance Expert Member

Former Chief Executive Officer at Gurans Life Insurance Co. Ltd, Former Deputy General Manager at Gurans Life Insurance Co. Ltd, Former Branch manager at Life Insurance Corporation (Nepal) Ltd, Studied Bachelor of Science (Hons) Physics at Nowrosjee Wadia college,pune-1, Studied MBA - Master in Business Administration at MIMS India

Nirajan Kandel

Insurance and Banking Expert Member

Dy, CEO at Reliance Life. Former Manager - Standard Chartered Bank. 16 years in Financial Services.

Nirmala Dhakal

Expert Member

Lecturer, Sociologist, Trainer.

Purushottam Dahal, Prof.

Expert Member

Professor, Tribhuvan University, Senior Journalist, Senior Political Analyst

R. Manandhar

Expert Member: Author: Conscious Leadership: A Journey Within

R. Manandhar is a professional trainer, executive life coach and psychological counselor. With two decades of leadership and managerial experience in international organizations under his belt, he has been helping people better develop their personal and professional excellence for the last seven years. His programs have touched the lives of hundreds of people, who claim to have been positively transformed following their participation. While leading ‘Kabule-the Wise Leader’ (training organization), he is the focal person in designing and delivering trainings particularly on leadership, management and team building exercises. He is also a certified NLP trainer from ICTA and Makani Academy (Denmark and Cyprus). He has received trainings on inspiring leadership, Gestalt, mindfulness and Positive Psychology from internationally reputed trainers. Besides, Manandhar is also a writer. He has been a regular columnist in several magazines on leadership and personal development. He contributed to The Himalayan Times (Nepal’s No. 1 English daily) as a columnist of the ‘Leadership League’ for about ten years. His notable literary works in Nepali are Kshitiz-ko Sparsh (A Touch of the Horizon) and Kavita-ma Akash (Sky in Poems). Manandhar has been a Buddhist monk for five years studying and practicing Buddhism in Thailand. He has studying Eastern philosophy and practicing yoga and meditations. R. Manandhar delivers programs on: Leadership Team building Management/Supervisory skills Mindfulness at workplace Stress Management (Joy at Work) Staff retreat facilitation (team building events)

Rabin Kumar Acharya, Dr.

Expert Member

Capacity Development Professional, Researcher, Academician, Mentor, Trainer, Motivator, Founding Director at ICA Research&Development

Rabindra Ghimire, Dr.

Insurance Expert Member

Dr. Rabindra Ghimire is Associate Professor of Finance and insurance in Pokhara University. He has more than 35 years of experiences in different sectors like development sector, public services, teaching, research, administration. He is former Chairman of Nepal Reinsurance Company (State owned enterprises). He is known as the expert in the area of insurance and risk management, social finance, research, managing people and motivating the workforce.

Rajan Koirala

Expert Member

Rajan Koirala is a certified NLP Practitioner and Discovery Coach, working in the areas of Marketing, Brand, Communications, Human Capital, Management Consulting, Personal and Organizational Development, Counseling and Media for over a decade and half. He currently serves Mindset Cube as Founder/Chief Mindset Officer, former Chief Business Officer at Edusanjal, Marketing and Communications Head at merojob. He is also an advisor to Nepal Youth Council, University Board Chair at AIESEC Nepal, Skills Facilitator at SkillLab, President at Lions Club of Kathmandu Lotus-RC 2021-22, Founding Executive Member of HCDPN and member of many other organizations. He has trained 50,000+ youths, executives, managers in Nepal in the areas of Communications, Personality Development, Leadership and Motivation, Emotional Intelligence, Team Building, Time Management, Work Efficiency and more. Mr. Koirala has received his BA in Journalism, minoring in English Literature and Psychology, from UT Arlington and Master’s in Journalism from University of North Texas, Denton, USA. He is well known as but not limited to SoftSkills Trainer, Panel Moderator, Emcee, Passionate StoryTeller, Mentor and a Counselor.

Ram Raj Upadhyay, Dr.

Expert Member

Dr. Upadhyay is a banker by profession having experience over 30 years in Commercial Banks. He worked at Nepal Investment Bank Ltd., (NIBL) (previously known as Nepal Indosuez Bank Ltd., a subsidiary of Credit Agricole Indosuez Paris, France), Kathmandu, Nepal since 1992 and he has also worked at HSBC Bank Plc., UK at Trade Service Centre in 2006. Dr. Upadhyay has a good understanding of International Banking Business practices/rules, corporate credit, Retail Credit, SMEs, Retail Marketing, Trade Financing, and operations of a commercial bank. He is a resource to train for Trade Finance, Operational risk management, Retail Marketing/Lending, SMEs, and Corporate Credit. He has published numerous research-based articles in international Journals.

Ramesh Kumar Bhandari, Dr.

Expert Member

Dr. Bhandari is a Senior-Level executive with extensive finance, administration and public accounting experience in financial service sector working with Board of Directors, Banks, Financial Institutions & Attorneys. Innovative research knowledge of Banking, capital market and valuation of securities. Proven ability to new business setup, improve operation, impact business growth and maximize profit through achievement in financial management, cost reduction, internal control and efficiency improvement. Strong qualification in financial management, business planning & strategy development, System technology design & Implementation, and staff development/leadership.

Resham Raj Regmi, Dr.

Expert Member

Former Deputy Director of Nepal Rastra Bank, Member of the Supreme Court Bar Association Executive Committee.

Roopesh Shrestha

Expert Member

Associate Director Learning & Development at Radisson Hotel Kathmandu.

Santosh Poudel

Expert Member

Mr. Poudel is a business economist cum behavioral change expert and certified corporate researcher, faculty of business research, data analyst, M-TOT instructor, business coach and a business development specialist. His research interests have focused both on Business Economics & Social Science. He has spent more than 20 years in the field of business and behavioral research, facilitation, leadership and motivation (transnational approach). He has done in depths study in Nepali context on change and persistence -- how and why business organizations and their components change and persist through time. He specializes in awaking teams to reach their full potential; facilitating extraordinary results through strategic planning, leadership development, team performance improvement and individual coaching. In the course of his impressive career in various private, public, academic and nongovernmental agencies, he has worked closely with a diversity of Luminaries such as Politicians, Government Authorities, Entrepreneur's, CEO's, Manager and Top-Level Employees of BFIS’s, I /NGOs to lead happy, successful and stress-free life.

Sateesh Kumar Ojha, Prof. Dr.

Expert Member

Professor, Faculty of Business and Accountancy, Lincoln University College.

Shiva Adhikari

Expert Member

Former Division Chief at Agriculture Development Bank Limited.

Shreedhar Gautam, Prof. Dr.

Expert Member

Professor, Tribhuvan University.

Shyam Bahadur Katuwal, Prof Dr.

Expert Member

Retd. Professor Faculty of Management, Tribhuvan University Retd. Professor and Dean, Faculty of Management, Purbanchal University

Sugarika KC

Expert Member

Mrs. KC received the title of Miss Nepal in 2005. She has been providing training to the employees of various offices covering the theoretical and practical aspects of office etiquette. She has achieved excellent efficiency in motivation, communication skills and public speaking and has been providing training as an expert member in the corporate sector, business sector and other sector for a long time. She has been providing training to top level to junior level employees in many aspects of office behavior, physical demeanor and personality development. Mrs. K.C. is engaging in producing and broadcasting programs on FM, Radio and Television. She is also known as an excellent Master of Ceremony in Nepal.

Surendra Thapa

Expert Member

Deputy Chief Executive Officer at Ajod Insurance Limited Former Chairman-NIDC Capital Market Ltd, Former BoD-Rastriya Beema Sansthan and works at School of Environmental Science and Management Fmr. Industrial Districts Management Limited

Susil Dev Subedi

Insurance Expert Member

Mr. Susil Dev Subedi is currently the Director of Supervision, Agriculture and Microinsurance, Re-insurance/ Research Department, Nepal Insurance Authority (former Beema Samiti) Insurance Regulatory Authority of Nepal. He has been associated with Beema Samiti since 2063-01-03, where he has worked under various departments in different capacities. He has headed different core departments such as Regulation, HR, Governance Department, Policy and Monitoring Department as well as Research and Development. He was promoted to Director since 2076-01-18. Apart from this, Mr. Subedi has around 20 years of teaching experience in different universities and colleges, including Ace Institute of Management, Pokhara University. He obtained Masters in Business Studies (MBS) degree from Tribhuwan University, Nepal in 2060 BS. He has published several books related to management which include Entrepreneurship Development (2061), Business Environment (2061) and Business Strategy (2062) amongst others. He has published a number of articles specially focused in Insurance.

Vishnu Khanal, Prof. Dr.

Expert Member

Chairman, Central Department of Management Almuni, FOM, T.U. Ex. Chairman, Marketing Subject Committee, FOM, T.U. Ex. Executive Member: Management Association of Nepal Advisor: Palpali Samaj, Kathmandu Advisor: Eco-Core Credit and Cooperative Limited, Kathmandu Advisor: Bancharetar Credit and Cooperative Limited, Kathmandu Advisor: Lions Club of Anugaman, Kathmandu Life Member: Nepal Red-cross Society Life Member: Nepal Tuberculosis Association