Mr. Raju Kumar Shiwakoti, FCA – Chairman
Mr. Raju Kumar Shiwakoti is a distinguished name in the field of Chartered Accountancy. He completed CA from The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, Bombay, India and has 23 years of experience in public accounting/auditing, business consulting and education. He has rendered his professional service in multi-national companies, government and development agencies, diplomatic mission, corporation, banks and financial institutions.
Mr. Shiwakoti is associated with JBRH & Co., Chartered Accountants and their professional expertise lies in Government accounting & reporting system development, business accounting, hydropower financial analysis & controlling, tax management and training.
Mr. Shiwakoti was appointed as Board Member (Technical Sector) of Beema Samiti (Nepal Insurance Board), Nepal Government (March 2007 to February 2011). Also appointed as a Consultant in Financial Controller General Office (under Ministry of Finance) to implement piloting Nepal Public Sector Accounting Standard (NPSAS) in Nepal Government Accounting and Reporting, a project supported by World Bank in August 2013 to implement International Public Sector Accounting Standard in Nepal Govt.
With in-depth knowledge, expertise and enormous experience, Mr. Shiwakoti is involved in wide many companies, organizations and associations. He is the Founder Director and Promoter of Reliance Education Network Group, Ina Center Nepal Pvt. Ltd. and Deerwalk Institute of Technology Ltd. Besides business interests, he is also attached with Social Organizations as members of ISKON Nepal, Patanjali Yog Peeth and Rotary Club of Kathmandu North. Furthermore, he has membership of several professional societies – Fellow member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nepal, Member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and Life Member of The Association of Chartered Accountants of Nepal.
Mr. Shiwakoti is also a visiting faculty in various management colleges and a respected resource person. He frequently contributes as column writer for ‘Abhiyan’ (Economics daily).
Mrs. Indira Shrestha (Maskey), Ph.D – Director
Dr. Indira Maskey is an academician and Associate Professor by profession. She has earned Ph.D (“Socio Economic Status of Women Entrepreneurs in Kathmandu Metropolis”) and Master’s degree (Economics) from Tribhuvan University. Currently, she is associated with Ratna Rajya Laxmi Campus, Tribhuvan University.
Dr. Maskey has participated in several training, seminar and programs in Nepal and abroad. She has successfully carried out many research activities besides publishing books, research works and articles in her dignified career. In the process, she has been to countries like China, Colombia, Dubai, France, Hong Kong, India, Philippines, Qatar, South Korea, Singapore, Switzerland, Thailand and USA.
Dr. Maskey has served and been attached with many professional associations in different capacity – Member (Curriculum Development of Economics, Higher Secondary Education Board, Nepal Govt), Team Member (Nepal Electricity Authority, Ministry of Energy, Government of Nepal), Senate member (Tribhuvan University Senate), Standing Committee Member (Subject Committee of Economics, Centre Department of Economics, Faculty of Humanities & Social Science, Office of the Dean, TU), Central Member (Tribhuvan University Teacher Association, TUTA), Team Member (Karar Sewama Karyarata Shikchak Sambandhi Adhyayan Karyadal, TU), Team Member (Peer Review Team / PRT, University Grants Commission (UGC, Nepal), Member (Management Committee of Girls Education Fund, University Grants Commission (UGC, Nepal), Member Advisory Committee (Federation of Nepal Cottage and Small Industries (FNCSI), Member (Rural Development Foundation / RDF), Board Member (Alliance for Aid Monitor Nepal), Advisor (Sopan Saving and Credit Cooperative Ltd), Resource person (Observation of the Constituent Assembly Election in Nepal, General Election Observation Committee / GEOC), Founder Chairperson (Society for Environment, Women and Children / SEWAC), member (Cultural Committee, Nepal National Commission for UNESCO, Keshar Mahal, Kathmandu, Nepal). Member (Working Committee on Woman & Child Rights under National Planning Commission).
For her invaluable contribution, Dr. Maskey has received decoration from different organizations and associations, which include Kadar Patra (Department of Humanities & Social Sciences, Ratna Rajya Laxmi Campus, TU, Nepal, 2067 BS), Shikchya Diwas Padak (Ministry of Education, Nepal Government), Certificate of Appreciation (Rotary Club of Balaju), Ambassador for Peace (The Universal Peace Federation and the Interreligious and International Federation for World Peace, Nepal), Dirgha Sewa Padak (Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu), Samman Patra (Tribhuvan University Teachers’ Association, Padma Kanya Multiple Campus Unit Committee, Kathmandu).
Dr. Maskey is equally interested in sports and has won titles in Table Tennis and Badminton competitions. She brings in wide range of knowledge and experience in the Board as a Director.
Mr. Shreeram Dhakal – Director
Mr. Shreeram Dhakal possess immense experience, having served in reputed organizations in his career. He served for 24 years in Employees Provident Fund and 4 years in Nepal Rastra Bank. He also served as Director in one of the financial institutions.
Mr. Dhakal has completed Bachelor’s degree from Tribhuvan University under Management Faculty. He is currently in the Board of Director at CWEDA Investment Pvt. Ltd, and is an active person in the business fraternity.
Mr. Indra Prasad Sharma – Director
Mr. Indra Prasad Sharma is a young academician and business professional. He has vast experience in the Nepalese financial market and has been providing financial consulting services to various companies in Nepal. At present, he holds the post of Executive Director at I-Pay Reliable Remit Pvt. Ltd, a leading remittance company in Nepal.
He is also the Chairman of Nawa Rajdhani Capital Investment & Securities Pvt. Ltd. In the past, Mr. Sharma held the directorship of a Finance Company. Likewise, Mr. Sharma has 13 years of experience as a Lecturer in Shankar Dev Campus, affiliated to Tribhuvan University.
Mr. Sharma loves sports and social gathering with keen interest in the financial market. He has been successful in garnering a repute in the arena of business.
Prof. Dr. Prakash Bhattarai – Director
An Orthodontic by profession, Prof. Dr. Bhattarai is a highly qualified and equally abled individual. He attained Master of Science in Dentistry, M.S.D. (Orthodontics) from University of the Philippines and Bachelor of Dental Surgery (B.D.S.) from Karnatak University, India.
Prof. Dr. Bhattarai has served in Government Hospitals in many districts of Nepal. Likewise, he has long standing experience of delivering the class at various medical colleges in Nepal – College of Dental Sciences & Hospital (Nepal Medical College), BP Koirala Institute of Health Science, National Academy of Medical Sciences, Kantipur Dental College & Hospital, People’s Dental College & Hospital. He also served as Managing Director of College of Dental Science & Hospital (Nepal Medical College), President of Orthodontic Association of Nepal, Executive Board Member of Nepal Medical Council, Vice-President of Orthodontics and Dento-Facial Orthopedics Association of Nepal (ODOAN) and Vice-President of Nepal Dental Association (NDA).
Prof. Dr. Bhattarai is the Founder of Smart 3D Tech, 1st Digital Orthodontic (CAD-CAM) Lab in Nepal. He is also the Founder of People’s Dental College & Hospital, College of Dental Science & Hospital (Nepal Medical College) and Kantipur Dental College & Hospital.
Prof. Dr. Bhattarai has been the member of curriculum development committee in Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu University, Nepal Medical Council and CTEVT. He has made several scientific paper presentations in Nepal and abroad, published journals and reviewed articles. In addition, he has acted as the organizing Chairman in conducting many conference and seminars. Prof. Dr. Bhattarai has been awarded with laurels and awards in his career by Civil Voice for Peace & Development, Nagarik Tatha Samajik Sarokar Manch, World Federation of Orthodontist, USA and Pierre Fauchard Academy, USA.
Mr. Gaurav Agarwal – Director
Mr. Gaurav Agarwal is a young and dynamic business person with strong educational background. He has attained Merit in BBA (Hons) from University of Kent, Canterbury, England and has done schooling from St. George’s College, Mussoorie, India.
Mr. Agarwal is involved in diverse business including hospitality, real estate, manufacturing and confectionary. Under the MS Group of Companies, business includes Sunrise Developers Pvt. Ltd. (housing complex), Bhagwati Soap Industries Pvt. Ltd. (manufacturers of laundry and toilet soap), Bhagwati Confectionery Industries Pvt. Ltd. (manufacturers of chocolate and candy), Bhagwati Carbide Industries Pvt. Ltd. (manufacturers of Dry Cell batteries), Nepal Hospitality & Hotel Pvt. Ltd. and Everest Hospitality & Hotel Pvt. Ltd. (owner of Luxury Hotel).
Alongside business, he is involved social activities and adventures. He likes traveling, shopping, reading and collecting antiques and fine paintings.
Mrs. Anju Pandey Pant – Director
Mrs. Anju Pandey Pant is Executive Officer (CEO) of Nirdhan Sanstha. Nirdhan Sanstha is a nonprofit focused on non-financial services to the low income group such as skill development, entrepreneurship, market development and technical backstopping for micro enterprises development for household economic security. She is also Director of Dr. Harihar Dev Pant Foundations since 2017.
Mrs. Pant served as a Member, Board of Directors of Growmore Merchant Banker Ltd. from July 28, 2010 to September 13, 2013. She also served as Member of the Board of Directors of Lamjung Electricity Development Company Limited(Public Limited Company involved in production of hydro power in Lamjung District) from June 7, 2008 to January 7, 2012; served as the Member, Board of Directors of Dordikhola Electricity Development Company Limited from March 13, 2010 to January 7, 2012; and served as the Member, Board of Directors of Syange Hydropower Company Limited, Lamjung from July 11, 2008 to August 22, 2011. Mrs. Pant also served as Dy. General Manager of Prudential Finance Company Limited from October, 2003 to April, 2006.
Mrs. Pant holds an M.B.A.- Finance and a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) in Banking &Negotiable Instrument, and Tax Law (Corporate Law) from Tribhuvan University.