Resource Persons

Anil Shrestha

Mr. Shrestha is the BOD of KFA. He has more than 17 years work experience in Standard Chartered Bank Nepal Ltd. His area of expertise lies investment portfolio management, foreign exchange, overview of asset/liability management, administration of fund transfer prices (FTP), benefits from arbitrage opportunities available in the local market, overall management of correspondent bank relationship and risk assessment & monitoring,

Anjan Neupane

Partner, Neupane Law Associates | Advocate, Supreme Court of Nepal Anjan Neupane heads the corporate and international practice at Neupane Law Associates. He advises and represents corporates, financial institutions, investors and multinationals in both contentious and transactional matters. He is adept at advising client in banking, dispute resolution, M&A, joint venture, project finance, international transactions and regulatory matters in various industry sectors including aviation, energy, hotels, information technology, insurance, manufacturing and real estate. The 2015 edition of Chambers Asia-Pacific ranks him as a Leading Lawyer for General Business Law in Nepal. Chambers Global 2014 has recognized his “growing practice specializing in international commercial transactions.” He was awarded “Leading Lawyer of the Year - Nepal” by the ACQ Law Awards 2014. Anjan has recently advised in high-profile matters such as the largest international hydropower project financing in Nepal, project acquisitions and joint ventures in the energy industry, biggest aviation reinsurance dispute in Nepal, joint venture disputes involving multinationals, complex regulatory proceedings connected to foreign investment regulations, derivative and complex financial transactions, largest foreign investment in aviation industry, various international luxury hotel franchising transactions, and many other international transactions. He regularly represents clients in the Appeal Courts and the Supreme Court. Anjan holds first class honors degree in law from the University of Aberdeen, UK specializing in corporate finance, commercial, contract, insolvency and taxation. He regularly contributes articles in academic journals and is a member of the International Bar Association.

Ashish Garg

Ashish is a financial and project development expert with over twelve years of experience in banking, real estate, hydropower and business advisory in Nepal. A qualified chartered accountant with a strong academic record, he likes to be engaged in challenging projects, which have high impact in the sector. Conceiving attractive projects, getting together the stakeholders and executing projects with a strong team is what ashish excels in. While executing projects, he ensures leadership roles in policy making and advocating long-term impacts on the sector. A workaholic, he likes travelling and leisure time with family and friends, being updated on current affairs, fitness/sports etc.  

Bansidhar Ghimire

Mr. Ghimere has plethora of experience in Government and Non Government Organisations. He started his career in 1968 as Senior Account in the Department of Excise and since then there has been no occasion to look back. He was Chief of Janakpur & Kathmandu Tax Offices, Chairman of Sales Tax Settlement Commission, Deputy Director of Department of Taxes, Under-secretary of Economic Analysis Division, Director General of Department of Taxes, Joint Secretary of Ministry of Finance, and Financial Comptroller General at Financial Comptroller General Office (FCGO), Revenue and Accounting Member of Local Body Finance Commission. He has undertaken many assignment of which Stock Taking of Fiscal Decentralization in Nepal(Revenue), Alternative Municipal Financing, Economic Policy Network, ADB, Comparative Study Report of CIAA, Financial Operation Manual for World Bank to name a few. He has garnered himself with many National & International trainings and workshops.

Dhurba Prasad Dahal

Mr. Dahal is a freelance Consultant and his area of professional expertise lies in Human Resource Development and Personnel Administration, Monitoring and Evaluation, Financial Management & Decentralization and Local Government Finance. He has experience of working in various responsible positions in Government of Nepal such as Ministry of Health and Population, Joint Secretary in National Planning Commission, Joint Secretary in General Administration, Deputy Financial Comptroller General position in Financial Comptroller General Office to name a few. Some of his major works to highlight are that he was involved in the national plan formulation process (Three Years Plan) and M&E process including the evaluation process of Poverty Reduction, Millennium Development Goals, SAARC Development Goals and other development activities while he worked in National planning Commission, Nepal, trained concerned staff of DDCs, Municipalities, FCGO and DTCOs in the field of financial administration and many more. He hold leadership role and possess memberships in many well-known Government & Non- Government Organizations. He has participated in many National & International level trainings, work-shops, seminars and have given numerous paper presentations.

Dr. Chandra Mani Adhikari

Dr. Chandra Mani Adhikari, an Economist, Planning & Budget expert by profession also possesses enormous experience in Government & Non Government organizations and has garnered his career by working in many of such organizations collecting immense experiences. He is also a visiting faculty in few renowned colleges in India & Nepal. He is a former Board Chairman of CIT, Board Member of Town Development Fund, Member of Nepal Economic Association, Former Senior Advisor of National Planning Commission, and Chairman of NAREC Nepal, to mention few of these affiliations. Dr. Adhikari has done more than dozens of report writings for Authority Abuse Investigations (CIAA), Public participation in the audit process to be highlighted and paper presentation on Public Financial Management, Local Revenue Management, Economic Resource and Revenue sharing are few to be mentioned. He has been part of many national, international trainings, workshops & seminars. Few of his publications are Simplified Budget Book, Public Finance in Nepal, Tax Laws in Nepal and Modern Taxation in Nepal Theory and Practice.

Gopal Kumar Shresthan

Mr. Shrestha, is a Chartered Accountant & Information System Auditor by profession, and his qualifications are M.com, B.L., FCA, ISA. His expertise lies in Statutory Audit, Internal Audit, Tax Audit, Preparation of Accounting System, Preparation of Accounting Manual, Preparation of Employee rule, Due diligence and Preparation of Credit policy, Internal Audit Manual, Loan write of Policy, KYC Policy. He has a rich experience in various medium & large Industries, Finance Companies, Development Banks, Hotels, UN Agencies, NGO and INGO. He was Deputy Chief Officer at Rastriya Banijya Bank, Officiating Managing Director at Nepal CRS Company and Finance Controller at Sustainable Infrastructure Development Foundation to name few. 

Jasmine Hada

Ms. Hada is the Director, KFA Consulting. She possesses 12 year and more experience in Sales & Marketing career with good exposure working in multinational Life Insurance Companies. Her area of expertise lies in developing new areas of businesses promulgates ideas & strategies to enhance business opportunities and possess good communication and interpersonal skills. She holds an MBA degree from Pune University and had a good exposure working in Insurance sector including Metlife Alico. She was the Chief Business Officer of Prime Life Insurance Co Ltd and devoted 5 and half years in the Company. She had a brief experience working for United Nations Mission in Nepal. Professional Contributor in KFA Business School, and a Soft Skill Management Trainer, has conducted training programs on effective communication skills, enhancing presentation skills, writing skills, personality development, office etiquettes and has been consistent in nurturing goals towards positive results.

Kabindra Pradhan

An experienced IT consultant, project manager, design engineer and operational and support Head with more than 14 years of experience in diverse IT Projects and organizations national and international companies working in small to large organizations. Mr. Pradhan is currently seekin leadership/management positions with delivery in innovation, technology projects and operational management. He holds a Masters Degree in Science in Management Information System from Bellevue University, Bellevue, NE, USA

Keshab Adhikari

Mr. Adhikari is Director - Operations and Board Member at KFA. He is experienced personnel in handling back office functions very effectively and efficiently. His professional experience accounts as Chief Operating Officer in PrimeLife for 4 years. He started his career in Standard Chartered Bank from 1992 and devoted more than 18 years of his service through consistently delivering services to various capacities. He successfully delivered all the requirements of his job in terms of maintaining cordial relationship with the Regulators, maintained good corporate governance, financial accounting and control, annual budgeting and MIS, strategic planning & analytical support and fixed assets management.

Kishlaya Jha

Mr. Jha is CEO & Director - Training of KFA, which is one of the most successful Education, Research and Consulting organizations in Nepal. He started his career as IS professional in 1997 and garnered his experience in sales, system administration, quality management and general management working with DHL. Kishlaya is well versed in facilitation skills for training events and engages trainees with his sharp observation and facilitation skills. Mr. Jha has facilitated more than 300 training programs in Nepal for various levels and various organizations both national and multinational. He specializes in training employees in team building, customer care, time management, leadership and personality development, goal setting to name a few.

Manoj Kumar Bhattarai

Mr. Bhattarai is one of the promoter as well as BOD of KFA Business School. He is currently associated with Prime Life Insurance Company as the CEO. He possesses more than 30 years of experience in various Government & Non- Government Sectors. He was the CEO of Nepal Life Insurance Company Ltd. and a senior official at NIDC. He is a veteran in design, development & conduction of Training Programs and have conducted many such programs in Management Association of Nepal (MAN), Lutheran World Federation (LWF) Nepal, UNICEF Nepal, Nepal Tourism Board, Salt Trading Corporation Limited Nepal to highlight a few. He is a visiting faculty in top business schools of Nepal as well as Researcher and a Consultant associated with many well-known organizations.

Niroj Thapa

Mr. Niroj Singh Thapa, a Graduate of Symbiosis International University, Pune, India is Co-Founder of RN Consult. He has 10 years experience in Commercial Bank, Investment Bank, Insurance and Research & Consulting Firm for 10 years. At present he is actively involved with Research and consulting assignments. Apart from that he is also a visiting faculty in several management institutes, mentor at Rockstart Impact (Netherland), Advisory member in Hydro Project and Director at Software Company. 

Parshuram Kunwar Chhetri

Mr. Chhetri is currently engaged as consultant with Adam Smith International/DFID in supporting Ministry of Finance (MOF) of Nepal Government in preparation of Financial Sector Development Strategy, National Consultant in supporting World Bank (WB) in work on cooperative sector, also engaged as a consultant in supporting World Bank in its initiative for the development of a commercially viable private sector led engagement in the renewable energy sector of Nepal to highlight few. Mr. Chhetri possesses more than 25 years of experience in banking sector fulfilling responsibilities in various senior level positions. He was the Chief Executive Officer of Bank of Asia. During the four-year tenure, the Bank was regarded as commercial bank in the country with emphasis on having strong corporate and ethical standards at all levels and on establishing strong systems driven by development of various bylaws, policies, procedures, manuals, product papers etc. He also possesses exposure working in International Banks. He is an excellent trainer and lecturer has conducted number of sessions on "Credit Appraisals", training programs and workshops.

Pradip Thapa

Mr. Thapa is the Attorney at Law and holds a Master's Degree. He has pursued many research studies, is associated in Government & Non-Government projects, published his articles and was associated with Ghandi & Associates, which is one of the leading law firm in Nepal. He is associated as Legal Advisor in many organization suchas KFA,MegaBroadcastPvt.Ltd,PrimeLife,NineNepalPvt.Ltd.(FranchiseeofSixtRentaCar),Green Line Tours Pvt. Ltd., Sherpa Flies Pvt. Ltd. to name a few. He is also the member of Nepal Bar Association & Appellate Court Bar Association, Patan.

Prakash Kumar Shrestha

Mr. Shrestha's area of expertise lies in structuring Human Resources strategies, Develop HR policies and plans for Organizations. His interest also lies in local governance capacity building, develop organization relations. Mr. Shrestha has worked with Nepal Telecom (NTC) as an Expert in Pre- selection and Selection Process of Assistant Level Employees. His contribution as Research & Analyst in Governance capacity of Kathmandu Metropolitan City, in terms of Human Resource Management adds value to his wide range of experience and knowledge. He has experience in training and facilitation and has been involved as Community Facilitator and Resource mobilizing training NGO Federation, Nepal, conducted training on Adjustment Problems and Reactions of Students and workshop on Case Method Learning, Organized by Peoples College.

Rajesh Pandey

Mr. Pandey holds Masters Degree in Literature and pursuing the Post Graduate Program in Mass Communication & Journalism. As one of the most dynamic RJs in Nepal, Mr. Pandey hosts various programs in Radio Kantipur like KFA Business Affairs - One and only radio show that deals with Business, Banking and Insurance', 'Naya Sambidhan ra Yuva Jagat - Related with participation of youth in Constitution Election', Achiever's Club - Success Story of people from different walks of life', Sachetana - Advocacy on leprosy' and 'Talk the Talk - Program that deals with Reproductive/sexual health. Through KFA Consulting, Mr. Pandey brings in his expertise for devising and implementing effective 'Communications Strategy1 for organizations not only for spreading social messages but also for promoting corporate products.

Resta Jha

Mr. Jha is the Executive Chairman of KFA.  He possesses 21 Years experience in Banking, Insurance, Education, Training & Various other Consulting Projects. His major roles were representative of Standard Chartered Bank for Nepal and Bhutan, CEO – Prime LIfe Insurance Co. Ltd. and various higher level positions at Laxmi Bank, BOK, Standard Chartered Bank, Nepal to name few. He has led handful of development projects as “Team Leader” Mr. Jha, an MBA in Finance is a visiting faculty, Speaker & Management Trainer in top Management Schools of the country. He was appointed in PM's Economic Advisory Council in December 2012 to represent Banking and Insurance Sector. He was also a columnist in the Boss Magazine since Jan 2005, published 51 Articles so far on various areas of Financial Sector (Banking, Economics, Stock Market etc). His articles have also been published in The Kathmandu Post, My Republica, New Business Age, KUSOM Journal, RBB & ADBL Annual Magazines, ICAN Journal etc.

Samir Shrestha

Mr. Shrestha is heading SIXT Nepal, Franchisee of German (Nine Nepal Pvt. Ltd) is Chief Business Officer and is responsible to lead and oversee the implementation of the Company's long and short term plans in accordance with its strategy. He has achieved good results over a period of time. He has always focused on employee harmony, customer satisfaction, and share holders wealth maximization. He holds double degree in MBA and has wide experience working in various organization national & international in leadership and sales & marketing.

Santos S. Giri

Santos Giri needs no introduction when it comes to Media and advertising industry.  Mr. Giri played an important role in the establishment of Kantipur Television and also chaired the position of Bureau Chief for Nepal 1 television. Flamboyant, a trendsetter and also recognized for making some of the most interesting television shows and advertisements, Santos Giri endeavors to bring about change in the communications business and now heads an advertising agency; A.D. Factor Nepal as CEO.

Sunil Chitrakar

A dynamic career with immense experience and knowledge in Handicraft Sales & Marketing. He has contributed in economic empowerment of people and organization through enterprise development, fair trades, capacity building by training and development in various Organizations. Mr. Chirtrakar holds MBA degree specializing in Industrial Psychology & Human Resource Management in 1999. He is associated as Chief Executive Officer at Mahaguthi Craft. He was associated with Lalitpur Chamber of Commerce & Industry (LCCI) as a Training coordinator and a Joint Secretary in 1998 and worked hard towards establishing LCCI as the best district CCIs in Nepal providing business development services to its members and business community.