Bharat Rijal (Director)

MBS, PGDFM, FCA

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Mr. Rijal graduated in Commerce from Tribhuvan University, Nepal in 1995 also holds a Master’s Degree in Business Studies from Tribhuvan University. He holds Post Graduate Diploma in Financial Management from IGNOU, India. He is a Fellow member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nepal (ICAN) and The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI). He holds CPA membership from National Board of Accountants and Auditors of Tanzania (NBAA). He is also a Certified Business Valuer from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.

Mr. Rijal has several years’ strong managerial experience in Banking, Telecommunications, Investment and IT industry. He has also provided financial & management consultancy services on FDI management, Due Diligence, M&A and Business Valuations in more than 20 countries around the globe.

Mr. Rijal is the present Council Member and Chairman of IT Committee of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nepal (ICAN) and member of the Committee on Auditing Standards and Quality Control of South Asian Federation of Accountants (SAFA). In past, he also served ICAN as Council Member (2006-2009) and member of various committees such as Disciplinary Committee, Examination Committee, Education Committee and Audit Committee from time to time. He served The Association of Chartered Accountants of Nepal (ACAN) as President from year 2013 through 2015.

Mr. Rijal is presently serving as member of the “FDI Committee” of the Ministry of Industry, Government of Nepal and “Trade and Investment Promotion Nepal Committee” of Non-Resident Nepali Association. He was also the Member of the Technical Committee formed to implement the Report of High Level Task Force for Revival of Sick Industries, Government of Nepal.

Rich experience in Banking, Telecommunications, Investment and IT industry.

Gopal Prasad Pokharel (Director)

FCA, PGDFM, ISA, DipIFR

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Mr. Pokharel graduated in commerce from Tribhuvan University in 1995. He is a Fellow member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nepal (ICAN) and The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI). He has completed Diploma in International Financial Reporting (Dip IFR) from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) UK. He has also completed Diploma in Information System Audit (DISA) from The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI). He holds Post Graduate Diploma in Financial Management from IGNOU, India.

Mr. Pokharel has several years’ experience in undertaking audits & consulting assignments of manufacturing, trading, energy, BFI and social sector organizations. He has good experience in Information System Audit, Nepalese Taxation, Project feasibility etc. Mr Pokharel also worked as CFO in one of the leading Investment Company in Nepal, investing mainly in FMCG and Telecom Sector. He also worked as Finance Director in the only government owned International Airlines of Nepal. He also served as a Board Director for a number of years in one of the reputed development bank in of Nepal.

Mr. Pokharel was a Council Member (2009-2012) of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nepal (ICAN). He also served as member of various committees such as Executive Committee, Disciplinary Committee, Examination Committee, Ethics Committee, Editorial Committee, CPE Committeefrom time to time.

Several years of experience in undertaking Audits & Consulting Assignments of Manufacturing, Trading, Energy, BFI and Social Sector Organizations.

Bishnu Prasad Bhandari (Director)

CA, MA(Eco), LLB, DipIFR, CCIT

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Mr. Bhandari holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce from Delhi University, India. He also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Law (LLB) and Master’s Degree in Economics from Tribhuvan University, Nepal. He is a Fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and CA member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nepal (ICAN). He has completed International Taxation course “CCIT” from The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI). He holds Diploma in International Financial Reporting (Dip IFR) from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) UK.

Mr. Bhandari has more than ten years’ managerial experience in the largest private sector Telecom Company in Nepal owned and managed by Multinational Telecom Operator. Prior to joining the Telecom he worked as audit manager in one of the largest audit firm of Nepal. He has rich experience in IFRS, Local Tax Laws and International Taxation. He also has in-depth knowledge in Financial Planning and Budgeting, Treasury Management, Due Diligence, Project Management and Revenue Assurance.

Mr. Bhandari is presently serving as a member of “committee for implementation of NFRS –Bank and Financial Institutions” of ICAN. He served the Institute as a member of Editorial Committee, Monitoring committee and Fiscal and Taxation Committee in the past. He also served as member of the Executive Committee and Treasurer of The Association of Chartered Accountants of Nepal (ACAN).

Mr. Bhandari has devoted his expertise in preparation of “Technical Guide on Telecommunication Industry” published by ICAN. He is co-author of the book “Customs and Excise: Theory and Practice” and “Value Added Tax: Theory and Practice”. He has published various articles on accounting, taxation, telecommunication, business, economics etc in leading newspapers and Journals. He has provided various trainings on IFRS/NFRS and is one of the key resource person on General Management and Communication Skills (GMCS) Program conducted by ICAN during 2016 and 2017. He has attended various seminars, events and workshops on IFRS, taxation, business, finance, economics and leadership across the globe.

Rich experience in IFRS, Local Tax Laws and International Taxation.

Abhaya Poudel (Director)

CA, ISA, CIT

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Mr. Poudel graduated in Business Studies from Tribhuvan University, Nepal. He is a Fellow member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nepal (ICAN). He has completed Information System Audit (ISA) and International Taxation course from The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI). He has also completed Private Equity and Venture Capital course from University Bocconi, Milan, Italy.

Mr. Poudel has several years’ experience in undertaking audits & consulting assignments of banking, insurance, investment, manufacturing and social sector organizations. He has strong experience in Information Security Audit; Advising FDI, Private Equity & Venture Capital; and mentoring Startups. He also has handful experience on International Taxation and IFRS. In his prior positions, he served as Head of Accounts and Banking Operations of a national level commercial bank and he also worked in one of the largest audit firm in Nepal.

Mr. Poudel is presently serving as a member of Career Counseling Committee of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nepal. He also served the Institute as a member of IT Committee in the past. Mr Poudel is founder secretary of Artha Foundation, a Not for Profit organization that offers independent research, education, and service across various areas of financial education, economic citizenship and social entrepreneurship. He is a Founder Treasurer of South Asian Foundation for Academic Research (SAFAR).

Mr. Poudel is a visiting faculty in Entrepreneurship Development in Kings College affiliated to Westcliff University, California.

Over 8 years of experience in undertaking audits, assurance and consultancy services.

Ranjeet Kumar Mahato (Director)

FCA, ICPAC, CITA, MBA

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Mr. Mahato graduated in Applied Accounting from Oxford Brooks University, England and holds Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from European Cyprus University, Nicosia. He is a fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), UK and a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Cyprus (ICPAC). He is a Chartered Certified International Tax Analyst (CITA), qualified from Thomson Jefferson School of Law San Diego, USA and also holds certificate from the Institute of Directors (IoD), UK. He is pursuing PhD in FDI at Neapolis Univeristy, Cyprus.

Mr. Mahato has more than six years’ of experience with one of the largest audit firm in Cyprus primarily dealing with M & A, structuring and re-structuring, international tax planning, corporate & fiduciary services and estate planning. He also has several years of experience in IPOs, Corporate Finance, Funds Set up and IFRS implementation. He has International networking with diversified HNWI and Entrepreneurs in more than 30 countries.

Mr. Mahato is presently working as a Group CFO in an investment company established as a holding conglomerate carrying out its activities through telecommunication, banking and real estate business in Europe, Asia, Africa and CIS Countries. He is representing as member of Board of Director in a number of telecom companies in South East Asia and East Africa.

Mr. Mahato is a member of International Coordination Council (ICC), “Trade and Investment Promotion Nepal Committee” and “Financial Sustainability Committee” of Non Resident Nepali Association (NRNA).

Over six years of experience with M&A, Structuring and Re-structuring, International Tax Planning, Corporate & Fiduciary Services and Estate Planning.

Purushottam Prasad Mainali (Director)

B. Com.

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Mr. Mainali graduated in commerce from Tribhuvan University in 1995. He has rich experience in Corporate Financial Planning, Corporate Accounting and Taxation matters. He has been engaged in providing such services to corporates for more than a decade. He has more than ten years of strong managerial experience in manufacturing industry.

In recent times, he has transformed himself into a promising entrepreneur serving as Founder, Director and Chairman in many corporates having business in FMCG, Private Equity and Financial Services.

Mr. Mainali possess strong analytical skills and brings in-depth perspective in key decision making roles in corporates. He has sharpened himself attending in many national and international seminars and workshops on entrepreneurship development.

Rich experience in Corporate Financial Planning, Corporate Accounting and Taxation matters.

Baburam Gyawali (Director)

CA, ICAN, ICAI

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Mr. Gyawali graduated in Science from Tribhuvan University in 1995 with distinction. He is a CA member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nepal (ICAN) and Associate member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI).

Mr. Gyawali has more than fifteen years’ managerial experience in Banking Sector. He joined one of the largest commercial bank in Nepal in 2001 where he first worked as Deputy Head of Internal Audit for around 3 years and then as Executive Finance Officer for further 3 years. He moved to Cambodia in 2007 and joined one of the leading private bank where he worked as Head of Internal Audit for some time. The bank significantly strengthened its position in the market and entered the top 4 commercial banks in Cambodia. Mr. Gyawali holds the position of Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary since 2009 in the bank.

Mr. Gyawali has attended various seminars, events and workshops mainly in the field of Accounting, Finance, Banking, Taxation, Corporate Law and Management and has travelled more than 20 countries across the globe.

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Anjan Kumar Dahal (Director Legal)

B.L., MA - Sociology, Pol. Science

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Mr. Dahal graduated in Law from Tribhuvan University, Nepal in 1995. He also holds Master’s Degree in Sociology and Political Science from Tribhuvan University. He has completed Fellowship Diploma Course on "Conflict Management and Peace Building" and "Human Rights and Good Governance” from Copenhagen. He also has completed one year "Clinical Legal Education Program" from Faculty of Law Tribhuvan University.

Mr. Dahal is an Advocate and legal advisor for more than twenty years with expertise in Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and in- depth knowledge of Venture Capital, Private Investment Management, Corporate Legal Management, Commercial Legal Practices, and Labor Law. He also has adequate knowledge on Foreign Loan investment, Technology Transfer along with vast experience on the process of Repatriation of Foreign Investment, in all possible forms.

Mr. Dahal is an Associate Professor of Kathmandu School of Law. He is also a certified trainer and mediator. He works as legal advisor in many social and business organizations and has provided legal support for the process of FDI to a number of foreign investors. He has attended various workshops and seminars around the globe and has been involved in a number of research activities. He has also developed many training manuals and modules for Para-legal, Anti – Human trafficking and Mediation areas.

Mr. Dahal is a general member of Nepal Bar Association and Kathmandu District Court Bar Association. He is Present Executive Secretary of Center for Legal Research and Resource Development (CeLRRD). He is also a Founder and Board Director of Kathmandu School of Law (KSL). He is presently serving as a member of the “Advisory Committee on Promotion of Foreign Direct Investment” formed by the Ministry of Industry, Government of Nepal.

Rich experience in Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and in- depth knowledge of Venture Capital, Private Investment Management, Corporate Legal Management, Commercial Legal Practices, and Labor Law.

Manoj Ghimire (Director IT)

M.Sc. Information and Communication Engineering, CEH

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Mr. Ghimire graduated in Electronics and Communications Engineering from the Institute of Engineering, Tribhuvan University in 2005. He also completed Master of Science in Information and Communication Engineering specializing in Information Theory and Digital Systems from the IOE Pulchowk Campus, Tribhuvan University. He is a Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH) from the Institute of Information Security, Mumbai.

Mr. Ghimire has professional expertise in Software Architecture, Product Development and Information Security. His experience of more than twelve years in Information Technology brings best practice solution and innovation in Information System and Security Industry. In past, he was involved with a leading SIEM (Security Information and Event Management) vendor of European region in the capacity of Chief Application Architect and was responsible for designing the SIEM from scratch. Further, as its Country CEO, he built the research and development office in Nepal, recruited more than 50 engineers and setup a collaborative work culture to foster innovation on engineering and design. In his prior position, he worked as software engineer in one of the first software outsourcing companies of Nepal developing customized software for the clients mostly from the U.S.

Mr. Ghimire is a co-founder and CEO of an innovative technological company specializing in cloud applications, SaaS and data analysis. Its MBaaS offering is used by several businesses to power their cloud based B2B and B2C products. The company has also developed a local search engine in Nepal that allows users to search by products and services to find the vendors. The search engine has over 150K registered business and is very popular in Nepal. He is also a Founding Director and present Chairman of one of the top e-commerce companies in Nepal that operates two apparel based e- commerce portals.

Mr. Ghimire is the member of Nepal Engineering Council and Nepal Engineers Association. He is a visiting faculty on Advanced Data Mining in Institute of Engineering, Tribhuvan University.

Rich experience in Software Architecture, Product Development, and Information Security.