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Mr. Ashok Raj Pandey, Professor and Principal
Master in Business Administration with specialization in the field of corporate financial management, Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Bachelor of Technology (Hons ) in Mechanical Engineering in first division with special emphasis in the areas of production technology & heat power, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India
Mr. Pandey is currently working as full-time Professor in South Asian Institute of Management. Mr. Pandey has served as the managing director of Nepal Electric Vehicle Corporation which is the oldest electric vehicle production company in Nepal. Under his leadership the company has transformed into a major service and production company, doubled its sales and returned to profitability.
During his professional career Mr. Pandey has been involved in various fields with a number of national and international firms. He was actively involved in marketing Nepal as a major garment producer in the US, served as a financial analyst at Montgomery Ward in Chicago and as an associate in an insurance company in Boston, worked as a financial analyst at the Nepal Industrial Development Corporation and as the training and project analysis chief at the Industrial Development Center in Nepal. Mr. Pandey teaches corporate finance and investment management to the students of MBA (Global Business) at SAIM College.
Area of Interest: corporate Finance, Investment and Management Control System
Ph. D., Communication and Information Science, Hawaii and the East West Centre, USA
MBA, Decision Science, Hawaii and the East West Centre, USA
B. E. (Electronic and Communication), Regional Engineering College, University of Kashmir, India
Prof. Rana has teaching experience of more than 25 years. He is an active trainer and has conducted training programs at East-West Center, USA; Nepal Administrative Staff College and Nepal Television and provided professional consulting to UH Media-Lab, and Grace Pacific Roofing, USA. He has been a member (representing in the capacity of a technical expert) in the High Technology Adoption and Advancement Committee, and the Communication and Information Policy and Evaluation Council, both under the Ministry of Communication and Information, HMG, Nepal. He is a keen researcher in information processing and communication systems and has over a dozen publications to his credit in reputed places such as the Asian Journal of Communication, Proceedings of the Pacific Telecommunications Council, UMI-USA, NEA Directory, and others. He is an active member of various institutions such as – Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineer, USA; Institute of Electronics and Telecommunications Engineers, India; Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers, USA; New York Academy of Sciences, USA; Nepal Engineers Association; and the National Geographic Society. Dr. Rana's research interests include data and telecommunications, information processing (retrieval, storage, and dissemination), information technology and systems, quantitative methods, and communications policy.
Presently he teaches Quantitative Techniques for Decision-Making and Production/Operations Management to the MBA students.
Areas of interest: Management Information System, Information Technology, Operations Management
RAMESHORE PRASAD KHANAL, Professor
MBA & Com. (TU), ACMA (India)
With more than 31 years of experience in civil service, Mr. Khanal sought voluntary retirement from service of the Nepal Government service to be active in teaching, social service and work as development missionary. At the time of his retirement, he was Finance Secretary, a position which he held for nearly three years. He led the team to introduce reforms in government accounting and reporting, public procurements, tax policy and administration. Mr. Khanal served as Chairman of the Board in Agricultural Development Bank and was Board Director in Nepal Rastra Bank, Rastriya Banijya Bank, Nepal Telecom Company, Nepal Airlines. He was also the Council member and Executive Committee member in the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nepal for four years.
Mr. Khanal led Nepalese delegations in a number of bilateral economic cooperation consultations with foreign governments He was the Alternate Governor for Nepal in the World Bank and ADB and was Political Focal Point for Nepal in Global Environment Facility.Mr. Khanal has a teaching experience of over 16 years in different academic institutions
Area of Interest: Finance, Accounting and Management Control System.
SABINA TULADHAR, Senior Assistant Professor
MBA, Kathmandu University
Experience: Ms. Sabina Tuladhar has teaching experience of about a decade. After completing her MBA, Ms. Tuladhar was involved in setting up and managing her family business. Her interest in academia has drawn her to SAIM as a faculty member. Through her professional experience in managing her family business she has developed interest and expertise in the area of Human Resource Management.
Area of Interest: Human Resource Management, Organizational Behaviour
REGAN PRASAIN, Assistant Professor
MBA (Global Business), SAIM College, Pokhara University
Experience: Mr. Regan Prasain has been working as a Program Coordinator for about four years. After graduating his MBA (Global Business) from SAIM College, he joined the institute as a Faculty. He has been looking at the BBA program of the college and is teaching Financial Accounting, Management Accounting and Finance classes in BBA.
Areas of Interest: Accounting, Finance and Entrepreneurship
BISHNU DEV PANT, Professor
Ph.D. from Indian Statistical Institute,
Dr. Pant joined SAIM since 1st August 2008 as a fulltime Professor. He is primarily in charge of the research faculty of the institute. Before joining SAIM Dr. Pant worked in the Asian Development Bank (ADB), Manila in different capacities for more than 12 years since April 1996, and was mostly responsible in assisting the ADB developing member countries improve their statistical system. His contribution in successfully completing the 2005 round of ICP Asia Pacific has been highly commendable. He was Director of the Development Indicators and Policy Research Division in the Economics and Research Department for about two years before taking retirement in July 2008. Prior to joining ADB, Dr. Pant also worked in the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN-ESCAP), Bangkok as Chief of the Statistical Information Services Section from April 1986 to March 1996. Dr. Pant started his professional carrier from the then Agricultural Projects Services Centre (APROSC) where he served as statistician from 1977 to 1983. He also served as the Statistics Advisor to the National Planning Commission of the Government of Nepal for about 18 months from the beginning of 1984 to mid 1985. His major areas of expertise include statistics and national accounts.Dr. Pant is currently on deputation to IIDs, Nepal.
Areas of Interest: Statistics and National Accounts, Economics
PRAKASH CHANDRA LOHANI, Adjunct Professor
Ph.D, University of California at Los Angeles, USA
MBA, Indiana University, USA
Highly regarded as a statesman and economist in the country and around the region, Dr. Lohani has served as the Minister of Finance, Foreign Affairs and Housing and Physical Planning of the Government of Nepal, at different points in time. He was also an assistant professor of finance in California State University, Northridge, California, USA. He is presently the Chairman of South Asian Institute of Management.
Area of Interest: Economics, Finance, and Development.
MADHUKAR SJB RANA, Adjunct Professor
MA Economics, McMaster University, Canada
Widely known as a management expert and consultant, Mr. Rana has served as Minister of Finance of the Government of Nepal. Earlier he was a senior economic advisor at the ministry of finance, and advisor at the ministry of Industry and Commerce. He also served as the executive director of the Centre for Economic Development and Administration (CEDA), as deputy general manager of the National Trading Corporation, as a senior regional economist and project manager of UNCTAD. He also taught at the Nippising University, Ontario, Canada as a lecturer of Economics and at Cambrian College of Applied Arts & Technology, Ontario, Canada as an Associate Teaching Master for Economics, Statistics and Labour Relations.
Area of Interest: Economics, Strategy, General Management.
RADHESH PANT, Adjunct Professor
MBA, Anderson Graduate School, University of California at Los Angeles, USA
Mr. Pant is presently involved in his consulting firm. At different occasions he help the positions of CEO in Bank of Kathmandu and Kumari Bank. He as also the past president of the Bankers Association of Nepal. In the past, he has held management positions in reputed firms in the US. He served as a financial analyst at Pacific Rim Interface Member Enterprises, INC. (PRIME) and as finance manager at AMGEN INC. He has taught finance to the students at MBA level as visiting faculty in Kathmandu University School of Management.
Area of Interest: Finance and General Management
SAROJ MISRA, Adjunct Faculty
MBA, LUMS, Pakistan,
PG Diploma, DSC, Israel
MBA (TU, Nepal)
Mr. Misra has more than 20 years of teaching experience. He has worked in the banking industry of Nepal for more than 10 years of experience. He has worked for different commercial banks including Agricultural Development Bank. He was associated with Kathmandu University School of Management for two years as associate professor and also involved in consulting field for national and international companies. He is currently Program in charge of BBA in SAIM College.
Area of Interest: Finance and Accounts, International Business, Strategic Management.
K. B. MANANDHAR, Visiting Faculty
Post Graduate Diploma in Development Economics, University of Manchester, England
M.A. (Economics), Tribhuvan University, Nepal
He was Deputy Governor of Nepal Rastra Bank, the central bank of Nepal, and also the Chief Controller of Foreign Exchange Department, Nepal Rashtra Bank. He worked as Research Officer at CEDA (Kathmandu) and Section Officer at Planning Commission before joining the Research Department at Nepal Rashtra Bank. He was engaged in the Foreign Exchange Department of the central bank for two decades. During this period, he also attended a few relevant training programs such as ‘Techniques of Economic Analysis’ organised by Seacen Centre, Malaysia, ‘Macro Economic Policies’ and ‘External Sector Policies’ organised by IMF. Besides this, he has also attended seminars on ‘Comparative Forex Liberalization Experiences in SEACEN Countries’, ‘Reserve Management Seminar’, Regional Conference on Competitiveness (USAID Seminar)’, ‘Managing Capital Flows (World Bank Seminar)’.
Mr. Manandhar is currently associated with South Asian Institute of Management as a visiting faculty.Mr. Manandhar teaches International Finance Management and Finance Institutions Management courses to the students of MBA (Global Business) at SAIM College
Areas of Interest: International Finance, Financial Institutions Management, Foreign Exchange Management
PRADEEP R. PANDEY, Visiting Faculty
MBA, Faculty of Management Studies, Delhi University, India
Mr. Pandey has long experience as CEO and head of various institutions. He has served as the General Manger of the then Royal Nepal Airlines Corporation and also the CEO of Nepal Tourism Board at different occasions. He was heading Cinnovation and is involved as consultant to reputed organizations within and outside Nepal. He is currently Business Consultant to Muktashree Enterprises. Mr. Pandey teaches courses in marketing at the Master level in South Asian Institute of Management.
Area of Interest: Marketing Management, Marketing Communication, Negotiation
DEEPAK RAJBHANDARY, Visiting Faculty
Master in International Management, American Graduate School of International Management, Glendale Arizona, USA
MBA, Faculty of Management Studies, Delhi University
Mr. Rajbhandary has over 25 years of experience in areas like economics, financing, development and organizational management in Nepal. Mr. Rajbhandary has long experience as a senior managerial staff in the banking and financial sectors contributing to development and implementation of Human Resources and Business Strategies in pursuit of organizational goals. His contribution to expansion of the bank and banking sector in the country is noteworthy. His experience and contributions to rural development, while he was with United Stated Agency for International Development (USAID) were key to sustainable developments in the project area. His project covered a wide range of (integrated) rural development activities such as agriculture, livestock, forestry, education and infrastructure developments (roads, bridges, drinking water, etc.). Mr. Rajbhandari is currently involved in his own business in the agriculture sector and does consulting in the area of private entrepreneurship.
Area of Interest: Negotiations and International Business
MR. SURYA P SHRESTHA, Visiting Faculty
PhD (Management), University of Bath, UK; MA (Organization Behavior), University of Lancaster, UK;
MBA, Faculty of Management Studies, University of Delhi, India
Over 35 years of work experience in the field of development, civil service reforms, public management, governance, and capacity development working for the Government of Nepal, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and various donor agencies. Contributed to ADB’s public management and governance strategic agenda in the Asia Pacific region by implementing and reviewing ADB’s Governance and Anti-Corruption Action Plan II, organizing public management and governance knowledge events, managing the Governance Cooperation Fund, and supporting project processing as a Senior Public Management Specialist. Worked as ADB’s focal point on the ADB/OECD Anti-Corruption Initiative for Asia and the Pacific by supporting 30 member countries on the implementation of UN Convention Against Corruption. In addition, contributed to ADB’s country programming and project/technical assistance processing and implementation in Nepal, Bangladesh and India. Engaged in capacity development of Nepalese civil servants and improvements in management systems and practices of public institutions as a Senior Director of the Nepal Administrative Staff College. Currently working as a self-employed consultant as well as member of board of directors in Nepal Investment Bank Limited, ICRA Nepal (credit rating agency), and Xavier Academy College of Graduate Studies.
Area of Interest: Organizational Behaviour, Corporate Governance
MS. DYUTI BARAL, Visiting Faculty
Masters in sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and also has a non degree certification from the University of Washington-Seattle in Human Resource Management.
As a sociologist she has provided leadership in managing projects such as USAID funded Girls and Women’s Education, US Department of Labor’s Child Labor Elimination Project, World Bank Funded Program for Accountability in Nepal. Ms Baral has more than a decade of experience as a management professional and has worked in organizations like ActionAid Nepal and Plan International Nepal as the Human Resource and Organizational Development Manager. She has provided consultancy services as an HR expert to the World Bank funded RWSSP, World Neighbors, World Education, NEWAH, and New ERA. Ms Baral has also been invited to countries like Uganda, Thailand, and Cambodia to provide HR support. She has designed training programs, led compensation / salary surveys, provided oversight to grievance management committees, and enabled talent management programs aiming at succession planning and leadership development. A Fulbright Fellow as well as a Humphrey Fellow herself, she has also been invited as a panelist for the selection of the same by US Educational Foundation in Nepal. She is a former faculty of the Central Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Tribhuvan University and currently is a faculty member at South Asian Institute of Management where she teaches Research Methodology and Performance Management.
Area of Interest: Human Resource Management, Sociology and Research Methodology
MR. YOGESH SATYAL, Visiting Faculty
MBA (Executive) Ace Institute of Management, Pokhara University
Mr Satyal is a freelance management consultant and trainer. Previously, he served as Vice President for more than six years at an off-shore outsourcing based software development and consulting company in Kathmandu called DASS Pvt. Ltd. with its onshore offices in the US and UK and representations in Japan and Denmark. As Vice-President of the company, he played a key role in uncovering new market opportunities, organizing resources, developing the company’s vision and formulating and implementing its strategic goals. Prior to that, he had worked for ORG-Marg, Nepal (known as AC Nielsen Nepal currently) and Bottlers Nepal Ltd. (then a company owned bottling operation of The Coca-Cola Company), where he spent nearly 5 years in brand management and key accounts management teams.
He is a Toastmaster and ACB (Advance Communicator Bronze) and VP – Membership of Everest Toastmasters Club Kathmandu. He delivers talks and lectures to business and civic groups on such areas as Leadership, Communication Skills, Customer Relationship, Cross-Cultural Intelligence, CSR and Entrepreneurship.
He is also Secretary of UN Global Compact Local Network (Nepal) Steering Committee.
He was a visiting faculty at KUSOM (KU School of Management) and Ace Institute of Management.
Area of Interest: Managerial Communication
RABI K. SHRESTHA, Visiting Faculty
MBA, Tribhuvan University, Nepal
MCA, The Global Open University, India
Mr. Shrestha has more than 35 years of experience in computer field. He worked as a Computer Programmer and System Analyst for 10 years from 1984 at DSI (Data Systems International), an American Company in Kathmandu. He has working experience of developing computer programs with Microsoft people at Litton Computer Services in Dayton, Ohio, USA, in 1989/90 He has developed different application software for various clients in Nepal. He has served as a computer Consultant of Trading Corporation, International trekkers Pvt. Ltd., & etc. He started his own business Bits Computer Pvt. Ltd. In 1993 and worked as Managing Director for 10 years. He tautht Computer science at St. Savier’s School, Jawalakhel, for 15 years form 2003. He has gained experience of exploring Internet function at IEARN in New York, USA in a project called BRIDGE (Building Respect thru Internet Dialogue & Global Education) in 2005. He teaches Management Information Systems at the Master level in different colleges.
Area of Interest: Management Information System (MIS),
Information Technology (IT), Data Processing (DP)
Prabhat Man Pradhan
Gita Basnet Karki
Beni Bahadur Tamang
Radha Krishna Poudel