The world has became a global economy, and South Asia has a huge opportunity to thrive, expand, and flourish alongside industrialized economies in this global marketplace. SAIM believes that the region's greatest need is for professional managers and entrepreneurs who have a profound understanding of the region, its people, and their deeply rooted cultural values, and who are also equipped with modern skills, knowledge, and the inspiration to shape the future with their leadership qualities and vision.
Dr. Prakash Chandra Lohani is a prominent Nepalese politician, economist, and former Minister who has held key positions in various Nepalese governments during the panchayat era and after the restoration of multi-party democracy. He is widely recognized for his contribution to Nepal's financial liberalization and growth in the financial sector, including the establishment of Nepal's first joint venture backed bank, Nepal Arab Bank Limited (now Nabil Bank), during his tenure as Finance Minister. Dr. Lohani is a Fulbright scholar and has an MBA degree from Indiana University and a PhD from the University of California, Los Angeles. He has also published papers in prestigious journals like the University of Chicago Journal of Political Economy and has shared his ideas and views at various national and international forums.
Mr Radhesh Pant is the former CEO of the Investment Board of the Government of Nepal (IBN). He is the former CEO of Kumari Bank and the Past President of the Nepal Bankers Association. Mr Pant began his career as a financial analyst at AMGEN INC. in California, moving to treasury manager before returning to Nepal. He has a great understanding of both the public and the private sectors. He holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) and a Master's in Business Administration from the University of California, Los Angeles.
Ashok Raj Pandey is a highly accomplished individual with a diverse range of professional experience. He holds an MBA from Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Technology (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur. Throughout his career, Mr. Pandey has worked with numerous national and international firms in various fields, including marketing Nepal as a major garment producer in the US, serving as a financial analyst at Montgomery Ward in Chicago, and working as a financial analyst at the Nepal Industrial Development Corporation. He has also held key positions, such as training and project analysis chief at the Industrial Development Center in Nepal. At present, Mr. Pandey teaches corporate finance and investment management to students of MBA (Global Business) at SAIM College.
Mr. Sushil Kumar Pant is the lead lawyer of Jurist & Company (Pvt.) Ltd, a general Practice law firm of Kathmandu, Nepal. He served as the Attorney General of the Kingdom of Nepal from 2003-2004. Senior Advocate Pant graduated from Nepal Law Campus and commenced his legal career. He later obtained a Master’s Degree in Comparative Law from Delhi University.In the process of further enhancing his academic credentials, he attended the South Western Legal Foundation at the University of Texas, Dallas, USA in 1988 and later obtained an L.L.M degree from Columbia University in the city of New York, USA in 1990.
He served as a law teacher in Nepal Law Campus for a little over two decades before he took an early retirement from Tribhuvan University. He was also recognized as a certified graduate from the Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies (APCSS) in 2005 for the completion of the executive course in Hawaii USA in the year 2005. He is now engaged in his Legal Practice in different capacities such as legal advisor of Nepal Film Development Company Ltd, Legal Advisor of major A class financial institutions of Nepal, international hotel chains, Simrik Air, Colgate Nepal, Kantipur Publication (leading English and Nepali national daily) and other various trading houses, semi-governmental undertakings, travel agents and international agencies.
Currently the chairman of of Shikar Insurance Company Limtied, one of the leader in Non-Life Insurance Company in Nepal. Mr. Shrestha is an established businessman in the carpet industries of Nepal and also the members of European Economic Chamber (EEC). His portfolio also includes the travel and trade business.
Division C Council 2022-23, TM Rabindra Pradhan is a prominent leader, communicator and entrepreneur. His portfolio includes the consulting, hospitality and trade business. He currently owns and opeartes Devi's Suites, a leading motel chains in Nepal
Dileep Agrawal founded and established Nepal’s largest Internet service provider (ISP) in 1995 at the age of 22. Over the years, WorldLink has registered tremendous sustained growth and provides services ranging from Internet connectivity and related services to data networking, voice and software development. WorldLink has grown to be not only the largest ISP in Nepal, but one of the largest IT services companies employing over 3500 people throughout the country. A recognized pioneer in Nepal’s IT industry, he regularly appears in national and international media. He has co-founded several companies and non-profit organizations, and serves on their boards. Mr. Agrawal is a graduate from Bates College in the US.
Specialties: Managing high growth companies, Incubating start-ups, Creating new ventures, Corporate development and automation, Network architecture, Software design, Management information systems
Mr. Upendra Poudel is an accomplished professional with extensive experience in the banking sector. He currently serves as the Chairman of the Board at Nabil Bank Limited since October 2020, after spending 2 years and 11 months as a Director at the same institution from December 2017 to October 2020.
In addition to his role at Nabil Bank, Mr. Poudel has been the Regional Representative - Asia Pacific for the Global Alliance for Banking on Values (GABV) since June 2018. Furthermore, he has been a Director at the National Banking Institute (NBI) since September 2017.
Throughout his 5-year and 9-month career at Nabil Bank, Mr. Upendra Poudel has demonstrated strong leadership and decision-making skills, contributing significantly to the growth and success of the bank.
Sudhir Mittal is the Chairman of Shree Airlines, a prominent helicopter charter company in Nepal that expanded into scheduled fixed-wing services. Prior to leading Shree Airlines, he served as the Country Director for The World Bank's International Finance Corporation (IFC) in the United States. Mr Sudhir is focused on expanding the airline's market share, obtaining an international flight permit, and contributing to Nepal's economy. He emphasizes customer satisfaction and encourages employees to prioritize integrity, honesty, and hard work. With a hands-off management style, Mr Sudhir promotes growth and opportunities for young people in the aviation sector.