Mr. Chandra Prasad Dhakal is one of the leading entrepreneurs of the country. He is the Executive Chairman of IME Group of Companies, one of the fastest growing business conglomerates in Nepal, with diversified presence in Banking, Remittances, IT, Trading, Hydropower, Travel Trade, Cable Car and Hospitality sectors.
Mr. Dhakal is a pioneer in the remittance business of the country, enabling millions of Nepalese working abroad to remit funds to their families in Nepal. Mr. Dhakal set up International Money Express (IME) in 2001 in Nepal and Malaysia to facilitate the migrant workers in Malaysia to remit their earnings. This arrangement has not only become productive, but also paved a pathway to institutionalizing formal means of remittances in the country. Remittance payment locations in every corner of the country have ensured rural communities' access to finance along with contributing to poverty alleviation in the country, one of the fundamental objectives of Millennium Development Goals. For his outstanding contribution in the national economy by bringing in the largest volume of remittances, he has also been conferred with the Commercially Important Person (CIP) award 2014 by the Government of Nepal, Business Personality of the Year 2014 by Kantipur Publications and Gorkha Dakshin Bahu IV from the then King of Nepal, Gyanendra Bir Bikram Shah.
His involvement in the Banking sector also reflects his visionary leadership as he shouldered the merger policy of the Government of Nepal and Nepal Rasta Bank through Global IME Bank, which is currently a combination of 18 financial institutions of Nepal, after various successful mergers.
Mr. Dhakal is the Honorary Consul of the Republic of Indonesia to Nepal since 2010, Chairman of Global IME Bank Limited and Executive Chairman of IME Group of Companies, a business conglomerate that has a wide array of investment portfolios and IME Ltd., the number one remittance company of Nepal. He is a member (Permanent Invitee) of Investment Board Nepal (Government body chaired by the Prime Minister of Nepal), Executive Committee Member of Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FNCCI), Chairperson of International and NRN Investment Promotion Committee, President of Nepal Malaysia Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Vice-Chairman of International Chamber of Commerce and Industry Nepal (ICC-N), Nepal German Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NGCCI) and Western Development Forum (a non-profit organization for the overall development of the western part of Nepal that includes three zones/sixteen districts).
His Investment portfolio Includes the following:
Banking: Global IME Bank Limited
Travel and Tours: IME Travels and Tours Pvt. Ltd.
Freight Forwarding: Mount Pumori Air Cargo Pvt. Ltd.
Trading: C.M. Trading Enterprises Pvt. Ltd.
Automobiles: IME Automotives Pvt. Ltd.
Energy: Himalayan Power Partner Ltd. and Mountain Energy Pvt. Ltd.
Infrastructure: Kathmandu Fun Park Pvt. Ltd.
IT : Swift Technology Pvt. Ltd
Cable Car : Chandragiri Hills Pvt. Ltd.
Mr. Dhakal has participated in many international conferences and seminars such as the 7th NRNA European Regional Meeting & the 5th NRNA Women’s Conference, Regional Conference on Money Service Business organized by Bank Negara Malaysia (Central Bank of Malaysia), Courtesy call on Hon'ble Dr. Mahathir bin Mohamad, former Prime Minister of Malaysia, at his residence to extend an invitation for participation in Nepal Business Conclave 2014, India Infrastructure Summit 2013 & AGM of Indo-Canadian Business Chamber, 12th Meeting of Nepal-China Non- Governmental Forum, 4th Bhutan Construction Expo & FNCCI Delegation to Bhutan, 31st Association of Nepalese in America, 6th NRNA European Regional Meeting & 4th NRNA Regional Women's Conference Convention, Global Forum on Remittances 2013 organized by the World Bank and IFAD, 8th World Chambers Congress, CACCI Presidential Visit to Myanmar, etc.
Mr. Dhakal has visited many countries like Australia, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belgium, Bhutan, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Netherlands, Norway, Pakistan, Philippines, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and United States of America.
Mr. Keshav Bdr Rayamajhi
Mr. Keshav Bdr Rayamajhi Director
Mr. Rayamajhi is the Board member and Managing Director of “Peoples Hydropower Company Private Limited”. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Management from Tribhuwan University and has served various hydro power companies for more than five years in various positions. His involvement in hydropower development, he is also associated with various other corporate sectors in the following professional capacities:
Managing Director, Chandra Surya International Nepal Pvt. Ltd
Director, Janata Press Pvt. Ltd
Director, Alpine Live Stock and Bio – Trade Pvt. Ltd
Director, Sadabahar Trading and Investment Co. Pvt. Ltd
Proprietor, New Kodari Traders
Promoter, Barun Hydro Company Ltd.
Director, Sabha Khola Hydropower Company Pvt. Ltd.
First Vice – President, Nepal Trans Himalayan Border Commerce Association
Mr. Sudarshan Krishna Shrestha
Mr. Sudarshan Krishna Shrestha Director
Mr. Shrestha, a profound banker having wide knowledge of banking operations, retired from Rastriya Banijya Bank after 30 years of service. He holds a Masters Degree in Economics. Mr. Shrestha has worked in Credit Department, Manager of various Branches and has experience of International Banking. He has attended many banking related international and national trainings and Seminars.
Mr. Suman Pokharel
Mr. Suman Pokharel Director
Mr. Pokharel is presently working as Chief Executive Officer at IME Ltd. He holds Masters Degree in Business Studies from Tribhuvan University. Mr. Pokharel has 11 years of banking experience in Everest Bank and Global Bank Limited with strong forte in banking operations, credit, international remittance and correspondence banking.
Mr. Krishna Prasad Sharma
Mr. Krishna Prasad Sharma Director
Mr. Sharma is an eminent banker having more than 32 years of experience in banking operations, business management and human resource management. He has served as the Chief Executive Officer at Rastriya Banijya Bank, a government Bank with sizeable market share. He has also served as a Director at many organizations like Nabil Bank Ltd, Nepal Investment Bank Ltd., Employees Provident Fund, National Life Insurance, NLG General Insurance, Credit Information Center, Deposit Insurance Credit Guarantee Company and others as well. He holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA), Masters of Arts in Sociology (MA) and Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (BSC). He has attended many banking related international cum national trainings and seminars
Mr. Vineet Kumar Agrawal
Mr. Vineet Kumar Agrawal Director
Mr. Agrawal holds Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Pokhara University. He is Director of Inter-tech Group of Companies. Besides this, he is also associated with various corporate business.
Mr. Devendra Pratap Shah
Mr. Devendra Pratap Shah Director
Mr. Shah is a qualified Chartered Accountant, holds Masters’ Degree in Commerce (M. Com) and a Bachelor’s Degree in Law. He has 35 years of experience in Banking and Insurance field. He has undertaken successful top leadership roles in both Agricultural Development Bank Nepal Ltd. and Nepal Bank Ltd. as the Chief Executive Officer, two government Banks with large presence and sizeable market shares in the country. He has also been the Executive Chairman of the Insurance Board of Nepal, which is the regulatory body of the Insurance sector in the country.