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Achyut is a financial strategist at Invest and Infra and is a CFA level III candidate. Prior to this appointment, Achyut was the project manager at ACORD Corporation, New York where he worked to leverage and implement global insurance standards across insurance markets in the US, London, Japan, and other A-PAC countries. He holds an undergraduate degree in Finance from Ramapo College of New Jersey, USA.


Mr. Koirala is a finance professional with extensive experience of working in frontier markets. He worked at the Standard Chartered Bank for nearly eight years, first in the capacity of Head – Financial Institutions covering clients in Nepal, Bhutan and Afghanistan and then went on to lead as the Executive Director covering markets of Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos and Brunei. In his previous role, he worked for more than eight years as the Resident Representative of American Express covering the sovereign and financial institutions of frontier markets.

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Dr. Biswas holds a PhD degree from Central South University where he is a Senior Post-Doctoral Fellow. Having successfully served as a registered physician in Nepal & China for several years, Dr. Shrestha is currently fully engaged in research & consulting. He is a prolific entrepreneur and has over 15 years of experience in international business since establishing his first company in Hong Kong in 2005. He is also a senior consultant for various Fortune 500 companies and state-owned Chinese companies. Dr. Shrestha’s focus is on business and diplomacy in South Asia, in particular establishing a
business bridge between China-Nepal-India. Dr. Shrestha fluently speaks Nepali, English, Mandarin, Hindi & Urdu.


Manoj is an economist with significant experience in Nepal and the UK in the areas of economic analysis of large infrastructure projects, investment, project finance, public policy, trade and governance. He holds an MSc from the London School of Economics and currently is a PhD scholar in Economics. He also serves as the Director of a leading commercial bank in Nepal and has been part of providing strategic guidance and leadership to the Bank’s growth trajectory. He has previously worked as an expert for Ministers, Members of Parliament, government entities such as the Investment Board Nepal and Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Supplies, and I/NGOs. He has also served as a Visiting Faculty at Kathmandu University where he taught international economics.


Santosh is a seasoned business and finance consultant with more than 12 years of experience, including significant experience in hydropower, transport and capital markets. He has extensive experience in financial analysis, feasibility study, capital raising, negotiation, due diligence, etc for developers in more than two dozen projects. He holds an MBA in University of Wales, United Kingdom. He is a thought leader and regularly blogs on issues related to hydropower, foreign investment, policies, etc.


Smritee works as an Assistant Manager –Business and Operations at Invest and Infra. She is also associated with Prosperity Nepal, a local NGO as a founder member. She has experience of working both in the private and development sector in Nepal. Before joining Invest and Infra, she worked as a Compliance Officer for Vision Energy and Power Pvt Ltd., a hydropower company. Prior to that she worked as a Project and Procurement Coordinator at a construction company, EG Infra Pvt Ltd.(Emerald Group). She holds a Master’s degree in International Management from the British College (Affiliated to University of West of England, UK).


Sumit Bhattarai looks after accounts and is also the office administrator at Invest and Infra. Previously he worked at Global Job as a counselor and at Jayabageswori Communication as an accountant.


Sworup is a financial consultant at Invest and Infra. He is a Chartered Accountant (CA) Final candidate in the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI). He has experience of working as consultant and advisor to various companies in India in the field of finance, taxation and financial reporting standards. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounts and Finance from IGNOU, Delhi.