Meet Our Team
Mr. Manoj Paudel
Co-Founder & Chairman
Manoj is on a mission to lead innovation in Nepal by changing how capital is mobilized for entrepreneurs and enterprises. Working as an expert for the government, private and development sectors, he has gathered extensive experience in nurturing collaborative leadership, and fostering meaningful partnerships in the areas of investment, entrepreneurship and infrastructure. He holds an MSc from the London School of Economics where he was a Chevening Scholar and currently is a PhD scholar in Economics.
Mr. Amit Koirala
Co-Founder and Partner
Amit is experienced in working in frontier markets such as Nepal, Bhutan, Afghanistan, Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos, and Brunei. The former Resident Representative of American Express holds Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical and Electronics, from the Birla Institute of Technology. With 20+ years of experience, Amit has worked as an Executive Director at Standard Chartered, Singapore, and Head of Financial Institutions.
Chief Executive Officer
Santosh is an MBA graduate from University of Wales with 12+ years of experience in business and financial consulting including significant experience in hydro power, transport and capital markets. He has worked on 24+ projects for both Nepali and foreign investors/developers, performing financial and economic research, feasibility studies, capital raising, negotiation, due diligence, and more.
Pramesh Man Pradhan
Chief Operating Officer
Pramesh has held positions as Province Head - Bagmati Region, Senior Relationship Manager in Corporate Banking and Project & Infrastructure Financing, Credit Risk Officer, Treasury Dealer, Finance Officer and other Operations Department. Mr. Pradhan has over 14 years of experience in the Nepalese Banking sector, having earned his MBA from Ace Institute of Management.
Ms. Aashma Mainali
Head of Legal & Compliance
Ms. Aashma Mainali brings a wealth of expertise in Corporate and Commercial Law. As a Licensed Advocate of Nepal, she has approximately 6 years of experience, having contributed her legal acumen to prestigious commercial law firms in Nepal. Ms. Mainali has also played a pivotal role as a Legal Consultant for a remittance company in Nepal, showcasing her proficiency in client interactions, contract drafting, and negotiation. Her comprehensive skill set extends to Intellectual Property, Franchising, and Brand Protection. Notably, she holds a postgraduate degree, a Master of Laws (LLM) in Corporate and Commercial Law, from the University of Sheffield in the United Kingdom.
Nischal Singh Bhandari
Partnerships and Communication Manager
Nischal is a highly skilled Partnership and Communication Expert with years of experience in developing and executing effective communication strategies, cultivating strategic partnerships, and enhancing brand visibility. Proven track record in stakeholder engagement, media relations, and crisis communication. He graduated from University of Technology Sydney with Bachelor's of Arts in Public Communication.He has strong project management abilities with a focus on driving impactful results. Passionate about Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) principles and integrating sustainability practices into communication strategies.
CA Sworup Dhungana
Finance and Investment Head
Sworup worked as a Financial Consultant at Invest and Infra and is a Chartered Accountant (CA) Final candidate with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI). Having earned his Undergraduate in Accounts and Finance from IGNOU, Delhi, Sworup has considerable experience as an Advisor to several firms internationally in the fields of finance, taxation and financial reporting standards.
Associate and Compliance Officer
Barsha is a Chartered Accountant (CA) Final Candidate with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) and has earned her Bachelors’ Degree in Accounts and Finance from IGNOU, Delhi. She has extensive experience in the Field of direct and indirect taxation and has performed tax audits for various large companies in India.
Senior Accounts and Admin Assistant
Sumit Bhattarai looks after accounts and is also the office administrator at Aadhyanta. Previously he worked at Invest and Infra Pvt Ltd as Accountant and Admin Head. His experiences also involves working as Counselor at Global Job and as an Accountant at Jayabageswori Communication.
Anushka is a detail-oriented junior analyst with a strong track record in donor-funded investment projects. With prior experience as a Finance Intern at Nabil Bank Limited, She currently holds a BBA in Finance with honours from Kathmandu University School of Management. Proficient in creating investment materials and collaborating with cross-functional teams. With her analytical skills, she consistently contributes to strategic decision-making processes and ensures successful results for the company.