GNPN Kurakani Series-"Managem­ent Challenges and Investment Climate in New Nepal"

"Management Challenges and Investment Climate in New Nepal"

Ajit Thapa will cover a still infant, but, vibrant and emerging industrial investment opportunities in New Nepal. You will get firsthand account from the veteran of industry detailing management challenges in the public and private enterprises and investment opportunities in the hydropower and services sector.

Speaker: Ajit Narayan Singh Thapa
Mr. Thapa is the chairman of Miteri development bank and advisor to clean energy development fund. He received his chemical engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India. After completing his MBA from the United States in 1970, and working for NIDC and CEDA for some years, he was appointed the Executive Chairman of Industrial Services Center (ISC). He became Joint Secretary of Ministry of Industries and Commerce in the Planning division when he was just 33 years old. He served as CEO of Bansbari leather and Shoe factory in 1984-1988. In 1988, he was appointed as the Director cum general manager of Nepal Industrial Development Corporation (NIDC). He was appointed as MD of Nepal Electricity Authority,(NEA ), a large Public Utility enterprise. He also served briefly as the Chairman of Nepal Airlines Corporation in the late 90s. For the past 20 years, he is pursuing very active public services roles by engaging in active politics of Nepali Congress, as well as through philanthropic works in education and the health sectors. Mr. Thapa is the Vice President of Nepali Congress District Committee in Dhankuta District and a Mahasamiti member (General council). He contested in the recently held Constituent Assembly elections of NOV 2013 from Dhankuta Constituency 1 and was a runner up to CPN-UML.



Kurakani (informal networking event): “Kurakani” is a monthly networking event for Global Nepali Professionals. Every event will have a speaker who will talk about an issue that is relevant to Nepali Professionals. The purpose of this networking event is to educate, inspire and foster working relationships within the Nepali community. Find more about GNPN & join us in FB and LinkedIn.

GNPN is a professional networking group sponsored by CAN-USA. CAN-USA is an American organization dedicated to the professional development of its members and technological progress of Nepal. It is a tax exempt 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with members throughout the United States. The organization continues to utilize the creativity and talent of its members and the broader American community to develop technology-rich solutions that address some of Nepal's challenges. Please visit for more information on CAN-USA. RSVP! 
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*First 10 RSVPs get their first drink free.

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  • Puran S.

    It was great meeting all the Nepali professionals last tuesday. Though, I do have one comment to make. One of the gentleman quoted not to promote any business or product in that forum, I have to say that it's little ignorant to say that because whole point of meet up is to socialize professionally, help each other out professionally so that we can inspire each other to succeed. If it's just for making family friends and have martinis It's will better to opt out.

    Just my one cent! Nothing personal.

    February 28, 2014

    • Pradeep K.

      Puran, it's definitely okay to promote business/product in the forum and there are two ways to do that - during the brief round table introduction phase, and of course during one-on-one/small-group conversations. The general idea is not to use the entire platform.

      February 28, 2014

    • Pradeep K.

      And of course, keep bringing-up the comments. We can only grow from here.

      February 28, 2014

  • Bigyan K.

    A wonderful group of professionals from various industries. I have a blast each time I go!

    February 26, 2014

  • Pradeep K.


    February 26, 2014

  • GNPN

    Here's the timeline for the Event:
    Doors Open: 6:30 PM
    Dinner Served: 7:30 PM ($15)
    Group Participation: 7:30 - 8:00 PM
    Presentation: 8:00 – 8:30 PM
    Network and Mingle: 8:30 – 9:30 PM

    February 11, 2014

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