Surendra Man Pradhan
Surendra Pradhan has been a central banker in Nepal for over two decades, having working experience in the financial management, Foreign Exchange Management, Regulatory and Supervisory departments of Nepal Rastra Bank as the Executive Director. He had been the Board of Director of Securities Board of Nepal, the regulatory authority of the capital market of Nepal. He had also worked as member of Audit committee of Nepal Rastra Bank. He also had been the Board Director and Chairman of Audit Committee of Nepal Investment Bank, one of the prominent commercial bank of Nepal and Rastriya Beema Sasthan, one of the leading public sector insurance company of Nepal. He was CEO of Sunrise Bank Ltd for four years. His other involvements in the past include being the member of Nepal Bankers’ Association and president of Association of Charted Accountants of Nepal.
He has a Master in Business Administration from Tribhuvan University of Nepal and Chartered Accountancy from India. He has attended and participated in different trainings and seminars on computer audit of banks, bank restructuring through regulation and supervision, working capital management, financial policies for economic development, consolidated supervision of financial conglomerates etc,.
Mr. Uprety is a Senior business leader with over 25 years of experience, of which 17 years in management consulting, including as Partner in the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and 8 years as a Senior Consultant at Accenture. He is the Founder and CEO of Art of Management, which specializes in helping boards of directors and senior management teams in successfully transforming their organizations to adapt to the needs of the changing environment.
He has proven track record of delivery of value through strategy development, business and operating model restructuring, due diligence, valuation and post merger integration (PMI) across geographies and industries along with a long term experience of delivering training programmes on financial modelling and valuation .
He holds a MBA (IMD Switzerland), M. Sc (with honours) in Electrical Engineering (Moscow Power Engineering Institute), Certified Executive Coach (EMCC). DBA candidate (IE Business School, Madrid; research topic- leadership development in the context of business transformation).
MA in Public Communications and Public Relations (UK) and B. Eng. in Electronics (France). A development professional with experience in working at senior level with donors, international development management firms and INGOs in private sector development and public communications in Nepal, South Asia, Europe and Africa.
Siddhant Raj Pandey
Siddhant has been a banker for over two decades, having worked with Merrill Lynch and Riggs Bank in London. He was also CEO of Ace Development Bank, Nepal. Presently, he operates in the world of Private Equity as the Chairman and CEO of Business Oxygen Pvt. Ltd., the first International SME Venture and Climate Impact Fund in Nepal promoted by the IFC of the World Bank Group, DFID, the Strategic Climate Fund, PPCR and WLC Ventures.
He is a board director at Nepal Agriculture Business Incubation Centre (NABIC), under the Ministry of Agriculture. He was a member of the board of directors of the Investment Promotion Board at the Ministry of Industry and also represented the private sector as a board member of the Investment Committee, Central Renewal Energy Fund, Ministry of Environment and Energy. He also served as the Chairman of the Credit Information Bureau of Nepal.
He has a BA degree from Virginia Tech (USA) and MSc. from University of Bristol (UK). He has attended Executive Programs in Global Finance at the London School of Economics.