Siddhant Raj Pandey
Chairman and CEO
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, FCDO, Climate Investment Funds (PPCR) and WLC Ventures.
He is Chairman of the Agribusiness Incubation Centre (NABIC), under the Ministry of Agriculture and also Chairs the Nepal Private Equity Association (NPEA). He is a member of the board of directors of Standard Chartered Bank. 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 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.
Deepak has been in the finance industry of Nepal and India for over a decade. At BO2, he leads investment and finance division working closely with the CEO. With extensive knowledge in all aspects of Private Equity, he is responsible for all transactions from investments, monitoring, exits, technical assistance and repatriation and supervises the investment team. He has attended international trainings on Deal Negotiation, Valuation, Climate Financing and Leadership. He has represented BO2 in providing consultation on PEVC regulation to SEBON. He is a member of the Technical Committee at Nepal Private Equity Association.
Prior to BO2, he worked with a Chartered Accountant firm in India and has experience in accounting, audit, taxation and project financing. He is a Chartered Accountant from ICAI and holds BBA degree from University of Pune.