TEAM

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, FCDO, Climate Investment Funds (PPCR)  and WLC Ventures.

He is Chairman of the  Agribusiness Incubation Centre (NABIC), under the Ministry of Agriculture.  He is also the Co-Chair of the Start up and Innovation centre at the FNCCI. 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.

Siddhant is the Chairman and CEO of Business Oxygen.

Ritu Pradhan Malla

Ritu has been in the private sector finance industry of Nepal for over a decade. Ritu’s role in the fund has been building deal flows, deal structuring, framing deal specific term sheets, negotiating & closing deals for the fund. Ritu has also been actively involved in managing the team in monitoring of portfolio companies, executing advisory roles and has also been appointed on board of Bo2 partner companies. Ritu is also SEMS (ESG)  point-person for the fund.  Prior to working with Bo2, she was working for local commercial bank managing SME lending portfolio and credit risk management of SME portfolio for the bank.  Ritu is an MBA graduate from Webster University.

Ritu is SEMS point person and Sr. Investment Manager at BO2

Deepak Sharma

He is a Chartered Accountant from ICAI, New Delhi, India and a graduate from MIT-SOM College, Pune, India.

Deepak is Investment and Finance Manager at BO2.

Deepika Joshi

Deepika is a Chartered Accountant from Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nepal. She has more than three years of working experience  in one of the leading audit firms of Nepal with sound knowledge of accounts, finance, audit and taxation.

She has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Studies majoring in Finance from Tribhuwan University.

Deepika is an Investment Officer at BO2.

Nihal Shrestha

Nihal has completed all three levels of Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) program. He has worked with Jaguar Investments Pvt. Ltd. before joining BO2.

He also holds a Bachelors’ of Business Administration degree with a major in finance and banking from SIAM University, Thailand.

Nihal is an Assistant Investment Officer at BO2.

Rabin Maharjan

Rabin is the Administration Officer at BO2.

Niruma Maharjan

Niruma worked with an audit firm in India and Nepal. Her expertise lies in audit, accounts, taxation and risk analysis. She is a qualified Chartered Account from ICAI, India.

Chhali Maya Tamang

She is Office Assistant at Business Oxygen.