Saurabh is the Vice Curator of Kathmandu Hub. He currently works at the International Labour Organization but he also has an entrepreneurial streak having led ventures from a pasta manufacturing industry to an insect protein company in the past. When not at work you can find Saurabh learning the guitar between cooking and doting on his dog.
Srishti Jessica Vaidya
Srishti has been the Finance and HR Director of Vaidya Group since October 2017. Vaidya Group is involved in Trade, Construction, Real Estate, Automobiles and other sectors. She also founded the Kathmandu Book Club in 2019 to promote a reading culture in Nepal and encourage people to develop and evolve their minds through active discussion with peers.
Vedika is the cofounder of Educase- a social enterprise that works to help improve the learning conditions for students in marginalised communities of South Asia. It’s an innovation, one-of-a-kind solution to the problem of poor classroom infrastructure: a schoolbag that turns into a desk for a personal study space anywhere. She Aslo heads Business Development at Murarka Group, a business conglomerate involved in the trading, manufacturing, clean energy and financial services sector in Nepal. Prior to this, she’s also had experience working in the Ministry of industry Commerce and Supplies on a research project for the Trade and Transit policies of Nepal.
Saurav Thapa Shrestha
Saurav Thapa Shrestha is the co-founder of Everything Creatives, a design agency based in Nepal. Before devoting his work full-time to Everything Creatives, Saurav served as a General Secretary at YUWA, a youth-led organization dedicated to youth empowerment. There, he focused on building the brand, curating campaigns, developing programs, and promoting networks. He holds a BA in Development Studies from Kathmandu University. In addition, Thapa is passionate about travel, arts and culture. He’s keen towards heritages. Currently, he led the Youth Heritage Society which strengthens youth’s understanding of culture and promotes voices in safeguarding heritage. Besides, he is open to embrace new things and committed to learning more. He is always seen smiling.
Aditya Todi is a Director at MC Group where he is currently involved with developing a new vertical in the agriculture sector. MC Group is a leading business conglomerate doing business in Nepal for more than a century with diversified interests in manufacturing, trading and capital markets. Previously he has worked as a management consultant in Boston advising Fortune 500 companies on pricing and sales strategy. He also has experience working in the public and non-profit sectors across America, Africa and Asia. He is passionate about bringing societal change in Nepal through working at the intersection of the public and private sector. Aditya holds a BA in International Relations from Stanford University with an Honors in Democracy, Development and Rule of Law, as well as Masters in Public Policy from Harvard Kennedy School and MBA from Harvard Business School.
Sugam Ghimire is the director at SG Group which is his family business where the group is involved in 10 different verticals. Sugam is leading the automotive, tea manufacturing and petroleum trading division of the group. He is a business graduate from California State University,East bay. Apart from his involvement in the family business, he recently co-founded a start-up, which is Nepal's first commercial energy bar called "Fit Bar". As an avid off-roading enthusiast, he imports and distributes "Motorhead" off-road motorcycles, which is one of the highest selling off-road bikes in Nepal. In addition to that, he is a two wheleer commitee member of Nepal Automobile Dealer Association, an active member of Confideration of Nepalese Industries Young Entrepreneurs Forum(CNIYEF) and Nepal LPG industry Association.
Shekhar Agrawal has graduated with a degree in finance at undegrad level, from NMIMS, Mumbai and a masters in marketing from Queen Mary University of London. After completing his studies, he joined his family business which manufactures steel and cement and currently is involved in sales and new business development.
Anoushka has been engaged with non- profits in Nepal for half a decade. Her experience ranges from working in a local NGO, a bi-lateral 501(c)3 in Nepal, a profit non distributing foundation and INGOs. Currently Anoushka is on a sabbatical from work to focus on her Masters in Water Science, Policy and Management.
Ayush Man Tamrakar
Ayush is a determined individual working in the telecommunications industry of Nepal. He has served as the President of the KCM Student Council. He was a Microsoft Student Partner. He is also an avid Toastmasters. He loves art, technology and adventure.
."With a rich experience in managing and coordinating large teams including government, private and international organizations, Bhushan now works as an Executive Director for Kids of Kathmandu. He oversees and acts as a principal coordinator for projects that build schools with modern infrastructure in severely underdeveloped and remote areas of Nepal, in turn serving over 4,000 students from all across the country. He is also a project director for e-education Japan, developing concepts and contents of teaching materials, especially STEM subjects, to significantly ameliorate the quality of education materials of public schools in Nepal. He is also a lecturer at Shanker Dev Campus, affiliated to Tribhuwan University, Nepal.
Bhushan graduated with Masters of philosophy (M.Phil) from Tribhuvan University. He was featured in the United Nations documentary, “Nepal: Rebuilding after the earthquake.” Outside of his work, he is country representative of Global Dignity and founding member of Friends for leadership. "
Mechanical Engineer with an interest in biotechnology, Gunjan works with different engineering sectors of Nepal. Also involved with the Brick Sector, Gunjan has experience of doing podcasts and writing blogs. Currently his work takes him to unusual areas of research for product development as one of the lead engineers in his biotech company and with his involvement in the brick manufacturing sector of Nepal.
Harshit has been working in Nepal for the past 2 years at Hyat Enterprises, an ingredient trading company supplying raw materials to various food and beverage factories. Before that he was working in the US for Tesla as a Project Manager in their Battery division. He has lived all his life in hills and mountains from Mussoorie to Boston to Kathmandu but he still is a beach person. He has a strong passion for the energy industry and wants to make an impact in it in Nepal long-term.
Harshitaa Agrawal is the co-founder of Studio Rêver - a spatial designing studio based out of Kathmandu and Mumbai that creates experience through interior architecture, Set designing and Visual merchandising. She also is looking at the branding and marketing aspect of Shiv Shakti group. She has been involved in various community service initiatives in both India and Nepal.
Mega is a Civil Engineering graduate from Kathmandu Engineering College. She is the Network Coordinator at Harin Nepal, a youth led coalition promoting intersectional climate justice in Nepal. She identifies herself as an environmentalist, feminist and democrat and has been involved in grassroot movements and mobilization encompassing since 2018. Her major ventures include co-organizing 'Oxygen is my Birthright', an anti-pollution movement; 'Save Nijgadh' campaign; and Global Climate Strike in Nepal that saw massive youth engagement urging the Government to address climate crisis. Previously she worked at Sustainable Mountain Architecture and Rotaract Club of Mount Everest KEC as the Vice-President.
Mohit Rauniyar is the Co-Founder and Director of Canopy Nepal, a social enterprise working to create educational accessibility for underprivileged students and to promote interactive learning in classrooms in Nepal. He has been in the education field for the past 11 years and has worked with over 1900 individuals through his sessions and reached more than 8800 students through Canopy Nepal. Rauniyar is also a part of Global Shaper Kathmandu, a community under the World Economic Forum, and is actively consulting for various educational institutions in Nepal. Rauniyar is also a Guide at The Resolution Project and his involvement as the Country Coordinator of the NCEP team in Nepal, a teacher at Bloom Nepal School, facilitator of various workshops for students, teachers, and parents among many has developed him into a strong advocate of quality education. Rauniyar is a Climate Reality Leader at The Climate Reality Project & Global Changemaker at Youth Forum Switzerland.
Nancy Agrawal is a skilled brand professional with experience working on projects for brands predominantly in the South Asian market. Her career has led her to work in the areas of television, alcohol, luxury and in social sector. Nancy aims to play a instrumental role in building the startup economy in her home country Nepal, by continuing to work as a freelance brand strategist for startups and SME’s. She holds an MSc in brand leadership from the University of East Anglia, UK. Currently she is handling the brand and marketing department of Royal Stag, a Pernod Ricard’s domestic segment, along with teaching undergrads brand strategy as a lecturer at KCM and working as a freelance strategist.
Nhasala Joshi is Co-founder and Program Lead of Women Leaders in Technology, started upon realizing the value of mentorship, and exposure to opportunities through her own experience. She is Co-organizer of GDG Kathmandu, and Women Techmakers Kathmandu Ambassador.
Pankaj Parajuli is a global shaper from Kathmandu hub. After graduating as a civil engineer, I decided to co-found an organization called ISAP which looked to economically empower resource poor people through entrepreneurship and skills. He also co-founded two social enterprises one of whcih worked with dairy farmers to export a traditional form of Nepalese to western market as chew for dogs. He currently work in the area of Technical Vocational Education and Training with Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation.
Pratik is the Founder of the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, an award-winning organization working to solve the most wicked problems in Nepal.
Princi has over 8 years experience in product, design and entrepreneurship. She is a passionate educator and has taught in several business and arts schools in Nepal. She is currently delivering a module on Technology Entrepreneurship at The British College, Kathmandu. She is the co-founder of Moonlit Solutions. Moonlit Solutions has delivered projects in data driven decision making. She is an advocate on data for good and agile governance. Previously, she was the Chief Product/ Marketing Officer of Tootle (first ride sharing platform in Nepal). Also a believer in giving back to the earth, currently she is also exploring the sustainable economy.
Rajat is a travel and gastronomy entrepreneur who has founded like Kora Cafe and Lakpa with an objective to promote gastronomic tourism in Nepal. He has been an active Hub member since 2016 and heads the Hub's Media Council. He can be found having conversations about everything with everyone at one of his restaurants or cafes.
Sahayu is a Director at M.G. Group involved in cement manufacturing, real estate development, hydropower projects. Sahayu is responsible for managing the Group's asset portfolio and expanding existing book of business. He is passionate about electric mobility and renewable energy. Previously, Sahayu worked as an Investment Banker at HSBC in both London and New York offices.
Saloni is the Curator of the Kathmandu Hub. She is the Executive Director at M.A.W. Music, which operates the largest musical instruments and audio equipment store of the country and makes high-quality and difficult-to-find audio equipment available in Nepal. Her company also specialises in designing & installations for audio visual systems & is also the only company in Nepal to do this. She hosts a podcast Unheard with Saloni where she interviews successful women in Nepal. She is passionate about fitness, travelling & hiking.
Santosh Pandey is the Co-Founder of Offering Happiness, Nepal’s largest online gifting platform pioneering in experiential gifting, surprise planning & corporate gifting, (est. 2017). He is the winner of the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards (GSEA) - Nepal 2018 and has represented Nepal in its Global Competition, Macao. He also won the Seedstars Kathmandu 2019 as the best startup in Kathmandu and was selected from Asia Summit, Cambodia to compete in its Global Summit, Switzerland.
He is also the Co-founder and Director at Oho Cake Pvt. Ltd.
Beginning with being the Co-Founder of the ‘Change Bhaktapur’ campaign at the age of 16, he has worked as the Program Director of We Inspire Nepal, Project Coordinator of US Embassy Youth Council Nepal and many other campaigns and projects of youth empowerment for over 5 years. He is also a featured cast on National Geography Documentary Film titled “Own the Room”.
Shubhangi is an Assistant civil engineer at Sanima Hydropower and Engineerin where she is working in the design analysis and drawings of Middle Tamor Hydro project (73MW). She has also co-founded a social enterprise called Pad2Go in October 2018 that promotes menstrual health management in Nepal. Pad2Go provides Sanitary Napkin Vending machines (first of its kind in Nepal) in various institutes of the country and also conducts interactive sesisons with both boys and girls in schools and colleges regarding menstrual taboos and the social perception around it. All profitable proceeds from the pads as well as 15% of profit from the machines will be used to construct toilets in schools of Bajura.
Siddhant Begani is an incoming member of the Begani Group. He received a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Southern California in Business Administration with a minor in Computer Programming. He then worked for one year at Ernst and Young, New York as a technology consultant. Siddhant has now returned back to Nepal and is looking after Ganapati Jewellers. After understanding the Nepal market and Nepali consumer more, Siddhant plans to start a company of his own.
Sunita is one of the co-leads of Callijatra, a volunteer-led youth initiative currently working for the preservation and mainstreaming of Newa scripts and Nepalbhasa. The initiative has been credited with kick-starting a renewed interest in Ranjana script. Sunita and her team have been working on additional innovative projects like the 1-minute Nepalbhasa tutorials that present intangible heritages in an accessible manner that encourages adoption and preservation. In addition, Sunita is also deeply interested in language education and pedagogical methods. During her tenure in the City planning commission of Kathmandu city, Sunita was involved in the creation of the Nepal Bhasa curriculum and has also been training the first batch of educators of Nepal Bhasa.
Tsewang joined the Kathmandu hub in June 2018. In the last year she has helped organize the Emotional Resilience Workshop. Tsewang is also the co-founder of NoChini, a health foods start-up that introduced cold-pressed juices in the Nepali market. When not working, Tsewang can be found in your local dog-friendly cafe with Simba, her dog, or rock climbing.