Who is newly elected FNCCI president Chandra Dhakal?

KATHMANDU:  Chandra Dhakal began his business journey in 1989 with a grocery business, launched a cargo business in 1996 and pioneered the first remit company, International Money Express – popularly known as the IME which has become synonymous to remit business in the country.

Under his visionary leadership and guidance, IME Group runs and manages more than two dozen companies ranging from remittance, banking, trading, information technology, energy, tourism, automobile, insurance to sports and entertainment.

As the chairman of the IME Group and Global IME Bank Limited, Dhakal has successfully concluded mergers and acquisitions with 21 banks and financial institutions and turned the bank into one of the largest financial institutions in the country.

He has represented the private sector including the FNCCI at various government and other institutions including the Investment Board Nepal and International Labour Organisation.

He has been serving as the Honorary Consul of Indonesia as well as the President of Nepal-Indonesia Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and had been the Senior Vice President of the FNCCI and chaired various committees at the apex private sector body.

Dhakal has been putting his tireless efforts to support the tourism and infrastructure development, capital formation and employment generation with the development of cable cars, hotels and other large infrastructure facilities in the Kathmandu valley and in provinces.

He has been decorated with Kirtimaya Rastradeep, Prabal Janasewashree (Fourth) and Gorkha Dakshin Bahu (IV) by the government of Nepal recognizing his significant contribution to the business and economic development and job creation in the country.

He was also awarded by the Government of Indonesia for his outstanding service in rescuing and evacuating the Indonesian citizens during the 2015 Earthquake.

Fiscal Nepal |
Friday April 14, 2023, 10:15:20 AM |

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