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KATHMANDU: In a groundbreaking achievement, Sushil Pokharel, founder of Bizbell Private Limited, has secured a prestigious position on the board of the International Hydropower Association (IHA) for the 2023-25 term.
This historic moment marks the first instance of a Nepali national being elected to the world’s premier hydropower organization. Sushil Pokharel, renowned for his visionary leadership and unwavering dedication to clean energy initiatives, will now represent 28 countries across South and Central Asia.
His election to the IHA Board serves as a testament to his unwavering commitment to advancing sustainable hydropower initiatives on a global scale.
The IHA, a non-profit membership association, serves as the leading global advocate for sustainable hydropower, working tirelessly to shape the future of clean energy worldwide.
Pokharel will officially assume his role on the Board at the 2023 World Hydropower Congress to be held in Bali, Indonesia. The selection process involved candidates from six distinct geographical regions, ultimately resulting in the election of a diverse and highly experienced group of hydropower experts.
Eddie Rich, the CEO of IHA, expressed his enthusiasm, stating, “Global climate change, the most pressing challenge of our time, cannot be effectively addressed without sustainable hydropower. Over the next decade, Central Asia and South Asia are poised to become one of the world’s fastest-growing regions for hydropower development. I am delighted that Sushil Pokharel has been elected to represent this critical region on IHA’s highest governing body. I see his election as a pivotal moment for the region.”
Sushil Pokharel, Founder of Bizbell, emphasized the importance of harnessing the untapped resources in the region, stating, “It is now imperative that we leverage the region’s untapped potential and significantly contribute to global hydropower generation, ultimately helping us achieve the Net Zero Goal by 2050.”
As the Founder of Bizbell, Pokharel has been at the forefront of pioneering sustainable hydropower development, with plans to build a substantial 1000 MW renewable energy portfolio by 2035.
Globally recognized for his commitment to reducing carbon footprints and revolutionizing the energy landscape, Sushil is driving toward a sustainable future through Bizbell, leaving an indelible mark on Nepal and the Central and South Asia region.
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