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Mr. Kesang Shrestha, Chairman

Mr. Kesang Shrestha, the esteemed Chairman of the board at Team Ventures, brings a wealth of experience and expertise to his role. He holds a degree in B.Sc. from St. Joseph’s College, North Point, Darjeeling, India. With a strong commitment to social engagement, Mr. Shrestha has been actively involved as a member and chairman in various social organizations, including The Corporate Club (TCC).

As the Founder/Director of Sambotta High School, he has dedicated many decades to youth development and the education sector. In his role as Chairman of Team Ventures, Mr. Shrestha provides strategic guidance and leadership. Additionally, he actively serves as a board member in various investee companies of Team Ventures, including Kriti Venture Fund Ltd, Upper Syange Hydropower Ltd, Hidi Khola Hydropower Ltd, and Doban Khola Khola Hydropower Ltd.

His extensive knowledge and experience across multiple sectors, such as education, technology, and real estate, have made invaluable contributions to the business development aspect of the company. With his visionary leadership, Mr. Kesang Shrestha plays a pivotal role in driving the success of Team Ventures.

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Mr. Lopsang Shrestha, Director

Mr. Lopsang Shrestha is a Director at Team Ventures. He has completed his education in India and has previously served as a board member of The Corporate Club (TCC). Mr. Shrestha is actively involved in various local social organizations, contributing to the community. He holds significant positions within the industry, serving as the Chairman and advisor of Team Trading. Additionally, he serves as the Chairman of White Lotus Motors Pvt Ltd, an electric vehicle company, and holds a Director role at Kathmandu Lanco Pvt. Ltd, a real estate development company.

Furthermore, Mr. Shrestha is the proprietor of Mila Carpet Industries, a reputable carpet manufacturing and export company that has been successfully operating for over two decades.

With his extensive knowledge and experience in the carpet industry since 1987, Mr. Lopsang Shrestha brings valuable insights to the team at Team Ventures.

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Mr. Dorje Gyaltsen Lama, Director

Mr. Dorje Gyaltsen Lama is a Director at Team Ventures. He holds a B.Com degree from Fort Lewis, Colorado, USA, and is an alumnus of prestigious institutions such as St. Paul’s School, Darjeeling, India, and Lincoln School, Nepal. Mr. Lama joined the family business in his 20s, which encompasses hand-knotted carpet manufacturing, the hospitality industry, and real estate.

Through his visionary leadership, he successfully expanded and elevated these businesses to new heights. As a serial entrepreneur, Mr. Lama has also partnered with like-minded individuals to create several other thriving ventures. Notably, he has received the CIP (Commercially Important Person) award for the years 2019-2021, recognizing his significant contributions to the industry. Additionally, he has made a notable collaboration with Thai hospitality group Dusit International, resulting in the successful operation of the Dusit Princess brand in Nepal.

With his remarkable achievements and entrepreneurial acumen, Mr. Dorje Gyaltsen Lama plays a vital role in the success and growth of the organization.

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Ms. Dekyi Sherpa, Director 

Ms. Dekyi Sherpa is a Director at Team Ventures with an impressive educational background. She holds a degree in Accounting and Mathematics from Hartwick College, USA. Ms. Sherpa holds directorship positions at Hotel Mulberry Pvt. Ltd. and Everest Carpet Manufacturers, where she contributes her expertise and guidance. She has also served on the board of the Confederation of Nepalese Industries Young Entrepreneur’s Forum (CNIYEF), demonstrating her commitment to fostering entrepreneurship and supporting young entrepreneurs.

Currently, Ms. Sherpa is a board member of Entrepreneur’s Organization Nepal, an esteemed organization dedicated to fostering business growth and development. Additionally, she is a member of the Global Shapers Community, an initiative by the World Economic Forum that brings together young leaders and change-makers.

With her extensive experience and involvement in various organizations, Ms. Dekyi Sherpa plays a significant role in driving innovation and growth in the business community..

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Mr. Tenzing Chophel Lama, Director

Mr. Tenzing Choephel Lama is a Director at Team Ventures. He holds a degree from Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College, New York. With over a decade of experience in manufacturing and exporting hand-knotted carpets, Mr. Lama brings valuable expertise to his role. Previously, he served as the Director at Himalayan International Model School, showcasing his commitment to education.

Additionally, Mr. Lama actively serves as a board member for multiple local non-profit organizations, including Saraswati Organization Nepal and Social Development Initiative Nepal. These organizations focus on providing education to children from remote Himalayan regions of Nepal, demonstrating Mr. Lama’s dedication to social development and empowering young minds. With his extensive experience in the industry and his commitment to education and social causes, Mr. Tenzin Choephel Lama plays a crucial role in driving the success and positive impact of the organization.

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Mr. Tenzin Sonam Gonsar, Founder & CEO

Mr. Tenzin Sonam Gonsar, the Founder and CEO of Team Ventures, is a distinguished graduate of Columbia University in New York. His areas of specialization include organizational/leadership development, strategic management, and investment fund management. With an extensive background in founding, leading, and advising multiple businesses and organizations in Nepal, Mr. Gonsar brings a wealth of experience to his role. He has previously worked at Bridgewater Associates, the world’s largest hedge fund based in Connecticut, USA.

As a successful entrepreneur, he has founded several start-up organizations. Mr. Gonsar is actively involved in supporting and advising various education and youth development projects in Nepal. Moreover, he holds board positions in a range of investee companies, encompassing hydro and solar power projects, electric-vehicle companies, real estate and infrastructure firms, as well as tech-based startups.

With his streamlined expertise and strategic leadership, Mr. Tenzin Sonam Gonsar drives the success of Team Ventures and plays a vital role in shaping the business landscape.

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Mr. Bikash Chandra Bhandari, CIO

Mr. Bikash Chandra Bhandari, Chief Investment Officer of Team Ventures, holds an MBA degree in Finance from Tribhuvan University. With over 10 years of experience in the Nepalese Capital Market, he has held key positions at Nabil Investment Banking Limited.

As an Investment Banking Head at Nabil Investment Banking Limited, Mr. Bhandari was leading Investment Banking Unit that includes Portfolio Management Services, Corporate Advisory Services and Specialized Investment Fund. Mr. Bhandari managed funds with Assets Under Management exceeding USD 65 Million and provided consultation to over 800 high net worth individuals during his tenure at Nabil Investment Banking Limited.

Alongside his professional achievements, Mr. Bhandari has authored several publications. He has also undergone training in PE/VC at the Emirates Institute for Banking and Financial Studies, UAE.

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Mr. Dipesh Pote Shrestha, Senior Investment Analyst

Mr. Dipesh Pote Shrestha holds an MBA degree and is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), UK. He has over 7 years of experience in accounting, research, valuation, financial management, and credit analysis.

Previously, he was associated with Infomerics Credit Rating Nepal Limited, a credit rating agency licensed by Securities Exchange Board of Nepal (SEBON), where he had completed 40+ rating assignments across a range of sectors including BFIs, trading, hydropower, financial services, construction and manufacturing companies.

Mr. Shrestha also played a pivotal role in framing the rating methodologies and developing industry insights for multiple sectors. Additionally, as an analyst at Laxmi Sunrise Capital Market Limited, he engaged in new product development, valuation, and equity research. He was also associated with the management of mutual fund schemes with an Asset Under Management of ~ NPR 2 Bn and the company’s Specialized Investment Fund unit formed to manage PE/VC funds as per the Specialized Investment Fund Regulations, 2075.
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Mr. Anil Shrestha, Senior Investment Analyst

Mr. Shrestha is a finance professional with an honors degree in Finance from Kathmandu University School of Management. He has acquired practical experience in the capital markets and private equity investments in Nepal, which has honed his skills in equity fund management, financial modeling and valuation, business research, and data analysis.

Previously, Mr. Shrestha served as an Assistant Portfolio Manager at an investment firm, where he actively developed and implemented diverse portfolio management strategies to maximize returns. He has successfully managed a combined portfolio with size in tune of NPR 500 million.

With his hands-on experience and expertise in financial management, Mr. Shrestha brings a strong analytical approach to his role. His proficiency in equity fund management and data-driven decision-making ensures sound investment strategies and optimal performance. Mr. Shrestha’s dedication and proficiency make him a valuable asset in the field of finance.

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Ms. Tujala Jonchhe, ESG and Communication Analyst

Ms. Tujala Jonchhe earned her Bachelor’s degree in Quantitative Business Economics and Finance from Assumption University, Thailand. Beyond academic achievements, she has been actively pursuing certification in ESG through various online courses and is currently specializing in ESG from the Corporate Finance Institute (CFI).

Ms. Jonchhe’s professional journey includes public policy research with Daayitwa and the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology, Government of Nepal.

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Ms. Yasoda Bhattarai, Accounts & Admin Officer

Ms. Yasoda completed her bachelor’s degree in business studies with a specialisation in finance from Tribhuwan University. She has a strong background in administrative roles and a solid foundation in business studies.

Before joining Team Ventures, she was working in the UAE as a Purchase and Administration Associate at Kojak Auto Spare Parts for Mercedes-Benz. And she was also working in Nepal at NMB Capital and Prime Bank Limited as a front desk officer.

Yasoda is a motivated team player with a strong work ethic and a passion for contributing to her organisation’s success. Her diverse work experience and educational background make her a valuable asset to the company.

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Rojila Joshi, Front Desk Associate

Ms. Rojila has completed her Bachelor’s degree in Bachelor in Business Administration (BBA), specialization in Finance from Tribhuwan University. Before joining Team Ventures, she was working at Ralycos Nepal as Brand and PR Associate and also worked as intern in Citizen Bank International.  She is a passionate team member with a strong work ethic and a desire to make a positive impact on her organization’s success. Her work experience and educational background make her valuable asset to the company.

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Mr. Subash Poudel, Chartered Accountant

Mr. Subash Poudel is an accomplished Chartered Accountant with extensive expertise in External and Internal Audit, Direct Taxation, Indirect Taxation, and Financial Advisory for corporate entities. Graduating from The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and with prior education from the National School of Science in Nepal, Mr. Poudel possesses a diverse educational background. Throughout his career, he has successfully resolved complex Corporate and Bank-related tax issues, managed tax assessments, conducted thorough tax scrutiny, and led comprehensive tax audits.

With a notable role in systemizing the Finance Department at Citizens Bank International Ltd.. Additionally, Mr. Poudel serves as a Financial Management consultant for reputable local organizations and shares his knowledge as a resource person for “Financial Management” in Chartered Accountancy courses. He holds a committee membership in IT under The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nepal (ICAN) and serves as a Financial Advisor/consultant for the Social Welfare Council (SWC) of Nepal, evaluating the performance of INGOs and NGOs. Mr. Subash Poudel’s remarkable expertise and dedication make him an invaluable asset in the field of finance and accounting.

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Mr. Ajaya Shrestha, Advocate

Mr. Ajaya Shrestha is a skilled Legal Advisor with a strong educational background. He holds an L.L.M. in Business and International Trade Law from Kathmandu School of Law, Purbanchal University (2016), and an L.L.B. from the same institution (2013). As an advocate licensed by the Nepal Bar Council and a member of the Nepal Bar Association, Mr. Shrestha brings 10 years of experience in Commercial law, family law, and Civil law. He represents clients in various courts, including the Supreme Court, High Court, and District Courts, and specializes in areas such as Commercial, Family, Civil litigation, and Arbitration.

Mr. Shrestha serves as a legal advisor to numerous national and international corporate organizations, providing expertise in areas including Family law, Civil law, Commercial Laws, Contracts, Banking, Intellectual Property Rights, Labor Laws, and Dispute Settlement. In addition to his professional achievements, he holds the position of councillor at Kathmandu School of Law, Purbanchal University.

With his extensive education and expertise, Mr. Ajaya Shrestha is a valuable legal professional offering expert guidance and representation.

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