Mr. Chandra Prasad Dhakal
Founder and Chairman of IME
Mr. Dhakal, is the first generation serial entrepreneur of Nepal. He and his brother Hem Raj Dhakal co-founded the IME conglomerate of businesses. He strongly believes in and adheres to the ethics of professional financial conduct and governance. Additionally, he has set an exemplary model for the successful merger and acquisition of banks and financial institutions in Nepal. Mr. Dhakal’s visionary leadership has contributed to evolve IME from its humble beginnings into a fast growing conglomerate.
Mr. Dhakal’s leadership in different business chambers has contributed to creating a business friendly environment in Nepal to expand domestic investment and attract foreign direct investment. His public relations are far reaching among the government and non-government sectors, diplomatic and business community.
Mr. Dhakal has been serving as the Honorary Consul of the Republic of Indonesia in Nepal since 2010. He is the Senior Vice President of the Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FNCCI), the apex body of the private sector of the country. He is also the President of Nepal Indonesia Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Vice-President of Nepal German Chamber of Commerce and Industry. He is an invitee member of the Investment Board of Nepal, chaired by the country’s Prime Minister.
Mr. Dhakal has received the prestigious award Prabal Janasewashree (Fourth) conferred on him by the Government of Nepal and the Gorkha Dakshin Bahu IV. He was also awarded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of the Republic of Indonesia for his outstanding service and support for the successful evacuation mission of Indonesian citizens from Nepal in 2015 Earthquake.