Team

Siddhartha SJB Rana

Chairman

Siddhartha SJB Rana is the Chairman of the Group and has over twenty seven years of experience in banking and corporate management. He started as an apprentice with the then Grindlays Bank Nepal in 1991 and moved on to Barclays Bank Plc in London.

He has been instrumental in consolidating and expanding the various businesses the Group is involved in. As a young visionary in the Nepali corporate world, he was selected as the ‘Global Leader for Tomorrow’ by the World Economic Forum, Davos in 2001.

He was also a director on the Board of Soaltee Hotel Ltd. (owner of Hotel Soaltee Crowne Plaza) and later went on to chair the Board of Directors of that company. He continues to be on the Board of Surya Nepal Pvt. Ltd. He remains committed to investing in Nepal so as to make an economic difference to the Nation. He has been felicitated by Government of Nepal as the largest individual tax payer in the country for the last 5 out of 7 years.

Siddhartha is a committed philanthropist in education, economic upliftment, heritage preservation and wildlife conservation. He has made the single-largest personal donation to Help Nepal Network (HeNN) that works in the field of health and education in rural Nepal.

Siddhartha has an MBA from the Henley School of Management UK, and a Bachelors in Business Management and Political Science from the University of Redlands, California.

Nilima Rana

Director

Nilima Rana is the Director of the Company for more than 12 years and has many years of experience in corporate management. She has traveled extensively around the globe and brings with her rich experience of cultures and global contemporariness.

She is also a Director on the Boards of various Group Companies like Sipradi Trading Pvt. Ltd. (Sole Authorized Distributor of Tata vehicles in Nepal), S. R. Holding Pvt. Ltd. (one of the Holding Companies of the Group through which it controls majority stake in Bhote Koshi Power Company Pvt. Ltd. which was the first Independent Power producer of Nepal), Amravati Group of Companies (engaged in Travel business) and Siprabhya Hotels & Resorts Pvt. Ltd. (Company managing Hotel Investment of the Group).

Nilima is a committed philanthropist and is the Patron and Co-Chair person of Sipradian Sahayata Sanstha the organization that undertakes the CSR activities of the Group Companies. She was actively involved in the reconstruction of many schools after the Gorkha Earthquake of 2015. Her keen interest and efforts to uplift rural Nepal has directly benefitted many families across the country.

Nilima graduated with a Major in Sociology and Minor in Rural Development from Patan Campus, Kathmandu Nepal

Manish Agrawal

Vice President

Corporate Finance, Secretarial & Legal

Manish Agrawal has over 17 years’ knowledge and experience in the areas of Finance, Secretarial, Audit and Risk Management. Prior to joining the Group, he was heading Enterprise Risk Management function of Ncell (Axiata Group, Malaysia) in Nepal. Before that Manish has worked with ITC Ltd., India, since 2001 and has spent considerable time as part of the Top Management Team of Surya Nepal Pvt. Ltd. (on deputation from ITC Limited) responsible for finance operations, new business diversifications, secretarial, banking, treasury, planning, financial reporting and legal aspects of the Company. He currently heads the Corporate Finance, Secretarial and Legal functions of the Group and advises Boards of all the Group Companies on Corporate Governance, Legal and Corporate Finance matters.

Manish is a certified Chartered Accountant with All India Rank in CA Final, intermediate and Foundation level. He also holds a degree in B Com (Hons.) from Calcutta University and has attended various training programs from institutions like Asian Institute of Management, Manila, Philippines and Jones School of Business, Rice University, USA.

Rajan Pradhan

Vice President

Corporate Development & Projects

Rajan Pradhan has an experience of over twenty years in Engineering Projects and Developments, especially in the Hospitality Industry. He has worked in different capacities for renowned five star hotels in Nepal including Soaltee Hotel Limited and Hyatt Regency Hotel for their green field as well as expansion and renovation projects. He has also worked as Director- Business Development and Projects in Soaltee Hotel Limited; as a Project Manager in Highway and Transportation Sector in USA,: as a Lecturer in Institute of Engineering, Tribhuvan University and as a Structure Designer in design firms in Nepal. He has been associated with the group for the last five years and has been handling various projects including hospitality projects.

Rajan holds an MBA from USA and Bachelor of Civil Engineering from India. He is a member of Nepal Engineering Association.

Laju Pradhan

Deputy General Manager

HR and Administration

Laju Pradhan has been involved with Tara Management Pvt Ltd in different capacities for the past 23 years. She has good exposure to Human Resource and compensation fields and currently heads the Human Resources Department of both Tara Management Pvt Ltd and Bhote Koshi Power Company Pvt Ltd. She is also the Executive Assistant to the Chairman and undertakes the Administration function of Tara Management Pvt Ltd too.

Laju is a graduate from Lady Shi Ram College for Women, Delhi University and later obtained her Post Graduate Diploma in HR from Indira Gandhi National Open University. She is an active Rotarian and keenly involved in humanitarian efforts and supports areas of education and health care in Nepal.

Bishwo Mohan Karmacharya

Deputy General Manager

Finance and Accounts

Bishwo is a highly effective financial executive with over 23 years of professional experience specializing in the area of financial reporting, budgeting, treasury management, banking operations, taxation and Internal Audit. He started his career as Audit Trainee and thereafter also worked with Everest Bank Limited mainly dealing with remittance, trade and credit matters and thereafter has been part of various Group Companies for last 17 years working in Internal Audit function and finance and accounts area. Bishwo is currently responsible for financial accounting, treasury operations and taxation management for various Group Companies directly managed by Tara Management Pvt. Ltd. including Bhote Koshi Power Company Pvt. Ltd.

He completed his Master in Business Studies (Finance) from Tribhuvan University and has undergone various trainings and leadership programs within and outside the Country including trainings from HIDA/AOTS, Japan and Euromoney Training, Singapore.

Jiban Prasad Dallakoti

Assistant General Manager

Legal

Jiban Dallakoti has over 22 years’ experience in the field of Legal, Compliance and Administration. He started his carrier as Legal Practitioner with one of the renowned senior advocates in Nepal. He has worked in various capacities in Hospitality sector (Hotel Bluebird, Pokhara) and Manufacturing Industry (Gorkha Brewery – Carlsberg Group) in Nepal. He has been associated with the group for the last eleven years and his primary role is to assist group companies on compliance & legal matters.

Jiban holds Master degrees in Business and International Trade Law from Kathmandu School of Law and in Political Science from Tribhuvan University, Nepal. He was a Rank holder in the license exam of Nepal Bar Council and is a member of Nepal Bar Association, Lalitpur Unit and has attended various training programs organized by Nepal Bar Association, Nepal Bar Council, Nepal Judicial Academy and Administrative Staff College of India, Hyderabad. He has also contributed articles in various legal Magazines of Nepal.