Chandra Prasad Dhakal
Co-Founder and Chairman of The IME Group
Mr. Dhakal, is a 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 of banks and financial institutions in Nepal. Mr. Dhakal’s visionary leadership has contributed to evolve The IME Group from its humble beginnings into a fast growing conglomerate.
Mr. Dhakal’s leadership in different 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 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 The Nepal Indonesia Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Vice-President of The 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 had the award of 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 during the Earthquake.
Mr. Dhakal was born on 23 June 1965 in Baglung, a district in the western part of Nepal. He completed his school education in Baglung and moved to Kathmandu for his higher studies. He is married to Sarita Koirala and they have a daughter, Usha and 2 sons, Nishan and Sachin. Mr Dhakal loves to travel around the World and network with new people and the business community.