Founder and Chairman of IME Group
Chandra Prasad Dhakal
Mr. Dhakal, the first generation serial entrepreneur of Nepal, established IME conglomerate and played a pivotal role in institutionalizing the remittance business in Nepal. Additionally, he had set an exemplary model of successful merger of banks and financial institutions in Nepal. Mr. Dhakal’s visionary leadership has contributed to evolve IME Group from its humble beginnings into a conglomerate.
Mr. Dhakal’s leadership in different chambers have contributed in creating a business friendly environment in the country to expand domestic investment and attract foreign direct investment. His public relations are wide reached 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. He is the Vice President of the Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FNCCI), the apex body of private sector of the country. He is also the President of Nepal Indonesia Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Vice-President of Nepal German Chamber of Commerce and Industry. He is an invitee member of Investment Board of Nepal, chaired by the country’s Prime Minister.
Mr. Dhakal has been conferred by Prabal Janasewashree (Fourth) by the Government of Nepal, Gorkha Dakshin Bahu IV, and was awarded by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of the Republic of Indonesia for his outstanding service and support for the successful accomplishment of the evacuation mission of Indonesian citizen in 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 two sons, Nishan and Sachin. Mr Dhakal loves to travel around the World and network with new people and the business community.