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Mr. Uttar Kumar Shrestha

Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Uttar Kumar Shrestha is responsible for overall Operation and Management of the Company. Prior to joining BPC, he was the Managing Director of Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA). He served NEA for more than 20 years in different capacities. Mr. Shrestha holds a sound knowledge on Financing, Taxation, Audits, Management, Hydropower Development and PPA negotiation and extensive experience in negotiation with different bilateral and multilateral donor agencies, local financial institutions for financing and implementation of various projects. Mr. Shrestha has attended various Executive Management Development training programs and has participated as an expert in various national and international forums related to hydropower development. He had also served various hydropower companies as a Board Member during his service period at NEA.

Mr. Shrestha is a certified Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and holds MBA from Tribhuvan University, Nepal.

Mr. Tika Ram Bhatta

Vice President - Corporate Management

Mr. Tika Ram Bhatta leads the Corporate Management Function of the Company. He is a retired Brigadier General of Nepal Army, where he served for 38 years in various capacities. He has commanded Company, Battalion, Training Centre and Brigade within Nepal and has served on international peace-keeping missions. He has vast experience of working in Operations, Procurement, Peace-keeping and Logistics Departments in the Army Headquarters in a senior management positions. He has been honored with several awards including Gorkha Dakshin Bahu IV & III in recognition of his commitment and dedication towards work.

Mr. Bhatta holds Masters’ Degree in Political Science from Tribhuvan University, Nepal and Masters’ in Management Studies from Osmania University, India. He has completed Command and Staff Course in the Army, Management Trainings from Civil Staff College, Nepal and Crane Field University, UK. In addition, he has also completed the Military and Management trainings in India and USA. He has served in United Nations’ Peace-keeping Missions in Lebanon, F ormer Yugoslavia and Democratic Republic of Congo.

Mr. Pratik Man Singh Pradhan

Vice President - Business Development & Projects

Mr. Pradhan is the Vice President and leads the Business Development and Project Function at BPC. Mr. Pradhan is responsible for the business, development and implementation of new hydropower projects, like Kabeli A Hydroelectric Project, Nyadi Hydropower Project, Lower Manang Marsyangdi Hydropower Project and Chino Hydropower Project.

Mr. Pradhan is a hydropower development expert with over 25 years of experience in the planning, preparation, development and implementation of the hydropower projects. His key experiences include providing technical and managerial oversight of implementing and upgrading of hydropower projects, preparing of the projects for implementation, and working on environmental hydraulics issues. Mr. Pradhan has provided leadership in a hydraulics research laboratory which focused on solving hydraulic related problems in the design of headworks in sediment loaded rivers in Nepal and the South Asia region. He has also had extensive experience in the construction of dams, intakes, and tunnels from a number of hydropower projects in Nepal.

Mr. Pradhan has a Graduate Degree in Civil Engineering from NIT India and a Master’s in Science in Hydropower Planning and Development from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway, as well as a second Master’s degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Michigan, USA.

Mr. Radheshyam Shrestha

Vice President - Finance

As Vice President - Finance, Mr. Shrestha is responsible for BPCs financial operations, and investor and stakeholder relations. Mr. Shrestha has served 30 years in different positions in Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) the Central Bank of Nepal. He had held the position of Directors of Financial Management Department and Bank and FI Regulation Department at NRB. Prior to BPC he had worked as professional Chartered Accountant in CSC & Company and R. Bajrachayra & Co. in Kathmandu.

A certified Chartered Accountant (CA) from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, Mr. Shrestha also holds a Master’s Degree in Commerce from Tribuvan University.

Mr. Prakash Kumar Shrestha

Head of Operations

Mr. Shrestha is the Head of Operation Function at BPC. Mr. Shrestha is with BPC for the past 17 years in different senior positions. He has wide range of both technical and managerial experience in hydropower sector. His major responsibilities include overall operation and management of two major power plants of BPC at Pyuthan and Syangja Districts.

Mr. Shrestha’s leadership, technological insight in the domain of his expertise have strengthened BPC’s generation capacity with record breaking trend every year. He has also worked as a CEO of BPC Services Limited, another subsidiary company of BPC.

Mr. Shrestha holds a degree of Bachelor in Technology (Electrical and Electronics) from India, Masters in Science (Electrical Power System) from Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), and an MBA from Kathmandu University.

Mr. Ratna S Shakya

Chief Manager - Finance

Mr. Shakya holds Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Tribhuvan University. Mr. Shakya brings about 32 years of experiences in the field of Finance, Auditing and Corporate management. Mr. Shakya is with BPC since 1994. During his tenure as Chief Finance Manager in BPC, he was successful in achieving National Best Presented Accounts Award from ICAN in manufacturing sector for six consecutive years 2005-2010 for excellence in financial governance and transparency in financial reporting. This had been recognized from South Asian Federation of Accountants by awarding certificate of Merit for two consecutive years for Best Presented Annual Report and Corporate Governance Disclosures Awards in 2009 and 2010. On his leadership as Head of Corporate, Mr Shakya was successful to resolve the conflict with Union having Five years CBA Agreement with Employees Union maintaining sustainable industrial peace in company. He is serving as Alternate board director in Hydro-Consult Engineering Limited.