Mr. Kesang Shrestha is the Founder/Director of Sambotta High School and has been actively involved in the youth development and education sector since many decades. Mr. Shrestha is the Chairman of TEAM Ventures and he has been actively involved as a board member in various investee company. His knowledge and experience in multiple sectors such as education, technology and real estate has contributed immensely towards the business development aspect of the company. As board representative, he sits on the board of Foodmandu Pvt. Ltd.
He graduated with a degree in B.Sc. from St. Joseph’s College, North Point, Darjeeling, India. Previously, he has been a member and chairman in various social organizations including The Corporate Club (TCC).
Mr. Lopsang Shrestha is a director of TEAM Ventures, and he has also been involved in the board of multiple investee companies. He is the Chairman and advisor of Team Trading, as well as a director of White Lotus Motors and Kathmandu Lanco Pvt. Ltd. He is the proprietor of Mila Carpet Industries, and has extensive knowledge and experience in the carpet manufacturing and export sector as he has been involved in the woolen yarn and carpet sector since 1987.
He completed his academics from India and brings years of experience and expertise to the board of TEAM Ventures. He has previously served as a board member of The Corporate Club (TCC) and is also a member of several local social organizations.
Mr. Dorje Gyaltsen Lama is a Director at Team Ventures. He joined the family business of hand-knotted carpet manufacturing, hospitality industry and real-estate in his 20s and gradually expanded these businesses and successfully raised them to newer heights. Mr. Lama is also a serial entrepreneur having created various other successful businesses with like-minded partners and he is a recipient of the CIP (Commercially Important Person) award for the year 2019-2021 and consecutively awarded the recognition for holding the highest carpet exporter for many years. He has signed a deal with Thai hospitality group Dusit International to open Dusit Princess brand in Nepal.
Mr. Lama graduated with a B.com degree from Fort Lewis, Colorado, USA and he is also an alumnus of St. Paul’s School, Darjeeling, India and Lincoln School, Nepal.
Ms. Dekyi Sherpa is a director at Hotel Mulberry Pvt. Ltd. and Everest Carpet Manufacturers. She has graduated from Hartwick College, USA with a degree in Accounting and Mathematics. She has served on the board of Confederation of Nepalese Industries (Young Entrepreneur’s Forum). She is currently a board member of Entrepreneur’s Organization Nepal. She is also a member of Global Shapers Community (an initiative by the World Economic Forum).
Mr. Tenzing Lama is a Director at Team Ventures. He has experience over a decade in manufacturing and exporting of hand-knotted carpets. He is the Former Director at Himalayan International Model School and also a board member for multiple local non-profit organizations like Saraswati Organization Nepal and Social Development Initiative Nepal – that focuses on education for children from remote Himalayan regions of Nepal.
Mr. Lama graduated from Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College, New York.
Mr. Tenzin Sonam Gonsar is a graduate of Columbia University, New York with specialization in organizational/leadership development, strategic management, and investment fund management. He has extensive experience in founding, leading, and advising multiple businesses and organizations in Nepal. Previously, he worked at Bridgewater Associates, the world’s largest hedge fund based in Connecticut, USA. Mr. Gonsar is also an entrepreneur having successfully founded several start-up organizations and continues to actively support and advise various education and youth development projects in Nepal.
Mr Bikash Chandra Bhandari, Chief Investment Officer at Team Ventures, holds an MBA degree in Finance from Tribhuvan University. Mr Bhandari has extensive experience in Merchant Banking industry particularly in investment banking that includes Portfolio Management Services, Corporate Advisory Services, Mutual Funds and Specialized Investment Fund (PE/VC). With over 10 years of experience in Nepalese Capital Market, he has held key positions at Nabil Investment Banking Limited. As a Head- Investment Banking, Mr. Bhandari has managed public and private portfolio assets under management (AUM) of above NPR 8 billion (including proprietary investment, mutual funds and client’s portfolio) at Nabil Investment Banking Limited. Alongside his professional achievements, Mr. Bhandari has authored and coauthored several publications and provided guest lectures on Strategic Management, Finance and Investment.
Mr Rinchen Tsering has served as a young professional at TEAM Ventures since 2018 and has worked closely with the CEO to provide executive & administrative support. Presently, he is a Business Analyst and Coordinator at the company with ~5 years of professional experience in the alternative investment sector. Having been in the investment industry for almost half a decade, he has considerable knowledge and experience in a wide range of business sectors including real estate. Being a Business Analyst, he is fluent in company analysis, business valuation, financial modeling, and monitoring/tracking investee company post-capital injection. As a Business Coordinator, he coordinates and maintains communication among stakeholders, engages with the investment committee and strategic corporate partners, handles admin works such as documentation and drafting proposals & reports, and serves as a point of contact for internal & external constituencies.
Rinchen graduated from the University of Delhi (DU), India with a master’s degree in M.Sc. Operational Research whereby his major was in business science and data analytics. Prior to that, he completed his bachelor’s degree in B.Sc. Mathematics (Honours) from Delhi University, North Campus.
Graduate with an honors degree in Finance from Kathmandu University School of Management, Mr. Shrestha possesses hands-on experience working in the capital markets of Nepal.
Previously, he managed a portfolio with size in tune of NPR 200 mil as an Assistant Portfolio Manager at an investment firm where he actively created & executed different portfolio management strategies. His expertise includes equity fund management, financial modelling and valuation, business research, and data analysis.
Manish is an MBA graduate from Kathmandu University School of Management with a specialization in Finance. He also holds a Bachelor degree in civil engineering from Tribhuvan University. Before joining Team Ventures, he was involved in site engineering works and valuation of civil structure. He undertook various business projects during his professional Journey and his expertise is in corporate valuation, financial modelling, project management, project finance, business strategy development and data analytics.
Advocate Ajaya Shrestha is working as a Legal Advisor of TEAM Ventures Pvt. Ltd. Mr Shrestha has completed his Master’s Degree (LLM) in Business and International Trade Law and he is an expert in Corporate Law. He has been providing legal services to many National & International Organizations, and has professional work experience mainly in the sector of Commercial Laws, Contract, Banking, Intellectual Property Rights, Labor Laws and Dispute Settlement.
Mr Subash Poudel, a practicing Chartered Accountant, brings with him wide experience of a decade in the field of External and Internal Audit, Direct Taxation, Indirect Taxation and Financial Advisory of various corporate entities. He has successfully handled Corporate and Bank related Tax issues, Tax assessment, Tax scrutiny and full tax audit.
He has previously worked at ‘Citizens Bank International Ltd.’ and had played a major role in systemizing the Finance Department. Mr. Poudel is also the Financial Management consultant at many local reputed organizations. He is also the resource person for ‘Financial Management’ of Chartered Accountancy course for Nepal Board and Indian Board. Mr. Poudel is the committee member of IT under The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nepal (ICAN). He is also the Financial Advisor/ consultant of Social Welfare Council (SWC) of Nepal for evaluating performance of INGOs and NGOs.