Mr. Chandra Prasad Dhakal is one of the leading entrepreneurs of the country. He is the Executive Chairman of IME Group of Companies, one of the fastest growing business conglomerates in Nepal, which has its remarkable presence in banking, money service, IT, trading, hydro-energy, travel and tourism, cable car and infrastructures.
Mr. Dhakal set up International Money Express (IME) in 2001 in Nepal and Malaysia to facilitate the migrant workers in Malaysia to send their earnings homes. This arrangement has not only become productive, but also paved pathway to institutionalizing the formal means of remittances. Remittance payment locations in every corner of the country have ensured rural communities’ access to finance and this has contributed greatly in poverty alleviation, one of the fundamental objectives of Millennium Development Goals. For his outstanding contribution in the national economy by bringing in the largest volume of remittances, he has also been conferred with the CIP award 2014 by the government of Nepal, Business Personality of the year 2014 by Kantipur Publications and Gorkha Dakshin Bahu IV from the then King of Nepal Gyanendra Bir Bikram Shah.
His involvement in banking sector also reflects his visionary leadership as he shouldered to execute the merger policy of Government of Nepal and Nepal Rasta Bank with successful merger of Global IME Bank and other six financial institutions of Nepal.
Mr. Dhakal is the Honorary Consul of the Republic of Indonesia to Nepal since 2010, Chairman of Global IME Bank Limited, Nepal, Executive Chairman of IME Group of Companies, a business conglomerate that has a wide array of investment portfolios and IME Ltd., the number one remittance company of Nepal and CIP award winner 2014. He is a member (Permanent Invitee) of Investment Board Nepal (Government body chaired by the Prime Minister of Nepal), Executive Committee Member of Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FNCCI), Chairperson of International and NRN Investment Promotion Committee, President of Nepal Malaysia Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Vice-Chairman of International Chamber of Commerce and Industry Nepal (ICC-N), Nepal German Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NGCCI) and Western Development Forum (a non-profit organization for the overall development of the western part of Nepal that includes three zones/sixteen districts).
HIS INVESTMENT PORTFOLIO INCLUDES
- Banking: Global IME Bank Limited
- Remittances: IME Ltd.
- Travel and Tours: IME Travels and Tours Pvt. Ltd.
- Freight Forwarding: Mount Pumori Air Cargo Pvt. Ltd.
- Trading: C.M. Trading Enterprises Pvt. Ltd.
- Automobiles: IME Automotives Pvt. Ltd.
- Energy: Himalayan Power Partner Ltd. and Mountain Energy Pvt. Ltd.
- Infrastructure: Kathmandu Fun Park Pvt. Ltd.
Mr. Dhakal has participated in many international conferences and seminars such as 7th NRNA European Regional Meeting & the 5th NRNA Women’s Conference, Regional Conference on Money Service Business organized by Bank Negara Malaysia (Central Bank of Malaysia), Courtesy call on Hon’ble Dr Mahathir bin Mohamad, former Prime Minister of Malaysia, at his residence to extend an invitation for participation in Nepal Business Conclave 2014, India Infrastructure Summit 2013 & AGM of Indo-Canadian Business Chamber, 12th Meeting of Nepal-China Non- Governmental Forum, 4th Bhutan Construction Expo & FNCCI Delegation to Bhutan, 31st Association of Nepalese in America, 6th NRNA European Regional Meeting & 4th NRNA Regional Women’s Conference Convention, Global Forum on Remittances 2013 organized by the World Bank and IFAD, 8th World Chambers Congress, CACCI Presidential Visit to Myanmar, etc.
Mr. Dhakal has visited many countries like Australia, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belgium, Bhutan, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Netherlands, Norway, Pakistan, Philippines, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and United States of America.