BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

Mr. Mani Dhoj Joshi

Chairman

Mr. Mani Dhoj Joshi is a graduate in commerce from Tribhuvan University. He started his carrier as a graphic artist in 1976. He worked as a Production and Art Director of Nepal Traveller Publication Pvt. Ltd. from 1978 to 1998, which published various travel Magazines. He was a co-partner of MD Publishing Company from 1998 to 2004.Mr. Joshi was a founder partner of a leading advertising agency – Mediaman Pvt. Ltd. Later in the year1998, he played a key role in establishing Thompson Nepal, a first joint venture advertising agency with J Walter Thompson worldwide. He is the Vice Chairman of this company.Mr. Joshi is a Managing Director of Digital Colour Scan Pvt. Ltd, a personalized printing house. He is also a Managing Director of AviAawash Pvt. Ltd, a real estate company. He is the Director of Gorkha Herbal Farm Pvt. Ltd. Mr. Joshi is also a social worker and a very active Rotarian. He joined Rotary in 1998 and has served in various posts of the Rotary District. Presently he is the Rotary International Program Coordinator. Mr. Joshi is also involved in the following social organizations: Board Member of Bhaktapur Cancer Hospital, Life Member of Nepal Britain Society, Member of USA Chamber of Commerce. 

Mr. Ram Hari Subedi

Director

Ram Hari Subedi is trained as a pharmacist and later studied business administration. He has made a career in the international trade in medicinal and aromatic plants and non-timber forest products. For the past eleven years, Mr. Subedi was affiliated with ANSAB, the Asia Network for Sustainable Agriculture and Bioresources (ANSAB), Kathmandu, Nepal. ANSAB is an international NGO promoting enterprise-oriented solutions for natural resources conservation. ANSAB works primarily in south and southeast Asia. Through ANSAB, Mr. Subedi has undertaken consulting contracts in Afghanistan and elsewhere. He had been a Director of Operations for 4 years in the BDS-MaPS project, a USD 3.2 million, USAID-funded project. The project aimed to double incomes in rural, conflict-prone areas of Nepal using a BDS (Business Development Service) approach and value chain models. Currently, Mr. Subedi is Managing Director in the Gorkha Exim Pvt. Limited. He is also a director of Gorkha Herbal Farm Pvt. Limited. He is also an advisor of Nepal Herbs and Herbal Products Association. 


Dr. Khem Raj Bhattarai

Director

Dr. Khem Raj Bhattarai holds M. Phil in Ecology, and Ph. D. in Biodiversity from the University of Bergen, Norway. He has experience in research, conservation, and management for more than 25 years. He received his M.Sc. degree in Botany in 1991 from Tribhuvan University.  He started his career from 1992 as a Botanist/Scientist in the National Herbarium and Plan Laboratories, under the Ministry of Forests. From 2013-2015 he served as a Joint Secretary to the Ministry of Forests, Government of Nepal. He resigned from the post of Joint Secretary in 2015 and worked in Sheridan College, Canada from 2016-2017. During his stay in Canada, he completed courses of Canadian workplace culture, project management. His research articles are published in the form of books, book chapters, and journals. He has served as a board of director from 2068 to 2072 BS in the Government-owned Herbs Production and Processing Company Ltd. Currently, He is the Chairman of Gorkha Organic Herbal Farm Pvt Ltd. He has traveled around 40 countries in the world in connection with study, seminar, visits, and vacation. Dr. Bhattarai has received a BD Pandey Award from Association of Plant Physiologists of SAARC countries. 

Dr. Rishi Ram Koirala

Director

Dr. Rishi Ram Koirala is an M.D. Ayurveda physician and is Medical Director at the Ayurveda Health Home (AHH). He has more than 3 decades of professional experience as a practicing Ayurvedic physician following 12 years of university study in Ayurveda and Medicinal plants. Dr. Rishi has successfully treated a very large number of people in Nepal and abroad and has a devoted following amongst those interested in Ayurvedic Medicine. Dr. Rishi is also a spiritual healer with deep roots in Nepali traditional medicine which he inherited from his healer-family. Dr. Rishi has specialized in Pancha Karma therapy management and is a skilled diagnostician providing in-depth health consultations, according to the principles of Ayurveda. Dr. Rishi was an Executive Board Member of the Nepal Health Research Council and a member of the High-Level Health Policy Advisory Committee of the Ministry of Health, Government of Nepal. In addition, Dr. Rishi is widely consulted as a resource person for many institutions, both public and private, in Nepal.

 Mr. Gitendra Babu Rai

 Director

GB RaiMr. GB Rai is one of the foremost, young, dynamic and enthusiastic entrepreneurs in Nepal. Currently, He is the Executive Chair of Gorkha Group of Company Ltd. Under his leadership, the organizations have achieved new heights and generated a large number of proceeds. He has also served in various capacities in organizations abode and abroad. He is a philanthropist at diverse social organizations. Through his pioneering ideas and positive stance, he has been continuing to serve as a guiding force for his conglomerate for more than a decade. He often says that a long dedication, education, opportunities, mutual help, organized skill and a better understanding of the market or consumer lead a person to his/her success on the journey to the business highway.