Rameshore P. Khanal, Advisor
Mr Khanal has more than 31 years of experience in the civil service and is a former secretary of the Ministry of Finance. He served as Chairman of the Board at the Agricultural Development Bank and as a Member of the Board of Directors of Nepal Rastra Bank (central bank), Rastriya Banijya Bank, Nepal Telecom Company and Nepal Airlines. He was also the Chief Economic Advisor to the Prime Minister of Nepal.
Graham Wrigley, Donor, Advisor
Graham has been visiting Nepal since 1981 and has long standing relation with Nepal, starting a longterm relationship with Sir Edmund Hillary’s Himalayan Trust UK, where he serves as Chairman. Graham initiated the Samriddha Pahad initiative for Nepal in the year 2009 and has been providing advisory work Samriddha Pahad on a pro bono basis ever since. Graham worked at Bain & Co, was a founder partner of Permira and a member of the firm’s management board as it grew into one of the leading global private equity firms. He stepped down from the firm in 2006 to “retrain” for a new career in international development by completing an MSC in development economics at SOAS. Since then he has worked in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, focussing on using his investing experience to help bring long term investment capital to help the private sector in these countries to grow and provide sustainable development. He was appointed Chairman of CDC, the UK’s Development Finance Institution, in 2013