KATHMANDU, Feb 26: Chandra Prasad Dhakal, the vice-president of the Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FNCCI), has announced his candidacy for the position of senior vice-president.
Addressing a function organized at the Yak and Yeti Hotel in the capital on Wednesday, Dhakal announced that he would vie for the position of senior vice-president in the upcoming annual general meeting of the federation.
The FNCCI is holding its annual general meeting on April 10 and election for the new executive committee on April 11.
As per the FNCCI statute, the senior vice-president is automatically elevated to the post of the president.
Under the provision, the current vice-president, Shekhar Golchha will be the next president of the organization. He will succeed Bhawani Rana.
“I declare my candidacy for the post of the Senior Vice President of the Federation from my own hometown among my relatives, well-wishers and seniors,” he said.
Dhakal pledged to work for raising the confidence of the business community and remain together with them at every ups and downs.
Stating that the government alone could not meet the development expectations and fulfill the aspirations of all, he said that he would work to make the private sector more strong and competent for lobbying with the government to create a conducive business environment.
“Last but not the least, I will lobby with the government for attaining rapid economic development with social justice and achieve the goal of prosperous Nepal and happy Nepali,” he said.
Dhakal is a first-generation serial entrepreneur of Nepal.
He and his brother Hem Raj Dhakal co-founded the IME conglomerate of businesses. He strongly believes in and adheres to the ethics of professional financial conduct and governance.
Additionally, he has set an exemplary model for the successful merger and acquisition of banks and financial institutions in Nepal.
Dhakal’s visionary leadership has contributed to evolving the IME Group from its humble beginnings into a fast-growing conglomerate.
Dhakal’s leadership in different chambers has contributed to creating a business-friendly environment in Nepal to expand domestic investment and attract foreign direct investment.
His public relations are far-reaching among the government and non-government sectors, diplomatic and the business community.
Dhakal has been serving as the Honorary Consul of the Republic of Indonesia in Nepal since 2010.
He is also the President of Nepal Indonesia Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Vice-President of The Nepal German Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
He is an invitee member of the Investment Board of Nepal, chaired by the country’s Prime Minister of Nepal.