Speaker's Profile

Pradip Maharjan

Pradip Maharjan is Chief Executive Officer of the Agro Enterprise Centre of the Federation of Nepalese Chamber of Commerce and Industries (FNCCI). He previously worked as Component Manager on Agriculture Productivity and Income Generation in USAID-Nepal’s Education for Income Generation Program/Winrock International, and as Senior Marketing Officer for Herbs Production & Processing Co. Ltd, a parastatal organization under the Ministry of Forest and Soil Conservation, Nepal.

He holds a Master’s in Development Management from the Asian Institute of Management, Philippines, and Master’s in Economics from Tribhuban University, Kathmandu, Nepal. His background also includes community forestry extension (Kasetsart University, Bangkok, Thailand), and productivity management (Irish Productivity Center, Dublin, Ireland)

He is a member of the Arts Faculty Board of Kathmandu University, and served as a consultant for development projects including ‘Food for Work’ in Nepal, funded by the Gates Foundation and ‘Value chain study of Ginger, bamboo and alnus nepalensis in the eastern development zone of Nepal’ with Mercy Corps, Nepal.