Enable pragmatic approaches to grow and manage business ventures
Founding & Managing Partner
Anup Tamang is a Management Consultant who has had over 10 years of experience in Risk Advisory, Account Support and Financial Management. With the experience of Risk Advisory for world renowned Indian and Multinational Companies in Bangalore, he has been providing consultation to Nepali companies experiencing growing pains. Financial planning in terms of assessing financial feasibility of business decisions has been a key focus for most of the projects he has been involved in. He is also a partner at Ark Consulting where he focuses on business development and strategy management for the business support wing providing accounts, taxation and statutory compliance support. As a partner at Biruwa Advisors, he supports business entities in managing the internal operations of the company to support start-ups, enterprises in growth stage and entrepreneurs trying to exit (or offload their risk) from operations of their business through multi-disciplinary enterprise consultation and business support.
Sanam Chitrakar is a Business and Development Consultant with over eighteen years of multi-disciplinary development, coaching, training and consulting experiences. He has worked with private companies and development organizations in diverse projects ranging from agriculture, food, Information Technology, skills based consulting, fundraising to contemporary development issues. He is also a certified trainer and coach and has trained private companies, NGOs, I/NGOs and CBOs on writing, communication and presentation skills. He has also largely worked on providing proposal writing, report writing and project documentation support for private and development organizations. As a partner at Biruwa Advisors, he primarily oversees research, strategy development and business development. He has led extensive researches for private and non-profit entities including star rated hospitality services, consumer goods, infrastructure projects and youth career and entrepreneurship projects in Nepal. He is also a serial entrepreneur who co-owns agriculture, consulting, information technology and counseling companies.
Vidhan Rana is an Entrepreneur and Researcher with experience in launching multiple enterprises and social initiatives. He started his professional career working as a research analyst at Whittaker Associates, an economic development consulting firm based in the United States. At Whittaker, he provided guidance and support to economic development agencies at state and local level on issues of employment generation. In July 2011, he established Biruwa Ventures to support aspiring entrepreneurs to start their own ventures. Vidhan is responsible of setting the company’s vision and giving strategic support to the company’s management team. Over the course of five years, he has mentored over 400 entrepreneurs and invested in four startups. He has been a part of various consulting projects helping entrepreneurs develop business plans to conducting market research to managing a program targeted towards bringing foreign companies to Nepal.
Abhinab Basnyat is a management consultant and has more than ten years of experience in consulting. He finished his Bachelors degree in Economics from Carleton College in Minnesota, USA. After graduation Abhinab worked as an energy analyst at ICF International in Fairfax, Virginia,where he forecasted power market prices, valued energy assets, and provided due diligence support for utilities. After ICFI, Abhinab joined The Brattle Group – an economic and litigation consulting firm in their Washington, DC office. At Brattle, Abhinab supported expert testimony, and provided economic, policy and regulatory risk analysis in the energy, telecommunication, and international trade sectors for four years. He graduated with dual degree (MBA/MPA) at MIT Sloan School of management and Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government. Abhinab is a founding partner of Biruwa Ventures. From 2011-2014 he led most of the consulting projects at Biruwa Ventures and currently provides input in the company’s overall strategy development.
Sagar Chapagain holds an Undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering and a Master’s degree in Global Leadership and Management. He brings the experience of supervising government commissioned project for poverty identification. Sagar represents Biruwa Advisors for Private Sector Development consulting assignment in Banke and Surkhet districts. He executes field level coordination with entrepreneurs and partners and monitors project activities on Biruwa’s behalf. Besides, he conducts primary research and manages company-stakeholder-partner relationship from the field. Apart from being an inveterate traveler, Sagar is passionate about agriculture, and in the future, he plans to be a large scale Agro-entrepreneur.
Shambhavi aspires to strengthen Nepali private sector to create sustainable impact. And is passionate about building her core skill in writing and research. She holds an Undergraduate degree in BBA Finance (Emphasis) from Kathmandu University School of Management and has an experience of creating knowledge and visibility resource for Nepal-based social enterprises. Prior to joining Biruwa Advisors, Shambhavi worked as a Media and Events Associate for BlincVentures.com where she covered startup stories, created knowledge resource, and conducted training programs to provide visibility and support to social enterprises. Shambhavi is a part of the core consulting team. Apart from consulting assignments, she supports the team in execution and documentation. She is also the focal person for company’s marketing team, and is responsible for blogs, social media and mentorship program.
Shweta is an MBA graduate with focus in Project Management and Business Development. Shweta joined Biruwa Advisors in February 2022. She is focal person for company's Human Resource and Project management. Besides that, she supports Business Operations and Business Development. Prior to joining Biruwa Advisors, Shweta worked as a Business Development and Research Associate. She also has experience working as Digital Marketing Associate.
Ritishma Gurung is a recent BBA graduate from Kathmandu College of Management (KCM). She joined Biruwa in August 2021 as the focal person for project management and operations of the company. Prior to joining Biruwa, Ritishma had interned at Codewing Solutions, KCM, and the Chaudhary group. She also has experience in creating engaging digital collaterals. As a fresher, she wants to explore new skills and put what she has learned into practice. She is interested in learning about gender lens investing and how the private sector can assist Nepal in meeting its development goals. Additionally, she is also interested in strategic consulting, entrepreneurship and she aspires to help enterprises solve problems and establish profitable avenues with the aid of sustainable solutions.
Business Assistant - Projects
Sonam Tamang is a Development Studies graduate from National College. He is working as the business assistant – Projects, for the Biruwa Advisors where he supports the execution of private sector development projects by assisting Partners, Business Associate and Junior Associate involved. Prior to joining Biruwa, Sonam was involved in multiple projects working in the sectors of Gender and Society, Tourism and Development, Arts and Handicrafts. As a student, he was involved in running projects in different parts of Nepal including Kathmandu, Makwanpur, Nuwakot, Rasuwa, Chitwan, and Pokhara. He is also a recipient of “the Himalayan Adventure Grant Award 2021” which enabled him to conduct reach on “Role of Tourism in Socio-Economic Development of Langtang Village. As a professional he has worked a team coordinator for “Let’s Exchange’’, which contributed to implementation of inclusive gender socialization practices in school institutions to promote active participation and inclusion of all genders in the classroom and school activities. This project was in coordination with Paalincha, and supported by Human Rights Film Focus Nepal and the Wall of Hope Campaign. Recently, he worked as an enumerator for Policy Entrepreneurs Inc. and assisted the organization in building in-depth understanding on public understanding of BRI in Nepal on issues related to the engagement and impact of the BRI infrastructure projects in the local society, culture, economy, and environment. In the near future, Sonam’s aspiration is to work in tandem with national and international organizations, working in the field of human rights, sustainable development, environment, and tourism.