Avishek Malla

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Chief Executive Officer

Avishek has extensive hands-on experience with off-grid solar PV systems in Nepal and other international markets. His experience includes various roles in industry, government, and academia.  Avishek has been involved in over 300 solar off-grid projects that include installations on hospitals, commercial buildings, and government facilities.

He has been a pioneer in the development of solar in Nepal with his involvement in the largest rooftop solar PV system, first rooftop grid-tied system, multiple rural village electrification projects, and the installation of solar bus stops.  He has also authored several solar PV related papers and publications.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and diploma in Management from Kathmandu University and master’s degree in Renewable Energy from Murdoch University, Australia.

Hari Shrestha

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Vice President of Operations

Hari is the newest member of our management team at SunFarmer Nepal. He has more than 8 years’ experience in the solar energy sector. Prior to working at SunFarmer he worked at Sipradi energy for more than 5 years where he was the focal person for Solar energy and managed a team of more than 30 staff. He has experience of installing more than 5 MW of Solar PV system (more than 1000 solar energy systems) ranging from small to large scale solar PV. He was the lead for the installation of the 100 kWp Solar PV system at Bayalpata Hospital and the 92 kWp at ICIMOD, Khumaltar and 40 kWp at AEPC to name a few.

He completed his BE (Electronics and Communication) degree from Advanced College of Engineering and Management (Tribhuwan University) in 2003 and has recently completed his Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from White House College.

Kushal Gautam

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Technical Officer

Kushal works as a Technical Officer in SunFarmer’s Nepal office. He served as an intern in Callaghan Innovation under Superconductivity and Energy Team, after which he returned to Nepal and began working as an Automation Engineer at a cement factory and a year after, joined SunFarmer. He has both research and industrial experience and enjoys working with control systems. 

Outside work, Kushal loves mountain-biking and making videos of his short trips. Kushal holds a degree in Mechatronics from Wellington Institute of Technology, New Zealand.

Shisher Shrestha

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Project Manager

Shisher joined SunFarmer in January of 2016. As SunFarmer's Project Manager, Shisher is implementing a number of projects in Health, Agriculture, and Education sector. Shisher is highly motivated to eradicate energy poverty in Nepal with clean energy from Solar and he wants to make an impact on the lives of Nepalese people living in the most rural parts of Nepal. Since joining SunFarmer, Shisher has implemented over130 kWp Solar Projects.

Shisher is an M.Sc. graduate from Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences, Germany with major in Renewable Energy. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Communications Engineering from Kathmandu Engineering College, IOE.

Outside of work, Shisher enjoys photography, travel, and formula one.

Sambaddha Pradhan

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Project Development Engineer

Sambaddha is a mechanical engineer with experience in the field of Solar Power, Hydro Power and Biogas. He has worked as a Consultant at Alternative Energy Promotion Center (AEPC) reviewing technical development proposals.  He has management and operation experience on various alternative energy projects. For his final year project, he set the benchmark by designing and fabricating a diesel hybrid car, the first for his university.

When he has time, Sambaddha likes to travel and follow sports. He is a passionate fan of F. C. Barcelona. He holds a mechanical engineering degree from the Philippines.

Yubar Ratna Bajracharya

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Technical Officer

Yubar is pursuing his career as a technical officer at Sunfarmer Nepal. He has a keen interest towards renewable energy solutions and believes solar energy is the key to eradicating the energy crisis in the world.
Yubar holds a bachelor’s degree in ‘Electrical & Electronics engineering’ from BMS college of engineering, Bangalore & where he had developed a ‘Smart solar priority renewable energy management system’ as his final project. Prior to joining Sunfarmer he was engaged at a cement plant gaining experience on working with industrial equipment, control systems & vast array of electronics & instruments. He has also actively volunteered with NGOs such PEEDA & CWIN.

Besides work Yubar enjoys photography, mountain biking & stresses on following a fit & healthy life style. He believes dreams & hard work lead to success.

Priyanka Shrestha

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Administrative and Finance Manager

Priyanka Shrestha joined SunFarmer on November 2017 as Admin and Finance Manager in Finance and Admin Department. Before joining SunFarmer, she worked in a reputed commercial Bank for four years and also has work experience of four years in NGO as Finance and Admin Officer. She is currently doing her Post Graduate in Business Administration. She is admirer of arts and music and enjoys reading and writing poems. Apart from work, she loves to spend quality time in nature and travelling.

Aditya Chauhan

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Technical Manager

Aditya Chauhan is an Electronics Engineer with experience in field of Hardware and system design. As an experienced electronics and communication engineer, he has undertaken numerous projects in design and development of Solar charge controller, MPPT circuit design, Battery management system (LiFePo4) to name a few.

Prashant Bajracharya

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Deputy Manager for Sales and Marketing

Prashant Bajracharya recently joined SunFarmer and is electrical engineering graduate ( Power and Control) from Kathmandu Unversity and MBA ( Marketing) from Ace Institute of Management. He has an experienced in Sales and Marketing of Cummins Generators from Engineering Marketing Concern, Suzuki vehicles from CG Motocorp. He has worked as an Incharge for the Sales of Institutional Solar PV Systems with more than 200 KW System installation in Sipradi Energy Pvt Ltd.
Besides work, he is fond of travelling , music and adventure sports.

Pratistha Shrestha

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Pratistha is a graduate from Kathmandu University, Nepal with a degree of B.Tech in Environmental Engineering. She has worked as Assistant Manager in the Rose Foundation Nepal (NGO). Pratistha was involved as an event co-ordinator for the World Environment Day 2016 organized by NSCS and FECAM, Kathmandu University.

Apart from work, Pratistha has a deep interest in photography, exploring new places and choreographing stage performances. 

Biraj Khanal

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Engineer

I am a recent graduate from Kathmandu University with a degree of BE in Mechanical Engineering. I started as an Engineering Intern and am currently working as an Engineer at SunFarmer Nepal. Having led several reconstruction projects in rural Nepal, I believe that serving the community with the technical skills we acquire is both a challenge and responsibility of our generation.

Apart from work, I enjoy hiking, photography and vlogging.

Anish Silwal

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Engineer

Anish is working as an Engineer at Sunfarmer Nepal. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Kathmandu University. He has surfeit of experience in Computer-Aided Design (CAD) which stems from his involvement in various undergraduate projects. He worked as a Design Intern at the prestigious Thai Petroleum Equipment and Construction Co. Ltd., Bangkok, Thailand right before graduating. He also has plenty of hands-on experience in Automobile maintenance from his time as an intern at Hyundai.

Outside of the office, Anish enjoys photography and lifting. He also calls himself a true Red-devil having supported Manchester United Football Club for more than 10 years now.

Kshitiz Rana Magar

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Monitoring and Evaluation Associate

He is a graduate of Pokhara University with a bachelor’s degree in Public Health. He has worked with different social organizations as a volunteer and researcher in different parts of the country. He was involved with ACF International and DPHO Nuwakot where he worked as a Community Nutrition Officer before he came to SunFarmer. He started as an M&E intern for WE CARE Solar project and now currently working as an M&E associate at SunFarmer where he mostly goes through health projects. He has experience working in remote and rural places of Nepal and believes that the solar is the key to provide life-saving health services where there is no proper light source. Besides work he has keen interest in football, travelling and photography.

 

Benjamin Labrecque

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Research Fellow

Benjamin is working as an Engineering Fellow with SunFarmer Nepal. He is working toward the completion of his Bachelor of Applied Sciences degree in Geological Engineering from the University of Waterloo, located in Canada. During his internship with SunFarmer, Benjamin is preparing a technical and financial guideline for site analysis and evaluation of different types of civil infrastructure with respect to different water sources and topography. He has worked as a field technician for different civil engineering consultant firms across Canada and has plenty of site investigation experience regarding civil infrastructures.

During his free time, Benjamin likes cooking, hiking and like most Canadians watch and play ice hockey. He is determined to help providing solutions to the modern energy and environmental challenges.

 

Ayush Khanal

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Design Engineer

Aayush is working as a Design Engineer at SunFarmer Nepal. He started his career as an intern at   SunFarmer Nepal. He is an Electrical Engineer Graduate from National College of Engineering. He was involved in Wireless Energy Theft Detection Machine for his final year project in college. Electric Vehicle and Renewable Energy are his main interest.

Apart from office work, he enjoys Football, movies and travel.

 

Rakesh Shrestha

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Site Engineer (Analyst)

Rakesh is an Electrical Engineer graduated from Khwopa College of Engineering. He worked as an intern in SunFarmer Nepal. During his internship, he supervised and commissioned solar water pumping projects in Rautahat, Bara and Sarlahi. He is now working as a Site Engineer (Analyst) full time.

Outside of work, he loves traveling, listening to music and biking.

 

Sunil Singh Thakuri

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Office Assistant

Sunil Singh Thakuri joined SunFarmer on May 15 2017 as Office Assistant under Admin and Finance Department. He supports Admin and Finance manager by handling overall administrative and Finance related task. He is currently studying Bachelor in Business Studies from Himalaya College. He currently holds the position of Admin and Finance Analyst in SunFarmer. Beside work he has keen interest in travelling, singing and photography.

 

Surendra Karki

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Office Assistant

Surendra Karki joined SunFarmer on November 6 2017 as Office Assistant cum Driver under Admin and Finance Department. He is responsible of handling Administrative task and Office vehicle. Before joining SunFarmer, he has Eighteen years of remarkable service record in Nepal Police Department. He is proficient driver and has 17 years of driving experience. Beside work he loves to spend quality time with his family and travelling. He is skilled Football, Volleyball and Kabaddi Player.