Speakers at Nepal Trade Summit
Managing Director, Panchakanya Group, Nepal
Managing Director, Shanker Group / President of Nepal Steel Rolling Mills Association, Nepal
President of Nepal Steel Rolling Mill Association, Shahil Agrawal, is also the Managing Director of the Nepalese business conglomerate, Shanker Group, the parent company of Jagdamba Steel, the largest manufacturer of Steel in Nepal. With over 11 years of experience in trade and industries, he has been the recipient of various prestigious awards like the “Young Entrepreneur Award and the Best Young Entrepreneur Award”. Shahil Agrawal holds an honours degree in International Business from Regents College, London.
Head – Ferrous (India), EMR Group, India
An alumnus of NIT (Rourkela) and IIFT New Delhi, Abhijeet is Head (Ferrous) of the world’s leading processor and exporter of metal scrap, the EMR Group. With 21 years’ experience in international scrap trade, Mr. Mahanta has in-depth knowledge of scrap trade worldwide, with a specific focus on the Indian subcontinent.
Dr. Swaren Bedarkar
General Manager, Electrotherm, India
President of Cement Manufacturers Association of Nepal, Nepal
Maha Prasad Adhikari
CEO, Investment Board of Nepal, Nepal
CEO, Kathmandu Steel Pvt. Ltd, Nepal
Pursuing Ph.D. in Material Science & Engineering, Keshav Pokharel has a long track record of serving the steel industry in Nepal. Keshav, during his stint in the steel industry, has closely monitored the inefficiencies and has developed a system to handle those inefficiencies. CEO of Kathmandu Steel, Keshav will enlighten the conference on “Handling inefficiencies in Nepalese Steel Sector”.
Sr. GM – TSS, TRL Krosaki Refractories Limited, India
Mr. Biswajit Ghosh is a B.Tech in-Ceramic Technology from College of Ceramic Technology, Calcutta University, & M.Tech (Material Sc. & Engg) from IIT, Kanpur and has more than 25 Years of Experience in Technology & Application of Refractories for Ferrous/ Non-Ferrous/ Cement/ Glass & specialized in Alumino-Silicate Refractories. He has published more than 30 technical papers in various International/National seminar & conferences & traveled extensively to many foreign countries for business promotion.At present, he is serving TRL Krosaki Refractories Limited as Sr. General Manager (Technical Support Services) and will be delivering on the topic “High-performance alumina refractories for alternate fuel application in Cement Industry” in this conference.
SALES MANAGER INDUCTOTHERM (INDIA) PRIVATE LIMITED
MR. RAJESH AGARWAL
HEAD (ISC) – STEEL TRADING, TATA INTERNATIONAL
Rajesh Agarwal heads the steel trading business in the Indian subcontinent for Tata International Limited. He is responsible for formulating and executing growth strategy of Tata International’s steel trading business in the region with particular emphasis on bulk trading. Rajesh takes keen interest in the changing landscape of the steel industry and devising differentiated customer solutions including the use of various trade finance and derivatives tools.
Previously Rajesh was Head of Cargill’s steel trading business in India (2008-early 2018) and General Manager with Stemcor (1995-2008). During these stints, Rajesh was responsible for developing and growing business in various markets including India, Bangladesh, Srilanka, Middle East, E.Africa, Turkey etc. Rajesh also worked at JSW Steel (1993-1995) as Export Manager spearheading JSW’s initial foray into the global markets.
Rajesh holds Mechanical Engineering and MBA Finance degrees from University of Mumbai as well as MBA in International Business from Kogod School of Business, Washington DC. He was previously visiting faculty at Somaiya Institute of Management Studies as well as Executive Board member of VES Institute of Management Studies.
KUNAL KANTI SARKAR
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, WESMAN INDIA
Mr. Sarkar is a qualified engineer having 42 years of working experience in different types of products with a focus on Thermal Engineering. For a decade, he is heading the thermal solution provider of Wesman Thermal Engineering Processes Pvt Ltd- the leader in India for over 40 years. During this period, he had super headed different development initiatives such as Multi-Fuel burners for all applications; Self Recuperative burner manufacturing in India; Small regenerative Dual Fuel burners for steel re-rollers, forging, heat treatment etc.; Endurating burners manufactured in India. -Burners for different special applications.
VISHNU KANT CHOUDHARY
CEO, Himalayan Terminals Pvt. Ltd. (Joint venture of CONCOR & Ministry of Railways, India)
Post graduate from Patna university, Vishnu Kant Joined Railways in 1996. He took absorption in CONCOR in 2014. Worked in Northern Railways, South Eastern Railways and lastly in East Central Railways. Currently he is posted as CEO in 2015 of Himalayan Terminals Pvt ltd (HTPL), a joint venture company of CONCOR & Ministry of Railways, operating Dryport Birgunj.
In his tenure, HTPL has made all high records in performances and handling of cargo, which is increasing in every consequitive years.
MR. ASHISH GARG
EXECUTIVE MEMBER, INDEPENDENT POWER PRODUCERS ASSOCIATION OF NEPAL & EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR – LOWER SOLU HYDRO ELECTRIC PROJECT
Mr. Ashish Garg is the Executive Director at Solu Hydropower P Ltd, the developer of 82MW lower solu hydropower project. A fellow chartered accountant, Mr. Garg carries more than 15 years of experience in banking, real estate and power sector. He is executive committee member at Independent Power Producers Association of Nepal over last four years and national council member of Confederation of Nepalese Industries.
Sales Director, Tianjin Zhenxiang Strip Processing Co. Ltd.
Sales Director of Tianjin Zhenxiang Strip Processing Co. Ltd. Tianjin Zhenxiang Strip Processing Co., Ltd., formerly known as Tangshan Nanxiang Strip Processing Factory was founded in 2005. After several years of development, Zhenxiang has developed into a integrated iron and steel enterprise of strip slitting, Hot dip galvanized processing, international trade ,logistics and distribution and becomes the largest steel flat bar base of china.
Zhenxiang group across Tangshan city and Tianjin city, it has five subsidiary companies: Tangshan Nanxiang steel plate processing factory, Tangshan Zhenxiang Metal Product Co., Ltd., Tangshan Hongxiang Metal Product Co., Ltd, the Tianjin Zhenxiang strip processing Co., Ltd and TianJin ZhenXiang YuDe international trading Co., Ltd.
At present, we own 40 sets of slitting flat steel production lines, annual output is up to 960,000 tons and output value is 2.88 billion RMB. Our150,000 square meters construction areas has invested 200 million RMB.
President – PP Rolling Mills Mfg Co Pvt Ltd, India
President for New technologies & Business and Projects at PP Rolling Mills, Arun Kaul has more than four decades of experience in design engineering and developing new technologies. An alumnus of Indian Institute of Technology, Mr Kaul will be throwing light on Advancements in Rolling Technology.
AVP, Sales & Service – Megatherm Pvt. Ltd. , India
Mr Bikramjit Paul is working with us last 20 years in Sales & Service department and looking after overseas market i.e. Africa & South East Asia and domestic market in Central Region.
Hari Bhakta Sharma
President, Confederation of Nepalese Industries, Nepal
Mr. Hari Bhakta Sharma is the President of Confederation of Nepalese Industries (CNI). He served as the Sr. Vice President of CNI before he was elected as the President in March 2016. Mr. Sharma is the Founder and Executive Director of one of leading pharmaceutical companies in Nepal, Deurali-Janata Pharmaceuticals Pvt. Ltd.
Director, Siddhartha Group, Nepal
Mr Rajesh Agrawal Established Siddhartha Group in 1994, along with his cousins Jagdish Agrawal and Krishna Murari Agrawal. The Group started its industrial journey with Siddhartha Flour Mill in 1994/95 and Entered into the edible oil production business with Siddhartha Oil Industries in 1999.
The booming construction sector led the Group to enter the cement production business in 2002/03. And five years after starting production, Siddhartha Group ventured into the production of clinker in 2008.
He is Executive Member of the Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industries and the Siddhartha Chamber of Commerce & Industry.