Mr. Ashutosh Tiwari
Ashutosh Tiwari is the Managing Director of SAFAL Partners — Nepal’s first operations-focused consulting and investment firm. SAFAL works with promising companies and helps them improve operations for investment and growth. Mr. Tiwari has over 13 years of organizational leadership experience. As CEO at Himalmedia (2007-2009), he was instrumental in negotiating with labour unions to turn around the company, both operationally and financially. From 2010 to 2014, he headed WaterAid-Nepal, during which he expanded the coverage of water and sanitation services in 17 districts, mostly in the Tarai region. In 2012, he was elected as the Chair of the International NGO Association of Nepal. From 2014 to 2017, he ran Sherpa Adventure Gear’s Nepal operations, during which he brought rural women’s co-ops into the global value chain and enhanced the company’s compliance capabilities. In 2008, Mr. Tiwari co-founded Entrepreneurs for Nepal. In 2011, the World Economic Forum honored him as a Young Global Leader.