SAIM College

Faculty And Staff

The philosophy of South Asian Institute of Management (SAIM) in managing its human resources is “People are Our Greatest Assets”. SAIM puts a strong emphasis on attracting, developing, and retaining valuable people for achieving its vision, mission and goals, SAIM always believe to make SAIM the employer of choice and to attract, develop, and retain talented and committed people to fulfill SAIM’s Vision. innovation. All employees of South Asian Institute of Management (SAIM) are expected to maintain cordial relationship and mutual respect to each other, as well as with the people and organizations with which they deal/work. SAIM is always renown in market for its best faculty members, our students learn form top professors, guest speakers and out exceptional alumni, capitalizing on a rigorous academic education integrated with real world business.

MR. ASHOK RAJ PANDEY, Professor and Principal

Master in Business Administration (MBA), Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration, Boston, Massachusetts, USA Bachelor of

Technology (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur, India

During his professional career, Mr Pandey has been involved in various fields with a number of national and international firms. He was actively involved in marketing Nepal as a major garment producer in the US, served as a financial analyst at Montgomery Ward in Chicago and as an associate in an insurance company in Boston, worked as a financial analyst at the Nepal Industrial Development Corporation and as the training and project analysis chief at the Industrial Development Center in Nepal. Mr Pandey teaches corporate finance and investment management to the students of MBA (Global Business) at SAIM College.

Area of Interest: Corporate Finance, Investment and Management Control System


SHAKTI S. RANA, Professor

Ph. D., Communication and Information Science, Hawaii and the East-West Centre, USA

MBA, Decision Science, Hawaii and the East-West Centre, USA

B. E. (Electronics and Communication), Regional Engineering College, University of Kashmir, India

Prof. Rana has teaching experience of more than 25 years. He is an active trainer and has conducted training programs at East-West Center, USA; Nepal Administrative Staff College and Nepal Television and provided professional consulting to UH Media-Lab, and Grace Pacific Roofing, USA. He has been a member (representing in the capacity of a technical expert) in the High Technology Adoption and Advancement Committee, and the Communication and Information Policy and Evaluation Council, both under the Ministry of Communication and Information, HMG, Nepal. He is a keen researcher in information processing and communication systems and has over a dozen publications to his credit in reputed places such as the Asian Journal of Communication, Proceedings of the Pacific Telecommunications Council, UMI-USA, NEA Directory, and others. He is an active member of various institutions such as – Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineer, USA; Institute of Electronics and Telecommunications Engineers, India; Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers, USA; New York Academy of Sciences, USA; Nepal Engineers Association; and the National Geographic Society. Dr. Rana's research interests include data and telecommunications, information processing (retrieval, storage, and dissemination), information technology and systems, quantitative methods, and communications policy.

Presently he teaches Quantitative Techniques for Decision-Making and Production/Operations Management to the MBA students.

Areas of interest: Management Information System, Information Technology, Operations Management



MBA & Com. (TU), ACMA (India)

With more than 31 years of experience in civil service, Mr Khanal sought voluntary retirement from service of the Nepal Government service to be active in teaching, social service and work as development missionary. At the time of his retirement, he was Finance Secretary, a position which he held for nearly three years. He led the team to introduce reforms in government accounting and reporting, public procurements, tax policy and administration. Mr Khanal served as Chairman of the Board in Agricultural Development Bank and was Board Director in Nepal Rastra Bank, Rastriya Banijya Bank, Nepal Telecom Company, Nepal Airlines. He was also the Council member and Executive Committee member in the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nepal for four years. Mr Khanal has a teaching experience of over 16 years in different academic institutions

Area of Interest: Finance, Accounting and Management Control System.


SABINA TULADHAR, Associate Professor

MBA, Kathmandu University

Experience: Ms Sabina Tuladhar has teaching experience of about a decade. After completing her MBA, Ms Tuladhar was involved in setting up and managing her family business. Her interest in academia has drawn her to SAIM as a faculty member. Through her professional experience in managing her family business, she has developed interest and expertise in the area of Human Resource Management.

Area of Interest: Human Resource Management, Organizational Behavior



Mr Shrestha is currently enrolled as an M.Phil. Scholar at Kathmandu University School of Management. He has a degree in Masters of Business Studies from Tribhuvan University. His undergraduate degree was in Bachelors of Business Studies from Kathmandu Central College, Kathmandu. Mr Shrestha has been actively engaged in academia since 2013 and has garnered much experience as a faculty in several educational institutions associated with Pokhara University. Keenly interested in Finance and Accounting, he has been part of SAIM since early 2019 where he is responsible for conducting classes in Financial Management, International Investment and Financial Engineering in both the MBA and BBA programs. Besides his engagement in myriad academic endeavours, Mr Shrestha also specializes in Financial Planning, Financial Auditing and Budgeting and has also conducted feasibility studies for businesses including bank and financial institutions, newly established ventures and NGOs. He has worked with international donor organizations, corporates and non-corporates, handling multi-million portfolios. His professional experience includes more than six years of consulting work at P. Shrestha & Co. an audit company across diverse corporate types and varied institutional sectors. Mr Shrestha’s key strength is his ability to comprehend and assimilate complex theoretical topics and drive this acquired knowledge towards practical application.


 Laxman Pokhrel, Program Director (BBA)

Personal Background: Mr Laxman Pokhrel has about 10 years of experience in educational institutions, developing sectors, and consultation in research. His varied involvement has helped him to acquire invaluable experience in strategic brand management, notably on how to drive an institution towards success. His most recent position before joining SAIM has been as an MBA and BBA Coordinator in which he left his mark as a motivator, visionary leader, and meticulous planner, besides garnering accolades as a faculty of the research, marketing and psychology courses. Education: Master in Philosophy (MPhil in Management), Master in Psychology (Clinical Psychology) University Areas of Interest: Research, Marketing, and Psychology 


PhD, University of California at Los Angeles, USA

MBA, Indiana University, USA

Highly regarded as a statesman and economist in the country and around the region, Dr Lohani has served as the Minister of Finance, Foreign Affairs and Housing and Physical Planning of the Government of Nepal, at different points in time. He was also an assistant professor of finance at California State University, Northridge, California, USA. He is presently the Chairman of the South Asian Institute of Management.

Area of Interest: Economics, Finance, and Development.




Mr Pant is presently involved in his consulting firm. At different occasions, he helps the positions of CEO in Bank of Kathmandu and Kumari Bank. He as also the past president of the Bankers Association of Nepal. In the past, he has held management positions in reputed firms in the US. He served as a financial analyst at Pacific Rim Interface Member Enterprises, INC. (PRIME) and as a finance manager at AMGEN INC.  He has taught finance to the students at the MBA level as visiting faculty at Kathmandu University School of Management.

Area of Interest: Finance and General Management                            

MBA, Anderson Graduate School, University of California at Los Angeles, USA         



DYUTI BARAL, Head of Capacity Building Cell