Avishek Malla

Avishek is the Director of Engineering and Operations of SunFarmer Nepal. 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.

Ashutosh Tiwari

Ashutosh Tiwari joined SunFarmer Nepal as Director of the Board. Ashutosh is the CEO of Sherpa Adventure Gear, a global apparel company with manufacturing in Nepal. Immediately prior, he served for 5 years as the Country Director for WaterAid in Nepal, working with the government, civil society, non-profit and private institutions to provide water and sanitation to the poor. Previously, he was Chief Executive Officer of Himalmedia, Nepal’s leading media house. He studied economics at Harvard University, and currently teaches university courses on corporate governance.

Subhashini Chandran

Subhashini Chandran joined SunFarmer Nepal as Director of the Board. Subhashini is the Team Leader for RAP3 Connect, a DFID-funded development project in Nepal. Previously, she was one of the most successful female agribusiness entrepreneurs in India. As CEO for over 15 years, she grew the Woodbriar Group from a small tea business into one of India’s largest privately owned tea plantation businesses, with over 10,000 employees. She currently serves on the board of Aban Offshore Limited, a publicly traded Indian company.