Avishek Malla

Director of Engineering and Operations

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.

Kushal Gautam

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

As SunFarmer's Technical Officer, Shisher will be pursuing his lifelong goal of working to eradicate energy poverty in Nepal with solar technology.

As a graduate of Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences (Germany) Shisher studied renewable energy in Nepal and worked as a Research Assistant and Tutor. He developed a Lithium-ion Battery Model using MATLAB/Simulink as a part of his master's thesis. He also spent years working on technical support in ISPs. He also has an Engineering degree in Electronics and Communications from Institute of Engineering, Tribhuvan University.

Outside of work, Shisher enjoys photography, travel, and cricket. He hopes to photograph the most remote parts of Nepal during his time at SunFarmer.

Swikriti Sulpya

Administrative and Operations Manager

Swikriti Sulpya is SunFarmer’s Administrative and Operations Manager in the Nepal office. She worked as an intern at Nepal Investment Bank Limited. Swikriti has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management and Finance from Mount Carmel College in Bangalore, India.

She previously worked as an event coordinator at Craft Art Studio and a junior teacher in 2009. Swikriti has also volunteered in programs organized by Godavari Alumni Association. She loves traveling and has visited Thailand, Cambodia, China, India, and Nepal.

Sambaddha Pradhan

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.

Saugat Karki

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Rural Program Officer

Saugat works as an Agriculture Program Officer in SunFarmer’s Nepal office, where he covers promotion of solar water pump and of agriculture projects. He holds a B.tech degree in Biotechnology from Koneru Lakshmaiah college of engineering, India and M.Sc in Organic agriculture and food systems from University of Hohenheim, Germany. After graduation he returned back to Nepal and worked as a Dairy value chain development project manager for an agriculture multi-purpose cooperative in Dang. When he’s not in the office, Saugat likes to watch old retro movies, football, and mma. In his spare time, he plays chess and computer games and often goes hiking and cycling on the weekend.

Yubar Ratna Bajracharya

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.

Aditya Chauhan

Technical Manager

Aditya 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. 

Susmita Dahal

Agriculture Engineer

Susmita completed her Bachelor Degree in Agriculture Engineering from IOE, Eastern Region Campus, Nepal. Initially, she has worked as an intern of Sunfarmer Nepal in SWP Project, Saptari Nepal. Later on, she has been enrolled as full time employee of the organization and work as Rural Development Program Officer.  
Susmita adores to read and listen music when she gets her leisure time. She is very much passionate to travel new places and taste different cultures.