Sujeev Shakya

Senior Advisor

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Working with the BGA South Asia team, Sujeev guides the development and execution of strategies to support clients’ interests in Nepal and Bhutan. He is one of Nepal’s most experienced business and policy advisors and is a respected strategic thinker on the region.

Sujeev has a fulsome set of networks in the government, private sector and civil society in Nepal and Bhutan. He has worked extensively with multinational corporations, as well as multilateral and bilateral development agencies in both countries.

Concurrent to his role with BGA, Sujeev is chair of the Nepal Economic Forum, one of country’s most influential private sector-led think tanks. The forum has been listed on the 100 Go To Think Tanks Index for Asia-Pacific. Sujeev is a champion of connectivity in the Himalayas and served as the secretary general of the Himalayan Consensus Institute (Hong Kong) from 2014 to 2019.

Sujeev is the author of two books published by Penguin Random House: Unleashing the Vajra: Nepal’s Journey Between India and China (2019) and Unleashing Nepal, Past, Present and Future of the Economy (2009). He is a regular contributor in domestic and international media and his column The Other View is published in The Kathmandu Post every second Tuesday. Sujeev speaks and writes extensively on the economy, business, management and development issues inside and outside Bhutan and Nepal.

Sujeev is a chartered accountant and holds a degree from Boston University and a certificate in coaching from Columbia University.