Joseph heads Dolma Consulting, the advisory arm of Dolma Group. He uses his deep insights and experience in Nepal to support the growth of Banking & Financial Institutions, Small and Medium enterprises, and Corporates in their tryst to become efficient and access capital markets.
Joseph is a career banker having worked 27 years with ANZ Grindlays and thereafter with Standard Chartered Bank across various geographies. For the last eight years he was CEO Standard Chartered Bank in Nepal with additional governance responsibility of Afghanistan and Bhutan. He has deep working knowledge of financial markets in emerging markets, driving sovereign engagement around ratings advisory, public policy guidance and development of capital markets. He played a pivotal role working with Multilateral/ Bilateral agencies, Development Finance and socially responsible Investors, for directing specific program based support towards entities in ASEAN and South Asia. Joseph is recognized for his passion in creating funding vehicles for the microfinance sector and raising all-round stakeholder engagement & awareness for BOTP economics. His earlier stint as Country Head for Afghanistan, perhaps best portrays his values and commitment towards supporting development aid & reconstruction efforts.
He practices transformational leadership, involving changing of mindset's, amply demonstrated in resurgence of the bank's franchise in Nepal. A TEDx speaker, he regularly shares best practise with regulators & Nepali entrepreneurship on risk management principles and corporate governance techniques. A proponent of free trade & investment as an engine of growth, he propagates best practice in International Trade & Investment flows through policy advocacy.
Dr. Sandip Shah
Dr. Sandip Shah
Chief Technical Officer
Sandip is an energy specialist and C-suite executive with over 30 years’ experience in renewable energy project planning, development, construction and O&M; in South and Southeast Asia, and Central and Latin America. Formerly country head for Statkraft and SN Power Nepal and President of the Independent Power Producers Association of Nepal (IPPAN), and current President of adhoc executive committee of planned Solar Power Producers Association of Nepal (SOPPAN).
Vivek is the Project Manager of Dolma Himalayan Energy (DHE) Limited, an emerging investment platform and developer for renewable energy and battery storage in the Himalayan region, starting in Nepal. He personifies DHE’s commitment to a culture of customer centricity. He is responsible for overall management of energy projects under DHE. Vivek is a graduate in Electrical & Electronics Engineering from India. He started his career from India as a site engineer in Rural Electrification job in 2005. He then went on to join various organizations India and Nepal in his 15+ year career stint primarily in areas of Renewable Energy, Power (Generation), Rural Electrification, Marketing, Telecom.
Head of Finance and Administration
Dipendra is a Chartered Accountant and Advocate with more than 8 years of experience in financial management and control & compliance. He holds a Master's degree in Business Studies (MBS) and a Bachelor of Law (LLB). Prior to his role at Dolma, He worked as Internal Audit Manager at Save the Children International, Nepal, Assistant Manager at Chaudhary Group, and Audit Senior at KB Chitracar & Co.