Mr. Naresh Nepal holds a masters degree in Sociology and Anthropology from Tribhuvan University. Mr. Nepal currently serves as Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Centre for Microfinance (CMF). He has over 20 years of professional experience in project management with a particular focus on projects related to rural development, agriculture, microfinance, and inclusive finance.
Mr. Nepal has attended more than 40 national and international training seminars on microfinance, micro-enterprise, institutional development, strategic business planning, client protection, social performance management, micro-insurance, positive deviance, and training of trainers. He was recognized as a "Master Trainer" by the Centre for International Studies and Cooperation (CECI). Mr. Nepal has facilitated more than 200 training programs in microfinance management, cooperative and credit union management, client protection principles, social performance management, portfolio management, and financial management.
Mr. Nepal has participated in several workshops including those hosted by the Socio-Economic Empowerment Project (SEEP), Asia Microfinance Forum, Global Microfinance Summit, and the Canadian Cooperative Association. In his work at CMF, Mr. Nepal has supported the 2008, 2010, and 2013 Microfinance Summits of Nepal. In 2013, he was appointed Member Secretary of the National Steering Committee of the Microfinance Summit Nepal.
Mr. Nepal has been involved as a researcher in a number of publications, including, Inclusive Financial System for Economic Development, Rapid Situation Assessment, and Feasibility Study on Migrant Savings and Alternative Investment (MSAI) Program in Nepal. In 2013, he acted as the Study Team Leader on an impact assessment of credit on the Alternative Energy Promotion Centre (AEPC) Biogas Plan.
Mr. Nepal has also developed a number of training manuals on a diverse array topics, including, account management, financial management, strategic business planning, credit management, risk and delinquency management, cooperative management, group management, project development and diversification, and by-laws and policy development.