Management Team


Chief Executive Officer


Dr. Jugal Bhurtel
  • Ph.D. (Environmental Engineering) Yamaguchi University, Ube, Japan
  • M.E. (Environmental Engineering) Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand
  • M.E. with Hon. (Civil Engineering) Moscow State University of Civil Engineering, Moscow, Russia


Work Experience:
  • Chairperson, Sanima Mai Hydropower Ltd (2010 – 2012)
  • Director, Sanima Bank, Nepal (2009- 2012)
  • Researcher, Yamaguchi University, Environmental Engineering Lab, Japan (1998 – 2001)
  • Researcher, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand (1997-1998)


  • Watson International Scholar of the Environment, Brown University, USA (Jan-April 2002)
  • His Royal Highness the Crown Prince Dipendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev Science and Technology Award, Royal Nepal Academy of Science and Technology (RONAST), Kathmandu, April (2002).


Project Coordinator

Dr. Mani Raj Pokhrel
  • Graduated (M.D.) Medical faculty People's Friendship University of Russia, Moscow.


Work Experience:
  • Sanima Hydropower Ltd., Nepal (2018 to Present)
  • Maternity Hospital # 16. Moscow. (1991- 1994)
  • Managing Director, Daltotrade Pvt. Ltd. Nicosia, Cyprus. (1997 – 2001)
  • General Director, Lorian + Pvt. Ltd, Moscow, Russia. (2001 - 2012)
  • General Director,  Golovino Agro.Farm Ltd. Vladimir City, Russia - (2012 – 2014)


Resident Engineer 

Dr. Sunil Kumar Lama

  • PhD (Environment and Resource Engineering), Hokkaido University, Japan
  • Master of Science in Hydraulic Building of River Structures and Hydroelectric Stations, Saint Petersburg State Technical University, Russia


Work Experience:
  • Resident Engineer, Sanima Hydropower Ltd., Nepal (2020  to Present)
  • Project Manager, Middle Bhotekoshi Hydro Project (102 MW ) (2014 -2020)
  • Project Manager, Mailung Hydropower Project (2012 -2013 )
  • Sr. Project Manager, Civil Group Pvt. Ltd. (2010  – 2012 )
  • Lecturer, Institute of Engineering, Tribhuwan University (2004 – 2010)
  • Expert Engineer, UNDP (1998  - 2000 )
  • Freelance Consultant, RWSS Fund Board (1997  – 1998 )


Head, Admin/HR & Environment Department


Arbindra Shrestha
  • M.Sc. in Environmental Science, Central Department of Environmental Science, TU, Kirtipur, Nepal.

Work Experience
  • Head of Department, Administration/HR & Environment in Sanima Middle Tamor Hydropower Limited (From 2017 to present).
  • Senior Environmentalist in Sanima Hydro and Engineering Pvt. Ltd. (From 2011 - 2017).
  • Independent Environmental Expert / Member at Ministry of Forests and Environment (MoFE) for the EIA Review Committee (From 2017 to present).
  • Independent Environmental Expert / Member at DoED, Ministry of Energy, Water Resource and Irrigation (MoEWRI) for the Review Committee of EIA/IEE/BES of Hydropower/ Transmission Line/Solar Projects (From 2017 to present).
  • Researcher in Nepal Academy of Science and Technology (2010).

Key Expertise
  • Environmental Assessment (EIA/IEE), Due Diligence, Compliance and Impact Monitoring, Propose Appropriate Mitigation and Enhancement Measures for the Hydropower, Transmission line and Solar Projects ranging from 1 MW to 415 MW.
  • Preparation of Environmental Management Plans (EMPs) for the impacts identified and develop CSR plans and allocate budget for the project.
  • Review existing acts/plans/policies and legal provisions attracted by hydropower and transmission line projects.
  • Coordination with government line agencies, experts and local stakeholders in hydropower sector.


Deputy Resident Engineer

Er. Maheswor Maharjan


  • M. Sc., Construction Management, Nepal Engineering College, Pokhara University, Nepal.
  • B. Eng., Civil Engineering, Nepal Engineering College (NEC), Tribhuwan University, Nepal.


  Work Experience
  • Sanima Hydropower Ltd., Nepal (2007 to Present)
  • Site Engineer, Noors Engineering Co. Will. (2005-2007)
  • Site Engineer, Sustainable Infrastructure Development Foundation (2004-2005)
  • Civil Engineer, South Asia Consulting Engineers (P) Ltd. 2003-2004)
  • Trainee Engineer, Sunkoshi Small Hydro Power Project (2002-2003)
  • Trainee Engineer,  Sanday  Kentro Associates Pvt. Ltd. (2001-2002)


Assistant Resident Engineer

Surya Limbu
  • M. Sc. Tribhuvan University, Geology, TU.

Work Experience:
  • Sanima Hydropower Ltd., Nepal (2011  to Present)
  • Geological Engineer, WRC-SILT-HEDCO-Jv. (2009-2011)
  • Kulekhani-III Hydroelectric Project (14MW)


Head, Finance Department

CA Subash Shrestha


  • CA, ICAN 2020

Work Experience:
  • Sanima Hydropower Ltd., Nepal (2021  to Present)
  • Tax & Business Consulting Services P. Ltd. ( 2015 to 2020)
  • Kuber & Co. Chartered Accountants (2012 to 2015)