Nirvana Chaudhary, Managing Director of CG Corp Global, is one of the most acclaimed and celebrated business leaders of Nepal. His group is a billion-dollar multinational headquartered in Nepal, with a portfolio of 136 companies and 76 brands spread over 30 different countries. Educated in Doon, Harrow and MIT schools, Nirvana founded his own company CG Finco when he was 19. He became the Managing Director of the Chaudhary Group before reaching 30.
He was elected Vice President of Confederation of Nepalese Industries (CNI) in 2016.
Nirvana is well-known for his diverse interests and ventures—as a philanthropist, consul-diplomat, artist, curator, musician, spiritual seeker, trekker and a national squash player. The philanthropic arm of his group that he leads—Chaudhary Foundation—is building schools and homes for survivors of the April 2015 earthquake of Nepal. He has opened Nepal’s largest spiritual institute and partnered with Bill and Melinda Gates on health and sanitation in Nepal. He is well known for his social impact projects.
Nirvana is a youth icon of Nepal and beyond. He is often sought by youth organizations, schools, universities and young entrepreneurs as a motivational speaker. He has authored several articles on leadership and management for prominent business magazines. He became the Chairman of ASSOCHAM Nepal Chapter and was nominated in the board of UN Business Advisory Council. He is also in the board of Cricket Association of Nepal. He has been recognized with the President’s Award for Social Contribution by Lions Club International (2015).
Nirvana is also the Honorary Consul General of Maldives to Nepal. He has served as the Personal Advisor to the Minister of Industries, Government of Nepal. He has held offices of various bilateral chamber of commerce and industry. He has been the Brand Ambassador of WWF Foundation, Founder of Himalayan Climate Change, the youngest Founder Member of Entrepreneur Organization Nepal Chapter, and Founder member of Young Presidents Organization. He has led a campaign on “Spirit of Entrepreneurship” and just been featured as the First Nepalese in CNBC’s Young Turks.