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About CNIYEF

This strategic initiative was taken by CNI to bring together young business leaders so as to groom them to be the next generation of business leaders for Nepal. The main objective of this Forum is to help its members realize their full potential, so that young entrepreneurs can contribute fresh, effective ideas and feedback for the future of Nepal’s businesses. CNI recognized the need to cultivate a core group of Young Entrepreneurs and CEO’s aged 40 and below to be the next generation of business leaders to steer Nepal ahead in the local and international arena. It is a membership based non-profit organisation, established with a vision to bring together entrepreneurs and business leaders in Nepal, who can co-create ideas, learn and grow businesses. With a successful start in Kathmandu, CNIYEF is open to expanding branches across Nepal, with a view to cover all provinces of Nepal.

CNIYEF helps in moulding and grooming young leaders at an early age, which becomes an entry point for them to foray into a larger business platform – CNI. One of the major objectives of CNIYEF is to help influence external policies of the government at the macroeconomic and financial level. It helps in getting the youth aligned with this.

Our Story

LSince the launch of CNI in 2002, there was always a void to be filled in the entrepreneurial space in Nepal. CNIYEF was launched on 15th June 2017 by CNI with the aim of bringing together young business leaders so as to groom them to be the next generation of business leaders for Nepal. The main objective of this Forum is to help its members realize their full potential, so that young entrepreneurs can contribute fresh, effective ideas and feedback for the future of Nepal’s businesses. CNI recognized the need to cultivate a core group of Young Entrepreneurs and CEO’s aged 40 and below to be the next generation of business leaders to steer Nepal ahead in the local and international arena. Entrepreneurs and CEO’s aged 40 and below to be the next generation of business leaders to steer Nepal ahead in the local and international arena..

Event with CNIYEF Members and business leaders
Event with CNIYEF Members and business leaders

Objectives

To create future CNI Leaders, expand business network advocate for youth friendly regulations by creating domestic and international linkages and create partnerships to grow together

Mission

Committed to bring about positive change in Nepal’s economy by bringing together young entrepreneurs and leaders for new ideas and initiative for growth.

Vision

Nurture and expand capacities of individuals leading different sectors by providing a platform for exposure, knowledge sharing and enthusiasm for their success.

About CNI

The Confederation of Nepalese Industries (CNI) is a professionally led manufacturing and service sector industry centered apex body of the large and medium scale industrial community of Nepal. It has a membership base consisting of nearly all of the big corporate houses of Nepal, Nepalese blue-chip companies, joint venture companies etc. spread across a wide and diversified spectrum constituting sectors related to manufacturing, information, communication and entertainment, banks and financial institutions, insurance, travel tourism and hospitality, utilities, infrastructure and construction etc.

Message from the President

I am honoured to be your incoming president and I want to acknowledge the leadership provided by Amun Thapa and last year’s board. I am excited to welcome the new board of CNIYEF along with new and returning members.

I built relationships with many of you through CNIYEF. But there are some I have not yet had the opportunity to interact with one-on-one. And for those, let me share with you a little about myself.  I am the Executive Director at Kunal Flooring and Furnishing, one of the leaders in modern furnishing, furniture & interior design. With many commercial, residential, and hotel projects across Nepal, our work is busy and interesting every day.

CNIYEF has come a long way since we began our journey to revive the spirit of a youth wing within CNI. It was seven of us who started this journey under the leadership of Mr. Rohit Gupta and since then we have been driving the mission of promoting and instilling a pro-enterprise spirit among young entrepreneurs. 

In everything we do, we build in the opportunity for you to get to know your fellow members better – whether during learning events, sharing ideas in an interactive program, or other social events. We aim to have a strong professional network that you can call on with a difficult question whilst inculcating the spirit of mentorship amongst friends, which goes a long way to help us survive these ever-emerging challenges.

In 2022, the board’s and my priorities will be to (1) engage our members to become even more involved with both CNIYEF & CNI Committees (2) help our members to grow professionally and personally by organizing many learning events (3) continue to provide you with solutions and opportunities in your industry through policy advocacy at Government levels (4) Foster the spirit of entrepreneurship amongst the youth by creating a favorable startup ecosystem (5) To develop CNIYEFs network nationally and internationally.

With this new beginning, my team and I are very excited to take forward our grand aim to make CNIYEF a platform to reckon with for exposure, knowledge sharing, and driving the entrepreneurial spirit in Nepal

Finally, I would also like to extend my deepest gratitude to our governing council for their continuous support and dedication toward CNIYEF

I am grateful for your dedication to CNIYEF and I look forward to a fantastic 2022.

PRASHI AGRAWAL
President, CNIYEF 2022 – 2023
Executive Director & Interior Consultant,
Kunal Flooring and Furnishing