|Gupta Bahadur Banjara
GB Banjara has taken his role as General Manager from April 2017 during the extension period in Katalyst.
He joined Katalyst in June 2013 as Division Manager of Knowledge and Capitalisation Management. Since September 2014, he has worked as Head of Sectors in Katalyst.
He brings with him 24 years of private sector development experiences covering M4P, value chain promotion, project management, entrepreneurship, service markets development, vocational training and strengthening of business associations.
Prior to joining Katalyst, GB was working with Netherlands Development Organisation (SNV) in Ethiopia as Senior VCD Advisor –Agriculture. From 2009 to 2012, he worked with Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) as a National Manager of a Market Development programme covering 18 agriculture and service value chain markets in Afghanistan. Before AKF, GB also worked in Nepal with Swisscontact’s BDS market development project for 7 years and with GIZ’s private sector promotion project for 4 years, where he coordinated promotion of seven different agriculture value chains.
GB has been a lead resource person in many Value Chain training courses in Asia and Africa. He has offered consulting services to several organisations including AKF, SKAT, GOPA, GIZ, ICIMOD and DFID. During 2002-2008, he taught operations management and entrepreneurship courses and conducted seminars for Executive MBA and MBA level students at the Ace Institute of Management in Kathmandu, Nepal.
Before joining the development sector, GB worked with private sector in Nepal for 4 years where his achievements include setting up of a 100,000 liter per day capacity dairy plant and an electric vehicle company. He holds a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee (India) and a MBA with specialisation on marketing from Pokhara University in Nepal. He is a Nepali National.
Deputy General Manager
Ashfaq Enayetullah has taken his new role as Deputy General Manager during the extension period in Katalyst.
He is a Bangladeshi national who joined Katalyst in September 2009 as Senior Business Consultant. He has worked as the head of cross – sectors from 2014 in Katalyst.