Mr. Baburam Thapa is an entrepreneur and businessman with several years of experience in the areas of hydropower, microfinance, and real estate acquisition, development and disposition. A passionate advocate of financial inclusion, Mr. Thapa was pivotal in establishing Aviyan Microfinance Limited, headquartered in Panauti, Kavrepalanchowk. To date, he is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the microfinance company since its inception. He had also contributed greatly in establishing a non-government organization – Financial Research and Training Institute (FRATI), primary objective of which is to promote financial awareness and increase financial literacy of the people all over Nepal. Since his college days, he is actively working for the cause of financial inclusion and social justice.
At present, Mr. Thapa sits on the Board of Super Madi Hydropower Company, Lalupate Hydropower Company, Palung Hydropower Company, Riverside Hydropower Company, Aviyan Investment Group of Nepal Pvt. Ltd; and FRATI. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of Aviyan Capital Management Pvt. Ltd. His areas of business interest also includes insurance, therefore currently he is working on setting up a general insurance and micro-insurance companies.
Mr. Thapa holds Bachelor in Education and Masters in Political Science degrees, both from Tribhuvan University, Nepal.