Upendra Mahato, Ph.D., D.Sc. : Dr. Mahato is a scholar of Nepali origin who turned into entrepreneurship and achieved extraordinary success. An effective speaker and communicator, his demonstrated leadership skills have made a positive impact in all the organizations that he has involved in. He is the President of the Russia-Nepal Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Honorary Consul General of Nepal in the Republic of Belarus, and the Chair of the Patron Council and founding President of Non Resident Nepalese Association (NRNA), where he was elected president for three terms. He was awarded “Manager of the Year-2007” by Free Economic Society of Russia and International Academy of Management. Dr. Mahato is the first foreign national to receive the prestigious award in Russia. Besides his business successes, he is a big heart philanthropist and has made a name for himself in Nepal due to his philanthropic works, especially in education and health care.