KAT Board Nepal




Laxmi Sharma

Laxmi Sharma is a Nepali entrepreneur. She is credited as the first woman to drive an auto-rickshaw and went on to establish the first button factory in Nepal. She was married at an early age and after getting a divorce she worked as a housemaid for sixteen years. Later, she started to drive a rickshaw. Though she was harassed for being a woman driver, she went on to open Laxmi Wood Craft Udhyog, a company that made buttons. The buttons were exported to Germany, Switzerland, Zambia, Denmark, and the USA. Laxmi is also the founding member of KAT Nepal. Being an animal lover and looked upon as an inspirational figure in Nepal, she was asked by Jan Salter to bring her vision and insight to KAT Nepal.  She has played a vital role in KAT Nepal’s success over the years.


Vice President

Sujan Kumar Shrestha

Sujan K. Shrestha is a Businessman and Social Activist. He has been involved in the service of Nepal for decades.
Interested in Social Services, he is a longtime supporter of the Lions Clubs and Kiwanis International with remarkable positions.



Kumar Prasad Dahal

Having been involved in KAT Nepal since its planning phase, Kumar is a mental health activist who spends his life advocating for mental health while working at Ashadeep Nepal, a pioneering mental health organization in Nepal.
He was asked by his good friend, Jan Salter to join KAT Nepal as a board member in 2013.

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Lottie Weise

Lottie Weise, born in Switzerland, spends her life serving the people and animals in Nepal. 
Weise is also one of the founding members of KAT and has been a crucial part of KAT Nepal since its inception in 2004.
She was provided Nepali Citizenship Certificate by Late King Mahendra Bir Bikram Shah Dev for her assistance in the betterment of Nepali people.


Board Member

Sushrit Poudel

Sushrit Poudel oversees digital banking of a reputed A class bank in Nepal.
Bringing his IT knowledge, Poudel is an asset for KAT Nepal. His assistance in IT is crucial in the management of networks and databases at KAT Nepal and helps us ensure the efficiency and security of our information.


Board Member

Gayanu Shrestha

Gayanu Shrestha is a COE at a successful financial institution in Nepal. She brings her knowledge to KAT Nepal in all aspects of our financial planning.


Board Member

Sharmila Shrestha

Sharmila Shrestha is a successful business entrepreneur in Nepal and brings her vast knowledge of business to KAT Nepal while providing financial advice.


Board Member

Kumari Lama

Kumari Lama is a successful entrepreneur in Nepal specializing in Nepali handicrafts. She brings her overwhelming desire and love of all animals to KAT Nepal.


Board Member

Deependra Bajrachrya

Deependra Bajracharya is a renowned journalist and a photographer. He lectures on journalism and assists KAT Nepal with photography and media.

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