Nirvana Chaudhary, Managing Director of CG Corp Global, started working at institutes like Credit Suisse and American Express at the Age of 15. He was also working at Montys Restaurant as a waiter during his studies in London. Today CG Corp Global is a $2.5 Billion multinational headquartered in Nepal, with a portfolio of 136 companies and 76 brands spread over 30 different countries. Educated at Doon, Harrow and MIT/London Business School, Nirvana founded his own company CG Finco when he was 19. He became the Managing Director of the Chaudhary Group before reaching 30. He was elected Vice President of Confederation of Nepalese Industries (CNI) in 2016. Today, CG Corp is a professionally driven group that is amongst the most admired and respected companies in the region. With a work force of nearly 12,000 employees it has made a massive imprint on Nepal’s business landscape, and is fast expanding in India, Asia, Europe and Africa as well. Chaudhary’s are the first and only Forbes Billionaire listed family in Nepal.
Nirvana is well-known for his diverse interests and ventures—as a philanthropist, artist, curator, musician, spiritual seeker, avid trekker and a former national squash player. The philanthropic arm of his group that he leads—Chaudhary Foundation—is busy building schools and homes for survivors of the April 2015 earthquake of Nepal. He’s opened Nepal’s largest spiritual institute and partnered with Bill & Melinda Gates on Health and Sanitation in Nepal. He is well known for his role in Social Impact Projects. He also runs his own private philanthropy initiative in the name of his parents.
Nirvana is a youth icon of Nepal and beyond. He is often sought by youth organizations, schools, universities and young entrepreneurs as a motivational speaker. He has authored several articles on leadership and management for prominent business magazines. He became the Chairman of ASSOCHAM Nepal Chapter and was nominated in the board of UN Business Advisory Council. He was also in the board of Cricket Association of Nepal. Lions Club International and Rotary International have recognized him with the President’s Award for Social Contribution.
Nirvana is also the Honorary Consul General of Maldives to Nepal. He has served as the Personal Advisor to the Minister of Industries, Government of Nepal. He has also held offices of various bilateral chamber of commerce and industry. He has been the Brand Ambassador of WWF Foundation, Founder of Himalayan Climate Change, the youngest Founder Member of Entrepreneur Organization Nepal Chapter, and Founder member of Young Presidents Organization. He has led a campaign on “Spirit of Entrepreneurship” and just been featured as the First Nepalese in CNBC’s Young Turks and Forbes NextGen Tycoons.
Nirvana has received numerous accolades and awards from various institutions and has been voted as the 50 Most Influential People in Nepal in 2011. He was awarded The Rajiv Gandhi Foundation award for Young Entrepreneur and Philanthropist in 2017. Nirvana has also been nominated on the Board of Trade for Ministry of Commerce, Government of Nepal.
Nirvana is married to Ashrayata and has a 1-year-old daughter, Araaya.