FNCCI to hold election for VP on Sept 4

Kathmandu, August 28

Industrialist Kishore Pradhan along with Nirak KC and Prakash Saud have filed their candidacy for the post of vice-president (district and municipal-chapter) of the Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FNCCI), which was vacant since couple of months.

FNCCI is holding election for the post on September 4.

The post at FNCCI became vacant after current vice-president Pramod Shrestha filed his candidacy in the first series of local elections against the mandate of the statute of FNCCI.

FNCCI statute has a provision which states that any post in FNCCI executive committee will be vacant automatically if the person holding the post is involved in active politics.

Interestingly, of the three candidates eyeing the FNCCI vice-president (district and municipal-chapter) post, Pradhan was defeated in the senior vice-presidential race during the FNCCI election on April 12.

Talking to The Himalayan Times, Pradhan said that he filed his candidacy for the vice-president post after being urged by various FNCCI officials and industrialists. “As I have decades-long experience with FNCCI and have worked in the district and municipal chapter, my friends requested me to continue contributing to FNCCI, which I felt was a good call.”

The current executive committee of FNCCI under leadership of Bhawani Rana has Shekhar Golchha as senior vice-president, Umesh Lal Shrestha as vice-president (commodity) and Chandra Prasad Dhakal as vice-president (associates).