If it was all for fortune, fame, future or family I never had to choose this profession. As a high-ranked official for more than 23 years in banking industry, I had all the facilities that a common man in Nepal would ask for. Many of my colleagues and friends debate my career path to opt this world of ‘human trade’,which is a widely blameworthy profession, arguably risky and often looked down as an dishon- ouring business. I had a different opinion.
It all started back in 2007 during my first trip to Middle East representing IME Pvt. Ltd, a reputed money transfer company as a CEO for scheduled period. (After that I would be joining IME Finance Ltd., the financial wing of the IME Group). Out of about three dozens Nepalese I met during my stay in Qatar, only around five confirmed about the country, company, salary and job they were supposed to do. Remaining of the fellow men said “cheated” by Companies, this was much to my surprise in one hand and frustration in the other. Next stop ... UAE, and more surprises. Amazingly, I find most workers in Malls, Offices and in Technical fields are dominated by Indians, Pilipinos, Egyptians and Sri Lankans but any Nepalese. My immediate thought was “I have a job to do”. That was the end of my Banking career.
I forayed into Human Resource Industry with the formation of a Medical Centre named after my young- er son Saksham Medical Centre Pvt. Ltd, under the supervision and guidance of top Medical Doctors. The demand of the facilities at the Centre went immensely high therefore; we expanded this unit with a much bigger investment under the brand name of Sai Polyclinic and Diagnostic Centre Pvt. Ltd, located in the heart of Kathmandu, Nepal. With the vision of providing trainings to these job seekers Temple Orientation Pvt. Ltd. came into operation. Keeping in mind my core vision, I acquired Satya Koshi Avinash Pvt. Ltd., a manpower company that was out of business. This ultimately led to the formation of Saksham Group of Companies. Additionally we also provide Air & Bus ticketing, money remittance and Visa services. Today we are a leading diversified company capable of carrying out Overseas Placement Consultant, vocational training and human resource activities internationally.
Mr. Jeewan Babu Shrestha