Executive Committee (2022 – 2023)

Name: Er. Tuk Lal Adhikari
Education: B.E. (Civil Engineering), 1984, M.E. (Geotechnical Engineering), 1998.
Position: Executive Chairman and Managing Director of ITECO Nepal (P.) Ltd.

He has experience of more than 38 years in engineering and consulting profession. His wide experience covers engineering consulting services for transport infrastructures, water resources development, hydropower, water supply, rural development etc. under GoN, ADB, WB, DfID and JICA funding.
He is currently the President of the Society of Consulting Architectural and Engineering Firms (SCAEF) Nepal continuously for two terms (2020-2023). He is the board member of Construction Business Development Council chaired by Hon. Minister of Physical Infrastructure and Transport. He is currently the board member of FIDIC Asia Pacific for 2022-25. He had served as the board member in the Advisory Council of Nepal Engineers’ Association. He is the past president of Nepal Geotechnical Society and life member of Nepal Geological Society, Indian Roads Congress, South East Asian Geotechnical Society, Nepal Tunneling Association and Society of Transport Engineers Nepal.

Vice President
Name : Er. Thakur P Sharma
Education: B. Tech (Civil), 1986, M. Sc. Water Resources Engineering, 2004
Position: Managing Director, Full Bright Consultancy (Pvt.) Ltd.

Mr. Sharma, who has more than 36 years of experience, currently holds the position of Managing Director and associated with the firm since 2004. A Water Resource Engineer by profession has moved to a management position and is actively involved with SCAEF since last 4 years contributing to the cause of SCAEF. In the past, as a professional engineer, he has provided inputs for different government and private sectors alike in various capacities from design engineer, irrigation engineer, water resource engineer, and later stage of his career as Team Leader, Project Coordinator for various infrastructure development projects in which his firm is associated with national and international partners.

General Secretary
Name: Er. Kamal Karki
Education: : B.E. (Civil Engineering), 2006, Masters’ (Construction Management), 2011
Position: Director, SLATE Consultants Pvt. Ltd.

Mr. Karki holds an overall experience of 17 years in the sector of planning, development and implementation of civil infrastructure projects. His primary area of expertise involves contract management, procurement, policy interventions and project management/coordination. With his services provided in many national pride projects (Gautam Buddha International Airport Upgradation Project, Construction of Pokhara International Airport, Pushpalal Midhill Highway, North South corridor to name a few). He also worked as Expert Member in High level committee for monitoring and policy coordination in Kathmandu Terai Fast Track. Mr. Karki oversees business development, quality assurance, professional networking and project management for Slate Consultants Pvt. Ltd.

Deputy General Secretary
Name: Er. Narayanhari Rijal
Education: Bachelors in Civil Engineering (2009), Masters in Hydropower Development from NTNU (2014), Norway
Position: Director, Paragon Engineering Consultancy and Research Center (P) Ltd.

He has more than 13 years of experience leading different Civil Engineering projects and environmental assessments. His research interests include Environmental Flows, Ecological Modelling, River Basin Management, etc. He is currently working as the Chairperson of Paragon Engineering Consultancy and Research Centre Pvt. Ltd., which is a multi-disciplinary engineering consulting firm providing expertise in different sectors including Water Supply and Sanitation, Building and Architecture, Transportation, Environmental Assessments, etc.

Name: Er. Shrawan kumar Thapa
Education: Master’s Degree in Transportation Engineering and Management (2012), Bachelors in Civil engineering (1998)
Position: Director, North Star Engineering Consultant (P.) Ltd.

He is the Treasurer of SCAEF Nepal for the recent 17th Executive Committee and Secretary for the 4th EC of the Society of Transportation Engineers Nepal (SoTEN).  Mr. Thapa has 24 years of work experience in Civil engineering basically in Road/Transportation sector. He has gained more than 16 years of extensive experience in survey, design, DPR preparation as a Team leader, construction supervision, contract administration, management, and quality control as a RE/ARE for various Rural Roads/National Highways. He has better ideas and skills in Transport Planning and has been involved in more than 25 District and Municipal transport planning. He has experience in Monitoring & Evaluation and Technical Auditing of various roads/bridges and other projects under different donor agencies viz. GIZ, DFID, DANIDA, WB and ADB.

Name: Er. Sudeep Adhikari
Education: Ph.D. (Structural Engineering), 2013
Position: Director, CMS Engineering Consult Private Limited

Mr. Adhikari holds an overall experience of 17 years in the field of civil infrastructure development. His primary area of expertise is hydraulic structures, in more relevance to irrigation engineering. He has worked on multiple major irrigation projects in Nepal in the capacity of structural engineer; Sikta Irrigation Project, Rani Jamara Kulariya Irrigation Project, and Mahakali Irrigation Project to name a few. With more than 7 years in the Consulting Sector of Nepal, Mr. Adhikari oversees Business Development, quality assurance, project management, and research for CMS Engineering Consult Private Limited. 

Name: Er. Rupak Bastola
Education: M. Sc in Water Resources Engineering, 2011, Institute of Engineering, TU, Pulchowk
Position: Chairperson, Civil Engineering Research and Consultancy Pvt Ltd, Kupondole Lalitpur

Hydrological Analysis for Bridges and Road Projects. Experience of Hydrological Modeling for Bridges, River Training Projects, and  Flood Inundation Mapping using Arch Hydro, Arch GIS, and HEC RAS. Project Report preparation and Documentation for the related projects. Worked as a hydrologist for National and international projects funded by World Bank and ADB.  Experience in Preparation of National and International Project Technical proposals for related projects in Road, Bridge, Tunnel, and Irrigation Projects.

Name: Er. Bharat Prasad Banjara
Education: Bachelor of Civil Engineering, 2007, Masters of Science in Transportation Engineering and Management, 2021
Position: Managing Director, Civil Link Engineering Consultant since 2017

Mr. Banjara has developed a mature and responsible approach to taking on any managerial task to undertake. Driven by 16 years of professional experience in a multidimensional position associated with civil engineering, he has Excellency at working with the team to achieve a target on time and with excellence. Mr. Banjara holds experience with multidisciplinary stakeholders namely, the Government of Nepal, Local Government, Consultant, Contractor, UNDP, NGOs, and the private sector with various responsibilities with positions in IOW, Surveyor, Quality Control Engineer, Municipal Engineer, Road Designer, Contract Manager, Team Leader, Local Governance Expert, Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, etc.

Name: Er. Dipendra Kumar Jha
Education: Bachelor in Civil Engineering (2010), Kathmandu Engineering College, Tribhuvan University
Position: Managing Director, Pertinent Engineering Consultancy Pvt. Ltd., Lalitpur

Mr. Jha, who has more than 13 years of experience in the Civil Engineering Field, started his carrier in a Construction Company. He was involved in a feasibility study of different Hydropower during his Job at Shah Consult International. He established his own Firm in 2011 and after that, he was active in the consultancy sector. At his beginning year, he was involved in detailed engineering surveys, design, and report writing of various Irrigation, Road, and Water supply project. Later on, he moved to a management position in his firm. He has a good capacity to handle any project with a high motivational capacity. He was also actively involved in different events organized by SCAEF.

Name: Er. Ujjwal Man Shakya
Education: Master in Architecture (1985)
Position: Managing Director, Innovative Creators Pvt. Ltd.

Mr. Shakya has more than 37 years of experience in the Architectural design field. Managing Director of Innovative Creators Pvt. Ltd. since 1987. A pioneer in “Green Building Design” in Nepal. Clientele served are private sector as well as donor agency-funded projects. To name a few are the NRES project of USAID and the Earthquake Emergency Assistance Project- CQS project of ADB in the capacity of a national consultant. Currently, he is involved in the International Project of Lumbini Garden Project, in Caceres, Spain in the capacity of a Team Leader and Principal Architect. Involved with SCAEF for the last 2 years as an Executive Member and coordinator of the Ethics and Integrity Committee. Member of the UIA (International Union of Architects) International Competitions Commission for the period of 2021-2023.

Name: Er. Mandakini Karki
Education: Bachelor of Economics and Social Science, (2006); Bachelor of Civil Engineering, (2010); Masters in Geotechnical Engineering, (2020)
Position: Technical Director, Soil Test (P) Ltd.

Ms. Karki is a highly experienced professional with over 13 years of expertise in the engineering sector. Her broad experience encompasses both national and international projects, providing her with a diverse perspective and a comprehensive understanding of various engineering practices. She is dedicated to enhance and develop quality control mechanism in materials testing and Geotechnical sector to make the policy makers aware of the critical considerations and their impact on any infrastructure projects, allowing her to develop effective solutions to ensure the durability and safety of the constructed structures.
Ms. Karki’s exceptional professional background and advanced qualifications make her a valuable asset in the engineering industry. Her ability to blend theoretical knowledge with practical experience enables her to tackle complex engineering challenges with confidence and precision. With her extensive experience in the transportation sector, she is well-equipped to contribute to the successful execution of future projects in this field.