Sushil Pokharel Joins the Leadership Team as a Board Member of the International Hydropower Association


Kathmandu: In a landmark achievement, Sushil Pokharel, the founder of Bizbell Private Limited, has secured a place in the International Hydropower Association (IHA) for 2023-25 term.

This is the first time that a Nepali citizen has been elected in the world’s apex hydropower body. Sushil Pokharel, known for his visionary leadership and unwavering commitment to clean energy, will represent 28 countries in South and Central Asia. His election to the IHA Board is a testament to his dedication to advancing sustainable hydropower on a global scale.

IHA is a non-profit membership association and serves as the global voice for sustainable hydropower, striving to shape the future of clean energy.

Pokharel will officially begin his role on the Board at the 2023 World Hydropower Congress in Bali, Indonesia. The selection process involved candidates from six geographical regions, resulting in the election of a diverse group of hydropower experts with extensive experience.

Eddie Rich, CEO of IHA said, “Global climate change – the greatest challenge in the world right now – will not be tackled without sustainable hydropower. Over the next decade, Central Asia and South Asia will perhaps be the fastest growing region in the world for hydropower. I am delighted that Sushil Pokharel has been elected to represent the region on IHA’s highest governing body. I see his election as a breakthrough moment for the region.

Sushil Pokharel, founder of Bizbell, said, “It’s now crucial that we harness untapped resources of this region and make a substantial contribution to global hydropower generation, ultimately helping us to reach the Net Zero Goal by 2050.”

As the Founder of Bizbell, Pokharel has been at the forefront of pioneering sustainable hydropower development, building a significant 1000 MW renewable energy portfolio by 2035.  Globally acknowledged for his commitment to minimizing carbon footprints and revolutionizing the energy landscape, Pokharel drives a sustainable future through Bizbell, leaving a lasting impact on Nepal and the Central and South Asia region.

Source: Republica