Mr. Shrestha has worked more than three decades in Tourism Management and its development. He has received Humphrey Fellowship on International Development and Tourism in 1993-94 from George Washington University, USA and Master’s degree in Commerce from Tribhuvan University in the year1972. He has been awarded with Prabal Gorkha Dakshin Bahu and Prakhyat Trishakti Patta, Bhaskar Award, Daibi Prakop Padak from Government of Nepal and Top CEO of the Year under BOSS Excellence Award.
He has served as CEO of Nepal Tourism Board for four years. Before that he was the Joint Secretary, Chief of World Trade Organization (WTO) Division, Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Supplies, Chairman of National Trading Limited, Nepal Transit and Warehousing Co. Ltd. Janakpur Cigrette Factory, Nepal Oriend Magnesite Pvt. Ltd., Director General of Department of Tourism, National Project Director, UNDP, Director of the Board and Member of Pacific Asia Travel Association, Board Secretary of Royal Nepal Airlines, Assistant in Economic Research and Training Programs.
Mr. Shrestha has travelled India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Myanmar, Hong Kong, Macao, Thailand, Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea, Japan, Tibet, Peoples’ Republic of China, Chinese Taipei, Qatar, UAE, Mongolia, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Indonesia, Yemen, Khazakstan, Turkey, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, UK, Belgium. Holland, Finland, Austria, Czeck Republic, Slovenia, Poland, Russia, Egypt, Tanzania, Zambia, USA, Australia, Newzealand, Chile, Brazil, and Mexico in his service.
Mr. Shrestha has contributed in Conceptualizing Public Private Partnership for Tourism Development forming Nepal Tourism Board, Visit Nepal Year 98, Destination Nepal Year 2002, Mt. Everest Golden Jubilee celebration 2003, Nepal Tourism Year 2011 National Campaigns. He has also Studied and done Research works in Managing, Developing, Planning, and Policy sectors of Environment and Tourism particularly tourism destination development and management with environment protection and community benefit for Bardia National Park, Chitwan National Park, Kavre District, Lekhnath Municipality.a