KATHMANDU, April 12: Bhawani Rana is all set to create a history assuming the office as the first woman president of the Federation of Nepalese Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FNCCI) on Wednesday.
After the sixth amendment of the statute of the FNCCI, Rana is assuming the post to lead the FNCCI. As per the amendment, the senior vice-president of the FNCCI will be automatically elected as the president of the organization.
Rana is currently serving as the senior vice-president of the organization. She will be the 18th president and the first female president in the 51-year history of the organization.
In 2003, Rana started her involvement from the Federation of Women Entrepreneurs Association of Nepal (FWEAN).
Rana joined FNCCI as executive female member in 2006 and since then has served the federation under different capacities — as the chairperson of Agro Enterprise Center, vice-president and senior vice-president for the next 14 years.
With two-decade-long experience in industrial sector of the country under her belt, Rana is currently involved in hospitality, banking and agriculture sectors among others. She is the director of Nepalgunj based- Sneha Hotel and chairperson of Sneha Group.