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A Dynamic Women Entrepreneur : Ambica Shrestha


Ms.Ambica Shrestha is one of the pioneers in women entrepreneurship and hotel industry in Nepal. Ambica Shrestha, a renowned entrepreneur, heritage conservationist and social worker is the President of Dwarikas’s Group of Hotels and Resorts, a living museum of Nepal’s archaeology and crafts.

Ms.Shrestha is a very strong determinant woman who took command of the growing business in that time when her husband passed away in 1991 and raised her small hotel into one of the most reputed, high ends hotels of Nepal. She is working as Honorary Consulate General of Spain for Nepal. She also serves as the Head of Nepalese Heritage Society and Business and Professional Woman Nepal and works to preserve the cultural heritage of Nepal and improve a lot of Underprivileged women. She believes in building the capacity of women and encourage them to participate in economic activities and a great supporter of women and believes that if women are given the right opportunity, they can prove what they can do.

She was designated as the President for the National Heritage Society. She was the first woman that made it possible to receive loans and funding from the banks and now her hotels are recognized by many organizations across the world. She was also awarded Decoration of The Cross of the Order of Civil Merit by His Majesty King Juan Carlos I, Spain and was voted as one of the 50 most Influential Women of Nepal by Boss Business Magazine in 2005.

She was felicitated with “Lifetime Achievement in Business Leadership” award on sixth NewBiz Conclave 2019.

Recently, Ms.Shrestha was honoured with the award of Nabil Skill Hero 2020 in the field of Tourism and Hospitality. She has been an influential figure in terms of tourism and making it possible for others to find work within this sector.