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A Pioneering Entrepreneur: Samir Thapa


Mr.Samir Thapa, Executive Chairman and Founder of Silver Mountain School of Hotel Management(SMSH), which is a highly regarded name in the hospitality and tourism industry in Nepal.

He is regarded as a pioneer in bringing world-class hospitality services and education to Nepal. He is known as “The Man on Silver Mountain”. Mr. Thapa is the first person to introduce an international fast-food joint – Wimpy – in Nepal. He is also the first to do a Masters in Hospitality Management in Nepal and is renowned as the first Certified Hospitality Educator in Nepal.

Mr. Thapa is extremely optimistic about the hospitality sector’s future in Nepal. He has been an active member of the Entrepreneur Organisation (EO). EO is a global peer-to-peer network of over 12,000 influential business owners with 160 chapters in 50 countries. He was one of the founders of the Nepalese Young Entrepreneurs’ Forum (NYEF).