SmartPaani’s founding team brings a balanced combination of strengths to the company.


Suman Shakya : Director, SmartPaani

Suman Shakya

Director, SmartPaani

Suman has over 20 years of entrepreneurial experience, including multiple startups, consulting, media, ICT and being an adjunct faculty at business schools for over 15 years. His knowledge of marketing in the Nepali market coupled with his communication skills adds to the strategic inputs he excels in. SmartPaani and One Planet Solution, his dearest co-initiative presently occupies his focus and attention.

He is Director of Rooster Logic, an ICT company working with big data; Chair, Nepal Entrepreneurs’ Hub that organizes Startup Weekend Kathmandu; Founder, Nepal Rises - a nonprofit volunteer led post-earthquake relief and rebuild organization; Steering Committee member of Nepal WASH Alliance; Board Member, Duke of Edinburgh’s International Awards Nepal Chapter; Past President, Everest Toastmasters Club, Nepal.

Tyler McMahon : International Advisor

Tyler McMahon

International Advisor

Tyler has spent the past 14 years in Nepal, first as a student, then a Fulbright scholar and finally a consultant to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) before co-founding SmartPaani. His background in environmental economics (primarily water) and his original research on Fulbright focused on the economics of rainwater harvesting in Kathmandu, bring an understanding of the market and technical components of the business.

Hem Narayan Shrestha : Technical Director

Hem Narayan Shrestha

Technical Director

He has the experience of over 400 installations, previously having worked for several NGOs along with some independent clients. Hem leads the technical team that performs installations of rainwater harvesting, biosand filters and the sanitary piping work for greywater recycling and wastewater treatment systems.

Anisha Karn : Chief Executive Officer

Anisha Karn

Chief Executive Officer

Anisha is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of SmartPaani. An engineering graduate with a Master degree in Marketing she brings with her a balanced approach between technology and management. Since graduating from Symbiosis International University Pune, India, her passion for the marketing world grew being associated with Bharti Airtel Mumbai. She has a strong background in sales, client relations and marketing campaigns.

 Technical Team:

  • Amshu Chitrakar – Environment Engineer
  • Rabindra Sunuwar – Senior Technician
  • Ashish Sunuwar – Maintenance Technician
  • Rajshil Shrestha- Maintenance Technician
  • Sumit Gurung- Technician
  • Rajib Shrestha – Technician
  • Deepak Shrestha – Technician

Support Team:

  • Prem Lamsal  – Admin and Operations Manager
  • Rojani Singh – Executive Secretary
  • Washim Ansari – Business Development Officer
  • Rohish Nakarmi –Assistant Operations
  • Anjali Karki – Communications
  • Manisha Shakya – Front Desk
  • Mamta  Behura– Office Support