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


Suman Shakya : Managing Director, SmartPaani

Suman Shakya

Managing 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 8 years in Nepal, first as a student, then a Fulbright scholar and finally a consultant to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) before getting associated with One Planet Solution and 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 Operating Officer

Anisha Karn

Chief Operating Officer

Ms. Anisha is the Chief Operating Officer (COO) 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.
Subhechha Manandhar : WASH Marketing Manager

Subhechha Manandhar

WASH Marketing Manager

Subhechha completed her MBA specializing in Human Resource from Ace Intitute of Management. After having worked for over 5years in travel,agri-food business and HR companies, at SmartPaani she is responsible to develop,plan and ensure smooth implementation of WASH program activities inside and outside Kathmandu valley.
Niroj Sapkota : Environmental Engineer

Niroj Sapkota

Environmental Engineer

Niroj holds an Environmental Engineering degree from Kathmandu University. His expertise lies in potable and wastewater management. He has been involved in rigorous research in past regarding temporal analysis of functionality of water supply systems; pre and postearthquake at Melamchi watershed area. At SmartPaani he is currently involved in systems' designing, operation and research on water treatment technologies.

 Installation Team:

  • Rabindra Sunuwar – Senior Technician
  • Ashish Sunuwar – Maintenance Technician
  • Rajshil Shrestha- Maintenance Technician
  • Netra Shrestha- Technician
  • Sumit Gurung- Technician
  • Kailash Thapa- Technician
  • Arjun Bushal- Technician
  • Rajib Shrestha- Technician



Support Team:

  • Purushotam Prasad Ray – Accountant
  • Rojani Singh – Executive Secretary
  • Prem Lamshal – Operations – Manager
  • Rohish Nakarmi –Assistant -Operations
  • Manisha Shakya – Front Desk
  • Hari Tamang – Office Support