SUJEEV SHAKYA is a thought leader who traverses many worlds. He earned the title of Nepal’s CEO, ‘chief eternal optimist’, for the optimism he projected in his book, Unleashing Nepal (2009). He writes and speaks extensively on business, development, economy and leadership. In 2008, after spending two decades in one of Nepal’s leading business groups, he founded Beed Management, an international management consulting and advisory firm based in Kathmandu, Nepal. He is also founder and chair of the Nepal Economic Forum. A chartered accountant, he has a diploma in international marketing from Boston University and a certification in coaching from Columbia University. He was awarded the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship by the US State Department in 2002. He writes a regular column for the Kathmandu Post and his world can be viewed through www.sujeevshakya.com.