Shailaja Adhikary

Shailaja Adhikary, an MBA in marketing, is a well known figure in both the Education and Fashion fields. Serving as the Managing Director of nine prominent educational institutes in Nepal, she was rightly chosen as the top 12 entrepreneurs of Nepal and the only lady among them by Kantipur Publications in May 2012 & recently as Best Women Entrepreneur at New Business Age Award 2013 held at Hotel Soaltee Crown Plaza on 24th Aug 2013.

She’s a visionary who changed the face of Nepal by introducing an International pre-school chain i.e. Euro Kids and Fashion & Interior Design Education in Nepal. One of the many feathers in her cap is having the highest press coverage for any educational institute in Nepal, IEC School of Art & Fashion, of which she is the Managing Director.

She was chosen as GREAT WOMAN OF THE 21STCENTURY in 2006 by AMERICAN BIOGRAPHICAL INSTITUTE, North Carolina, USA & the Educational Excellence Award 2012 held at IIT, Delhi (India).

She is truly the pride of Nepal. Her drive to excel and to contribute to her society continues as she is opening an MBA college, Consultancy & Teacher’s Training Institutes shortly in Kathmandu.

Work Experience

  • An Assistant officer in Nepal ANZ Grindlay’s Bank, Kathmandu from Sept 1996 – June 1997.
  • Managing Director since Aug 1997 in IEC School of Art & Fashion, Kathmandu, Nepal.
  • Managing Director of Nepal Fashion Week since 2004. (Organizer of Nepal Fashion Week in Nepal since 2004)
  • President of Fashion Design Council of Nepal (FDCN) since 2004
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  • Managing Director of Euro Kids (Pre-Primary School) at Tangal, Kathmandu, Nepal since Feb 2006
  • Managing Director of Euro School (Main Stream School) at Hadigaun, Kathmandu, Nepal since Feb 2007.
  • Managing Director of IEC College of Art & Fashion at Bishalnagar & Chandol, Kathmandu since July 2008
  • Managing Director of Euro Kids (Pre-Primary School) at Bansbari, Kathmandu, Nepal since Feb 2009
  • Managing Director of Euro Kids (Pre-Primary School) at Tinkune & Samakhushi, Kathmandu & Pokhara Nepal since Feb 2012.
  • Freelance Writer for Fashion in Different National English Daily Newspaper of Nepal.