Suman Shakya is Managing Director of One Planet Solution Pvt. Ltd. Its footprint includes water management solution (SmartPaani), waste to energy, solar (SmartUrja) and improved cook-stove (SmartChulo). He is Director of Rooster Logic, and also associated with bitarak.com, Digitainment and doing business consultancy and training through Tangent Waves. Suman completed his Diploma in Foreign Trade and MBA from Calcutta, India.
He is known for his understanding of the Nepali market and aptly called marketing strategist and guru, he taught at Kathmandu University School of Management for over five years starting 2000. Currently, he is an adjunct faculty of Marketing at Ace Institute of Management and South Asian Institute of Management. He is the Past President of Everest Toastmasters Club, an important hub of a global network that trains people to become better communicators and leaders. Suman is also the Co-organizer of Startup Weekend Kathmandu, a global grass root movement promoting innovation and entrepreneurship.