Neha Shrestha

Strategic Initiatives Manager, RISE | Inclusive Systems Development Technical Advisor, MIGIP

Innovation for Sustainable Agriculture, Regional Investment Support for Entrepreneurs (RISE)

Neha joined Swisscontact Cambodia in February 2017. She is the Strategic Initiatives Manager for Regional Investment Support for Entrepreneurs (RISE) and Inclusive Systems Development Technical Advisor (ISD/MSD) for Mekong Inclusive Growth and Innovation Programme (MIGIP). She is an Inclusive Markets (IM) rising mentor for Swisscontact globally.

Neha has over seven years’ experience in implementing market system development (MSD)/ M4P and private sector development (PSD) projects for international development organizations. Prior to Swisscontact in Cambodia, Neha worked with Samarth-NMDP (Nepal Market Development Programme) in Nepal implemented by a consortium compromising Adam Smith International, The Springfield Centre and Swisscontact. There, she managed the design and implementation Destination Promotion and Marketing strategies for mountain tourism specifically the Great Himalaya Trails. She has experience working with private sector partners from different sectors which include agriculture, tourism, financial institutions, and research institutes.

Other professional experience in private sector includes internship and consultancies with Diamond Resorts International, Zintro, Alan Gray, ECS Media, MBA Actuaries and Morgan Stanley Smith Barney. Neha holds a Master of Arts (MA) degree in International Economics and Finance from Brandeis University, International Business School, in Massachusetts, USA, and has a dual Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Economics and Mathematics from Salem College in North Carolina, USA.