Pratik Man Singh PRADHAN
Vice-President for Business Development and Project Function, Butwal Power Company
Mr Pradhan is vice-president for Business Development and Project Function at Butwal Power Company, a leading private sector hydropower developer in Nepal. He is responsible for the implementation of Kabeli A Hydropower Project, Naydi Hydropower Project, and development and planning of new hydropower projects, like Chino Hydropower Project and Lower Manang Marsyangdi Hydropower Project. He is also one of the key member in the Executive Committee of Independent Power Producers Association of Nepal (IPPAN).
Mr Pradhan is a hydropower planning and development expert with over 25 years of experience in the planning, preparation, development and implementation of hydropower projects in Nepal.
His key experiences include providing technical and managerial oversight of upgrading hydropower projects, preparing projects for implementation, and working on environmental hydraulics issues.
Mr Pradhan has provided leadership in a hydraulics and sediment research laboratory which focused on solving hydraulic related problems in the design of headworks in sediment loaded rivers in Nepal and the South Asia region. He has also had extensive experience in the construction of dams, intakes, and tunnels for a number of hydropower projects in Nepal.
Mr Pradhan has an undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering from India and a Master’s in Science in Hydropower Planning and Development from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway, as well as a second Master’s degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Michigan, USA.