Asheem Man Singh Basnyat, the Regional Director of Pathao Nepal, is a Nepalese entrepreneur and investor. With his keen interest in entrepreneurship, he got engaged with various start-ups from his early life. Pathao was initiated in Nepal by Basnyat with six others in his team.
Early Life and career
Asheem Man Singh Basnyat, a military brat, was born in Kathmandu, Nepal on 9 August 1984 (age 35 years). He started his working career in a multinational company at the age of 18. He graduated from Beijing International Studies University in Management with the degree of Tourism Management. Later he joined Tribhuvan University for his post-graduate studies and completed his MA degree in 2011 AD.
Entrepreneurship and the birth of Pathao
He came with the idea of the ride-hailing app in Nepal during the Indian economic Blockade of 2015/2016 faced by Nepal right after the massive earthquake. Fortunately, he got an opportunity to work in one multinational company that was working to launch a ride-sharing app in Nepal but the project dropped after a few months. He heard about Pathao which was working as a ride-sharing platform in Bangladesh and soon he started the conversation with them. He managed to collect investment for Pathao in Nepal from different foreign investors. Finally, he and his dedicated team with lots of struggle were able to launch Pathao in Nepal. Pathao started its operation in Nepal on 25 September 2018.
Within less than 2 years of operation, Pathao app has already been downloaded 500,000 times in Nepal. There are more than 40 thousands bike riders actively working only inside Kathmandu valley with this app and about 15,000 people take Pathao rides on any given day. The company has expanded its services to food delivery and Taxi Booking. Pathao started its service with a campaign: “Euta gaadi kam” and “Don’t drink and drive” to promote responsible driving. Pathao is bringing disruption in the public transportation system of Kathmandu Valley. Does Pathao work in Pokhara? The answer is no till now. Pathao is currently operational only inside kathmandu valley.
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Some extra facts about Asheem Man Singh Basnyat
He is from the Basnyat dynasty who were involved in the politics and administration of the Gorkha Kingdom and Kingdom of Nepal.
Asheem Man Singh Basnyat is also a wildlife photographer, his some works has been published in International Travel magazines.
Asheem Man Singh Basnyat Biography
|Full Name||Asheem Man Singh Basnyat|
|Famous for||Country Head of Pathao|
|Date of Birth||9 August 1984|
|Birth Place||Kathmandu, Nepal|
|Education||Post Graduate Degree in Arts|
|Language||Nepali / English / Mandarin Chinese|