Toastmaster Pankaj Pradhananga is Area A6 Director, District 41, and Toastmasters International (TI) for the term 2019-20. A member since 2008, his home club is Tourism Toastmasters Club. He is the Charter President of Tourism Toastmasters Club that was started to share the goodness of Toastmasters learning among Tourism entrepreneurs and professionals in Nepal.
Before chartering Tourism Toastmasters club, he was an active member of Everest Toastmasters club in Kathmandu. He has attended over 20 local Toastmasters clubs in Asia, Europe, and the USA while traveling for his business. He enjoyed the learning and sharing experience taking various roles including featured speaker, evaluator, and even Toastmaster while on the move. His passion for traveling also took him to the International Convention of Toastmasters in Chicago (2019). He was featured on the cover of TI’s monthly magazine under the story of how Toastmasters Int’l has helped the tourism industry across the globe (December 2018).
Professionally, he is a Tourism Entrepreneur and trainer of customer service. He has over 25 years of experience in Tour operations with extensive travel experience in the Himalayan region. He is also an adjunct faculty at Ace Institute of Management – Kathmandu. He is a Director of Kathmandu based Four Season Travel & Tours which is known for Responsible Tourism practices.
Has holds an MBA from Kathmandu University with a specialization in Customer Relationship management. He is known as a champion of Accessible Tourism (organizing tours for persons with disabilities). He has published several research articles in national and international journals. He is a member of ENAT and Ambassador of ICTP. He has spoken in many national and international conferences promoting accessible and responsible tourism.
He has a keen interest in spirituality (Stoicism and Buddhism), loves to explore new places and practices mindfulness