Our Team

Chairman of Welcome Group

Mr. Nirmal Raj Poudel

Mr. Poudel is acting as chairman of various organisations under the banner of Welcome Group such as Welcome Advertising and Marketing Pvt. Ltd., Welcome Developers Pvt. Ltd., Welcome Audio Visual Production and Welcome Event Management.

Moreover, he is also affiliated with a number of national level social institutions; President of the Media Consumer Rights Association (MICORA), publisher of CEO Monthly Tabloid and Chief Adviser of Admire Nepal. During his professional career, he also served as a member of the Press Council, ABC Committee, Executive Committee Member of the Federation of Nepalese Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FNCCI) and president of the Advertising Association of Nepal (AAN).

Honored with the title of ‘Ad Guru of Nepal’, he has been involved in creative, direction and production aspects of over 500 Nepali Television Commercials. Mr. Poudel has also been endowed with several national/ international awards and accolades for the remarkable professional and social contributions made by him. Remarkably, he took a lead in submitting the petition gathering 1 million signatures to the United Nations under the national level campaign “Lord Buddha was born in Nepal” launched by Admire Nepal.

Managing Director, Welcome Event Management, a subsidiary of Welcome Group

Mrs. Nita Poudel

Mrs. Poudel boasts of 15 years of experiences in orchestrating and executing plans and strategies related to event management. Moreover, she played a key role for the successful management of The Longest Marathon TV Talk Show, which earned the Guinness World Records in 2013.

She was also awarded with the certificate by Guinness World Records as a recognition of her outstanding supervisory works of Youngest Director of the World in the movie titled “Love You Baba”. Moreover, she has been honored in the ANA Conference as well as felicitated by Chicago City in USA for remarkable works undertaken by her company.

Human Resources and Finance Director

Mr. Keshab Prasad Risal

Mr. Risal has more than 30 years of experiences and expertise in undertaking the management related tasks in a number of private and public organisations. Prior to his affiliation to Welcome, Mr. Risal has worked in Prisma Advertising as General Manager, Nepal Ambulance Service as Chief Executive Officer and Lutheran World Federation – Nepal as Deputy Relief and Rehabilitation Coordinator of the Bhutanese Refugee Project (BRP). Moreover, he was also associated with Underprivileged Children’s Educational Programme(UCEP) as Administrative Officer.

Currently, Mr. Risal is engaged mainly in formulating plans and policies to optimise the company’s performance in the fields of human resources development and finance.

Guinness World Record Holder, Consultant and PR Head, Welcome Group

Mr. Rabi Lamichhane

Mr. Lamichhane possesses some 30 years of professional experiences and expertise in the national and international media outlets. Mr Lamichhane has directed as well as acted in many TV programs/shows apart from involving himself in the creative and strategic execution of commercials of a number of big national/international brands like Coke, Daewoo, Jagadamba, Ambe etc.

Remarkably, he set a new Guinness world record in 2013 by hosting the longest marathon talk show in the global broadcasting history. He hosted a popular program ‘Sidha Kura Pradhanmantri Sanga (Straight talks with Prime Minister) in Nepal Television and is currently hosting yet another popular show ‘Sidha Kura Janata Sanga (straight talks with common people), being aired by News24.

COO, Welcome Group

Mr. Manoj Raut

Mr. Raut has more than 25 years of steady and extensive experiences in the field of communication management. Prior to Welcome Group, he was affiliated to international advertising agencies like McCANN Erickson Mumbai-Nepal Branch and Contract Advertising Agency as Creative Director. In these organizations, he played a lead role in the strategic promotion of multi-national brands like Coke, Tata, Unilever, Dabur, Nestle, Gillette and Unicef, among others.

Currently, he is responsible for strategically supervising the entire operations of Welcome Group and taking measures for ensuring the optimum output.

Audio/Visual Director

Mr. Manish Poudel

Mr. M. Poudel has some 15 years of experiences in conceptualising and directing some 300 Television Commercials (TVCs) and documentaries belonging to the renowned corporate houses, NGOs and INGOs.
He possesses special expertise in post-production, 3D product modeling and 3D animation by using cutting-edge software products like Abode, Autodesk, Da Vinci Resolve, Macromedia etc.

He is also engaged in teaching advertising and media courses in various renowned colleges in Nepal.
In recognition of his outstanding professional performance, he has also won various titles in Crity Awards (the annual national level advertising awards ceremony of Nepal).

Creative Strategist, Welcome Advertising and Marketing

Mr. Nirjal Dhungana

Mr. Dhungana boasts of some 15 years of experiences in the creative aspects of advertising field. He is involved as a key person in orchestrating and executing creative strategies of a number of national and multi-national brands like Jagadamba, Maruti, Sony, Tata, Pepsodent, etc.

He has written scripts for social and commercial documentaries belonging to the well-known corporate houses and social organisations.