Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

NABIC - Nepal Agribusiness Innovation Centre

Detailed Job description / requirements:

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Nepal Agribusiness Innovation Centre (NABIC) is the country's first agri-focused business incubator and innovation platform. NABIC's objective is to support and nurture start-ups and growth-oriented agri-entrepreneurs to reach their full potential. NABIC invites applications from qualified, motivated, and dynamic candidates to lead the organization through its next stage of growth and development.

Position Title: Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Work station: Kathmandu with some travel as required

Accountable to: Board of Directors 

Key responsibilities:

  • Strategy and business planning: Formulate and recommend strategy and business plan for approval of the Board.
  • Annual Budgeting and financial planning: Prepare annual budget and financial projections for approval of the Board.
  • Implementation of Business Plan: Execute Business Plan to attain agreed business objectives and targets.
  • Projects and assignments: Ensure timely and quality delivery of projects and assignments.
  • Operational management: Ensure proper day to day operational management and control of NABIC.
  • Board Support: Provide support for smooth functioning of Board of Directors. Assume leading role in organizing the Annual General Meetings and Extraordinary General Meetings as required.
  • Regulatory compliance: Ensure full compliance with all statutory compliance requirements including those related to Office of Company Registrar, Taxation/Internal Revenue Department, LabourLaws, etc.
  • Good governance: Maintain transparency and maintain high standards of institutional governance.
  • HR management: Ensure proper talent acquisition, staff management and development to support organizational performance.
  • Business development: Pursue fund-raising and business development opportunities.
  • Stakeholder management: Build and maintain cordial relations with all relevant stakeholders.

Required qualifications and experience

  • Master's Degree in Business Administration, Management, Commerce, Economics, Agri-economics, Agribusiness or related fields 
  • At least 5 years of relevant experience in the fields of agriculture/agribusiness development or SME promotion including working with Government and development partners 
  • Candidates with a Bachelor's Degree with more than 10 years of relevant experience will also be considered

Competencies and attributes

  • Strong communications, influencing and negotiations skills
  • Ability to conceptualize and formulate agri-enterprise development projects and initiatives to support business development efforts 
  • Good networker with expertise in marketing of concepts and proposals 
  • Advanced consulting and project management skills 
  • Team worker with collaborative leadership orientation   


Interested candidates should submit applications by email to with "CEO NABIC" in subject line. Applications should consist of:

  • Cover letter. 
  • CV of not more than four pages with two professional references.

Last date of application: 20th May 2022 

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

NABIC values and promotes diversity.  Women and candidates from excluded and disadvantaged groups are encouraged to apply.

Job Overview

Category Administrative / Management
Openings 1
Position Type Full Time
Experience 5+ years
Education MBA / MBM, Post Graduate / Masters in related field.
Posted Date 27 Apr, 2022
Apply Before 20 May, 2022
City Kathmandu