LTS in Nepal
Management Confab Hailed a Success by Participants
London Training Services and Growth Sellers held a Management Confab in Kathmandu in September 2012 for the Nepalese business and banking communities. Darren Windsor and William Westgate from LTS hosted the three day event presented by Growth Sellers. The first training session was called Financial Services and Banking and the second training session was called Effective Management and Leadership.
Over 50 participants spanning two conferences, hailed the Management Confab a success. Suraj from the Chaudhary Group said, "It was a pleasure attending the Management Confab. I truly value the knowledge, interactions and sharing of each others' experiences that we had during those three days." And Rajan from the Nepal Rastra Bank described the training as "three valuable days." He went on to say that London Training Services and Growth Sellers were "all such friendly and kind people who I will never forget."
LTS signs MOU with Growth Sellers Consultancy
Mohan Ojha (pictured) believes that the people of Nepal, their skills, their innovation and their hard work, are the future of the country. He said that "Growth Sellers Pvt. Ltd (www.growthsellers.com) is very well known as a Human Resources Solutions service provider as well as a Human Resources management consultancy provider. Our recruitment platform - Jobs Online - is a pioneer in Nepal, by delivering the best recruitment services in various sectors. Human Resource Development is fundamental to Nepal's growth". In a recent magazine article, Mohan illustrated this point by looking at the Indian state of Bihar. The Chief Minister, Nitesh Kumar made a significant amount of positive changes in a short span because he emphasized the importance of human resources.
William Westgate delivers his presentation at the embassy reception
Nepali Embassy London Trade and Investment Drive Event 28th July 2011 Hosted by His Excellency The Ambassador of Nepal, Dr. Suresh C. Chalise
On Thursday the 28th of July H.E. The Ambassador of Nepal, Dr. Suresh C. Chalise hosted a Commercial Reception at the Embassy of Nepal for representatives from more than 100 British organisations including London Training Services.
The evening was held to highlight the potential of Nepal as an emerging market for trade and investment and as a prelude to the Trade Mission to Nepal in October in which London Training Services will be participating.
William Westgate: "An extremely interesting and productive evening. The potential for Nepal to grow both politically and economically is tremendous, and London Training Services looks forward to being part of the country's future success".
William Westgate, a Director of London Training Services, was recently in Nepal speaking about the advantages of training for banking personnel. William, a 20 year veteran of the Midlands bank and HSBC, is uniquely suited to offer advice, training and support for bankers in Nepal.
The Nepali Times also carried the following article:
William Westgate, a former senior VP of HSBC Bank and founder and director of London Training Services will be conducting training for mid and senior level bank managers in Nepal (see Banking Courses) William Westgate was on a preparation trip to Kathmandu and spoke with Nepali Times about the program.
MARCUS BENIGNO Nepali Times:
Why do you feel the need to conduct this training in Nepal?
I have travelled to this part of the world several times and have seen the growth here. You see, banking is not just an industry; it is like the lifeblood of an economy and a healthy functioning banking industry. With this training we would like to bring good practices of western banking to Nepal. I understand we work in different environments and so we pick out the techniques that are appropriate for the socio-economic scenario here.
What will this training constitute?
We will conduct separate three-day training sessions for the mid and senior managers from the banks. Besides me, David Knapp, former executive director at CIBC world markets, and Darren Windsor, MBA lecturer at Monash University will also be conducting the training. We will prepare for three months for the training. It is important to take a holistic approach. Our focus will be on management techniques, financial tools and effective sales methods. We want the participants to be able to use what they learn in our training so we will use practical methods, examples and visuals that will simplify the theories. Participants can also join a fourth day training that will give them a Chartered Management Institute Assessment certificate.
What is your impression about the banking sector after meeting several Nepali bankers?
The meetings have been fruitful and I've met some very capable bankers. There is tremendous competition within the Nepali banks, and while some may think things are moving too fast, this growth is essential in anticipation of the growth of other industries in the future. The loan demand exceeds deposits here so the banks have to invest in financial literacy to pool in money that is yet to enter the formal system. Financial literacy is also important to abolish the traditional system of hundi. The CEOs that I talked to were also eager to discuss issues of mergers and acquisitions and managing a bank's brand.