Message from Executive Chairman, KFA

Resta Jha
Founder & Executive Chairman

We established KFA in 4th July, 2001 and since then have come a long way. In past nineteen years, like any other business, we also witnessed our ups and downs. Started as a Banking Training Center, now KFA has expanded its wings in diverse areas under Training, Education & Consulting segments. 

Lead by Kishu Jha, CEO/Training Director, KFA Training has diversified into various spheres of trainings such as Core Banking & Insurance, Leadership, Sales, Soft Skills, Motivational Programs across wide range of customer segments from Individuals, who want to pursue their career in Banking and Insurance to Banks & Financial Institutions themselves to large Multi-National Enterprises, Manufacturing Setups, Leading Trading Organizations, INGO/Diplomatic Missions and others. We are proud to be operating as one of the leading Training Institutions in the country today. 

With Mr. Keshab Adhikari, Director Operation's leadership, KFA Business School & IT is successfully running its Masters in Business Administration (MBA) and Bachelor in Hotel Management (BHM) Programs under the affiliation of Lincoln University College, Malaysia. The School has adopted unique teaching methodologies of 'Dual Faculty System' and 'Practical Approach' in its MBA and BHM Programs respectively. 

Under the leadership of Ms. Jasmine Hada Bajracharya, Director - KFA Consulting, among others, we are serving various customers such as managing Bancassurance Businesses of Himalayan Bank and Shangri-La Development Bank, contributing in Skill Development Programs of Solu Hydropower Pvt. Ltd. in partnership with WTTI, leading Joint Venture KFA-CMC-Smart for undertaking a large project on Psychosocial Counseling in 10 districts under Ministry of Peace & Reconstruction, managing Fund Management Department of Town Development Fund, handling HR functions at Brij Cement, Club Himalaya and Syakar Trading Pvt. Ltd, contributing in preparation of 'Local Benefit Sharing Plan' for Arun Ill Project and managing an investment banking subsidiary (Himalayan Capital) of Himalayan Bank Ltd. 

Our activities certainly validate our by-line - 'Vision Beyond the Box'

We strive to continuously contribute in these strategic areas of Training, Education & Consulting and also want to keep on contributing for social cause to the orphan/homeless children through our NGO 'Resta Foundation'. 

On the occasion of KFA's 18th Anniversary, we would like to thank all our valued customers, students/parents, regulators and staff members for believing in our vision and dedication. 


Chairman’s Profile

Mr. Resta Jha, along with seasoned Professionals, founded KFA 18 years ago and heading as its Executive Chairman. Mr. Jha possesses 21 years of banking & insurance experience, including 10 years in Standard Chartered Bank/Nepal Grindlays Bank and 4 & half years as CEO in PrimeLife. Mr. Jha, an MBA in Finance is also a regular Faculty Member of ‘Entrepreneurship’ in KFA Business School’s MBA. He has contributed as authors of various Articles in New Business Age, the Kathmandu Post & the Boss.  Mr. Jha, who also contributed as one of the expert members (representing Banking and Insurance) in Former Prime Minister’s Advisory Council, is also involved as Senior Consultant in the areas of Banking, Finance and Management and is contributing across various Industry Spectrums. 

Experiences                 Period
Founder & Executive Chairman- KFA Feb 2014 till Date
CEO – PrimeLife             Aug 2009 – Feb 2014

Head of Financial Markets

Standard Chartered Bank

    Jan 2008 – Aug 2009 

Representative – Nepal & Bhutan

Standard Chartered Bank 

March 2004 – Jan 2008 

Head of Finance & Treasury

Laxmi Bank

Feb 2002 – March 2004

Head of Finance & Treasury

Bank of Kathmandu

Dec 2000 – Feb 2002

Various Banking Experience

(Including at Nepal Grindlays Bank)

     July 1994 – Dec 2000

(Note: Mr. Jha was Chairman of KFA throughout the Period from July 2001)