Barstra Shrestha is Deputy CEO of Clean Energy Development Bank (CEDB) Ltd. In this role, she manages sustainable banking projects with focus on clean energy and entrepreneurship. She started hei banking career in 1984 with Nabil Bank Limited,the first foreign joint venture bank in Nepal. She also hold leadership positions in numerous institutions working in the field of energy and women empowerment. She is Chairperson of Lamjung Electricity Development Company Ltd. (LEDCO) and ex-Chairperson of CEDB Hydro Fund Ltd. She is also a Director for Women bevelopment for Rotary Club of Kasthamandap, Vice Chairperson of We for Women and Board Member of Samriddhi – The Prosperity Foundation. She is Convener of Women Entrepreneurs and Professional Forum of Confederation of Nepalese lndustries (CNl) and Mentor at Rockstart lmpact. Under her leadership as an Acting CEO, CEDB became the first and only Nepalese member bank of Global Alliance for Banking on Values (GABV). Her efforts as banker and as a social leader have,been honored with numerous awards including “Woman Manager Recognition Award 2010” from Management Association of Nepal.