Sushil Pokharel is the managing director of HydroVillage Private Limited.He has been involved in various other ventures since 2006. He is the chairman of Sushmit International. Sushmit International supplies broadcasting equipment and is one of the largest in its sector in Nepal. Pokharel started working at the tender age of 14. He started his job as a paper hawker (Kantipur) to support his study. He is also among the managing partners of Travel To Nepal, one of the trusted travel agencies in Nepal. He was also one of the jury members of ICT Startup Award 2016.
Inspired from a number of entrepreneurs who are active philanthropists, Pokharel contributes a good time in charity organizations. He is the founder of For My Nation, a charity organization established to build permanent shelter to earthquake (Gorkha) victims. He is also the secretary of Rotary Club of Kathmandu North East.
He mentors aspiring young entrepreneurs through Yuwa Uddhyami Ghar (Nepali: युवा उद्ध्यमी घर). The organization provides platform to pitch their ideas and arranges meeting with potential investors. With his investing knowledge and operating experience, Pokharel is also working as a venture capitalist.
Pokharel is the recipient of Asia Honesty Award for his achievement for an important role in encouraging SMEs across the world. Besides he was honored with Mars Award for his contribution in promoting women entrepreneurship in 2015.