Usha Khatiwada, Ph.D., is currently in the position of CEO of NRN Infrastructure & Development Limited. For more than 15 years, she has been actively involved in strategic management and planning in various capacities, focusing on investment and effective fund management. She has led more than five big Hydropower projects of national priority as well as other avenues and successfully secured investments. Usha is very passionate about mentoring young professionals and enthusiastically participates on conferences and discourses in National and International Platforms. She has been an active advocate of youths and female empowerment in various fields. She has been awarded as 50 Leading lights of Asia Pacific –Kindness and Leadership -2021, International Diversity Role Model-2021 during Diversity in Tech Award-2021, World Changing Women 2020- organized by Conscious Media Company, Sonoma USA and listed as most influential women and Corporate Women of The Year by RSTCA ,Nepal, 2020.