Our Story

From modest beginnings in 2001, visionary entrepreneurs Mr. Chandra Prasad Dhakal and Mr. Hem Raj Dhakal laid the foundation for a world-class organization that would transform Nepal’s business landscape.

Through their unwavering commitment and unparalleled expertise, IME Group has flourished, starting as a money transfer company and rapidly expanding into diverse sectors such as banking, insurance, trading, and hospitality. Their success story serves as a testament to the strength, resilience, and unwavering determination of the IME Group, a true force to be reckoned with in the business world.



  • Opened a grocery store in Chetrapati, Kathmandu


  • Founded Mount Pumori Air Cargo, a freight forwarding company


  • Established IME Travels, a tour and travel company


  • Launched CM Trading Enterprises, a trading subsidiary of the group


  • Established International Money Exchange

2000 – 2010


  • Established IME Remit, the country’s first MTC, licensed by the central bank of Nepal


  • Expanded IME Remit in the UK


  • Entered into financial sector and establishes IME Financial Institution Ltd.
  • Developed the business into hydro sector and establishes Himalayan Power Partners


  • Established Global IME Bank, the largest commercial bank at its time
  • Entered into ICT and establishes Swift Technology
  • Expanded further in the hydel sector and establishes Mountain Energy Nepal
  • Advanced into herbal sector and establishes IME Herbal


  • Expanded into the manufacturing sector and establishes IME Oxygen
  • Entered into merchant banking through Global IME Capital


  • Entered into automobile trading and establishes IME Automotives
  • Thriveed into the hospitality sector and establishes Chandragiri Hills, an integrated tourist destination
  • Entered into portfolio investment and establishes Hathway Investment Nepal
  • Establisheed IME Foundation as a CSR initiative


  • Entered in the infotainment sector and establishes Dish Home Media Network

2011 – 2020


  • Expanded IME Remit in the USA
  • Entered into microfinance and establishes IME Cooperative Service


  • Merged IME Financial Institution into Global IME Bank


  • IME Remit received the CIP award from the Government of Nepal
  • IME Remit received the highest taxpayer award from the government of Nepal among the remittance companies in Nepal


  • IME Automotives acquired the distributorship of Escorts Construction Equipment for Nepal
  • Established IME Motors (formerly known as LT Enterprises) and acquires distributorship of Ashok Leyland Commercial Vehicles for Nepal
  • IME (M) Sdn. Bhd. forged alliance with Ria Financial Services
  • IME Remit received the highest taxpayer award for the second consecutive year from the government of Nepal among the remittance companies in Nepal


  • Commenced the commercial operation of Chandragiri Hills Cable Car
  • IME Remit received the highest taxpayer award for the third consecutive year from the government of Nepal among the remittance companies in Nepal
  • Entered into digital financing (IME Pay) and establishes IME Digital Solution
  • Entered into the insurance sector and acquires NB Insurance, now known as IME GeneralInsurance
  • Entered into retail chain businesses and establishes My Mart Nepal


  • Expanded insurance sector and establishes IME Life Insurance Company


  • IME Automotives acquired the distributorship of Harley Davidson Bikes for Nepal
  • IME International Travels got appointed as SalamAir’s General Sales Agent for Nepal


  • Commenced soft operation of Chandragiri Hills Resort

2020 – Present


  • Commenced soft operation of Lumbini Cable Car
  • Maula Kalika Cable Car was established.
  • Acquired FC Chitwan and entered into the world of sports

We believe in providing reliable services in the most convenient and ethical way to serve the nation.

IME Complex, Panipokhari
Kathmandu, Nepal
01 4217600

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