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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.