Mr. Alhaji Babale Umaru Girei

President WASME Chairman, Standard Microfinance Bank, Nigeria

Mr. Babale Umaru Girei, President of WASME, holds a B.Sc Degree in Business Administration and a Diploma in Commercial Accounting. He attended a number of International programs at IMD International, Arthur D. Little, Kellogg School of Management, Harvard Business School and many other Institutions. Mr. Girei spent most of his working life in Development Banking and Finance. He also served on the Boards of many companies and corporations. He retired in September 2010 as the Managing Director / Chief Executive Officer of Bank of Agriculture of Nigeria after serving for 8 years. He is currently the Chairman of Standard Micro Finance Bank Limited in Nigeria and the President of WASME.

Dr. Gyan Prakash Agarwal

Secretary General, WASME

Chartered Accountant by educational background, an eminent businessman by profession and social activist by nature is leading World Association for Small & Medium Enterprises as Secretary General. In his proactive and efficient guardianship WASME has not only achieved its predefined goals, rather touched new heights. As an International organization, WASME is serving SMEs throughout the globe from past 39 years. Dr. Gyan Prakash Agarwal is also on the panel of various civil society organizations.

Mr. Zillur Rahman

WASME – Vice President, Bangladesh
Chairman & CEO, RAHMAN GROUP Bangladesh

Mr Rahman is a full time businessman and always try his best to do something by which he himself, his family and his country have possibility to be benefited in proper and honest way. He is involved in Textile and Readymade garments manufacturing, International manpower recruitment, restaurant, real estate development, international buying and selling, trading and export-import businesses for long time. He likes to make relation with the peoples in home and abroad who maintain honesty, punctuality and very much conscious of personality and reputation by whom not only he but also other peoples would have possibility to gain something but would lose nothing. He is very much interested to build up international relation with different peoples of different countries not only for the sake of his business but also for good friendship. Feel free to contact and discuss hi, for international buying- selling , skilled/ unskilled manpower recruitment, JV project , RMG, consultancy with BD Govt and partnership opportunities .

Mr. Dumisani J. Msibi

WASME – Vice President – Africa
Group Managing Director, FINCORP, Swaziland

Mr. Dumisani J. Msibi is an Accountant by profession with extensive experience in banking and finance. He joined FINCORP in 1997 and has previously served as the Deputy Managing Director; Company Secretary; Manager Finance and Credit Analyst at FINCORP. In 2010 he was seconded to the subsidiary company, First Finance, as General Manager with the responsibility to set up First Finance Company which has to date become a well-known financial services provider of the first choice. He has been part of the core team that has transformed the FINCORP Group from its humble beginnings at the early stages to become a reputable development finance institution offering broad based financial services. He is currently the Vice Chairman of the SADC DFI Network and also serves as the Executive Committee Member of the Association of African Development Finance Institutions (AADFI) representing Southern Africa Region. He further serves as a Board Member of the Federation of Swazi Employers and Chamber of Commerce (FSE & CC). Mr. Msibi was the first Chairman of the Board of the Youth Enterprise Fund for 4 years up to June 2013..

Dr. Rajesh Kazi Shrestha

WASME – Vice President, Nepal
President Nepal Chamber of Commerce

Dr Rajesh Kazi Shrestha business journey started 4 decades ago. Since then he has come a long way. His hard work has been recognized with various medals and token of appreciation by the Government of Nepal for his contribution in the business sector of Nepal. He is honored as Commercially Important Person (CIP). He also received Doctorate honored by International Journal of Non-Aligned Countries & Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI). He is a former assistant minister of Ministry of Industry, Commerce & Supplies. He is currently the Honorary Consul of Vietnam in Nepal..

Mr. Indra D. Naraya

WASME – Vice President,India
Founder, Indra D. Narayan & Co

A fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, Mr. Narayan is Founder and Senior Partner of reputed Chartered Accountant Firm Indra D. Narayan & Co and has experience of over 27 years as a Chartered Accountant. His experience has emanated almost entirely from the variety of operations having been handled all these years. Over the years he has acquired a high level of expertise in dealing with matters relating to Direct Taxation, Corporate Governance and Company affairs, audits including bank and management audits, business advisory services and other assignments in addition to his acumen in handling merger, acquisition, etc. A Rotarian, Mr. Narayan is widely traveled and an active participant in social activities. He is a member of governing bodies of international professional organizations in the area of business development, financing and education and also associated with several charitable organizations working for the cause of disabled and underprivileged children.

Ms. Sampa Banerjee

WASME – Executive Director, India

Ms. Sampa Banerjee is Executive Director of International organization, WASME having members, associates and offices in more than 100 countries of the World. She is also International Convener of All Africa Association for Small & Medium Enterprises (AAASME) headquartered in Byesala, Nigeria and has diverse experience of over 20 years in Entrepreneurship Development, Training, Faculty Development, Microfinance, Women Empowerment and Rural Industrialization. She is member of various prestigious associations and steering committees, Civil Societies, Ministries including TECOS, COHANDS, NFAC, etc. She is a visiting Faculty of different reputed Govt./Non Govt. organization like NIESBUD, University of Delhi, IMT, JIMS, IMS etc. She is also Honorary Secretary of national level NGO, SAVE.

Through her commended work in Microfinance, She has empowered more than 70,000 people through creation of Micro Enterprises/SHGs. She has also been awarded by Hon'ble President of India in 2009 for her outstanding achievements for overall development of Society.

M. Phil from University of Delhi, India, She has done extensive National and International Training, Capacity Building, workshops, R&D activities in India and overseas.

Dr Sanjiv Layek

WASME – Executive SECRETARY, India

Currently working as Executive Secretary at World Association for Small and Medium Enterprises (WASME – an International Organisation NABET certified by QCI, Govt. of India, having members in 112 countries with United Nation’s consultative / observer status, headquartered at Noida Delhi-NCR, India looking after global operation. Around 25 years of rich experience in strategy, research, consultancy, projects. Contributed 18 research papers and actively associated with 15 ministries of Govt. of India, Govt. of Bangladesh, Mauritius, Nepal, Bhutan, Cameroon, Harvard Business Review (HBR) and Research Gate. Serving as Board / Committee members of Symbiosis University, Noida, India, NDIM, New Delhi, MentorX and IEF. Recognised and awarded by UNESCO, Paris, France, Ministry of MSME, Ministry of Industry and Commerce, Govt. of India, S.P. Jain Global Management School, Dubai, UAE, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), Delhi University, Times Group, Economic Times, Financial Express, Marwah Studio, Parle Sales and Services Ltd, Yenepoya University, Mangalore, Symbiosis University, Bennett University, Greater Noida, India. MentorX, Tefla’s, Mumbai, Aajtak (India Today), NTPC, India. Author of a book titled “MSME – Crash or Opportunity in Covid 19” published by LAP Publishing, Europe. Contributing articles and write up / comment in leading newspapers like Economic Times, Financial Express, Business Today, WASME Monthly Newsletter and Make in India Magazine etc. regularly. Editor of WASME Monthly Newsletter, fortnightly WASME ebulletin. Organised many International and National Conferences, Seminars, Workshops, Webinars, FDP, MDP.

Ms.Megha Chadha


Head- International & National Communication & Coordination, Wasme since 2012, Megha is a Mass Communication degree holder with Computer Applications as her specialization. She is responsible for comprehensive communication for various projects, events, programmes, workshops, training, associates, SME stakeholders, across the globe, Government departments, UN officials and International organisations