BLC (Bhuramal Lunkarandas Conglomerate) represents a legacy of socially-conscious business which has carved out a special position for it in Nepal.
The 140-year-old business house has always sought to marry tradition with modern systems to promote its endeavors. Starting with trading largely in Indian textiles, BLC has covered several milestones over decades to emerge as a diversified commercial conglomerate both in manufacturing and services.
Currently, over a dozen BLC companies are operating successfully in sectors like agro-business, nutrition, healthcare, specialty manufacturing, education and community development.
Always committed to social good, BLC companies are making life easier and enjoyable for different sections of society in Nepal through their products and services. BLC has been adding to its offerings to meet requirements and demands of customers.
However, BLC has, as a matter of principle and its unique business ethics, strictly avoided businesses which may be harmful to people at large. This has often meant loss of easy and quick money. But so be it.
BLC is in the business of enriching life in true sense of the term. It believes in profit optimization, not its maximization.
No wonder then that BLC’s proven commitment to corporate social responsibility is natural and obvious. While the group companies contribute to social good through their large offerings, BLC’s sister organization Basant Chaudhary Foundation works as a reputed NGO in the realm of women empowerment, health, education, literature, art, culture, heritage and sports.
Basant Kumar Chaudhary is a scion of Chaudhary Group, Nepal’s only billion-dollar MNC. BLC, hitherto known as Bhuramal Lunkarandas Conglomerate, has witnessed major growth and expansion under his leadership. A renowned poet, philanthropist and social entrepreneur, Mr. Chaudhary has been and continues to be member or office-bearer of several government and business advisory bodies, senates of universities, boards of leading public & private companies, charitable organizations and NGOs. He is Kingdom of Morocco’s honorary consul-general to Nepal and has been honored by the Government of Morocco with the title of Alawite Officer Wissam.
Parash Shakya is an alumnus of Cambridge University and holds a European degree in hospitality management. A firm believer in modern systems of management and use of technology, he is making the group companies system & process-oriented with a view to creating new horizons for BLC.
Megha Chaudhary Shakya is a graduate in business and commerce from Symbiosis College, Pune, and a qualified fashion designer. She has been actively involved in the management of nine BLC companies for six years. As executive director of BLC, Ms. Chaudhary Shakya is now engaged in running the diversified group and its community development activities under the mentorship of the BLC chairman.
Manish Khemka is a Harvard Business School alumnus with extensive training in leadership, strategic management, financial management, team building, business expansion and startups. He has over 17 years of work experience with leading conglomerates of Nepal and has worked closely with C-suites, board of directors, bankers and auditors. He has been with BLC for the last 11 years.