Graduate in Marketing from American University, Washington D.C., Mr. Malla did MBA in Management in 1990 from Adelphi University, Long Island, New York. After doing a short stint in banking with Nepal Indosuez Bank, he joined the family business by starting Malla Alpine Resort located in the southern hills of Kathmandu Valley. He moved to Malla Travels and Tours as managing director in 1994. He was instrumental in its growth culminating in its re-branding as Malla Travel & Trek Services in 2008 after entering into a strategic alliance with Le Passage to India, India’s largest destination management company and a joint venture partner of TUI Travel PLC, the world’s largest integrated tourism company.
With nearly 30 years’ experience in hotel and travel industry of Nepal Mr. Rana has pioneered many tourism products. Starting his career with Everest Sheraton Hotel in the early eighties, he moved into travel & tourism with Marco Polo Travels as its managing director in 1990. He developed new markets including Scandinavia, Malaysia and China. He operated OAD Reizen sponsored Transavia Airlines charter flights from The Netherlands to Nepal from 1998 until 2005. He was the General Sales Agent for Malaysia Airlines in 1999-2009. Mr. Rana pioneered the leisure outbound travel market in Nepal joining hands with Malaysia Tourism Promotion Board and positioned Malaysia as a top leisure destination since 2003. Mr. Rana is the founding member and President of Nepal Incentive & Convention Association (NICA). He has represented Nepal's MICE potential in the international market by attending specialized travel fairs like IMEX, EIBTM and IT&CMA. Mr. Rana continues to bring to Malla Travels a wealth of experience and innovations to fulfill its goal of positioning itself as the Number One Destination Management Company in Nepal.
Post Graduate in Accountancy from Nepal and Professional course - Chartered Accountancy from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, New Delhi having more than 7 years working experience in the field of Finance / Accounting in multinational companies at Managerial Level. In addition to that he has an auditing experience in big Manufacturing companies in India , Big corporate houses like leading Airlines, Finance Companies & Educational Institutions and development sector auditing like Danida assist projects, UN assisted projects, DFID assisted projects, Family Planning, National Trading Corporation etc. in Nepal. Currently he is looking after the finance & HR department with a major responsibility of over all Financial Management - budgeting & budgetary control, adherence of compliance's within the organization and with the Govt. bodies, Liquidity / Fund Management, developing and maintaining internal check & control system, dealing with suppliers, auditors & outsiders and accuracy & timely reporting at local level and le passage to India.
“Working in services sector for 22 years has provided me with ample opportunities of growth and learning of businesses. Association with Malla Travels since last 10 years, beginning from Outbound operations and progressing to take lead role in Inbound operations as a manager successfully proved to be my skillset in growing business of Malla Travels. As a manager of Inbound operations I am responsible for improving business of the company by working closely with my peers. I am honored to be part of this successful organization”.
More than two decades of association in the Travel Trade Business and worked with big Travel companies in Kathmandu which specialized in leisure tour, trekking, four-wheel and biking tours. Have experience of working couple of years in in the Middle East. Have gained substantial experienced in planning and designing every kind of inbound travel needs from adventure, leisure to documentary makings. Still have carve to learning and explore newer things and always believe it is a never ending process. Quite enthusiastic in learning pertaining to the advancement of travel trend and post pandemic travel culture.