37 min

Billionaire Business Leader And Philanthropist Binod Chaudhary On Risk, Sacrifice And Family Crazy Smart Asia

    • Personal Journals

Crazy Smart Asia explores the unexpected stories of Asia’s disruptors.
This week, Gen.T’s Tamara Lamunière is in the interviewer’s chair for the episode, talking with entrepreneur, philanthropist and Nepal’s only billionaire, Binod Chaudhary.
Binod is the chairman of CG Corp Global, a multinational conglomerate that comprises over 160 companies—with interests in everything from education to hospitality—employing more than 15,000 people.
Aside from his business success, Binod has an active public life. He’s served as a member of Nepal’s parliament for a number of years, and his non-profit, The Chaudhary Foundation, is dedicated to the sustainable development of Nepal.
Among other topics, the two discuss navigating the hurdles unique to a family business, the importance of a risk appetite and the one key trait you need for business success that you won’t get from an MBA.

RUNNING ORDER:
- Taking over the family business at a young age (1m 50s)
- What you won’t learn at business school (5m 40s)
- Can you cultivate entrepreneurial skills? (7m 30s)
- Using your gut (9m 20s)
- The importance of a risk appetite (10m 40s)
- How to learn as a business leader (14m 10s)
- The issues unique to a family business (18m 00s)
- Interview with Anton Wong, BNP Paribas Wealth Management’s Head of Taiwan Market, about the challenges facing next-gen business leaders (23m 40s)
- The importance of a strong network (26m 30s)
- The five pillars of a successful life (28m 10s)
- Putting a long-term vision in place (31m 40s)
- The value of sacrificing (34m 50s)

Crazy Smart Asia explores the unexpected stories of Asia’s disruptors.
This week, Gen.T’s Tamara Lamunière is in the interviewer’s chair for the episode, talking with entrepreneur, philanthropist and Nepal’s only billionaire, Binod Chaudhary.
Binod is the chairman of CG Corp Global, a multinational conglomerate that comprises over 160 companies—with interests in everything from education to hospitality—employing more than 15,000 people.
Aside from his business success, Binod has an active public life. He’s served as a member of Nepal’s parliament for a number of years, and his non-profit, The Chaudhary Foundation, is dedicated to the sustainable development of Nepal.
Among other topics, the two discuss navigating the hurdles unique to a family business, the importance of a risk appetite and the one key trait you need for business success that you won’t get from an MBA.

RUNNING ORDER:
- Taking over the family business at a young age (1m 50s)
- What you won’t learn at business school (5m 40s)
- Can you cultivate entrepreneurial skills? (7m 30s)
- Using your gut (9m 20s)
- The importance of a risk appetite (10m 40s)
- How to learn as a business leader (14m 10s)
- The issues unique to a family business (18m 00s)
- Interview with Anton Wong, BNP Paribas Wealth Management’s Head of Taiwan Market, about the challenges facing next-gen business leaders (23m 40s)
- The importance of a strong network (26m 30s)
- The five pillars of a successful life (28m 10s)
- Putting a long-term vision in place (31m 40s)
- The value of sacrificing (34m 50s)

37 min