Wasme

World Association for
Small and Medium Enterprises

To build a sustainable global platform that enables MSMEs to compete at the international level.

About us

WASME is the only international NGO that enjoys consultative/ observer status with many UN agencies such as ECOSOC, UNCTAD, ITC, WIPO, UNIDO, UNESCO, UNICITRAL, UNESCAP and ILO, several intergovernmental and international organizations like WCO, OECD, ICSB, APEC, APCTT, etc. to promote and support SMEs around the world for over 40 years.

WASME is a nonprofit organization founded in 1980 that operates across the world, fostering and promoting SMEs. We provide our members with a broad range of highly specialized services and solutions, including support for growth and competitiveness, access to financing, knowledge management through Policy Advocacy, Information Dissemination, Conferences, Seminars, Events, Trainings, Publication, Network linkages etc.

Our Mission

The mission of WASME is to be a catalyst in strengthening national and international cooperation for the growth and development of SMEs

Our Vision

To build WASME as a foremost world private and cohesive community of MSMEs that is dedicated to strengthen and foster them as prime driver of global economy

Our Achievements

Governing Body

President

Prof.(Dr.) K. C. Jankee
A leader and visionary with a long enriching experience in academia, research, policy making, institutional, business and entrepreneurship development, promotion of MSMEs, banking and finance, diplomacy. As an economist and banker, the expertise of Ambassador Jankee has been solicited both locally and internationally as a consultant and in positions of high level responsibilities in governmental and non-governmental organisations. As ex-chairman of the Development Bank of Mauritius, he served WASME as President from 2006 to 2009 and was midwife to lots of innovations at WASME. Given his keen interests in MSMEs, he continued to collaborate with WASME as a financial and economic consultant. As a founding member and President of All Africa Association of small and medium enterprises, a pan Africa organization registered in Nigeria, Ambassador Jankee demonstrated his leadership skills and capacity to create a platform for promotions of business in Africa. His international involvement as an academician, economic consultant and recently as a diplomat has strengthened his network of institutions, professionals and leading businessmen highly imperative for consolidating WASME globally.

H.E. Ambassador of Govt of Mauritius in Russia

Vice President Africa

Mr. Dumisani J. Msibi
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.

Group MD, FINCORP, Swaziland

Vice President Africa

Dr. Friday Okpara
Dr. Friday Okpara is an Entrepreneurship Educator and a Small Business Development Specialist. He is the Founder and Patron of the Club, University of Abuja, Nigeria from 1995 till date. He was a Lecturer at the Department of Business Administration, University of Abuja, Nigeria 1995-2006 and an Assistant Professor (Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management), University of Gondar, Ethiopia, 2006-2008. He is the President, Centre for Entrepreneurship Development and Small Business Management (CEDSBM) and Mega-Top Management Ltd (a firm of Management Consultants). He chaired the committee on Tertiary Entrepreneurship Development Programme (TIEDEP). He presently drives the Mind shift-Entrepreneurship Programme of SMEDAN. He is also a member of the Body of Experts of the Central Bank of Nigeria TertiaryInstitutions Entrepreneurship Scheme (CBNTIES), an adjunct facultymember of the University of Abuja Business School and the Abuja GraduateSchool. He is also member of the Advisory board of the AGOA Civil SocietyOrganisation based in Washington DC, USA.

Director, SMEDAN, Nigeria

Vice President Asia

Mr. Rajendra Malla
Mr RajendraMallahas been the chairman and director of many business units in Nepal including Tiraula Restore P. Ltd, Thamel Trade & Boutique hotel Pvt.Ltd,:KrishiSwabalamban .Ltd, Prabhu Insurance Ltd., Manang Air Pvt. Ltd, Bhaktapur Brick & Tiles Industry P. Ltd, Kantipur Engineering College. An experienced Automobile Engineer and management profession, Mr RajendraMalla has been involved in social activities as well and been chairman and member of Shree Bhagyodaya Campus, Sakhu, Pashupati Service Society and Vagrayogini Service society.

President, Nepal Chamber of Commerce, Nepal

Vice President Asia

Mr. S. M. Zillur Rahman
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

Chairman & CEO, Rahman Group,Bangladesh

Vice President Asia

Mr. Indra D. Narayan
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 travelled 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.

Vice President, CATC Society Ltd, India

Vice President Europe

Mr. Rajendra Prasad Lallchand
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Director, Cheshire Hotel, UK

Office Bearer

Secretary General

Dr.Gyan Prakash Agarwal
Chartered Accountant and eminent businessman by profession and social activist by nature, Dr G P Agarwal is leading World Association for Small & Medium Enterprises as Secretary General. In his proactive and efficient guardianship WASME has not only achieved its pre-defined goals, rather touched the new heights. As an International organization, WASME is serving SMEs throughout the globe from past 32 years. Mr. Gyan Prakash Agrawal is also on the panel of various civil society organizations. He is also Secretary, C A Cooperative Thrift & Credit Society Ltd., Delhi. He is also legal and financial advisor (Honorary) to many Associations and Unions. He had been Elected. Treasurer, Vice Chairman of Northern Indian Regional Council of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India between 1993-1995. And had also been member of Executive Committee, Professional Development, Cultural public relations committee, Cultural program committee, university liaison committee, Social Gathering Committee, Sport Committee, Library Coordination Committee and Editorial Board of News Letters of NIRC of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.

Executive Director

Ms Sampa Banerjee
Ms. Sampa Banerjee 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, Ms. Sampa Banerjee has done extensive National and International Training, Capacity Building, workshops, R&D activities in India and overseas.

Executive Secretary

Dr Sanjiv Layek
Dr SanjivLayek has more than 25 years of rich experience in strategy, research, consultancy and 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 Bennett University, Greater Noida, Symbiosis University, Noida, India, NDIM, New Delhi, Mangalmay Group, Greater Noida, MentorX and IEF. Recognised and awarded by UNESCO, Paris, France, Ministry of MSME, Ministry of Industry and Commerce, Govt. of India, Times Group, S.P. Jain Global Management School, Dubai, UAE, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), Delhi University, 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 two books titled “MSME – Crash or Opportunity in Covid 19” published by LAP Publishing, Europe and Editor of a Book titled “Mycology and Plant Pathology”. 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.

Deputy Director

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

Advisory

CEO & Head Dubai Campus S.P.Jain School Of Global Management

Prof. Christopher Abraham

Owner-Euroasian,Utrecht Area,Netherlands

Vivek Nagpaul

Finance & Accounts Manager With Marlin Interiors Design Llc, Dubai, UAE

CA Pradip Kumar Modi

Serial Entrepreneur, Founder virtualinfocom, Founder & Chairman world leader summit, Global VC - 90 countries network

Arijit Bhattacharyya

Serial Entrepreneur, associated with two Unicorns, Co-founded Paymate

Probir Roy

President Sunrise Education Inc. Chicago, USA

Mamta Sharma

Chairman, Abhigyan Consultants

Dr. Binod Kumar

Founder Editor, Taxindiaonline.Com

Shailendra Kumar

Business Advisor

Anshu Aanand

Policy Practitioner And Advocacy Expert on Trade and Competitiveness

Chandrima Chaterjee

Founder & CEO, IAMKHADI

Yash Arya

MDI, Gurugram

Prof (Dr.) Ajay Kumar Jain

Chairman | AVON Moldplast Limited

Sushil Agarwal

MD & CEO- Medilinks India Founder & President- Brandscouncil Ratings

Ashish Vats

Director,Farsighters Network

Sarita Chauhan

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