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Management Team

Mr Chandra Yonzon –  Chief Executive Officer

Mr Chandra Yonzon is the Chief Executive Officer, founder and Director of the Royal Gurkhas Institute of Technology (RGIT) Australia.

Mr Yonzon understands that quality education plays a vital role in the socio-economic development of a country and is committed to delivering excellence and equal opportunity in education to all students.

Mr Yonzon emigrated from Nepal to Australia in 1990. He is the founder of the popular Gurkhas chain of Nepalese restaurants in Melbourne which enjoys a long-standing reputation for quality and excellent customer service. Mr Yonzon’s qualifications and achievements include:

  • Bachelor of Business Management & Administration Degree in Education
  • Restaurant and hotel entrepreneur with over 20 years’ experience in the hospitality industry
  • Honorary Consul General of Nepal for Victoria

Mr Yonzon is a well-known public figure and leader within the Nepalese community in Australia.


Mr Sudhir Shakya – Compliance Coordinator

Mr Sudhir Shakya is one of the founding members of Royal Gurkhas Institute of Technology (RGIT) Australia, who played an instrumental role in the establishment and growth of the organisation. Mr Shakya is currently driving the higher education ambition of RGIT to establish itself as an accredited higher education provider in Australia. 

Mr Shakya graduated from RMIT University and brings extensive expertise in corporate governance, business management, marketing and risk management working in health insurance, financial services, hospitality and the education industry. 

His qualifications include:

  • Bachelor in Business and Management


Dr Shisir Manandhar - Research and Development Officer

Dr. Shisir Manandhar manages the activities surrounding Research Development in the VET sector. He has prior experience in coordinating new project developments, and managing research teams to prepare strategic research and development plans.

Bringing this experience to RGIT, Dr. Manandhar monitors researching projects with the oversight of quality assurance and industry engagement.

Dr. Manandhar’s qualifications include:
  • Ph.D in Engineering (Technology Management, Economics and Policy)
  • Masters in Engineering (Technology Management Economics and Policy)
  • Master in Public Administration (Public Administration)
  • Bachelor in Arts (Economics and English)


Mr Buddhi Rayamajhi - Quality Assurance Manager

Mr Buddhi Raya brings to RGIT exceptional industry experience with a 23-year career in Hospitality. He has a Bachelor of Social Science and a Diploma in Hospitality as well as his training and assessment qualifications. Buddhi worked with the Sheraton group for more than 15 years, which instilled in him great respect for exceptional customer service. He ensures that RGIT graduates are academically challenged to think creatively and succeed in the working world.