As the Founder, Group Chairman Vijay Kumar Shah sowed the seeds of JGI in 1969. Over the years since then, he has steered the Group successfully and expanded the business exponentially to become the undisputed leader in the alco-beverage business and one of the largest business conglomerates in Nepal.
Vijay, who was educated in the U.S. and gained extensive experience through his own research and work before establishing JGI, is a strong proponent of systems, technology, evidence-backed-knowledge, performance-based-culture and prudent risk management practices, which have been the cornerstones of the group’s growth. He has a special interest in Research and Development and leaves no stones unturned when it comes to ensuring the highest quality standards.
He was personally involved in the designing and fabrication of Jawalakhel Distillery, Himalayan Distillery and Shah Distillery. Vijay is also a strong advocate of corporate governance and ethical practices; and has been closely involved in helping improve the business climate through his involvement with several organizations like Federation of Nepalese Commerce and Industry, Confederation of Nepalese Industries and Beverage Association of Nepal.
Vijay K. Shah
Jawalakhel Group of Industries