Anil Karna: Bringing Change In Society Through His Unique Approach Towards Community Services

Anil Karna: Bringing Change In Society Through His Unique Approach Towards Community Services

Anil Karna,   CEO

Anil Karna


An organization needs a set of employees who are a perfect fit to take on various roles and responsibilities. Recruiting the best-fit employees is a very challenging and time-consuming process. With an aim to provide employment opportunities to unemployed workers from Nepal, The River Overseas was established in the year 2003 to deliver sincere, loyal, and dedicated skills to valued clients. The firm is focusing on recruiting employees on a permanent, temporary, & contract basis, and under the leadership of Anil Karna, the firm is supplying manpower according to the demand and requirements of valued clients.

Anil Karna has completed a Master of Business Administration major in accounting from Tribhuvan Vishwavidyalaya. He has also undergone some training such as the UN South Asia Forum on Business and Human Rights, Training for Private Recruitment Agency (PRA) by IRIS, Nepal, and Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Financing of Terrorism Law and Practice, to name a few. Anil started his career as an Assistant Manager at MGB Bank and went on to become the CEO of The River Overseas. He always follows the principles of fair play, honest competition, and teamwork in his business activities. Anil Karna engages in an exclusive interaction with CEO Insight, let’s hear from him.

How would you define The River Overseas as an organization and its current position in the market? The River Overseas was established in the year 2003 and since inception, we have been constantly ranked as the No. 1 manpower recruitment agency in Nepal. The company is engaged in the placement of unskilled, semi-skilled, skilled, and qualified potential candidates in Malaysia, Europe, and other GCC nations. Our company has experienced recruitment staff and 20+ years of excellence in recruitment as well as a huge database for accessibility to a well-competent and motivated pool of candidates. With our wideranging network of companies, we have 800 satisfied clients and over 95,000 successful deployments.  

I wish to accomplish more than what Iā€™m getting now & to achieve it, I will continue setting goals for myself

Tell us about your flagship offerings and what value additions customers can expect from your offering. The company has wide-ranging experience in specialized recruitment services with a combination of expertise in international recruitment. A deep understanding of the clients has made our company develop the best customized HR solutions for our clients. The company’s flexibility and ability to embrace change with an open mind have enabled it to stay true to its mission of delivering the finest quality services.

Tell us about your leadership approach, and the guidelines or methodologies you follow to lead your team. As the CEO of The River Overseas (TRO), I always follow TRO COC, COBC, Business Ethics, Policies, and guidelines and make sure, our colleagues and stakeholders follow the same. It is also important for me to understand my team’s strengths and weaknesses, interests, and aspirations and provide them with opportunities and resources to advance their skills. Communication among team members, enhancing collaboration, and building a stronger sense of unity within the team defines my leadership style.

Could you reflect on some of the toughest challenges you have encountered in your journey so far? How did you overcome them and what did you learn from them? One of my toughest challenges in life was the time when I left Best Remit and joined The River Overseas. Since I was not from this business, I faced difficulties understanding and implementing my knowledge into it. However, my chairman Raghu Puri always believed in my abilities and provided the greatest opportunity during my work and allowed me to correct my weakness, guiding me to focus on my strength and understanding Foreign Employment Industry. I will always owe his cooperation towards my career growth. Starting as a Recruitment Coordinator in TRO and touching the position of CEO is one of the biggest achievements in my professional career. During this, I learned Teamwork is the best way to achieve what you believe and with patience, perseverance, and the right mindset, you can overcome obstacles and achieve your goals over time.

What is the future destination you are heading towards? I wish to accomplish more than what I’m getting now and to achieve it, I will continue setting goals for myself. I will keep taking training, learning new things, focusing on innovation, and keeping my eyes on emerging technology in the Recruitment segment that can impact my career & business. I also want to build a strong professional team within this organization, shape strong partnerships with clients, employer and always work on areas where improvement is possible. I will also use KPIs (Key Performance Indicators), SWOT, and KRI (Key Results Indicator) to track my development toward my goalmouths and wish to bring my organization the best in the industry nationally and internationally.

Anil Karna, CEO, The River Overseas Having over two decades of working experience in the financial service industry, Anil Karna is skilled in negotiation, management, and creative solutions accounting software, to name a few. He started his career with MGB Bank and went on to work with Prabhu Group and Best Remit Nepal. Before he was appointed as the CEO of The River Overseas.

• Hobbies: Traveling, Sports, and Innovation • Favorite Cuisine: Nepalese • Favorite Book: The Intelligent Investor • Favorite Travel Destination: Malaysia & UAE

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