Dikesh Malhotra (born 7 June 1987) is a Nepali businessman, philanthropist and the President and CEO of IMS Group. Malhotra is the only son of Nepali Businessman Deepak Malhotra, Chairman of IMS Group, and Sabita Malhotra, Director of Ebisu Jewellers and grandson of Dev Raj Malhotra. Malhotra's elder sister Dr. Deepika Malhotra is an eye doctor and has recently completed her fellowship from Jhapa, Nepal.
Malhotra completed his schooling from Modern Indian School in 2005 and went to US to pursue his further education. While in the US Malhotra gained his work experience as he owned and operated two franchise restaurant (Jerry's Subs and Pizza) in Maryland, USA. He sold the two restaurants after graduation in 2011. Malhotra got married in February 2016 with Miss Nepal 2009, Ms. Zenisha Moktan. Malhotra is also the first cousin of famous female Nepali Actor Ms. Priyanka Karki. As per the Nepali calendar year 2071, Saptahik (a national weekly newspaper) announced Malhotra as one of the top 10 most attractive men. While many stay abroad after graduation, Malhotra returned home. He was interviewed by many medias and was also featured on the cover of various magazines and e-magazine for being inspirational and motivating the young entrepreneurs of Nepal to return to Nepal after pursuing further education in foreign countries. Malhotra also survived a major accident which happened in March 2015 while returning from a business trip with his father and colleagues from Samsung, Turkish Airline crash landed on Tribhuvan International Airport by missing the runway. All the passengers and crew survived the accident and no one was injured or hurt.
He completed his bachelors in Management from George Mason University, USA in 2011 and came back to Nepal to work for some time with IMS, also the national distributor of Samsung and then went to the UK and completed his MBA from the University of East Anglia in 2012. He joined business immediately after returning from UK after completing his MBA. During his stay in the United States, Malhotra established a corporation to purchase a franchise, Jerry’s Subs and Pizza, in Maryland. Upon return to the country, he has been directing his efforts towards the company.
IMS is the national distributor for Samsung mobile phones in Nepal since 2001 and holds number one position in the mobile phone industry. IMS Group has also acquired the distributorship of SsangYong, a Korean automobile company in 2016. Under his leadership, the company claims to have doubled sales, minimized market outstanding and increased partner organizations. A new company HQ was established for employees which claims to have new departments and new communication channel was developed. He also initiated the change of the name and brand of IMS so it now aims to become a world-class mobility solutions provider.
His efforts can be seen helping the youth with the help of the DM Foundation which he cofounded with his father. The DM Foundation is a non-profit organization working for the welfare of Nepal. It is currently focusing on granting scholarships to children without the resources to educate themselves.
He is the President & CEO of IMS Group. He is the Founder Director & CEO of DM Foundation. He is a member of Nepal Chamber of Commerce. He is also the Vice-President of Nepal Bodybuilding and Fitness Association He is also the member of Entrepreneur Organization of Nepal
About IMS Group
Currently, IMS has 12 companies, including IMS, IMS Care, IMS Connect, IMS SMart, IMS Consultancy, IMS Motors, IMS Telecom, IMS Teletime, IMS Developers, IMS Energy, Ebisu Jewellers, and Silver Valley.
IMS claims to be the first company in Nepal to officially import mobile phones in 1998.