Santos Shrestha is the Managing Director of Mars Advertising and Research Company in Nepal. He is the elected President of Advertising Association of Nepal (AAN) which is the only Apex body of Advertising agencies in Nepal. He is a regular member of Judging Panel of Adstars-South Korea (Worldwide online advertising award). He is also one of the Judges of Crity Award which is conducted to honor and recognize creative excellence of Nepali Advertisements (Annual premium event of Advertising Association of Nepal).
He is also the Training Coordinator on professional advertising training courses conducted by AAN. He is promoter shareholder of Kirty Capital and Investment Company. He is in Board of Directors of Sovereign Education Network (Euro kids Pre-school, franchise from India) and Director at Civic Development Bank.He also worked at Indian advertising agency - Crayons Electra Ad Agency and managed many Indian and multinational clients. He also worked for Nielsen for about 3 years in Nepal.
Santosh teaches marketing in different private universities and colleges such as International American University- Kings College, Pokhara University – Apex College, National Open College, Kathmandu University – Kathmandu College of Management (KCM), Purbanchal University- White House Int’l College, and Lincoln University Malaysia- Phoenix College of Management. He is the author of few articles on advertising and research published in many leading national journals.
He holds an MBA in Marketing from Tribhuvan University.