Suneeta Shiwakoti Bhardwaj is one of the first female firefighters of Nepal. She is currently the Deputy Manager at Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM) responsible for effective Coordination and management of the systems and entities that keep the airport functional.
During her 15 years at KTM she has been involved in several major incidents including the 7.8 Magnitude earthquake, the crash landing of a Turkish Airways A330 aircraft, numerous Helicopter and aircraft crashes at regional airports and most recently the 2018 US-Bangla Aircraft crash. Her experiences at one of the most challenging locations to fly in have given her Unique experiences in handling aviation incidents, airport interruptions, emergency planning, And traveler assistance.
She graduated in Aerodrome Fireman ship from the Civil Aviation Academy of Nepal in 2003. She has also trained in advanced fire courses in Malaysia and Denmark and is currently working On completing her Global Safety Network Diploma through the Airports Council International.
She holds a Master’s degree in Sociology and Anthropology and a Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology.
She believes in continuous improvement and is an advocate of adopting best industry practices For Nepal such as the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards.
She enjoys mentoring young females entering the airport workforce and spending time with her Family.