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AIDIA SPEAKERS

Dr Sinderpal Singh
Senior Fellow and Coordinator of the South Asia Programme at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Mr. Sunil K.C.
Founder/CEO, AIDIA
Mr Sameer Patil
Fellow, National Security Studies & Director, Centre for International Security, Gateway House
Prof. Dr. Upendra Kumar Koirala
VC, Mid Western University 2018-03-19
Dr. Shankar Prasad Sharma
Former Ambassador of Nepal to USA
Dr. Constantino Xavier
Fellow, The Centre for Social and Economic Progress (CSEP), India
H.E. Ms. Veronica Cody
Ambassador of European Union to Nepal
Mr Rajiv Narayanan
Major General Retired
Prof. Dr. Yubaraj Sangroula
ED of Kathmandu School of Law (KU) and former Attorney General
Shree N. Ram Prasad
Frist Secretary( Commerce Wing ), Embassy of India
Mrs. Ambica Shrestha
President, Dwarica's Hotels and Resorts
Mr Kuber Chalise
Editor, Karobar Daily
Dr. Arvind Gupta
Director, Vivekananda International Foundation, (VIF)
Mr. Paulo Casaca
Executive Director, South Asia Democratic Forum & Former Member of the European Parliament
Mr. Maha Prasad Adhikari
Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Jhala Nath Khanal
Former Prime Minister of Nepal
Shri Shakti Sinha
Hony Director, Atal Bihari Vajpayee Institute of Policy Research and International Studies, MS University, Vadodara, India
Prof. Dr. Panna Kaji Amatya
ED, Institute of Foreign Affairs, Nepal
Mr. Riaz A. Khokhar
Research Assistant, Center for International Strategic Studies (CISS)
Mr. Shyam KC
Research and Development Director
Mr. Aftab Mahmud Khurshid
Group CMO & Business Development Head, SSG
Lt Gen GS Katoch
, PVSM, AVSM, VSM (Retd), Head Editorial Team, USI of India
Hon. Surendra Pandey
Former Finance Minister
Maj Gen BK Sharma
AVSM, SM & Bar (Retd), Director USI of India
Mr. Sambaddha Pradhan
Project Development Engineer, Sunfarmer Nepal
Dr. Pradumna B. Rana
Associate Professor of RSIS
Mr. Budhaditya Mukherjee
Country Director, Asian Paints (Nepal) Pvt. Ltd
W.M .Senevirathna
Ambassador of Srilanka to Nepal
Mr Keshar Bahadur Bhandari
Secretary General, Nepal Institute for Strategic Studies(NISS)
Mr. Shubhashish Bose, Secretary
Secretary, Ministry of Commerce, Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh
Mr. Iqbal Sobhan Chowdhury
Media and Information Affairs advisor to Prime Minister of Bangladesh
Dr. Gowher Rizvi
International Affairs adviser to the Prime Minister of Bangladesh
Mr. Abdul Matlub Ahmad
President, FBCCI
Indra Shrestha
Trainer, consultant and academician
Mr Rabindra Nath Bhattarai
Treasurer Nepal Council of World Affairs
Amb. Mr. Anil Trigunayat
Distinguished Fellow, Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) India
Mr Navaraj Dhakal
Former AIG of Nepal Police
H.E. Mr. Bulat Sarsenbayev
Ambassador of Kazakhstan to India
H E Mr Romi Gauchan Thakali
Minister for Commerce
Dr. Pankaj Jha
Associate Professor Jindal School of International Affairs, India
Shaida Mohammad Abdali
Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to India & Nepal
Ujjwal Chhapagain
Managing Director of The Himalayan Rabbit Farm
Mr. Chandra Kumar Ghimire
Secretary with the Office of Prime Minister and Council of Ministers, Government Of Nepal
Meera H. Sanyal
Banker/Leader-AAP
Honorable Pushpa Kamal Dahal
Former Prime Minister of Nepal
Mr Sanjay Pulipaka
Senior Fellow, Nehru Memorial Museum Library (NMML)
Mr.  Satyendra Tripathi
Director, LokNeeti India
Mr Dattesh Prabhu Parulekar
Assistant Professor, School of International and Area Studies, Goa University, India
Dr. David Molden
Director General of ICIMOD
Dr. Nihar R Nayak
Consulting Editor
Hon. Nabindra Raj Joshi
MINISTER FOR INDUSTRY, NEPAL
Mr. Gyanedra Lal Pradhan
Chairperson- Energy (FNCCI
Dr Mirgendra Bahadur Karki
Executive Director of Centre for Nepal and Asian Studies (CNAS) Tribhuvan University
Dr. Christopher Lingle
International Political Economist, USA
Mr. Khampa Tshering
CEO, Bhutan NetCom 
Amb. Jan Deboutte
Former Ambassador of Belgium to India & Former Director of European Affairs at the Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs 
Mr. Harsh Vardhan Shringla
Foreign Secretary of India
Amb. Anil Trigunayat
Distinguished Fellow, Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF)
Mr. Budhaditya Mukharjee,
Country Director and General Manager of the Asian Paints Pvt. Ltd
Dr. Bindu N. Lohani
Vice-President of the Asian Development Bank
Dr. Deepak Prakash Bhatt
Member of Parliament, Government of Nepal
Dr. Dinesh Bhattarai
Former Permanent Representative of Nepal to UN
Hon. Ramesh Nath Pandey
Former Foreign Minister, Nepal
Mr. Ram Prasad Dhital
Executive Director of AEPC
Mr. Prakash Man Singh
Deputy Prime Minister of Nepal
H.E. Mrs. Judith K.K. Kan’goma Kapijimpanga
Ambassador of the Republic of Zambia to Nepal
Mr. Ganesh Shah
Former Minister for Environment, Science and Technology, GoN
H.E. Mr. Ranjit Rae
Indian Ambassador to Nepal
Prof. Dr. Shambhu Ram Simkhada
Former Permanent Representative to UN and Former Ambassador
Mr. Kamal Thapa
Former Deputy Prime Minister of Nepal
Hon’ble Mr. Ganesh Shah
Former Minister and Standing Committee Member, Nepal Communist Party
Mr. Hans Timmer
World Bank Chief Economist for South Asia
Dr. Muhammad Hasan Mahmud
Information Minister of Bangladesh
Mr. Jalal Ahmed Chairman
Nepal Bangladesh Bank Ltd.
Dr. Nirmala Mani Adhikary
Kathmandu University
Dr. Khadga KC
Associate Professor and Coordinator Mird Tribhuvan University
Mr. Shekhar Golchha
Vice President, FNCCI
Dr. Prakash Sharan Mahat
Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, GON
Subir Bhaumik
East India Correspondent of BBC
H E. Dr Ashraf Shikhaliyev
Non Residential Ambassador of the Republic of Azerbaijan to Nepal.
Mr. Gaurab Shumsher Thapa
President, Nepal Forum of International Relations Studies
Prof. Bhim Udas
Chairman, Forum of Former International Professionals of Multilateral Organization (FIPMO)
Dr. Bishnu Hari Nepal
Former Expert Member
Hon. Madhukar Sjb Rana
Former Special, Adviser MOFA and Former Finance Minister Nepal
Mr. Shankar Das Bairagi
Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Nepal
Ashish Sinha
Director of ICC, Kathmandu
Prof. Govinda Raj Pokhrel
CEO, National Reconstruction Authority
Mr. Hari Bhakta Sharma
President, Confederation of Nepalese Industries (CNI)
Dr. Shree Raj Shakya
Acting Director, Institute of Engineering(IOE), Centre for Energy Studies
Dr. Ernesto Sirolli
Founder of the Sirolli Institute
Prof Dr Nisha Taneja
Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER)
Mr. Kuber Chalise
Editor, Karobar National Economic Daily
Mr. Rajeshwar Acharya
Former Ambassador of Nepal to China
Dr. Bishwa Nath Oli
Secretary, Ministry of Population and Environment
Mr. Rameshore Pd. Khanal
Former Finance Secretary
Ms Pratnashree Basu
Associate Fellow, Observer Research Foundations
Mr. Gopal Khanal
Contributing Editor, The Rising Nepal , Former Foreign Affairs Advisor to PM KP Oli
Hon. Nabindra Raj Joshi,
Ministry of Industry
H.E. Mr. Mirzosharif Jalolov
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Tajikistan to the Republic of India, Nepal and Bangladesh
Mr.Madhu Raman Acharya
Former Permanent Representative of Nepal to UNITED NATIONS
Mr. Romi Gauchan Thakali
Minister, Ministry of Commerce
Mr. Kosh Raj Koirala
Political Affairs Bureau Chief, Republica English Daily
Dr. Rajan Bhattarai
Former Advisor to the Prime Minister
Mr. Hossain Khaled
President. DCCI
H.E. Ms. Rensje Teerink
Ambassador, Delegation of the European Union
Dr. Rewat Bahadur Karki
Chairman of Rastriya Banijya Bank
Mr Nirvana Chaudhary
Confederation of Nepalese Industries (CNI)
Dr. Sreeradha Datta
Senior Fellow, Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF)
Mr. Saurav Dhakal
Chief Curator, Green Growth, Nepal
Ms. Ruwanthi Jayasekara
Research Assistant, Institute of National Security Studies (INSS)
Mr. Ashok K. Mehta
Indian Expert on Nepal Affairs
Shri Ram Madhav
National General Secretary, Bharatiya Janata Party and Director India Foundation
H.E. Mr. Giovanni René Castillo Polanco
Non-Residential Ambassador of Guatemala to Nepal.
Mr. Rameshore Khanal
Former Secretary, Ministry of Finance, Nepal
Maj Gen Binoj Basnyat
Nepal Army (Retd)
H.E. Mr. Asfaw Dingamo Kame
Ambassador of Ethiopia to South Asia
Dr. Umesh Bhattarai
Former Permanent Representative to UN and Former Ambassador
Mr.Paul I. Norton
Chief of Mission International Organization for Migration- IOM Nepal
Er. Ananta Raj Ghimire
Dean, Faculty of Engineering, MWU
Mr. Suresh Acharya
International Relation Head, Rastriya Prajantra Party Nepal (RPPN)
Mr. Akhilesh Upadhaya
Editor in Chief, The Kathmandu Post
Ms. Megha Gupta
Director, South Asia Programme, The International Scholar
Francois Driard
Founder/CEO of Himalayan French Cheese Pvt.
Hon’ble Mr. Khil Raj Regmi
Former Chairman, Council of Ministers and Former Chief Justice of Nepal
Mr. Radhesh Pant
CEO, Kumari Bank
Mr. Nurul Islam Hasib
Journalist, Bangladesh Post 
Maj Gen Rajiv Narayanan
AVSM, VSM (Retd), Head Centre for Strategic Studies and Simulation, USI of India
Mr. Deependra Bahadur Kshetry
Former Governor of Nepal Rastra Bank
Ms.Valerie Julliand
United Nations Resident Cordinator
Honorable Mr Matrika Prasad Yadav
Minister for Industry& Commerce & Supplies Nepal
Mr.Chandi Raj Dhakal
Vice-President SAARC Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCI)
Mr. Ali Ahmed
CEO, Bangladesh Foreign Trade Institute
Dr. Genet Zewide
Ambassador of Ethiopia to Thailand, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka & Nepal
Ms. Samantha Custer
Director of Policy Analysis at AidData
Ms. Lucky Sherpa
Former Member of Constituent Assembly and Parliament of Nepal
Dr. Zhang Jiegen
Associate Professor, Center for South Asian Study, Fudan University, China
Mr. Geja Sharma Wagle
Security and Strategic Affairs Expert
Hon. Jaydev Joshi
Minister for Population and Environment
Mr Sujeev Shakya,
Chair, Nepal Economic Forum