Past Speakers

Prof. Dr. Upendra Kumar Koirala
VC, Mid Western University
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Dr. Pankaj Jha
Associate Professor Jindal School of International Affairs, India
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Mr. Suresh Acharya
International Relation Head, Rastriya Prajantra Party Nepal (RPPN)
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Mr. Gopal Khanal
Advisor, Former Prime Minister K.P. Oli
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Mr. Akhilesh Upadhaya
Editor in Chief, The Kathmandu Post
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Ms. Lucky Sherpa
Former Member of Constituent Assembly and Parliament of Nepal
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Dr. Keshav Bashyal
Research Director, Center for Migration and International Relation
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Dr. Nirmal Mani Adhikary
Kathmandu University
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Dr. Deepak Prakash Bhatt
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Dr. Khadga Kc
Associate Professor and Coordinator Mird Tribhuvan University
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Prof. Bhim Udas
[Chairman, Forum of Former International Professionals of Multilateral Organization (FIPMO) ]
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Dr. Dinesh Bhattarai
Former Permanent Representative of Nepal to UN
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Dr. Bishnu Hari Nepa
Former Expert Member
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Mr. Rajeshwar Acharya
Former Ambassador of Nepal to China
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Dr. Rajan Bhattarai
Former Advisor to the Prime Minister
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Dr. Umesh Bhattarai
Former Permanent Representative to UN and Former Ambassador
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Prof. Dr. Panna Kaji Amatya
ED, Institute of Foreign Affairs, Nepal
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Prof. Dr. Yubaraj Sangroula
ED of Kathmandu School of Law (KU) and former Attorney General
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Mr.Madhu Raman Acharya
Former Permanent Representative of Nepal to UNITED NATIONS
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Dr. Zhang Jiegen
Associate Professor, Center for South Asian Study, Fudan University, China
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Prof. Dr. Shambhu Ram Simkhada
Former Permanent Representative to UN and Former Ambassador
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Dr. Dattesh Prabhu Parulekar
Director at RMP-International and Asst. Professor, Goa University, India
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Mr.Paul I. Norton
Chief of Mission International Organization for Migration- IOM Nepal
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Hon. Madhukar Sjb Rana
Former Special, Adviser MOFA and Former Finance Minister Nepal
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Hon. Ramesh Nath Pandey
Former Foreign Minister, Nepal
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Hon. Pradeep Gyawali
Former Minister and Politburo Member, CPN UML
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Mr. Shankar Das Bairagi
Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Nepal
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Hon. Nabindra Raj Joshi
MINISTER FOR INDUSTRY, NEPAL
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Mr. Ram Prasad Dhital
 Executive Director of AEPC....
Hon. Jaydev Joshi
 Minister for Population and Environment....
Dr. Bishwa Nath Oli
 Secretary, Ministry of Population and Environment....
Shree N. Ram Prasad
 Frist Secretary( Commerce Wing ), Embassy of India....
Mr. Sambaddha Pradhan
 Project Development Engineer, Sunfarmer Nepal....
Dr. Shree Raj Shakya
 Acting Director, Institute of Engineering(IOE), Centre for Energy Studies....
Mr. Deepak Rauniar
CEO, HIDCL
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Mr. Khadga Bahadur Bisht
Immediate Past President, IPPAN
  Khadga  Bahadur Bisht is the founder member and Immediate Past  Pr....
Mr. Moinuddin Hasan Rashid
MD, United Group
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Mr. Ganesh Shah
Former Minister, GON
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Mr. Aftab Mahmud Khurshid
Group CMO & Business Development Head, SSG
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Ms. Wasfia Nazreen
Mountaineer
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Mrs. Ambica Shrestha
President, Dwarica's Hotels and Resorts
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Mr. Hossain Khaled
President. DCCI
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Mr. Shekhar Golchha
Vice President, FNCCI
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Mr. Abdul Matlub Ahmad
President, FBCCI
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Mr. Kamal Thapa
Former Deputy Prime Minister of Nepal
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Mr. Ali Ahmed
CEO, BFTI
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Er. Ananta Raj Ghimire
Dean, Faculty of Engineering, MWU
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Dr. Upendra Kumar Koirala
Vice Chancellor, MWU
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Dr. Prakash Sharan Mahat
Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, GON
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Mr. Maha Prasad Adhikari
CEO, Investment Board Nepal
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Mr. Chandra Kumar Ghimire
Secretary, OPM and CoM, GON
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Mr. Romi Gauchan Thakali
Minister, Ministry of Commerce
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Mr. Saurya SJB Rana
President, NICCI
  Mr. Saurya SJB ....
Mr. Budhaditya Mukherjee
Country Director, Asian Paints (Nepal) Pvt. Ltd
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Mr. Hari Bhakta Sharma
President, Confederation of Nepalese Industries (CNI)
 Mr. Hari Bhakta Sharma is the President of Confederation of Nepalese Industries (CNI). He served as the Sr. Vice President of CNI before he was elected as the President in March, 2016.  Mr. Sharma is the Founder and Executive ....
Mr. Radhesh Pant
CEO, Kumari Bank
Mr. Radhesh Pant is the former CEO of the Investment Board of the Government of Nepal (IBN). He is the former CEO of Kumari Bank and Past President of Nepal Bankers Association.  Mr. Pant began his career as a financial analyst at A....
Mr. Jhala Nath Khanal
Former Prime Minister of Nepal
 Mr. Jhala Nath Khanal is a Nepalese Politician and is the former Prime Minister of Nepal. He was the 35th Prime Minister of Nepal and he served from February 2011 to august 2011. He was the Chairman of the Leading party of Nepal, Communist P....
Mr. Gyanedra Lal Pradhan
Chairperson- Energy (FNCCI)
Mr. Gyanendra Lal Pradhan, hydropower specialist and entrepreneur, is an electrical engineer by training. He is Executive Chairman at Hydro Solutions, Chairman of the Energy Committee at the Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry....
Dr. Nihar Nayak
Dr. Nayak has completed PhD in International Politics from Jawaharlal Nehru University. He was Visiting Fellow to PRIO, Oslo, from June 6 to July 7, 2006 and July 2007. He did a special course on Peace Research in International Summer School from ....
Mr. Prakash Man Singh
Deputy Prime Minister of Nepal
Mr. Prakash Man Singh is a senior Nepalese Politician and leader of Nepali Congress. He is the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Local Development and Federalism in Prime Minister S....
Mr. Ashok K. Mehta
Indian Expert on Nepal Affairs
Mr. Ashok K. Mehta is a radio and television commentator, and a columnist on defense and security issues. He is a former Major general of Indian Army. After joining the Indian Army in 1....
Dr. Dattesh Prabhu Parulekar
Spokesperson, BJP Foreign Policy Cell- India
Dr. Dattesh Prabhu Parulekar is the Spokesperson of BJP Foreign Policy Cell India. He is working as a research director in an Indian School of Strategic Studies, Goa and visiting faculty at Naval War College, INS Mandovi, Goa. He is also an adviso....
Dr. Shankar Prasad Sharma
Former Ambassador of Nepal to USA
Dr. Shankar Sharma is former Nepalese Ambassador to the United States. Formerly a member of the government of Nepal, Dr. Sharma held numerous positions such as Deputy Chairman at the National Planning Commission in Nepal (1999–2006), Chief A....
H.E. Ms. Rensje Teerink
Ambassador, Delegation of the European Union
Ambassador Teerink is of Dutch nationality, was born in Luxembourg in 1960 and studied Cultural Anthropology/Non-Western Sociology at the University of Amsterdam. Specialising in Asian studies she conducted extensive field research in western Indi....
Meera H. Sanyal
Banker/Leader-AAP
Ms. Sanyal is former CEO and chairman of Royal Bank of Scotland, India. Ms Sanyal is a board member Pradan, an Indian NGO that empowers women through entrepreneurship and also empowers children facing adversity. She is also on the board of Jaihind....
H.E. Mr. Ranjit Rae
Ambassador of Republic of India to Nepal
Ambassador Ranjit Rae was born on 25th February 1957. He did his Post Graduation (Economics) from Delhi School of Economics. He joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1980 after lecturing for two years (1978-80) at St. Stephen’s College, Delh....
Mr. Surendra Pandey
Former Finance Minister
Surendra Pandey is a member of the 2nd Nepalese Constituent Assembly. He won the Chitwan–1 seat in Nepalese Constituent Assembly election, 2013 from the Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist–Leninist). Surendra was elected to the N....
Shaida Mohammad Abdali
Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to India & Nepal
Shaida Mohammad Abdali is the Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to the Republic of India. He is also the non-resident Ambassador of Afghanistan to Nepal, Bhutan and the Maldives. Ambassador Abdali provided the President with policy....
Genet Zewide
Ambassador of Ethiopia to Thailand, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka & Nepal
Dr. Genet Zewide is currently an Ambassador of Ethiopia to India, Thailand, Srilanka, Bangladesh and Nepal. She is also a Member of the Council of the Ruling Party (Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front). She has already worked a....
Ashish Sinha
Director of ICC, Kathmandu
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Indra Shrestha
Trainer, consultant and academician
Mr. Indra Shrestha is a trainer, consultant, academician and resource person. He has years of experience in facilitation and management of training/workshop (with development of training manuals and modules). He is also working as a resource perso....
Dr. Pradumna B. Rana
Associate Professor of RSIS
Dr Pradumna B. Rana is an Associate Professor at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS) of the Nanyang Technological University (NTU). He is also the Coordinator of the Master of Science in International Political Economy program....
Dr. Ernesto Sirolli
Founder of the Sirolli Institute
Dr. Ernesto Sirolli is one of the world’s leading consultants on the topic of economic development. Dr. Sirolli is the author of two books: “Ripples from the Zambezi – Passion Entrepreneurship and the rebirth of local economics&....
W.M .Senevirathna
Ambassador of Srilanka to Nepal
His Excellency Mr. W.M. Senevirathna has  joined Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1985....
Ms. Mashfee Binte Shams
Ambassador of Bangladesh to Nepal
Ms. Shams joined Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1991. She has served in Bangladesh Missions abroad namely Rome, Bangkok and New Delhi in various capacities including as Deputy High Commissioner in Bangladesh High Commission, New Delhi. While servi....
Subir Bhaumik
East India Correspondent of BBC
Mr. Subir Bhaumik is the East India Correspondent of the BBC World Service for the last 15 years. He has reported on North East India and the countries around it for three decades since his previous assignments with Press Trust of India, Ananda Ba....
Ujjwal Chhapagain
Managing Director of The Himalayan Rabbit Farm
Mr. Ujjwal Chhapagain is the Managing Director at The Himalayan Rabbit Farm, the first commercial rabbit farm from July 2012 in Nepal which has demonstrated success example for introducing rabbit meat into the Nepalese meat market. It has expanded....
Francois Driard
Founder/CEO of Himalayan French Cheese Pvt.
Mr. Francois Driard is the founder and CEO of Himalayan French Cheese Pvt. Ltd. Mr. Driard, a French national, who came to Nepal seven years ago, has been producing French style cheese first in Tokha, then in Nuwakot and now in Dhulikhel. He has e....
Rameshore Pd. Khanal
Former Finance Secretary
Mr. Rameshore Prasad Khanal has an experience of 31 years in the field of civil service and 16 years of experience in teaching in different academic institutions. He is an ex- finance secretary of Government of Nepal. He led the team to introduce ....
Dr. Rewat Bahadur Karki
Chairman of Rastriya Banijya Bank
Dr. Rewat Bahadur Karki is currently involved as an expert Director of Securities Board of Nepal (SEBON). He was the Board of Director of Nabil Investment Banking Ltd., Nepal Citizen Investment Trust, Nepal Stock Exchange Ltd, Mid Western Rural De....
Dr. Christopher Lingle
International Political Economist
Dr. Christopher Lingle is International Political Economist of USA. Dr. Lingle has worked as an academic economist and lectured at different universities in Asia, Europe, Latin America and North America. He is an owner of a private consultancy tha....