International Conference on

Understanding Climate Change and Enabling Climate Actions in the Hindu Kush Himalaya

Kathmandu, Nepal
11 - 13 April 2017

Dr Min Bahadur Shrestha

Dr Min Bahadur Shrestha is the Vice-Chairman of National Planning Commission, Government of Nepal. Prior to his appointment to this post in September 2016, he served as the Executive Director of Nepal Rastra Bank, the central bank of Nepal, for six years heading research and public debt management departments. During his central bank career of 28 years, he mainly worked in the area of economic research, policy analysis, training and strategy formulation. Representing Nepal Rastra Bank, he worked as the board member of several institutions including Credit Information Centre, Nepal Stock Exchange Limited, Securities Board of Nepal and National Banking Institute. Shrestha has also served as the Senior Economist for 3 years and the Visiting Research Economist for one year at the South East Asian Central Banks Research and Training Centre based in Kuala Lumpur. He also worked as the member of Nepal country economist team for the US Millennium Challenge Corporation’s growth constraint analysis of Nepal. He has led and conducted a number of research projects on central bank policies, financial economics and economic development. Shrestha holds a Ph.D. in Economics from University of Wollongong, Australia.