Mr. Shankar Sharma
Shankar Sharma, former Ambassador of Nepal to the United States has a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Hawaii. He was the Vice-Chairman of the National Planning Commission, Nepal from 2002 to 2006.Before joining the National Planning Commission as a Member in 1997, he worked as a Senior Economic Advisor, Ministry of Finance, Nepal; a Senior Economist in the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Singapore; and a Fellow in the East-West Center, Hawaii. He also served as a Professor of Economics at the Centre for Economic Development and Administration, Tribhuvan University. Dr. Sharma also worked as a lead consultant to the Constitution Committee on "Distribution of Natural Resources, Economic Rights and Public Revenue" in helping to draft the new Constitution of Nepal.
He also worked as a consultant expert in a number of national and international agencies including the Asian Development Bank, the World Bank, and UNDP. Dr. Sharma was also an editor to ASEAN Economic Bulletin and a consultant editor to Hydrocarbon Asia, both published from Singapore for about seven years. At present he is working as the Team Leader of Economic Policy Incubator Project.