Hon'ble Dr.Yuvaraj Khatiwada
Keynote Speaker

Dr. Yuba Raj Khatiwada, Member of the National Assembly of the Federal Parliament, has held the situation of Finance Minister of Nepal since March 2018. He has twice served as the Vice Chairman of the National Planning Commission of Nepal during 2009-10 and 2015-16; and was a Member of the Commission from 2002 to 2005. Dr. Khatiwada, a central bank employee for a long time, filled in as the Governor of Nepal Rastra Bank from 2010 to 2015. He has likewise served United Nations Development Program as Senior Economist from 2006 to 2009. He holds Master's degrees in Economics and Public Administration from Tribhuvan University in 1981 and 1984 separately, and a PhD degree in Monetary Economics from Delhi School of Economics in 1991. Dr. Khatiwada is respected with a several national honors, including Sukirtimaya Rastra Deep (2014) and Prashiddha Prabal Jana Sewa Shree (2016) conferred by the RH President of Nepal for his extraordinary commitment to the improvement of the nation in various capacity.

Mr. Madhu Kumar Marasini
Presenter
Mr. Madhu Kumar Marasini is currently serving as secretary at office of  Ministry for Economic Affairs and Planning, Province No. 5. He is admired for his positive role in the sector of Economic affairs and related affairs.
Mr. Narayan Wagle
Moderator

Mr. Narayan Wagle is a prominent Nepali journalist and novelist. Mr. Wagle has recently outgrown as the editor-in-chief of Kantipur National Daily. He has also served as the editor of Nagarik News and carries a very long experience in Nepalese journalism. Mr. Wagle is widely known for his novel, Palpasa Café, recognized with Madan Puraskar award. He was also engaged at Setopati, first digital newspaper, as the editor-in-chief for a considerable time. He is widely acknowledged for his writing and analytical skills among intellectual arena.

Hon’ble Mr. Indra Bahadur Angbo
Panelist

Mr. Indra Bahadur Aangbo holds the position as Minister for Economic Affairs and Planning of Province No. 1 since February 2018. Mr. Aangbo is the member of Provincial Assembly representing Nepal Communist Party (NCP).

Hon’ble Mr. Kailash Prasad Dhungel
Panelist

Mr. Kailash Prasad Dhungel has held the office as Minister for Economic Affairs and Planning of Province No. 3 since February 2018. Mr. Dhungel has been elected as the member of Provincial Assembly representing Nepal Communist Party (NCP).

Hon’ble Mr. Kiran Gurung
Panelist

Mr. Kiran Gurung is currently serving as the Minister for Economic Affairs and Planning of Gandaki Province since February 2018. He represents as the member of Provincial Assembly from Nepal Communist Party (NCP).

Hon’ble Mr. Shankar Pokhrel
Panelist

Mr. Shankar Pokhrel has been serving as the Chief Minister for Province No. 5 since February 2018. Mr. Pokhrel also oversees Ministry for Economic Affairs and Planning. Prior to this, he has served as the Minister for Communication and Information Technology in 2011. Mr. Pokhrel was elected as the Central Secretary form Communist Party of Nepal (UML) from 1998 to 2008 consecutively.

Hon’ble Mr. Prakash Jwala
Panelist

Mr. Prakash Jwala has been serving as the Minister for Economic Affairs and Planning of Karnali Province since March 2018. He represents as the member of Provincial Assembly from Nepal Communist Party (NCP).

Hon’ble Mr. Jhapat Bahadur Bohora
Panelist

Mr. Jhapat Bahadur Bohora is the Minister for Economic Affairs and Planning of Sudur Paschim Province. He has been elected as the member of Provincial Assembly representing Nepal Communist Party (NCP).