Hon’ble Dr. Yuvaraj Khatiwada
Minister for Finance, Government of Nepal
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.