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Mr. Madhav P. Ghimire

posted Aug 21, 2014, 11:19 PM by Advancement Alumni Affairs Office
Mr. Ghimire was appointed as Minister for Home Affairs and Minister for Foreign Affairs of Nepal on March 14, 2013 and he contributed for successful conduct of historic election of the Constituent Assembly (CA). He served in that distinguished position for about a year till the handover to the elected Government in March, 2014.   He served as the Chief Secretary of the Government of Nepal, from July 2009 to August 2012, the topmost position of bureaucracy proceeding to his distinguished civil service.
Born on February 07, 1961 in Tansen Municipality-12, Palpa, Nepal, Mr.Ghimire achieved M. Sc. Degree in Rural and Regional Development Planning from Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Bangkok, Thailand in 1991. He also holds Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Tribhuvan University, Nepal in 1985. In addition to academic degrees, Mr. Ghimire has enriched him with basic and advance skills in several areas through professional trainings, seminars and other rigorous engagements with national, regional and international institutions in and abroad.
Professional Experience: Joined civil service in January 1985 as a Planning Officer at the National Planning Commission, Mr. Ghimire progressed the ladder of his career in a very short span of time. He became Under Secretary in 1992, Joint secretary in 1998, Secretary in 2004 and Chief Secretary in 2009. During his 29 year-long civil service career, he enriched and widened his expertise, knowledge and experience.

As Under Secretary he was primarily responsible for overall human resource management at the Ministry of Water Resources. As Joint Secretary, he accomplished several responsibilities like important task of introducing and institutionalizing VAT system in Nepal, a major tax reform initiative of the Government, headed International Economic Cooperation and Coordination Division of the Ministry of Finance from June 1998 to May 2003 and was engaged in landmark reforms in the areas of development cooperation and aid mobilization in Nepal. He contributed to formulation and enforcement of the Foreign Aid Policy 2002, a major instrument to improve aid management and donor harmonization. He worked as a team member of Reform and Development Group within the Government of Nepal in initiating second generation economic and institutional reforms including the preparation of Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper and Medium-term Expenditure Framework.
He was the key architect of Nepal Development Forum (NDF) held in 2000 and 2002 in Paris and Kathmandu respectively. In the latter half of 2003, he was appointed as the Consul General of Nepal to Hong Kong and Macau Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China. He successfully carried out diplomatic responsibilities. He became Secretary to the Ministry of General Administration in August 2004. He devised several instruments to reorient Nepalese public administration to achieve MDGs. In July 2006, he was transferred to the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation. As Tourism Secretary, he contributed to the revision and effective implementation of the open sky policies, air safety standards and tourism policy in the country. He also became Secretary to the Ministry of Peace and Reconstruction in January 2008 and was entrusted with the important role of framing appropriate post-conflict policy and planning in Nepal's gradual but throbbing emergence from a state of conflict. Mr. Ghimire successfully completed his tenure of Chief Secretary during the most challenging and turbulent period, when the country had to complete peace process, enhance law and order & good governance and initiate the agenda for socio-economic transformation.
He believes that Masters Degree from AIT has become a turning point throughout his career.