|H.E. Dr. Shankar P. Sharma
Embassy of Nepal, New Delhi
Shankar P 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. Dr. Sharma also participated in the UN General Assemblies, annual meetings of the World Bank and IMF, SAARC Summits, UN ESCAP annual meetings and many other international meetings.
Before joining the National Planning Commission as a Member in 1997, he worked as 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 has published eight books (edited or authored) on the economy, energy and the environment of the Asia- pacific region including 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.