Honorable Dr. Ram Sharan Mahat
Dr. Ram Sharan Mahat is a senior leader and a central committee member of Nepali Congress. He represents a rare combination of an active politician and a technocrat. He has been Nepal’s Finance Minister six times since 1994 and prior to that Vice Chairman of the National Planning Commission. He is credited for his role in ushering liberal economic reforms in Nepal. During his stints as Finance Minister, he was elected chairman of the IMF/World Bank board of governors in 1998/99 and was awarded Finance Minister of the Year 2016 Global and Asia Pacific by The Bankers magazine of the Financial Times group, London for his role in mobilizing global financial support in the aftermath of Nepal’s 2015 massive earthquake and for the country’s exemplary macroeconomic management.