Honorable Dr. Yuba Raj Khatiwada
Dr. Yuba Raj Khatiwada, Member of the National Assembly of the Federal Parliament, has held the position of Finance Minister of Nepal since March 2018. He has previously held twice the position of 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 career central banker for 25 years, served as the Governor of Nepal Rastra Bank from 2010 to 2015. He has also served United Nations Development Program as Senior Economist from 2006 to 2009. He has carried out a considerable amount of research, authored and co-authored several books and articles, and has remained active in global and regional development policy advocacy. He holds Master’s degrees in Economics and Public Administration from Tribhuvan University in 1981 and 1984 respectively, and a PhD degree in Monetary Economics from Delhi School of Economics in 1991. Dr. Khatiwada is honored with several national awards, including Sukirtimaya Rastra Deep (2014) and Prashiddha Prabal Jana Sewa Shree (2016) conferred by the RH President of Nepal for his outstanding contribution to the development of the country in different capacities.