Ms. Yam Kumari Khatiwada
Ms. Yam Kumari Khatiwada, is currently the Secretary at Ministry of Industry, Commerce and supplies for the Government of Nepal. She has been serving for more than 24 years in various capacities within the government. Prior to her current appointment, she was the Secretary at National Information Commission and Regional Administrator of Western Development Region of Nepal. Ms. Khatiwada has also served as Joint Secretary at Industrial Promotion Division in the Ministry of Industry for more than seven years, dealing with the policy issues of the Industrial sector under various responsibilities such as project Chief of Special Economic Zone, National Program Director of Micro Enterprise Development Program, Chairperson of Cottage and Small Industrial Development Board, and Coordinator of Nepal Business Forum, among others. She has published many articles in several national media outlets on contemporary issues. Ms. Khatiwada obtained her Master’s degree in Public Policy and Management from KDI School of Public Policy and Management, South Korea. She has also completed MPA, MA and Bachelor’s in Law from Tribhuvan University Nepal.