Dr. Shankar P. Sharma
Dr. 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 (NPC), from 2002 to 2006. Before joining NPC as a Member in 1997, he worked as a Senior Economic Advisor in the Ministry of Finance, a Senior Economist in the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Singapore; and a Fellow at the East-West Center, Hawaii. He also served as a Professor of Economics at the Centre for Economic Development and Administration, Tribhuvan University. At present, he is working as the Team Leader in the Economic Policy Incubator Project, jointly sponsored by the Ministry of Finance and DFID.