Board of Directors

Dr. Rajan Khanal, Chairman

Mr. Rajan Khanal, the Secretary at the Ministry of Finance, started his civil service career in 1993 as a Postal Officer at the Department of Postal Services. He has worked for the Inland Revenue Department,Commission of Investigation of Abuse Authority (CIAA),Ministry of General Administration and Ministry of Finance (MOF) in the positions of an Under Secretary,a Joint Secretary, and the Secretary. Mr.Khanal enjoys reading books and article related to economic affairs, taxation and management of the public sector.

Mr. Nabin Raj Singh, Member

Mr. Nabin Raj Singh

Mr. Gopal Prasad Sigdel, Member

Member, Millennium Challenge Account Nepal Development Board Joint Secretary, Ministry of Physical Infrastructure and Transportation Singha Durbar, Kathmandu. Mr. Gopal Prasad Sigdel, a career bureaucrat, is the Joint Secretary in Development Cooperation and Quality Division of the Ministry of Physical Infrastructure and Transport. He is the former Director General of Department of Roads. The major scope of work of his current assignment is coordination of Multilateral and Bilateral cooperation in Transport Infrastructures. Mr. Sigdel has more than 20 years of experience as a civil engineer in various capacities under the Government of Nepal. He has wide range of experiences in infrastructure project planning, designing, implementation and operation especially in Transport and Irrigation Infrastructures. He is a Post Graduate DAAD (German Academic Exchange Services) fellow with a Master of Sciences in Civil Engineering from Germany.

Mr. Kul Man Ghising, Member

Mr. Kul Man Ghising is the Managing Director of the Nepal Electricity Authority(NEA) and has worked with NEA for over two decades.Prior to being appointed to his current post, he served as Project Chief of the Rahughat Hydro-electricity Project. He has also served as the Managing Director of Chilime Hydropower and as the Division Chief of NEA’s Rural Electrification Distribution System Reinforcement Project. Mr. Ghising has more than 22 years of experience in power generation, transmission, distribution, and trading, including experience on contract management and dispute settlement for hydro power companies.

Mr. Kumar Pandey, Member (Representing Private Sector)

Mr. Kumar Pandey is the Executive Chairman of the National Hydropower Company and an independent consultant for hydropower developers, banks, NGOs and INGOs. He is also serving as the Vice President of Nepal’s Independent Power Producers Association. He has written many articles on Nepal’s overall social development and energy sector. Mr. Pandey holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Brown University and an M.B.A. from the Lally School of Management at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York.

Mr. Gopal Khanal

Mr. Gopal Khanal is a PhD in Political Science and has been the Senior Foreign Affairs Expert to Right Hon. Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli in the past. He has also worked at the Editor in chief and was the founder Member of Nepalforeignaffairs.com, Nepal’s first foreign affairs information web portal. He has been a prominent figure in Nepal’s Journalism sector, where he’s worked as Chief reporter and Assistant Editor for Kantipur National Daily. He also served as Delhi Bureau Chief, for Kantipur Publications, reporting on issues like geopolitics, economic strategies, security and border. His contribution to global diplomacy and politics has been very significant.

Mr.Khadga Bahadur Bisht, Member Secretary

Mr.Khadga Bahadur Bisht, is the Executive Director of MCA-Nepal. Mr. Bisht has a substantial experience of working in the energy and infrastructure projects in emerging economies of South East Asia and more than 25 years of experience in leadership positions in several national and international organizations mostly in the infrastructure/electrical/power sector.He has a previous experience as Vice President and President of Independent Power Producers’ Association Nepal (IPPAN)– an organization of more than 150 members with total combined capacity of around 3,000 MW under development and several transmission lines and access roads under construction.