January 12, 2017. The Government of Nepal has recently appointed Dr. Govinda Raj Pokharel as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Reconstruction Authority (NRA). The new CEO assumed duties in January 2017.
Dr. Govinda Raj Pokharel, who was the Vice Chairperson of the National Planning Commission of Nepal, has over ten years of direct management experience as an executive director of various government institutions and NGOs, and over 20 years of experience in academia.
He served for three years as Manager at SNV Netherlands Development Organisation based in various locations in South Asia. Under his leadership, the Government of Nepal’s Alternative Energy Promotion Centre (AEPC) was recognized as a focal point for promoting renewable energy in Nepal, and access to renewable sources of energy in the country increased. Dr. Govinda Raj Pokhare was also Professor at the Industrial and Mechanical Engineering Department, Institute of Engineering, Tribhuvan University, Nepal. He has authored and co-authored numerous research papers on sustainable energy, climate change, energy policy, and technical aspects of renewable energy technologies and financing.
Sources and Photo Credit: National Reconstruction Authority, Government of Nepal