Amb. Madhu Raman Acharya

Former Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Nepal

Ambassador Madhu Raman Acharya is a former career diplomat of Nepal. He has also spent some time as an international civil servant in the United Nations. During his career in Nepal’s Foreign Service, Ambassador Acharya has served as Nepal’s Foreign Secretary (2002-05), Ambassador to Bangladesh (1998-2001) and Permanent Representative of Nepal to the United Nations (2005-2009). He joined the Nepalese Foreign Service as Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1996. In 1997-1998, he was Deputy Chief of Mission in New Delhi, India. Acharya also served as Director at the United Nations Assistance Mission to Iraq (2010 -2011). During the 1990s, he also served in United Nations missions in Cambodia, South Africa and Liberia.

He also served as the Executive Director of the South Asia Center for Policy Studies (SACEPS) in 2012-13. Acharya has been working as Member of the Nepal’s government’s federal administrative restructuring committee since 2017.

In 1982-83, Mr. Acharya served as Assistant Lecturer at his alma mater—Tribhuvan University in Kathmandu, from where he holds a Masters Degree each in science and public administration and graduate diploma in law. Ambassador Acharya is the author of a several books, including Business of Bureaucracy (2014) and Nepal: Culture Shift! (2002).


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