Consul General

 

Curriculum Vitae 

Name:                   Ravi Bhattarai

Address:              Jaleshwar Municipality, Ward No. 2, Mahottari, Nepal

Date of Birth:      19 June 1960

Place of Birth:    Jaleshwar, Nepal

Sex:                       Male

Nationality:         Nepali

Marital Status:    Married

Occupation:         Government Service

Languages:          Nepali, English, Hindi, Urdu (Speaking), learning French

Skill:                      Computer / All Microsoft Applications

Mailing Address:  Consul General of Nepal to Guangzhou, China

Mobile:

Email:    bhattarairavi@hotmail.com


Academic Qualification  
  1. Sc. in Industrialization, Trade and Economic Policies (1995)

University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, U. K.

  1. A. Economics (1981)

Tri Chandra Multiple Campus, Tribhuwan University,

Kathmandu, Nepal.

  1. Ed. (2002)

Kathmandu Sichya Campus, Tribhuwan University,

  • Kathmandu, Nepal.

Job Experience

1. First appointment in government service as Section Officer in 1986 September

2. Promoted as Under Secretary in June 2004

3. Promoted as Joint Secretary in February 2016

4. Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2017 April-To date)

Consul General of Nepal to Guangzhou

5. Office of the Investment Board of Nepal (IBN) (2016 February-2017 April)

Joint Secretary

  • Coordination and cooperation with IBN related big investors including Foreign Direct Investors,
  • Facilitate implementation IBN projects,
  • Identify the problems faced by the IBN projects and suggest the policy level and/or procedural remedies to the Board
  • Evaluate and monitor IBN related projects
  • Represent the IBN in national and international forums,
  • Identify, develop and promote Projects,
  • Develop strategies to attract domestic and foreign investments.

6. Ministry of Federal Affairs and Local Development

Local Development Officer, Humla District (2014 December-2016 February)

(Also worked, in the absence of elected chairperson, as the Government Nominated Chairperson of Humla District Development Committee (DDC)}.

  • Leading the development activities in the district as the Chairperson of DDC,
  • Chair the annual District Council Meeting and approve the annual development plans, policies and budget for the District,
  • Coordination in formulation, implementation and monitoring of district level development plans,
  • Budget allocation and supervision for district and village level development activities
  • Coordination with all government and nongovernment development agencies in the district for smooth, consistent, complementary and non-duplicating development activities
  • Coordination with the Central Government for central level development plans, budget allocation, formulation and execution of development guidelines,
  • Represent as the Chairperson of District Development Committee in various district and central level forums,
  • Coordinate and cooperate with the Development Partners for formulation and execution of donor funded development projects in the district.

7. Ministry of Commerce and Supplies (2004 June– 2014 December)

Under Secretary, Planning and International Cooperation Coordination

  Division (2011 March-2014 December)                          

  • Assisting Ministry of Commerce in making Nepalese trade regime       compatible with WTO agreement;
  • Assisting Ministry of Commerce to fulfill the commitments made by Nepal during the process of its accession to WTO;
  • Coordinating with the private sector in the formulation of national WTO negotiation strategy;
  • Providing feedbacks and suggestions to the Nepalese Mission in Geneva in trade related and other cross cutting issues;
  • Advising the Government on trade policy formulation.
  • Desk In-Charge of Nepal Trade Integration Strategy: Formulation, Implementation and Monitoring

8. Donor Coordination

  • Deputy Permanent Representative (Commerce), Permanent Mission of Nepal, Geneva, Switzerland (2008 February-2011 March)
  • Attending and contributing to various WTO, UNCTAD and WIPO negotiations at the expert level;
  • Attending and contributing to various WTO LDC group meetings at the expert level;
  • Preparing for the above meetings;
  • Assisting concerned ministries in  the formulation of WTO, UNCTAD and WIPO related negotiation strategies;
  • Coordinating with the ministries, other agencies and stakeholders in WTO, UNCTAD and WIPO related issues;
  • Since 2009 September to March 2011 coordinated LDC Group under the UN System at the expert level;
  • As a LDC Coordinator made special contribution to the Fourth UN Conference on LDCs preparatory process
    • by preparing a draft outcome document for the Conference which contained inputs on intellectual property, trade and development related issues;
    • guiding many high level meetings, workshop and seminars organized in this regard by making several useful interventions on behalf of LDCs Group;

Note: The LDC AMBASSADOR level meeting in WTO has made a special recommendation appreciating my work as LDC Coordinator at the Expert Level 

9. Under Secretary, WTO Division (2006 – 2007)

  • Assisting Ministry of Commerce in making Nepalese trade regime compatible with WTO agreement;
  • Assisting Ministry of Commerce to fulfill the commitments made by Nepal during the process of its accession to WTO;
  • Coordinating with the private sector in the formulation of national WTO negotiation strategy;
  • Providing feedbacks and suggestions to the Nepalese Mission in Geneva in trade related and other cross cutting issues;
  • Advising the Government on trade policy formulation.

10. Chief, Regional Trade Section (2004 – 2006)

  • Participating in various Regional Trade Negotiation Meetings (SAFTA, BIMSTEC);
  • Preparing for those meetings
  • Analyzing national and regional trade statistics;
  • Organizing stakeholders’ meetings, particularly private sector, including workshops and seminars in different parts of the country to ensure the involvement of all stakeholders in the process:
  • Formulating national negotiation strategy;
  • Providing expert opinion to the government on trade policy formulation. 

11. Ministry of Finance (1996 – 2004)

Planning Officer, Privatization Cell (1999 – 2004)

  • Conducting feasibility study for privatization of public enterprises;
  • Preparing documents for privatization of enterprises;
  • Publishing bid/tender notices;
  • Assisting in evaluation of proposals and in transferring companies to successful bidders;
  • Supervising the handover and transfer process;
  • Monitoring and evaluating privatized enterprises;,
  • Internal administration of privatization cell (personnel, procurement, annual programming and budgeting).

 Planning Officer, Foreign Aid Co-ordination Division (1996-99)

  • Assisting senior officials in determining priorities for foreign assistance in water resources, communication,  tourism and transport  sectors;
  • Coordinating with sector related bilateral and multilateral donor agencies;
  • Administering sector related foreign aid;
  • Preparing sector related draft foreign aid agreements;
  • Looking after all other issues related to foreign assistance. 

12.Ministry of Industry (1993 – 1996)

    Planning Officer

  • Planning industrial development;
  • Preparation of annual programs and budget;
  • Monitoring and evaluating industrial activities, particularly the government owned enterprises. 

13. Central Bureau of Statistics (1986 – 1993)

Agricultural Statistics Officer (1989-93)

  • Planning Agriculture Census 1992;
  • Preparing manuals and guidelines;
  • Training enumerators, supervisors and officers;
  • Organizing field work;
  • Field administration and supervision for Agriculture Census 1992;
  • Data Processing.

Publication Officer (1987- 89)

  • Compilation and publication of statistics such as: Nepal Year Book; Statistical Pocket Book, Nepal; Nepal Facts and Figure; Statistical Activities (quarterly).

Administration Officer (1986 – 87)

  • Internal administration, procurement, preparation of annual programs and budget.

Training and Seminar
  • 40th WTO Trade Policy Course (15 January – 5 April, 2007), Geneva;
  • Professional Course on Management and Development (15 January –
  • 28 February 2001) organized by Nepal Administrative Staff College, Kathmandu, Nepal (with distinction);
  • Program for Development Managers (November 6 – December 1, 2000) organized by Asian Institute of Management, Manila, the Philippines (with excellence);
  • Post Privatization: Managing the Challenge (10 – 21 July 2000) organized by International Law Institute in cooperation with Georgetown University, Washington;
  • Future of Commercial and Central Bank (9-10 November 1999) organized by  The Adam Smith Institute of London in Hong Kong;
  • Global Reform and Privatization of Public Enterprises (1-13 November, 1998) organized by the Economic Development Institute of the World Bank, Washington D. C. USA;
  • Seminar on ODA Loans (September 9-October 8, 1997) organized by JICA at Economic Co-operation Fund, Japan;
  • Survey and Census Method (March 16-July 31, 1992) organized by

International Statistical Programs Center (ISPC), USA;

  • Strengthening Statistical System in support of Food Policies (April 3-June 23, 1989) organized by Munich Centre for Advanced Training, Munich, Germany (CDG);
  • Basic Administration Training (September-December, 1986) organized by Nepal Administration Staff College, Kathmandu Nepal.

Meetings Attended
  • First Preparatory committee Meeting of Global Coordination Bureau of LDCs 10-14 January 2011 New York;
  • International High-level Meeting of Experts on Sustainable Tourism for the Development of LDCs; 14-16 October 2010; Caen, France;
  • Third LLDC Trade Ministers’ Meeting, 21-22 October 2009, Ezulwini, Swaziland
  • Sixth LDC Trade Ministers’ Meeting, 14-16 October 2009, Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania
  • XIIth UNCTAD Conference (22 – 25 April 2008) held in Accra Ghana;
  • BIMSTEC TNC 15TH Meeting (6 – 10 November 2006) in Myanmar as a Team Leader;
  • BIMSTEC TNC 14TH Meeting (24 – 26 September 2007) in Bangladesh as a Team Leader;
  • BIMSTEC TNC 13TH Meeting (6 – 10 November 2006) in Myanmar as a Team Leader;
  • Senior Officials Consultation Meetings for Asia and Pacific LDCs on Post Hong Kong Implications of the Doha Round (21 – 23 June 2006), UNCTAD, Geneva, Switzerland;
  • High Level Forum on Intellectual Property: Policy and Strategy (26 – 27 January 2006), WIPO/JPO, Tokyo, Japan;
  • Doha High Level Forum on Trade and Investment (5 -6 December 2004), Doha, Qatar.

Paper Presentation

Trade Facilitation Needs Assessment jointly organized by WTO and World Bank in Kathmandu, Nepal on 2008

“Current Status of Aid for Trade” The Sixth LDC Trade Ministers’ Meeting; Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania; 10-14 October 2009,

‘The Enhanced Integrated Framework and Aid for Trade’ in The Enhanced Integrated Framework Workshop; Kathmandu, Nepal; organized jointly by EIF Secretariat and UNCTAD, 21-23 June 2010

“The WIPO Development Agenda and LDCs” in National Policy Forum on the Use of IP for Technological Capacity Building, Economic Growth and Development organized by WIPO LDC Geneva in Kathmandu, Nepal on 22-24 January 2011


Reports/Publications

Author of “Report on Performance of Privatized Enterprises” (A monitoring report prepared for Ministry of Finance, Privatization Cell);

Author of “Privatization Program: Some Relevant Questions and Answers

(A booklet prepared for Ministry of Finance, Privatization Cell).

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