Ambassador

Curriculum Vitae

Name: Lok Bahadur Thapa           

Position: Ambassador of Nepal to Belgium (28 October 2016)

Date of Birth: July 15, 1970

Marital Status: Married with two sons

Education

Degree

Institution

Year

Master in Public

Public Administration Campus, Tribhuwan

2005

Administration

University, Kathmandu, Nepal

Master in Diplomacy

Lancaster University, Lancaster, United Kingdom

1997

Bachelor in Commerce

Shanker Dev Campus, Tribhuwan University,

1994

Kathmandu, Nepal

Intermediate in Commerce

Prithwi Narayan Campus, Tribhuwan University,

1990

Pokhara, Nepal

School Leaving Certificate

Shree Saraswati Mandir Secondary School,

1988

(High School)

Ghalechhap, Tanahun, Nepal

Professional Training

Training

Institution

Year

Training on Specialized

University of Tasmania, Launceston, Australia

1994

Office Management and

Computer System Course

organized for Nepalese

Government

In-service Diplomatic

Institute of Foreign Affairs, Kathmandu, Nepal

1996

Training

Partnership Program for

Institute of Foreign Affairs and National

2003

Diplomats

Security, Seoul, South Korea

Buakaew Round Table

Thailand International Cooperation Agency

2009

International

(TICA), MOFA, Bangkok

Governance and State

Nepal Administrative College, Lalitpur, Nepal

2013

Management

Advanced Security

Asia-Pacific Centre for Security Studies,

2014

Cooperation

Honolulu, USA

Professional career

Year

Designation/Institutions

1990

April

Joined the Nepalese Foreign Service

1990

April-1996 February

Worked in different divisions/sections at the Ministry of Foreign

Affairs

1996

March-1996 August

Section Officer, Passport Section, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

1998- 2002

-Second Secretary, Embassy of Nepal, Beijing, People’s Republic of

China

-Member of Entourage during the State Visit of the then King

Birendra to the People’s Republic of China in February-March, 2001

2002-2004

-Desk Officer, North East Asia and South East Asia Division, Ministry

of Foreign Affairs

-Member of Entourage during the State Visit of former King

Gyanendra to the People’s Republic of China in July 2002

2004-2008

-First Secretary, Embassy of Nepal, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

-Served as Charge d’Affaires a.i. in 2004-2005

-On deputation for over a month in the Embassy of Nepal, Cairo for

the preparation of the visit to African countries by former King

Gyanendra

2008

Desk Officer, Multilateral and Economic Affairs Division, Ministry of

Foreign Affairs

2008-2009

Protocol and Liaison Officer, Office of the President of Nepal

2009-2013

Deputy Chief of Mission/Counsellor, Embassy of Nepal, Canberra,

Australia

2014

Under Secretary, Policy and Planning Division, Ministry of Foreign

Affairs and subsequently as Personal Secretary to the Minister for

Foreign Affairs of Nepal

2014

May-2014 September

-Division Chief (Joint Secretary), South East Asia Division, Ministry of

Foreign Affairs

-Member of Nepalese delegation during the official visit to Nepal by

the Indian Prime Minister H. E. Mr. Narendra Modi in July 2014

-Member Secretary of the Sub-Committee on Social Sector

constituted under the 18th SAARC Summit Advisory Committee

2014

September- 2016

Director General, Department of Passports under the Ministry of

October

Foreign Affairs