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 Administration Public Administration Campus, Tribhuwan

University, Kathmandu, Nepal

2005
Master in Diplomacy Lancaster University, Lancaster, United Kingdom 1997
Bachelor in Commerce Shanker Dev Campus, Tribhuwan University,

Kathmandu, Nepal

1994
Intermediate in Commerce Prithwi Narayan Campus, Tribhuwan University,

Pokhara, Nepal

1990
School Leaving Certificate (High School) Shree Saraswati Mandir Secondary School,

Ghalechhap, Tanahun, Nepal

1988

Professional Training

Training Institution Year  
Training on Specialized Office Management and Computer System Course organized for Nepalese

Government

University of Tasmania, Launceston, Australia 1994
In-service Diplomatic Training

 

Institute of Foreign Affairs, Kathmandu, Nepal 1996
Partnership Program for Diplomats

 

Institute of Foreign Affairs and National Security, Seoul, South Korea 2003
Buakaew Round Table International

 

Thailand International Cooperation Agency (TICA), MOFA, Bangkok 2009
Governance and State Management

 

Nepal Administrative College, Lalitpur, Nepal 2013
Advanced Security Cooperation Asia-Pacific Centre for Security Studies, Honolulu, USA 2014

 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

October

Director General, Department of Passports under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs