Mr. Shyam Khadka
FAO Representative in India
Mr. Khadka, a national of Nepal, holds a Bachelor in Commerce, a Bachelor in Law and a Master’s degree in Business Administration and Commerce from the Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal, as well as a Master’s Degree in Agribusiness Management from the University of the Philippines, Los Baños, Philippines.
He started his career in 1977 in the Agricultural Development Bank, Kathmandu, Nepal and held several positions such as Chief of the Loan Policy and Procedure Section from 1977 to 1985; Chief of the Computer and Data Processing Section from 1985 to 1988; Special Assistant to the Chairman and CEO from 1988 to 1990; Chief of the Projects Development Section from 1990 to 1992; and Chief of the Corporate Planning Division, concurrently with the Monitoring and Evaluation Division from 1992 to 1993. He joined the United Nations in 1993, as Senior Project Management Officer in the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS), in Bangkok, Thailand and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia with responsibilities for the countries in East, South-east and South Asian countries. From 1997 to 2004, he was Country Programme Manager for India and periodically and concurrently for Bangladesh and Nepal in the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), Rome, Italy. From 2004 to 2014, he worked as Senior Portfolio Manager in IFAD, Rome, Italy, and was responsible for leading IFAD’s self-evaluation, including the review and report on the development effectiveness of IFAD’s global portfolio of loans and grants, and for developing corporate level operational policies and strategies. In September 2014, he was appointed Chief of the Asia and Pacific Service in the Investment Centre Division (TCI) in FAO, Rome, Italy.
Mr. Khadka succeeds Mr. Kenmore as FAO Representative in India.