Mr. Harishchandra Ghimire assumed his responsibilities as Ambassador of Nepal to the Republic of the Union of Myanmar from 16 September 2022.
Prior to this appointment he was Joint Secretary/Head of Central Asia, West Asia and Africa Division at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Kathmandu since 2019. He was assigned to the Covid-19 Crisis Management Center (CCMC) as coordinator from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Kathmandu for one and half year during the time of first and second waves of the Covid-19 in Nepal. He also took responsibilities as coordinator of inter agencies task force of rescue and repatriation of Nepali citizens living in Afghanistan in 2021. He represented to number of task forces related to issues of migrant workers.
During his diplomatic career, Mr. Ghimire served as the Minister Counsellor in the Embassy of Nepal, Beijing from 2016-2019. He served as the Deputy Head of Mission in the Embassy of Nepal, Riyadh from 2011-2015. Mr. Ghimire was assigned as the First Secretary to the Embassy of Nepal, Washington D.C. from 2006-2009. He was posted to Embassy of Nepal, Yangon from 1999 to 2003 as Second Secretary. During his four year assignment in the Embassy of Nepal, Yangon, he served as Charge d’ Affairs a.i. about three years. In the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Kathmandu he was assigned to various Department and Divisions- served as Director, Department of Hospitality, Liaison Officer at Office of the Rt. Hon’ble President of Nepal and Director, Department of Consular Services. He joined the Nepal’s Foreign Service in 1996.
He holds Master’s Degree in Public Administration (MPA) in 2006, Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA) in 2001, Bachelor’s Degree in Management (B.COM.) in 1994 and Bachelor’s Degree in Law (B.L.) in 1997 from Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu. He also holds Diploma Training in WTO Regional Trade Policy Course from University of Hong Kong in 2005.
Born in Temma, Khotang District of Nepal, he is married with Dr. Sirjana K. Bhandari and they have two sons Mukesh and Nikesh.