Top 10 Most Powerful Personalities in Nepal

With great power comes great responsibility. ― Voltaire

A country is run by the most powerful leaders, figures and influential personalities. Power, if practiced in a good way, can bring tremendous positive changes in a country. But if used for selfish self righteous purpose, can bring catastrophe. These people have power, fame, money, resources, influence and control over various aspects of Nepal, and therefore have direct impact in your lives. Good or bad, power is power.

While preparing this list, I considered a lot of factors like: their influence to the Nepali population, their current and past position and titles, their capability to make changes in the nation, their role in politics and so on.

Here is the list of Nepal’s Top 10 most powerful personalities:

10. Binod Chaudary

Binod Chaudhary, Nepal, Powerful People, Nepal's most powerful people

Binod Chaudhary

Age: 58
Wealth: US $ 1 Billion
Title
Chairman, Chaudhary Group (CG)
#1342 billionaires by Forbes
Positions held
President, Confederation of Nepalese Industries (2002-2012)
Hon’ble Member of Constituent Assembly & Parliament, Nepal (April 2008 to May 2012)
President of Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FNCCI) (1993-1995)

9. Upendra Mahato

 Dr. Upendra Mahato, Nepal, Powerful People, Nepal's most powerful people

Dr. Upendra Mahato

Age:54
Title
President , Nepal Russia Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Honorary Consul General of Nepal, Republic of Belarus
Positions held
President, Non Resident Nepalese Association (NRNA)
President, International Coordination Council (ICC)

8. Ex-King Gyanendra Shah

Ex-King Gyanendra Shah, Nepal, Powerful People, Nepal's most powerful people

Ex-King Gyanendra Shah

Age: 66
Title
Social Worker
Positions held
King of Nepal (2001- 2008)
King of Nepal (1950)
Chairman, Mahendra Trust for Nature Conservation (1982 – 2001)

7. Gagan Thapa

Gagan Thapa, Nepal, Powerful People, Nepal's most powerful people

Gagan Thapa

Age: 37
Title
Central Working Committee Member, Nepali Congress Party
Member, Constituent Assembly
Positions held
Member, Constituent Assembly (2008-2012)
General Secretary, Nepal Student Union (2002-04)

6. Gen. Gaurav SJB Rana

Gen. Gaurav SJB Rana, Nepal, Powerful People, Nepal's most powerful people

Gen. Gaurav SJB Rana

Age: 59
Title
Chief of the Army Staff, Nepalese Army
Positions held
Major General, Nepalese Army, Western Division (2007-2012)
Brigadier General, Nepalese Army, No 9/ No 5 Brigade (2002-2007)
Alumni, US Army Command & General Staff College
Alumni, National Defense University, Pakistan

5. Dr. Baburam Bhattarai

Dr. Baburam Bhattarai, Nepal, Powerful People, Nepal's most powerful people

Dr. Baburam Bhattarai

Age: 59
Title
Vice Chairperson, Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist)
Positions held
Prime Minister of Nepal (2011 – 2013)
​Minister, Ministry of Finance ( 2008 – 2009)

4. Dr. Ram Baran Yadav

Dr. Ram Baran Yadav, Nepal, Powerful People, Nepal's most powerful people

Dr. Ram Baran Yadav

Age: 66
Title
President of Nepal
Positions held
Minister of Health (1991 – 1994)
General Secretary, Nepali Congress

3. Dr. Ram Sharan Mahat

Dr. Ram Sharan Mahat, Nepal, Powerful People, Nepal's most powerful people

Dr. Ram Sharan Mahat

Age: 64
Title
Minister, MInistry of Finance
Senior Member, Nepali Congress Party
Ph.D, Gokhale Institute of Economics
Honourary fellow, University of Connecticut/ Bridgeport
Positions held
Board of Trustees, Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok (1993/4)
Elected Chairman, the IMF/World Bank Board of
Governors
Deputy Chairman, National Planning Commission of Nepal (1991/4)
MInister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

2. Jhalanath Khanal

Jhalanath Khanal, Nepal, Powerful People, Nepal's most powerful people

Jhalanath Khanal:

Age: 63
Title
Chairman,  Communist Party of Nepal (Unified Marxist–Leninist)
Positions held
Prime Minister of Nepal (2011)
Minister, Ministry of Information and Communication (1997)

1. Sushil Koirala

Sushil Koirala, Nepal, Powerful People, Nepal's most powerful people

Sushil Koirala

Age: 75
Title
Prime Minister of Nepal
President, Nepali Congress Party
Minister, Ministry of Defense
Minister, Ministry of Commerce & Supplies
Minister, Ministry of Peace & Reconstruction
Minister, Ministry of Women & Social Welfare
Minister, Ministry of Cooperatives & Poverty Allevation
Positions held in the past

Prime Minister of Nepal (2008 – 2009)

So there you have it, Nepal’s top 10 powerful figures and personalities.They have, literally, all the necessary powers and resources to change our nation. Is it going to be a good thing or bad, that secret our future hold.

Source: GRG rankings

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P.S. I hope this list was helpful to you in some way. I know, this list is not perfect. Did I miss someone? Do you think someone else should be added? Feel free to suggest other personalities that you think should be included in the comments below. 

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6 thoughts on “Top 10 Most Powerful Personalities in Nepal

  1. wow all of them are men. powerful, high caste corrupt men most likely except for #10. I want to throw up seeing this list.

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