Profile of the CPSC Director General
Dr. Ramhari Lamichhane
Dr. Ramhari Lamichhane is the first Nepali and the 11th Director General of CPSC. Currently, he is the President of Asia Pacific Accreditation and Certification Commission (APACC). He was appointed by the Governing Board on June 23, 2016. He is a certified project assessor, experienced project manager, TVET Expert, and a seasoned manager at a policy level.
Dr. Ramhari has served as Member Secretary/Chief Executive Officer of the Council for Technical Education and Vocational Training (CTEVT) in Kathmandu, Nepal (2013-2016) prior to his appointment as CPSC Director General. He was involved in the development of a National TVET Policy in Nepal, as well as the development and implementation of TVET programs. Experiences of 25 years in TVET sector in different positions, as an Instructor, Principal, Program Coordinator, Project Manager and Director, contributed to make him CEO of CTEVT. In addition to TVET work, he taught MBA student for 15 years as a part time Faculty of White House College, Purwanchal University, Nepal.
He has participated and delivered paper presentations in a number of international conferences, meetings, symposia, seminars and workshops on TVET in the following countries: Australia, Bangladesh, France, Germany, India, Israel, Italy, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, South Korea, Switzerland, Thailand, the United Kingdom and the USA. Similarly, presented papers on TVET in national and international training programs conducted by CPSC.
He has also authored and co-authored journal papers and books on various areas of TVET, such as TVET Accessibility, TVET Financing, Gender and Equality in TVET, and Marketing of TVET.
Dr. Lamichhane earned a Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Philosophy (M. Phil) on Education Leadership from Kathmandu University in Nepal (2000-2006). He has a degree on Educational Administration, Planning and Policy as a Humphrey/Fullbright Professional from Peabody College/Vanderbilt University, Tennessee, USA (2010-2011). He also studied Advanced Diploma in Hospitality Management from TAFE, South Australia (1995-1996). He obtained his Master in Business Management (MBA) (1989-1990) and his Bachelor in Commerce degrees from (1987-1988) from Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu Nepal.
Regarding social service, he has served as a volunteer in YMCA, Second Harvest, and Refugees settlement in USA and involved in relief work for earthquake and flood victims in Nepal through Lions Club of Nepal. He is a Lion Member too.