Nirmal Raj Kafle

(8th September, 2022-Present)

Nirmal Raj Kafle is Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Nepal to Brazil from 8 September 2022. Prior to that, he was Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Government of Nepal looking after the Europe and the Americas Division.

A career diplomat, Mr. Kafle served as Deputy Permanent Representative of Nepal to the United Nations in New York from 2016 to 2019. Between 2011 and 2016, he served in the Ministry with various responsibilities, including economic diplomacy and Nepali diaspora. Ambassador Kafle held the position of Counsellor in the Embassy of Nepal in Beijing, China from 2007 to 2011. He was a Section Officer and later Under-Secretary of the United Nations Division in the Ministry from 2005 to 2007. Before joining the Foreign Service, Mr. Kafle was a Section Officer of the Ministry of Education and Sports from 1998 to 2005 and Administrative Officer at the Nepal Agricultural Research Council between 1995 and 1998.

He holds a Master’s degree in Public Policy and Management from the University of Melbourne, Australia (2004) and a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the Tribhuvan University, Nepal (1998). Mr. Kafle, a native of Godawari -6, Lele, Lalitpur, is married to Mrs. Saraswati Kafle and they have two sons.