The government has appointed Chiranjivi Nepal as the new governor of Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) on Thursday, March 19, 2015.
The cabinet meeting has decided to appoint Nepal a governor of the central bank, said Minister for Information and Communication Minendra Rijal.
Nepal was shortlisted among Gopal Kafle and Maha Prasad Adhikari for the post on Wednesday.
The government has appointed a new governor after the five-year tenure of Dr. Yuvaraj Khatiwada expired on Thursday.
Nepal was an economic advisor of the government prior to his appointment as governor for the period of five years. He is the 16th governor of NRB.