Lieutenant General Balanand Sharma (Ret.), Vice Chancellor, National Defence University Nepal
Lt. Gen. Bala Nanda Sharma joined Nepali Army in 1969 and has gained long learning and work experience, both in Nepal and abroad. He served Nepali Army for 39 years in various positions such as Assistant Senior Military Officer in the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL), Brigadier Major in Infantry Brigade, Chief Instructor in the Royal Nepalese Army School, and the Staff College Commander of an Infantry Battalion, Defence Attaché to the USSR, Director of Military training of the Nepali Army, Master General of Ordnance (MGO), among others. He also served as the Force Commander of the United Nations Disengagement Force in the Golan Heights. He served as Coordinator of the Secretariat of the Special Committee for Supervision, Integration and Rehabilitation of the Maoist Army Combatants, from April 2009 to December 2013. In May 2021, the Government of Nepal appointed him the Chief Executive Officer of the COVID-19 Crisis Management Centre (CCMC). He is currently serving as a Chairperson of the National Defense University (NDU), Kathmandu, Nepal.