Mr. Shiva Ram Pradhan is the Immediate Past Chairperson of PEEDA, a retired Major General of the Nepal Army with 37 years of military service with an M.Sc. in Defence and Strategic Studies from Quaid -E-Azam University in Pakistan. He has had a highly distinguished career and served as Western Division Commander, Director General of Military Operation, and Co-Coordinator of the National Security Council Secretariat. He was the technical adviser to the government talk team during Government-Maoist peace talks and was later appointed Vice Chairman of the Joint Monitoring Coordination Committee. He commanded a battalion in has also served as a member of UN forces in Croatia & has also served as a member of UN forces in Lebanon. He is currently a Director of Lower Erkhuwa Hydro Power Company Limited.