Board of Directors
Dr. Atreya serves as a Managing Director at BFIN, a capacity development institution promoted by seven commercial banks, two development banks, two finance companies, two micro credit institutions, two capital market institutions and the Emerging Nepal Limited – a PPP model investment company with shareholding from the Government of Nepal. Before joining this institution, Dr Atreya served as a CEO of Emerging Nepal Limited. He is representing as a Board Member in Surya Life Insurance Company, CARE Ratings Nepal Limited and also the Member in the Infrastructure, Banking and Finance Sub-Committee of CNI in Nepal. Dr Atreya is also a Member of Executive Committee of Management Association of Nepal (MAN) and leads the International Relations Sub Committee of MAN. He has been instrumental in the early period of establishment of the Nepal Infrastructure Bank Limited (NIFRA).
Prior to joining BFIN, Dr. Atreya holds over 30 years of professional experiences in various capacities in Nepal Rastra Bank, the central bank of Nepal. He served as Executive Director at Micro Credit Promotion and Supervision Department, Office of the Governor, Corporate Planning Department, Bank Regulation Department, General Services Department, Bankers Training Centre, among others. Dr Atreya was instrumental in
drafting policies for strengthening the micro finance institutions, and cooperative sector. He also served as National Project Director for implementing UNNATI - Access to Finance Project (A2F) in collaboration with UNCDF and Government of Denmark, and conducted demand and supply side study of financial inclusion roadmap for Nepal. Dr Atreya contributed in developing five-year strategic plan for Nepal Rastra Bank, and also in
preparing Financial Sector Development Strategy approved by the Government of Nepal. He also served as Chief Executive Officer of Nepal Bank Limited, a commercial bank, for a period over three years. He did serve with UNDP projects in the Republic of Maldives, Marshall Islands and the Republic of Palau. His expertise includes in the areas of public private partnership, entrepreneurship development, micro finance and developing strategic plan, financial literacy policy, financial sector reform, management and administration, research and training. He has presented number of papers in international
conferences and seminars and regarded as Strategist, Motivator, Management and Banking Expert and a practical Resource Person. He holds PhD degree in Public Management Reform from Victoria University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia, and MBA (India) and MPA master’s degree from Nepal. Dr Atreya has over four dozens publications, both in national and international journals, and in daily Newspapers, to his credit.
Head Of Legal/ Recovery Department And Reporting Authority Of Shares Department, Nepal Investment Bank Ltd.
Mr. Shrestha holds an M.A. Degree and Bachelor of Laws from Tribhuwan University, and an LL.M. (Master of Laws) from PU, Nepal. He was enrolled in Bar in 1991 A.D. as an Advocate. He worked as a practicing lawyer from 1991 to 2000 as an Associate Advocate of Mr. Kusum Shrestha, Senior Advocate. He has also worked as Company Secretary/ In-House Lawyer of Nepal Grindlays Bank Ltd. (presently Standard Chartered Bank Nepal Ltd.) in the year 1998, when their Company Secretary/ In-House Lawyer was away in Australia for higher education. Later, he joined Nepal Indosuez Bank Ltd. (presently Nepal Investment Bank Ltd.) as Head of Legal and Loan Administration Department from November 2000 to November 2003. Currently, he has been serving as Head of Legal/Recovery Department and Reporting Authority of Shares Department of Nepal Investment Bank Ltd. Furthermore, he is also a member of SAARC Law, Nepal, Supreme Court Bar Association, Nepal Bar Association, and Nepal Law Society.
Chief Compliance Officer, Global IME Bank Limited
Mr. Bhawani Dhakal holds a Masters Degree in Law from Tribhuwan University. He was awarded Lok Raj Gyawali Gold Medal of Tribhuwan University of Nepal in 1992. He has extensive work experience of 24 years as a legal practitioner in several private firms and full-fledged professional Banker.
Having shouldered responsibilities as Head of the Human Resource Department in leading ‘A’ class commercial Bank. He has rich experience regarding the management of human capital in BFIs. In addition, he has worked in all facets of Banking Industry working as Head of Legal and Share Department, General Service Department, Credit Administration Department, and Branch Management. He has contributed as key speaker in many In-House Training programs of GIBL to share his valuable understandings` of aspects of Human Resources and it's legal perspective.
Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Mahalaxmi Bikas Bank Ltd.
Performance Assurance Ecosystem, NIC Asia Bank Ltd.