Dr. Binod Atreya
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 microcredit 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 the 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 microfinance institutions, and the 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 to developing a five-year strategic plan for Nepal Rastra Bank, and also in preparing the 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, microfinance and developing the strategic plan, financial literacy policy, financial sector reform, management and administration, research and training. He has presented the number of papers in international conferences and seminars and regarded as Strategist, Motivator, Management and Banking Expert and a practical Resource Person. He holds a Ph.D. 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.