Management Team

Dr. Binod Atreya
Dr. Binod Atreya (Managing Director)

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. 

 

Mr. Subarna Poudel
Mr. Subarna Poudel (Director-Strategy, Growth & Consulting)

Mr. Paudel currently serves as Director-Strategy, Growth & Consulting at BFIN. He is a member of Board of Directors at Swadeshi Laghubitta Bittiya Sanstha Limited and Hotel Alice The Wonder Inn Limited and also the Founder of S.P Business Consulting.Paudel holds over 9 years of professional experience in Strategic Planning, Investment Deal Screening, New Venture Creation, Growth Consulting, Accounting & Financial Management, Fund Management, Statutory Audits, Internal Auditing, Tax Consulting, Project Management, and SMEs Consulting.He worked as Acting CEO at Emerging Nepal Limited, Internal Auditor at Chaudhary Group, Business Head at Life Private Limited (subsidiary of KFA), Audit Executive at T.P. Adhikari & Associates and Associate at V.P. Mehta & Co, Chartered Accountants (Indian associate firm of MJF LLP, California, USA). He was instrumental during the establishment of Nepal Infrastructure Bank Limited (NIFRA) and BFIN.Paudel pursued MBA from Lincoln University, Malaysia and studied Chartered Accountancy at Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) and pursuing Master of Public Policy & Management (MPPM) from Kathmandu University. He is an Associate Member of Institute of Management Consultants of India (IMCI) and a QMS Lead Auditor certified by JAS-AAS (USA) and PECB (Canada) for ISO 9001:2015. He has attended dozens of trainings & conferences in Nepal & Abroad. He has also published dozens of articles on leading newspaper and magazines of Nepal.

Ms.Veennee Shakya (Vinnie)
Ms.Veennee Shakya (Vinnie) (Business Growth Executive)

Ms. Veennee an MBA Graduate currently serves as a Business Growth Executive. She has been developing the Annual Training Calendar for BFIN for the last two years. Currently, she is engaged in launching an Annual Journal of BFIN which will be launched on the 14th of August 2020 which includes 15 Research Articles from National and International Researchers in the areas of economic, banking, governance, insurance, microfinance, information technology, and HR development. She has been planning to re-launch "the Leadership Development Program for Senior Executives in Financial Institutions" November/December in collaboration with Westcliff University, USA.

She has been working on the Learning Management System to boost the e-learning system of Nepal for the BFIs Sector and also have been undertaking the Job Portal launched by BFIN Last year (www.bfinjobs.com). She manages all the graphic presentations of BFIN as a whole which includes Websites, Conferences, Training Programs, Webinars, e-Publications/ Journals, and more.

She was awarded by the Hong Kong Management Association for Coordinating the training course conducted in Hong Kong in March 2019.

She has wide experience over 9 Years in the Private & Public Organization as an Administration Head. 

Ms. Rekha Shrestha
Ms. Rekha Shrestha (Marketing Officer )

Ms. Rekha is currently working as a Marketing Officer with widely experiences and management ability. She holds a Master Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from King’s College, Kathmandu equivalent to Tribhuvan University, Bachelor Degree in Business Studies (BBS) from Einstein Academy H S School, Lalitpur Nepal. She has specialized in Human Resource with two years of experiences. She also served as a lecture at Einstein Academy College. She is an energetic, dedicated and ambitious professional who has developed an accountable and responsible approach to any task undertaken while respecting and promptly acclimatizing to the dynamics of culture, race, and skills in an organization. She believes developing a positive attitude and building a network among people is the key factor to succeed in life. She loves social gathering and is passionate about traveling to new places. 

Mahendra Narayan Joshi
Mahendra Narayan Joshi (Head - HR/Admin And Support Eco-system)

Mr. Joshi currently serves as Head - HR/Admin and Support Eco-system at BFIN. He holds over three years of experience in Legal, Company Secretarial and Administration. He completed his Bachelor Degree in Business Administration from the Pokhara University and pursuing MBA from Rajdhani Model College affiliated to Pokhara University. He worked as Company Secretary at Emerging Nepal Limited and also served as Director at Hotel Alice The Wonder Inn Limited.    

Ms. Nishu Bhagat
Ms. Nishu Bhagat (Information Technology Manager)

Ms. Nishu Bhagat, a BSc.CSIT graduate from Tribhuwan University, currently serves as a Information Technology Manager & program coordinator. She handles the websites design and updates (job portal, digital marketing and other technical related works). She is also working in the Online Courses brought in the Nepal territory from the International Institutions. She designs the brochures, flyers and other promotional materials. Likewise, she design, prepare and publishes monthly e-journals. She ensures the security of data, network access and backup system. She handles and maintains the Database. She coordinates various Conferences, International and National programs. She was also awarded by Asia-Pacific Rural and Agricultural Credit Association (APRACA) for coordinating the program for the Banks and Financial Institutions at Bangkok, Thailand in 2019. She has worked as an Android App Development intern in Janaki Technology Pvt. Ltd, Kathmandu and Cascade Infotech, Biratnagar.

Ms. Aslin Gyawali
Ms. Aslin Gyawali (Program Coordinator)

Ms. Aslin Gyawali is currently working as a Program Coordinator with experiences and management ability. She holds a Bachelor Degree from Tribhuwan University. She has experience of working in the management field. She coordinates various Conferences, International and National programs. She was also awarded by Birla Institute of Management Technology (BIMTECH) for coordinating the program for the Banks and Financial Institutions at New Delhi, India in 2019.

Mrs. Bhagwata Pokherel
Mrs. Bhagwata Pokherel (Front Desk Assistant)

Bhagwata is currently working as a Front Desk Assistant. She is currently enrolled in Master in Business Studies (MBS) at Shankar Dev Campus equivalent to Tribhuvan University. She holds the Bachelor’s degree in Business Studies (BBS) from Butwal Multiple Campus equivalent to Tribhuvan University. She has one year of teaching experience in Sunflower English Boarding School, Kapilvastu. She is passionate and hardworking who works with the motto “Do something today that your future will thank you for”.

Mr. Shubas Panta
Mr. Shubas Panta (Office Assistant)

Shubas is currently working as a Office Assistant in BFIN. He holds the intermediate degree from the Nepal Board. He was self-employed for 7 years.