The board of directors

Written by Super User
on 04 September 2012

The board of directors (BOD) comprises of four members representing parent company, Citizens Bank International & individual promoters.


Mr. Ganesh Raj Pokharel


A well established mentor Mr. Ganesh Raj Pokharel is widely regarded persona in the management field. Along with EMBA from Kathmandu University with Cum Laude, he completed MBA in International marketing research in the year 1995 from Tribhuwan University. He has also completed Bachelors in Law specializing in company and banking law along with B Com in tax and audit. Starting his professional career with Management Association Nepal, he worked there for 12 years from July 1995 including 6 years an Executive Director. As of the present, he has been serving Citizens Bank International as Deputy CEO and Company Secretary where he started his endeavor from the inception of the institution. Apart from organizing hundreds of trainings and providing research and consultancy services to esteemed organizations like FPAN, NAC, NEA and likewise, he has also received trainings from Gothenburg University, Sweden, China Productivity Center, China, International Productivity Center, Singapore etc. Along with numerous published books and scholarly articles, Mr. Pokharel has deep expertise in the field of Risk Management, Corporate Management & Financial Inclusion.
Altogether with 35 years of corporate experience, Mr. Ajad Shrestha has vivid experience in the corporate sector with exposure towards diversified sectors. Having led organizations being part of management and board as well, he has had significant expertise towards the field of management. He completed his graduation in economics from Tribhuwan University. He has been involved with Machhapuchhre Bank as director and led Jaya Confectionary as a Managing Director.

 Mr. Ajad Shrestha



Mr. Bodh Raj Devkota


Having completed Masters in Philosophy in Management from Kathmandu University and MBA in Finance from Tribhuwan University, Mr. Bodh Raj Devkota has academic specialization in Finance, Management & Accountancy. With a total of 20 years of experience in banking sector, he started his career as Deputy Manager from Nepal Bank Limited in the year 1994 where he served for more than 12 years. Before joining Citizens Bank International, he had been leading Relationship Management Division typically intended towards Corporate and SMEs where he was responsible for authorizing and monitoring entire credit domain of the institution. He has been affixed with Citizens Bank since the establishment of the entity where he functions as Assistant CEO. Alongside numerous trainings and participations, his relentless loyalty and immense lore is an asset to the organization.

With more than 30 years of experience working in the Nepal Rastra Bank, the regulator, across various divisions and departments, Mr. Ramdhan Shrestha has insights on central banking and the influences in the overall economy among others. He completed his bachelor's degree in business administration & commerce and his master's degree from Tribhuwan University. With his expertise in supervision of financial institutions and personnel administration, he has proven to be instrumental in the success of Citizens Bank International being involved since 2006. Altogether with more than 40 years of banking experience he has received training on various critical topics like BASEL II and Mutual Funds. Besides, he has involuted and partaken in various banking related training and programs.

 Mr. Ramdhan Shrestha



 Mr. Arjun Lal Rajbanshi

Independent Director

Mr. Arjun Lal Rajbanshi has more than 24 years of experience in Citizen Investment Trust. He started working in CIT as acting Assistant Manager. Before working in CIT he has also worked in UNDP as program officer. Mr. Rajbanshi has completed BA in Economics from Trichandra Campus and MA in economics from Tribhuwan University. He speaks Nepali, English and Newari. Some of the trainings completed by him are visual basics, oracle, stock exchange development and venture management. Mr. Rajbanshi has attended many workshops and seminars.  

Mr. Kamal Bikram Singh has more than 50 years of experience in banking field. He started his career from Nepal Bank Limited in 1962 and worked till 1986in various roles. After that he joined Nepal Investment Bank till 2006 as senior manager. From 2007 he worked as Senior Executive in Citizens Bank International Limited till July 2014 and joined Sanima bank as Senior Executive and retired after July 2015.He has completed Bachelors in Commerce & Bachelors in Law. Mr. Singh speaks five languages Nepali, English, Hindi, Newari & Bhojpuri. Some of the trainings completed by him are general banking course, agricultural priority sector course, and strategic management of marketing & planning course. He is a member of Nepal Bar Council.


 Mr. Kamal Bikram Singh

Board Advisor

 Mr. Bhola Prasad Pandey

Independent Director

Mr. Bhola Prasad Pandey has experience working more than 22 years. He completed B. Com. in 1992 and completed his MBA in management in 1995.He worked as Industrial District Management Officer from 2051 in National Planning Commission till 2059. After that he has worked as head of the department and campus chief from 2059 till now in Nuwakot Adarsha Multiple Campus. He speaks Nepali, Hindi & English.