Management Team

Mr. Rajan Singh Bhandari (Chief Executive Officer)

Mr. Rajan Singh Bhandari, a Chartered Accountant from Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) and M.A (Economics) from Tribhuvan University, served Nepal Rastra Bank for 26 years (June 1980 to December 2006) and headed various departments such as Banking Regulation, Bank Supervision, Kathmandu Banking Office, Accounts, Internal Audit etc. He was a key player in leading and coordinating Financial Sector Reform Program of Nepal which included re-engineering of Nepal Rastra Bank and restructuring of two state owned Commercial Banks and the capacity building of the financial system. He was also responsible in formulating and introducing various prudential norms and directives in the history of Nepalese Banking System.



Mr. Ganesh Raj Pokharel (Deputy Chief Executive Officer)

Mr. Ganesh Raj Pokharel is a well known individual in the management field. He sounds very competent as he has a wide range of knowledge and educational qualification that includes MBA (Marketing), B.L. (Banking) and eMBA (Finance). He started his professional career with Management Association of Nepal (July 1995 to January 2007) and also held the responsibility of Executive Director for six years during his tenure. He has also served as a Principal of Management Development Campus for EMBA program. He has been actively involved and serving in this organization, Citizens Bank International Limited since its inception. He also has a vast experience in organizing training programs, talk programs, various researches and consultancy works.



Mr. Bodh Raj Devkota (Assistant Chief Executive Officer)

Mr. Bodh Raj Devkota, MPhil (Management) from Kathmandu University and an MBA (finance) from Tribhuvan University, Kirtipur started his Banking career from Nepal Bank Limited as a Deputy Manager. He served Nepal Bank Limited from December 1994 to March 2007. Prior to joining Citizens Bank International Ltd he was Head of Relationship Management Division (Corporate/SME Business) where his key responsibilities were to approve credits, monitoring and supervision of Corporate/SME credit portfolio. He has been serving in Citizens Bank International Ltd. since its inception.




Mr. Ramdhan Shrestha (Assistant Chief Executive Officer )

Mr. Ramdhan Shrestha was associated with Nepal Rastra Bank where he served for 29 years and his area of expertise is in supervision of financial institutions, personnel administration etc.








Mr. Rajendra Lal Shrestha – Chief Risk and Recovery Officer

Mr. Rajendra Lal Shrestha, an MBA from SIBM, Pune has 15 years of Banking Experience in the field of Trade Finance, Credit and Branch Operation.








Mr.Paras Kumar Kafle- Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Paras Kumar Kafle, an MBS from Tribhuvan University has over 14 years of Experience in Banking Sector. His areas of experience and expertise include Trade Finance, Credit Operations, Branch Management, Bank Operations and Relationship Management both in Corporate Credit and SME Loans.








Ms. Umang Sharma- Chief Administrative Officer

Ms. Umang Sharma, an MBA, has 14 years of Banking Experience. She has experience of working in Credit Department particularly in the field of Consumer Banking, SME Banking and also has experience of working in Business Development Unit. She has been leading the HR Department and General Service Department of the Bank since last two years.








Mr. Sumit Babu Khatri- Chief Credit Officer

Mr. Sumit Babu Khatri, an MBA has 14 years of banking experience. He has over a decade of experience in credit and marketing department looking after corporate & commercial loans, consumer loans and infrastructure & project financing in various capacities.








Mr. Sanjeeb Kumar Shrestha – Chief Information Technology Officer

Mr. Sanjeeb Kumar Shrestha, Master in Computer Engineering from Ukraine has over 16 years of Banking Experience in the field of Information Technology. He has been working in IT Department and also has experience in the field of Branchless Banking, Card and Remittance.








Mr. Pramesh Raj Kayastha – Chief Finance Officer

Mr. Kayastha holds Chartered Accountancy degree from Institute of Chartered Accountancy of India and BBS from Tribhuwan University. Prior to joining Citizens Bank International Limited, he was associated with Prime Commercial Bank Limited as Finance Head for over 3 years. He had joined Citizens Bank International Limited on 2070/03/23 as Executive Finance Officer.








Head of Departments

  • Suman Mulepati - Head-Consumer Banking Unit Including Fast Track Loan
  • Amit Khanal - Head-Credit Risk (Corporate Credit Banking Unit/SME) Department
  • Narayan Raj Adhikari - Head-Credit Risk(Consumer Banking Unit Including Fast Track Loan) Department
  • Manisha Karna - Head-Recovery(CCBU/SME & CBU Including Fast Track Loan) Department
  • Anit Sapkota - Head-Internal Audit Department
  • Suresh Prasad Thapaliya - Head -Trade Administration Department
  • Angish Shrestha - Head-Treasury Front Office/Agency Department
  • Hari Babu Thapa - Head -Credit Administration Department
  • Suyesh Kumar Poudel - Head -Card Department
  • Akanksha Basnet –Executive Finance Officer
  • Ramesh Prasad Ghimire - Head- Compliance and NRB Reporting
  • Raju Manandhar - Operation In-charge – Operation Department
  • Krishna Pandey - Head-Risk Management Department
  • Saurav Shrestha -IT In-Charge- Information and Technology Department
  • Dikendra Ram Kashajoo - Head -General Service Department
  • Sujan Jhamkanath Adhikari - In-Charge-Remittance Department
  • Swechchha Dangol - In-Charge- Branchless Banking