Management Team


Mr. Rajendra Prasad Poudel (Chief Executive Officer)

Mr. Poudel, has more than 2 decades of experience in banking. He started his career from Citi Finance Ltd. (Later Renamed as Gurkha Finance Ltd.) and worked at different BFIs graving diversified banking experience of more than 22 years.He provided the able leadership for establishment of Bageshwori Development Bank Ltd. (BDBL) as founder Chief Executive Officer with remarkable growth in the balance sheet size meeting the expectations of all the stakeholders since its inception for 12 years till the merger between BDBL and Shangri-la Development Bank Ltd (SDBL), which took place in 2071 BS. Presently Mr. Poudel, has been providing leadership role CEO who played an instrumental role in having successful merger between BDBL and SDBL.


C.A.Dinesh Thakali (Deputy Chief Executive Officer)

Mr. Thakali, has above 10 years of experience in Banking, Management, Accountancy and Audit Works. He holds Master’s Degree in Business Studies from Tribhuwan University and also has Professional Qualification as Chartered Accountant. He has attended broad range of training on various management and technical issues organized by reputed organization including AIT Thailand, MAN, ACAN and London School of Economics, UK. He started banking career with Buffalo Commercial Bank, South Sudan as Liaison Officer after working for various reputed Chartered Accountancy Firms in Nepal including PP Pradhan & Co. Chartered Accountants. His last assignment was at Shangri-la Development Bank Limited as Officiating Chief Executive before successful merger of Bageshwori Development Bank and Shangri-la Development Bank. He has vastly contributed to many professional articles in various journals and economic magazines. He was formerly General Secretary of Association of Chartered Accountants of Nepal and founder co-ordinator for Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nepal, Pokhara Branch. He has been involved in various social work including being active member of Rotary Club of Pokhara New Road in the past. He had key role in integration of two banks during the merger process including role in systems integration, HR integration, policy integration and other legal works.


Mr. Tej Bahadur Thakulla (Head-Finance and Account)

Mr. Thakulla, has more than 15 years of experience in Banking. He started his career his career from Nepal Bikas Bank Ltd. He has experience of working at different levels at various departments. He holds Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Tribhuwan University.


Mr. Nirmal Kumar Shrestha (Head-Credit and Marketing/HR(Act) )

Mr. Shrestha, has more than decade of experience in Banking, Education and other Works. He has been involved with Shangri-la Dev. Bank  since 2009  and worked at various levels in Credit Department. He holds Master’s Degree in Business Studies from Tribhuwan University.


C.A. Bikash Dhungana (Head-Compliance )

Mr. Dhungana, has above 8 years of experience in Banking and Audit Works. He holds Professional Qualification as Chartered Accountant and has experience of working  in Internal audit and Credit Risk Management of Banking sector. His last assignment was at Kamana Bikas Bank Ltd as Head-Credit Risk Management.


Mr. Santosh Pageni (Head-Information Technology)

Mr. Pageni, has more than 8 years of experience in Banking Information Technology. He is BCA and MBA graduate from Pokhara University. His last assignment was at Axis Development Bank Ltd. as Head-IT. He brings in with him handful experience of merger between various Banks.


Mr.Purna Prakash Shrestha (Head – Operation and Administration)

Mr. Shrestha, has more than 6 years of experience in banking. He had a decade of experience in MNCs and manufacturing companies before joining Shangri-la.