May 30 - June 3, 2022
Banking Finance and Insurance Institute of Nepal (BFIN) Ltd., Kathmandu, Nepal
Board of Directors, top and middle level officers of banks and financial institutions in Nepal


The banking industry in the 21st century is operating in an environment that requires top bank professionals to possess good combination of hard banking skills, exceptional leadership qualities and grasp of the modern trends in banking such as bank operations’ digitalization for the success of the bank industry today. Bank leaders have to consider and adapt to the emerging technological changes in the processes of the bank industries in the 21st century. Bank leaders of today have to cope with the requirements of the digital global setting confronting the world in this century.

With the fast-moving world, technology in the banking sector is also updated regularly, thus, the quick learning ability of today’s bank executives is a must have quality. The dynamic banking sector needs employees who not only understand the updated technology quickly but also get adapted easily to the new functions so as to make sure the banking operations are carried out smoothly. One needs to quickly grasp the most essential things one needs to learn from the fast-changing digital operations in the bank industry.

For the bank industry in Nepal to succeed in the fast-moving digital world, bank leaders need to possess such qualities. In this light, the ‘Banking, Finance and Insurance Institute of Nepal’ (BFIN) which aims to develop human resources in the financial systems in Nepal is working with CPSC, Manila, Philippines in conducting a five-day training cum banks/industrial visit study program to learn about the leadership challenges in the bank industry and respond to the digital transformation shaping the global world. This program will provide a platform for understanding the advancement in the financial and technology development shaping the industries in Philippines through discussions and visits with varied bank and financial institutions from the country. The program is set to gear towards the success of bank industries of Nepal.

Apart from the leadership development of bank executives, the program targets to provide insights on major transformations, trends, best practices, policies and challenges in the financial sector in the country through face-to-face discussions supplemented by institutional visits.

The program is set to contribute to the financial institutions of Nepal through insights sharing and benchmarking with financial institutions in the Philippines in the light of the collaboration between CPSC and BFIN.


The program aims for participants to:

  • Understand leadership challenges, professional accountabilities and responsibilities of a Board Member of financial institutions
  • Be aware of emerging trends and directions in the finance industry in Philippines or across the globe;
  • Comprehend the future leadership challenges emanating from the development of technology, and other external and internal environmental factors;
  • Learn about the technology development, risks and challenges in the financial sector; and
  • Be prepared as leaders ready to cope with the digital world of tomorrow.

Program Contents


  1. Presentation 1: Leadership for Global Competitiveness: Role of Top and Middle Management and Board of Directors for Smooth Operation of Banks
  2. Presentation 2: Corporate Governance in the Banking Industry in the Philippines
  3. Presentation 3: Application of ICT & Digital Technology for Effective HR Management
  4. Presentation 4: Digital/ Fintech innovations in the Financial Sector in the Philippines
  5. Presentation 5: Stress and Conflict Management for Efficiency Enhancement of HR Management for Successful Internal Bank Operations
  6. Presentation 6: Talent Management: The Future Challenges
  7. Presentation 7: Coordination, Communication and Team Building

Topics for Experience and Insights Sharing/Discussions

  • General Banking Environment: Trends, and Challenges in the Philippines
  • Risk Management in the Financial Sector
  • Philippine Bank Organizations Work Culture and Post COVID 19 Working Models and Innovations
  • Marketing and Selling Strategies Adopted by Banks in the Philippines
  • SME Financing
  • Assets and Liability Management


  1. Self-Assessment on Managerial Traits

Instructional Strategies

Different instructional methodologies will be utilized for this customized program. Some of these methodologies are listed below:

  • Face-to-face sessions
  • Study Visits
  • Insights/Experience sharing/Open Forum/Discussions

Program Management and Resource Persons

Program Supervisor (CPSC) Prof. G. L. D. Wickramasinghe ([email protected]) is the first Sri Lankan and the 12th Director General of CPSC. He is also the concurrent President of Asia Pacific Accreditation and Certification Commission (APACC).

Prior to his appointment as the Director General, he was a professor at the Department of Textile and Clothing Technology, University of Moratuwa, Moratuwa, Sri Lanka since 2015. Here also held key administrative posts during his career: as a former Vice Chancellor of the University of Vocational Technology (2016-2019), former Chairman of the Centre for Open and Distance Learning (CODL) of the University of Moratuwa (2015-2016), and former head of the Department of Textile and Clothing Technology (2009-2012).

He also served as the Chairman of Alethea International School (2017-2021), an independent non-executive Director of Orit Apparels Lanka Ltd. (2014-2016), and Sri Lanka Institute of Textile and Apparel (2010-2015). He also served as the Director of Technical and Quality Assurance of Brandix Textiles Ltd (2013-2014). He also served as chairman and member of various public sector strategic and technical committees.

He also published over 60 research publications on topics related to textile engineering and educational management, of which over 30 are international refereed journal publications.

He was honored with 18 national and international awards including Emerald Literary Award (2018), President's Award for Scientific Publications (2017), and NRC Merit Award for Scientific Publication (2016, 2011). The World Education Congress also honored him with the award for Outstanding Contribution to Education in “Sri Lanka Education Leadership Awards” in 2018.

Prof. Wickramasinghe is a graduate of a Bachelor of Science in Textile Engineering from the University of Moratuwa in 1993 by which he obtained first class honors. He finished his PhD at the University of Manchester in 2003. He also obtained a PG Certificate in Learning and Teaching, the University of Arts London, UK in 2006 and an MBA in the University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka in 2008.

Program Coordinator and Resource Person Engr. Dr. Mian Khuram Ahsan ([email protected]) is the current senior faculty specialist of the Colombo Plan Staff College. His specialization is on electrical engineering, works budget and execution, tendering, monitoring, and evaluation, database management, risk analysis, business development management, consultancy, and public administration management.

Prior to CPSC, he was the Deputy Director at NAVTTC headquarters in Islamabad, Pakistan. Some of his professional experience include working as an Assistant Professor in Electrical Engineering at GCT Nowshera, Director for Coordination and IT and Principal Staff Officer at KP-TEVTA, Chief Research and Development (R&D) and Deputy Director for Training at TE and MT Directorate. He also served as Electrical Engineer in Hydro Tech (PVT) Ltd. In Malakand III, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan as well as being a consultant of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Pakistan.

Dr. Ahsan finished his Ph.D. in Power Electronics and Power Drives last 2019 in the School of Electrical and Information Engineering, Zhenjiang Jiangsu University in China, his Master of Project Management last 2014 in ABASYN University, Peshawar Pakistan and his Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering Degree in Peshawar College of Engineering at N.W.F.P. University of Engineering and Technology also in Peshawar Pakistan.

Resource Person Prof. Richard S. Javier is currently an assistant professor at the Department of Health Policy and Administration at the College of Public Health in the University of the Philippines Manila. As a faculty, he teaches management, hospital accounting, hospital financial management, organizational development and human resource development courses to both graduate and undergraduate students. He handles courses in the field of his expertise having worked at conglomerate companies such as healthcare, education, finance, automotive and Information technology, among others. Concurrently, he is also the Human Resource and Development Office Director at the University of the Philippines Manila.

As an academician, he conducts researches and extension services in the same fields of discipline. Aside from his present position, he does consulting work with many organizations on matters pertaining to organizational management, human capital management, human resource development, and strategic management and planning. He also serves as consultant and lecturer for the Health and Nutrition Project/Program Planning & Management, teaching management and Logical Framework Approach (LFA) at SEAMEO RECFON, University of Indonesia, Jakarta Indonesia. He is part of the College of Public Health team as an academic partner of DOH Region IV-A together with Zuellig Family Foundation and USAID, in conducting the Municipal Leadership and Governance Program and Heath Leadership and Governance Program. He is the HR and Management Consultant for Medical Mission Group, Hospitals and Health Services Federation and other tertiary hospitals from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.

He has a Masters Degree in Business Administration to his name. He finished both his masters and BS Biology degree at the International School for Seventh-day Adventists, the Adventist University of the Philippines.