April 29 - May 3, 2024
Colombo Plan Staff College (CPSC) Bldg. C, Department of Education Complex,
Meralco Avenue, Pasig City, Metro Manila, 1600 Philippines
Customized Program
Colombo Plan Staff College (CPSC) and
Banking Finance and Insurance Institute of Nepal (BFIN)


The banking industry in the 21st century is operating in an environment that requires top bank professionals to possess a good combination of hard banking skills, exceptional management qualities, and amiable interpersonal attitudes for the success of the bank industry today.

Banking professionals have to deal with tremendous pressure and numerous responsibilities every day of their professional lives. Thus, they need to be efficient in managing multiple operations and should have attention to details at the same time. They have to be always on top of any situations considering emerging technological changes in the processes of the bank industry 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.

Qualities of an effective bank manager include leadership, good organization and problem-solving skills. An exceptional management and problem solving skills of a top bank executive helps the bank to meet its targets, find solutions, make way for new opportunities and builds confidence among peers and subordinates that challenges encountered by the bank is ensured to be surpassed. Good management in the banking industry helps in maintaining and managing important records and documentation, which is very crucial for the organization.

Apart from the management development of bank executives, the program targets to provide greater awareness on major transformations, trends, best practices, policies, and challenges in the financial sector through face-to-face discussions supplemented by sharing and benchmarking with financial institutions in the Philippines.


At the end of the program, the participants will be able to:

  • Understand management challenges, professional accountabilities, and developing the management team of financial institutions
  • Be aware of emerging trends and directions in the finance industry in the Philippines or across the globe
  • Comprehend the future management 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
  • Be prepared as managers ready to cope with the current digital world

Instructional Strategies

To facilitate productive and interactive learning, the following instructional strategies will be utilized to effectively train the participants:

  • Face-to-face lectures
  • Study Visits
  • Experience Sharing

Date and Platform

The program will be conducted at Colombo Plan Staff College in Pasig City from April 29 to May 3, 2024

Program Management

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 currently a Senior Faculty Specialist at 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 joining CPSC, he was the Deputy Director of the National Vocational Training Commission (NAVTTC), under the Ministry of Federal Education and Professional Training, Islamabad, Pakistan. As Deputy Director he handled varied administrative and management roles and responsibilities in the commission, which include strategic planning and facilitation of professional training for TVET institutions in the country.

His teaching experiences include being 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 and as 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.

Program Schedule