Institute of micro-finance and cooperative development.

Board members

Mr. Shankar Man Shrestha, Chairperson
Mr. Shrestha is a microfinance expert with more than half a decade experience in the rural finance industry. He is the chairperson, and the founder Executive Director of CSD. He worked as the Chief Executive Officer in the Rural Microfinance Development Center from August 1999 to April 2014. He had also worked in the Agricultural Development Bank in various capacities such as Deputy General Manager, Director of Agricultural Credit Training Institute, Chief of Credit Department, Regional Manager, etc. He has an M.A degree in Economics from T.U. He has long experience in facilitating microfinance training, workshops and seminars. He has written several articles, reports and papers on rural and microfinance which were published in journals and magazines within the country and abroad. He holds a long experience in delivering microfinance and training services to MFIs and the clientele.
Dr. Sumitra Manandhar Gurung, Member
Dr. Gurung is the CEO of Mahila Sahayatra Microfinance Bittiya Sanstha. She started her career as a professional staff in International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD). She received Ph.D in Geography from University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA. She worked as the former Chief Executive of Women Cooperative Society (WCS) and as a Project Director in Plan International. She has a long working experience in rural and urban development programs.
Mrs. Shova Bajracharya, Treasurer, Representing MANUSHI
Mrs. Bajracharya is the General Manager of Microfinance program of MANUSHI. She holds Masters Degree in Economics from Tribhuvan University. She has an experience in teaching economics as an Assistant Lecturer in Hiralal Multiple Campus. She has worked in development organizations like SEARCH and IIDS and has worked as an Assistant Lecturer for economics in Hiralal Multiple Campus. She has a long working experience in delivering microfinance and community development programs.
Mr. Yogendra Mandal, Member, Representing Jeevan Bikas Samaj
Mr. Mandal is the Chairperson and founder Executive Director of Jeevan Bikas Samaj. He holds Masters in Rural Development. He is an avid microfinance practitioner. He has been delivering integrated value added development programs like education, health, housing and solar etc in microfinance through JBS. He has a long working experience in rural development programs.
Mrs. Bimala Yogi, Member, Representing Nepal Mahila Samudayik Sewa Kendra
Mr. Ram Kumar Shrestha, Member
Mr. Shrestha holds M.A. degree in Economics from Tribhuvan University. He worked as Deputy Director and then as Director of CSD from 1992 to 2014 and also served as CEO of CSD promoted Swabalamban Laghubitta Bikas Bank Ltd. for 2 years. Before joining CSD, he served in the Agricultural Development Bank of Nepal (ADBN) for over 25 years in different senior positions.
Mr. Arjun Shrestha, Member, Representing Srijana Bikas Kendra
Mr. Shrestha is the chairman and one of the founding member of Srijana Bikas Kendra, Pokhara and a full time social worker. He had been involved in social work from very early age and is a life member in Nepal Redcross Society, Kaski, Nepal Cancer Relief Society, Kaski, and also a board of trasted in Janapriya Multiple Campus, Pokhara. He has attended and participated in various training and workshops related to Microfinance.