Management Team

Mr. Arjun Thapa
  • Mr. Arjun Thapa
    Acting Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Arjun Thapa has long ties with Machhapuchchhre Bank Limited having sound knowledge of banking and serving the Bank holding key positions. Prior to MBL, he was associated with Nepal Grindlays Bank Limited (Now-Standard Chartered Bank) where he spent around 8 years.

Mr. Thapa is an MBA graduate from Tribhuwan University and has expertise in key areas of Banking such as Branch Operations, Credit Operation and Administration, Risk Management and Trade Finance and other areas of banking. With a dynamic personality he has good planning and organization skills, the ability to understand broad business issues and a strong knowledge of trade products.

Mr. Santosh Koirala
  • Mr. Santosh Koirala
    Acting Deputy Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Santosh Koirala is a well-qualified and result-oriented banking professional with over 17 years of successful experience in different key positions of banking sector. He started his career from Bank of Kathmandu where he spent more than 4 years and then moved on to Sanima Bank Limited where he spent around 9 years in various capacities heading the departments.

Mr. Koirala is an MBA graduate from Tribhuwan University and has expertise in key areas of Banking both on the operational as well as the business front. With great industry knowledge he possess excellent communication, analytical and leadership skills with a focus on customer service.

Mr. Sarju Kumar Thapa
  • Mr. Sarju Kumar Thapa
    Assistant General Manager(Chief Credit Business Officer)

Mr. Sarju Kumar Thapa has more than 15 years of banking experience. He started his banking career from Bank of Kathmandu from March 2000 and spent nearly four years in various departments and then moved onto Machhapuchchhre Bank for a period of six month. Then he was associated with Sanima Bank Limited where he spent around more than 7 years holding key positions in the Bank.

Mr. Thapa is an MBA graduate from Tribhuwan University with strong risk management, leadership & interpersonal skills and has a strong knowledge of trade products. His expertise lies in the business function of the Bank such as Credit Business Line, Trade Finance and so on for more than 17 years.

Mr. Narayan Prakash Bhuju
  • Mr. Narayan Prakash Bhuju
    Assistant General Manager (Chief Digital Banking Officer)

Mr. Narayan Prakash Bhuju is visionary Chief Technology Officer with more than two decades of vivid experience and successful track record of spearheading Technology led business Transformations for leading commercial bank of Nepal.

Mr. Bhuju initiated his banking career from Machhapuchchhre Bank Limited in the year 2000. He later joined Kumari Bank Limited and served as the Head of Information Technology Department for almost 14 years. During his tenure in Kumari Bank Limited he has pioneered Internet and Mobile Banking for the first time in banking history of Nepal.

He rejoined Machhapuchchhre Bank Limited on 23 November 2014 in the capacity of Senior Manager. He is the Strong leader who believes human resources are the biggest assets of an organization thereby efficiently driving overall digital banking operation of the bank. His core responsibilities are IT & digital Strategy, Information Technology & Systems, IT Shared Services, Information Security, IT Infrastructure Management, Digital Implementation & Management, Business Process Re-engineering, and IT Risk, Governance and Compliance Management.

Mr. Bhuju is well known for building high performance teams to achieve stretched goals and currently he is mentoring seven different departments/units which includes Information Technology Department, E-Payment & Solution Department, Digital Banking Marketing unit, Transactional Banking Unit, Back Office Unit, Branchless Banking Unit, and Call Center Unit.”

Mr. Bishwambhar Neupane
  • Mr. Bishwambhar Neupane
    Assistant General Manager (Chief Risk Officer)

Mr. Bishwambhar Neupane has been associated with Machhapuchchhre Bank Limited since July 16, 2004. He started his banking career from Everest Bank Ltd then he was associated with Nepal Industrial and Commercial Bank as Senior Officer. He has long experience in banking sectors with vast knowledge of overall banking functions.

Mr. Neupane is an MBA graduate from Kathmandu University having strong problem-solving, analytical and decision-making skills, ability to cope under pressure, good communication and presentation skills with best commercial awareness.

Mr. Prabin Basnet
  • Mr. Prabin Basnet
    Assistant General Manager (Chief Operating Officer)

Mr. Prabin Basnet has more than 12 years of experience in banking industry and started his banking career from Nabil Bank Ltd. His past assignment was at NIC Asia Bank Ltd where he discharged his responsibilities in various capacities as Chief Finance Officer, Head-Retail Banking, and Head-Operations.

Mr. Basnet is a CA and Executive MBA graduate with sound knowledge of bank operations. His core competencies lies in: designing and implementing business operations, good knowledge of financial and accounting procedures, sound knowledge of financial regulations, excellent analytical and numerical skills, decision making, problem solving, sharp time management and critical thinking skills.