GABV appoints banker Upendra Poudel Asia pacific representative
KAROBAR CORRESPONDENT
Thursday, Apr 26, 2018
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The Global Alliance for Banking on Values (GABV) has appointed a senior banker Upendra Poudyal as its representative for Asia Pacific region.
He will be responsible for facilitating the activities and commitments of the Asia Pacific Chapter and expanding the network in the Region, according to a press note from the GABV, headquartered in Zeist, Netherlands.
Poudyal is currently a sirector of Nabil Bank and National Banking Institute (NBI). He retired last year from the position of the chief executive of NMB Bank immediately after the global conference of the GABV in March 2017 in Kathmandu, which was held under his coordination. The Conference was inaugurated and addressed by the then Prime Minster Puspa Kamal Dahal.
Poudyal had also served as the president of the Nepal Banker’s Association (NBA).
Poudyal is fully committed to the principles of the GABV and strongly feels that these principles will help ensure that banking is a healthy and productive system of the society, the press note further reads. "Only by changing finance are we able to finance change," he said, adding that the banking system in Nepal needs to embrace the value based sustainable banking in order that we focus chiefly in supporting the real sector of the economy which is crucial for the development of the country.
The GABV member banks are deeply connected to the people and the communities. Its focus on inclusion puts basic banking products in service of a greater number of people, rather than highly sophisticated products in the hands of a few. In nutshell, it has a triple bottom-line approach at the heart of the business models focusing simultaneously on people, planet and prosperity.
The Global Alliance for Banking on Values (GABV) is a not-for-profit organisation and independent network of banks and banking cooperatives. They have a shared mission to use finance to deliver sustainable economic, social and environmental development. Founded in 2009, the GABV comprises of 48 financial institutions and seven strategic partners operating in countries across Asia, Africa, Australia, South and North America and Europe. Collectively we serve more than 41 million customers, hold up to $127 billion of combined assets under management, and we are supported by more than 48,000 co-workers.