ABOUT US

Standard Chartered Bank Nepal Limited has been in operation in Nepal since 1987 when it was initially registered as a joint-venture operation. Today, the Bank is an integral part of Standard Chartered Group having an ownership of 70.21% in the company with 29.79% shares owned by the Nepalese public. The Bank enjoys the status of the only international bank currently operating in Nepal.

We are a leading international banking group with a 160-year history in some of the world’s most dynamic markets. Our heritage and values are expressed in our brand promise, Here for good. Our operations reflect our Purpose, which is to drive commerce and prosperity through our unique diversity. We are present in 60 markets and serve clients in a further 85. Supported by our global functions, our businesses serve four client segments in four regions- Europe & Americas, Africa and Middle East, ASEAN & South Asia, Greater China & North Asia. Standard Chartered PLC is listed on the London and Hong Kong Stock Exchanges as well as the Bombay and National Stock Exchanges in India.

With 15 points of representation, 26 ATMs across the country and more than 531 local staff, Standard Chartered Bank Nepal Limited is serving its clients and customers through an extensive domestic network. In addition, the global network of Standard Chartered Group enables the Bank to provide truly international banking services in Nepal. Standard Chartered Bank Nepal Limited offers a full range of banking products and services to a wide range of clients and customers including individuals, mid-market local corporates, multinationals, large public-sector companies, government corporations, airlines, hotels as well as the development organizations segment comprising of embassies, aid agencies, bilateral entities, multilateral entities, non-government organizations and international non-government organizations. The Bank has been the pioneer in introducing client-focused products and services and aspires to continue its leadership. It is the first Bank in Nepal to implement the Anti- Money Laundering policy and to apply the ‘Know Your Customer’ procedure on all the customer accounts.

The Bank believes in delivering shareholder value in a social, ethical and environmentally responsible manner. Standard Chartered throughout its long history has played an active role in supporting those communities in which its customers and staff live.

From 2003 to 2018, the Bank’s Global Community Program Strategy focused on health and education with Seeing is Believing (SiB) as the flagship program to tackle avoidable blindness and visual impairment. In 2018, the Bank achieved its ambitious target to raise USD100 million globally for SiB two years ahead of schedule. In Nepal, we continue to support all existing SiB commitments until 31 December 2020.

In May 2019, the Bank’s new Global Community Program Strategy “Futuremakers by Standard Chartered” was launched in Nepal subsequent to the global launch in January 2019. This initiative focuses on empowering the next generation to learn, earn and grow. There are three pillars to the strategy: education, employability and entrepreneurship. It builds on the success of our current community programs while growing our ambition to ensure that we are reaching more young people across our markets. The Bank is also actively engaged with the communities in raising awareness around Financial Literacy, Environment, Health and Education.

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Board Composition

  • Mr. Jitender Arora - Chairman
  • Ms. Karen De Alwis - Director
  • Mr. Krishna Kumar Pradhan - Director
  • Mr. Bharat Kunwar – Director
  • Mr. Anirvan Ghosh Dastidar – Director

The Bank's Executive Committee (EXCO) is represented by the following:

Executive Committee

  • Anirvan Ghosh Dastidar - Chief Executive Officer & Head Retail Banking
  • Gorakh Rana – Head Global Banking & Commercial Banking
  • Michael Siddhi - Head Transaction Banking
  • Rajan Udas – Head Human Resource
  • Suraj Lamichhane - Financial Controller
  • Sanjay Pant – Head of Conduct, Financial Crime & Compliance (CFCC) and Country Chief Risk Officer
  • Sujit Shrestha - Chief Operating Officer
  • Bimal Singh - Head, Legal & Company Secretary
  • Nidhi Rana - Head of Financial Markets and Head Treasury Markets

The Bank's Audit Committee is represented by the following:

Audit Committee

  • Ms. Karen De Alwis – Chairman (Member of Board Risk Committee & NED)
  • Mr. Bharat Kunwar – Member
  • Mr. Sriprasad Bhandari - Country Head of Audit

The Board Risk Committee is represented by the following:

Board Risk Committee

  • Mr. Krishna Kumar Pradhan – Chairman (Independent Director)
  • Ms. Karen De Alwis – Member (Chairman of Audit Committee & NED)
  • Mr. Sanjay Pant – Member Secretary (Head of Conduct, Financial Crime & Compliance (CFCC) and Country Chief Risk Officer)
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Speaking Up

Standard Chartered Bank (the “Bank”) is committed to maintaining a culture of the highest ethics and integrity, and in compliance with all applicable law, regulation and internal policy. As part of this commitment, the Bank has a ‘Speaking Up’ programme through which genuine concerns in this regard can be raised. Members of the public can securely raise Speaking Up concerns through this hyperlink, which is hosted on behalf of the Bank by a third party ‘InTouch’. Examples of concerns that can be raised through this website are concerns that relate to accounting, internal accounting controls or auditing matters and concerns relating to bribery or banking and financial crime. Concerns received will be forwarded to the Bank’s investigations team for review. Complaints relating to SCB banking services should not be raised through this site in the first instance, but through the SCB branch network, contact centres, Relationship Managers or the ‘Contact Us’ webpage.

Disclaimer

Please note that this hyperlink will bring to you to another website on the Internet, which is operated by InTouch, an independent company appointed by the Bank to support its Speaking Up programme. Please be mindful that when you click on the link and open a new window in your browser, you will be subject to the additional terms of use of the website that you are going to visit.

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