Dr. K. L. Dhingra has assumed office as the Director of National Institute of Bank Management (NIBM), Pune, since May 01, 2017.
He has over 37 years of experience in Banking, Finance and Management, out of which he has worked for more than 23 years in the position of Executive Director and above.
Before joining NIBM, he has worked as Chairman and Managing Director of ITI Ltd., the first Public Sector Enterprise in India for over 5 years. Prior to this, He has been the Chairman and Managing Director of Housing and Urban Development Corporation Ltd (HUDCO), the first Financial Institution for Infrastructure and Housing Finance, for over 2-1/2 years. After relinquishing the charge of CMD/ITI, he has been the CEO of National Culture Fund, Ministry of Culture, Govt of India for about 2 years. In his prior positions, he was Director (Finance) of two Central PSEs and also Executive Director of HSIIDC. He has also been the Vice Chairman of SCOPE (Standing Conference of Public Enterprises) – an apex organization for the public sector in India and also the Chairman of its Finance Committee for 6 years. During his professional career, Dr Dhingra had been in the board level positions for over 22 years in Central PSUs/Pan India DFI and other private sector organizations.
He was associated as a financial expert nominated by the GoI, on ERSO Trust Fund of UN Habitat. In July 2015, he was shortlisted by the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA), as the India Region candidate for the recruitment to the post of Secretary General, CPA. He was one of the plenary speakers at the 101st International Labour Conference, organised by ILO in Geneva in 2012. He participated in the Asia-Pacific Ministerial Conference for Housing and Urban Development (APMCHUD) at Iran, Jordan and India and also the World Urban Forum – 4 at Nanjing. He was a Member Convenor of High Powered Committee to rejuvenate Housing and Urban Development Corporation Limited (HUDCO) constituted by Government of India. He was also part of high powered delegation of the State of Haryana to Japan, Korea, Singapore and Hong Kong, to attract foreign investors to the State. He was a member of the committee on “Start-Up Index” set up by the Reserve Bank of India, and various other committees, including Committees on ‘Micro Finance’ and on Áffordable Housing’ constituted by the Government of India.
He has completed his Ph.D. on the topic of 'Corporate Governance in Central Public Sector Enterprises in India: A Case Study of Selected CPSEs'. He has also Post Graduate Degree in Commerce and also an MBA from FMS, Delhi University. His professional qualifications include LL.B., CAIIB from India and ACIB from the London Institute of Banking and Finance, UK. In addition, he is a Fellow of the Indian Institute of Banking and Finance and had been conferred with Fellowships of the Chartered Bankers Institute, Scotland, and Financial Services Institute of Australasia (Finsia). Dr K L Dhingra is also a Distinguished Fellow of Institute of Directors, Delhi. He has completed a number of courses with specialisation in banking and finance. He is recipient of various awards/prizes including, Dr. C.D. Datey Prize, J. C. Das Prize, Bank of Baroda Shri N. M. Chokshi Memorial Prize and Khan Bahadur Shaikh Mohamedally Allabux Memorial Prize. He has also attended seminars / training programmes in India, Europe, Singapore, Australia, Korea, Sri Lanka and Sweden, organized by leading domestic and foreign institutions like MDI, ASCI, International Labour Organization (ILO), Korea Trade Investment Promotion Agency, National University of Singapore, Siemens AG and DEG, Germany.