Mr. K L Dhingra has assumed office as the Director of National Institute of Bank Management (NIBM), Pune, since May 01, 2017.
He has over thirty five years of rich and diverse experience in the banking and financial sector, overseeing credit, project appraisal, merchant banking, financial services, credit rating, industrial finance, resource mobilization, World Bank - IBRD/IDA funding, risk management, housing and infrastructure finance. He has also considerable expertise in the area of infrastructure development and revival / rehabilitation of sick / financially stressed PSEs.
Before joining NIBM, Mr. K.L. Dhingra has worked as Chairman and Managing Director of ITI Ltd., the first Public Sector Enterprise in India for over 5 years. Prior to this, Mr. Dhingra 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 the post of CMD, 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. Mr. Dhingra 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, he has occupied Board level positions in Central PSEs/Pan India DFI and other private sector organizations, for more than twenty years.
Mr. Dhingra 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. Mr. Dhingra was a plenary speaker at the 101st International Labour Conference, 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 also part of the delegation led by the Chief Minister 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.
Mr. Dhingra holds a 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). Mr. Dhingra 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, Korea Trade Investment Promotion Agency, National University of Singapore, Siemens AG and DEG, Germany.