Teachers Savings and Loans Society (TISA) today announced the appointment of Sunil Kumar Pokharel as Chief Executive Officer for Tisa Community Finance (TCF) Limited, a subsidiary of the TISA.

Sunil is a senior global financial services executive with over 30 years of banking experience and brings with him deep insights into developing and emerging markets.

A major focus for Sunil and the TCF team will be to continue to build on TCF’s transformation through digitization and best practices.

Commenting on the appointment, Group CEO for TISA, Michael Koisen said: “Sunil’s experience and skills are invaluable to TCF and in due course TISA Bank, and we are very pleased that he has agreed to take on this appointment.

Sunil is the ideal leader for TCF/TISA Bank as we seek to transform our operations and culture firmly around leading customer service, experience and products,” Mr Koisen said.

Sunil brings a compelling range of experience across finance and investment in developing and emerging markets with a track record of delivering important and practical improvements for customers.

“His leadership and external perspectives will add significant value to our business as we look for ways to further support our customers and communities in PNG,said Mr. Koisen.

Sunil joins TCF from Civil Bank in Kathmandu, Nepal where he was the CEO of Civil Bank. He was associated with Standard Chartered Bank for almost two decades and during that period he also worked with Standard Chartered in Afghanistan. Before joining Civil Bank in 2019, he was associated with NIC ASIA Bank, Nabil Bank, AGD Bank and UAB Bank of Myanmar. Sunil is also a visiting faculty of Kathmandu University School of Management.

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