Mumbai/IBNS: ICICI Bank on Thursday inaugurated its representative office at Thapathali, the prominent business district in Kathmandu, marking the foray of an Indian private sector bank in Nepal. The representative office will closely work with the domestic banks in Nepal to facilitate investment, trade, payments and treasury business between the two countries.
The office was inaugurated through a digital event in the presence of Maha Prasad Adhikari, Governor of Nepal Rastra Bank, Vinay Mohan Kwatra, Indian Ambassador to Nepal, Nilamber Acharya, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Embassy of Nepal and Sandeep Bakhshi, MD & CEO, ICICI Bank.
With this foray, ICICI Bank has expanded its global footprint to 15 countries including India.
Speaking on the occasion, Sriram H. Iyer, Head - International Banking Group, ICICI Bank, said, “India and Nepal have significant trade and investment links between them. We believe that ICICI Bank’s on-ground presence through the new representative office coupled with its strong business partnerships with banks in Nepal, will help us further our participation in the economic flows between the two countries.”
ICICI Bank has appointed Ranjan Kumar Thapa as the Chief Representative for its Nepal operations.