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Assignments


Some Recent Examples of Assignments Performed

    1. Acting Program Manager (relieving) South Asia Enterprise Development Facility, focussing on assisting banks in Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan & North East India to enhance the flow of credit to Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs)
    2. Achievements:

    3. Stabilised team after 6 months with no Manager
    4. Introduced new SEDF TA strategies and programs in Bhutan & NEI
    5. Initiated a new micro-equity product in NEI
    6. Initiated a range of new cross-team financing products in Bangladesh & Bhutan, including bailment, project financing of dye plant effluent, lending secured by receivables & inventory and yarn wholesale syndication
    7. Drafted Anti-Money Laundering guidelines for SEDF
    8. Wrote a credit manual for a non-conforming mortgage lender in Australia.
    9. Wrote and presented a new financial analysis training programme target at emerging markets in Eastern & Central Europe. To date, versions of this course have been presented in Oman, UAE, Italy & Russia.
    1. Undertook a due diligence review of a bank in the Pacific for the South Pacific Project facility of International Finance Corporation (June 2003).
    2. Developed, wrote and presented (6 times to date) a one-day introduction to credit program for staff of a major Australian bank.
    3. Wrote the Corporate Finance module for a securities industry training program for the Hong Kong Securities Institute.
    4. Consulted to Asian Development Bank on privatization of State-Owned Enterprises (SOEs) in Nepal. I was selected for this assignment specifically because a significant number of these SOEs will require extensive restructuring before they can be sold. This project was terminated in November 2002 following (a) civil unrest and other governance-related factors in Nepal, and (b) my recommendation for the strengthening of institutional capacity for privatization in Nepal.
    5. Advised Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH (DEG) in negotiations leading to payout of problem loan in Indonesia.
    6. Advised Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH (DEG) in negotiations leading to payout of problem loan in Indonesia.
    7. Prepared recommendations for Asian Development Bank and (UK) Department for International Development for (a) reducing Nepal SOEs contingent liabilities and (b) strengthening Nepal SOEs' reporting to Ministry of Finance. This is the latest assignment under the on-going programme for privatisation of SOEs in Nepal.
    8. Wrote and presented a three-day seminar "Advanced Credit", presented on behalf of IFC and Banca Intesa to Nanjing City Commercial Bank (March 2004).
    9. Conducted an evaluation of progress achieved by His Majesty's Government of Nepal in implementing a privatisation programme in Nepal, on behalf of Asian Development Bank and (UK) Department for International Development (refer ix. below) (February-March 2004).

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