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 38 years of experience in Banking, Finance and Management, out of which he has worked for more than 24 years in the position of Executive Director and above.
Before joining NIBM, Dr Dhingra has worked as Chairman and Managing Director of ITI Ltd. – the first Public Sector Enterprise (PSE) of 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 Ltd, he has been the Chief Executive Officer of National Culture Fund, Ministry of Culture, Government 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 six years. During his professional career, Dr Dhingra had been at the Board level position for over 17 years in Central PSUs/All India Public Financial Institution and NIBM.
Dr Dhingra was associated as a financial expert, nominated by the Government of India, 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. APMCHUD is a Forum of Housing and Urban Development Ministers of 52 countries.
Dr Dhingra has also participated and organised a 'Seminar' alongwith the Minister for Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation, Government of India in World Urban Forum – 4 at Nanjing (China) showcasing India's Housing and Urban Infrastructure and also availability of finance for this sector. 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 led by the Chief Minister of the State to Japan, Korea, Singapore and Hong Kong; and organised 'Road Shows' in these countries to highlight Haryana's competitive edge to attract industrial investment 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.
Dr Dhingra 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 is an MBA from FMS, Delhi University. His professional qualifications include M.Com., LL.B., CAIIB from India and ACIB from London Institute of Banking and Finance, UK. He is a Fellow of the Indian Institute of Banking and Finance, Mumbai. He has also been conferred Fellowships by the Chartered Bankers Institute, Scotland as well as 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.
Dr Dhingra has been accorded with 'The First Couple conferred with a Doctorate Degree on the same Day', by the India Book of Records, Asia Book of Records and also with World Book of Records for its Ph.D work along with his spouse.