At least 12 persons have applied for the post of chairman of the Securities Board of Nepal (SEBON).

It has been learnt that Niraj Giri, Dr Nawaraj Adhikari, Anil Poudel, Sitaram Thapaliya, Chiranjibi Chapagain, Krishna Prasad Acharya, Jeevan Amgai, Gopal Bhatt, Dr Keshav Prasad Shrestha, Ramesh Hamal, Ambika Rimal, and Hemanta Bashyal have submitted their candidacy for the post.

Thursday, November 11, 2021 (i.e. Kartik 25, 2078) was the last day to apply for the vacancy of the regulatory board's chairmanship.

Former chairman of SEBON Bhisma Raj Dhungana was sacked by the Ministry of Finance following which the regulatory body had issued a vacancy announcement.

Acting on the recommendation of the committee, the government will appoint a chairman from three shortlisted candidates.

Former executive officers of NEPSE, bankers, former chairpersons of insurance committees, chartered accountants, and investors have laid claim for the post.