Mr. Tarique Afzal joined AB Bank on 14th October, 2018 as Deputy Managing Director – Head of Corporate, Legal & Regulatory Affairs. Subsequently, the Honorable Board of ABBL has designated him as the President and Managing Director (CC) of AB Bank effective 12th December 2018.
Prior to joining AB Bank he was the Chief Executive Officer of Sonali Polaris Financial Technology Limited a joint venture of Sonali Bank and Polaris, India.
Mr. Tarique Afzal, to his credit, has impressive overseas work experiences and worked in London during the late 1980s and in Credit Union in Canada, later served in ANZ Grindlays Bank and Standard Chartered Bank in Bangladesh.
He also worked in Bank Alfalah, BRAC Bank and served as the CEO for Dun & Bradstreet Rating Agency in Bangladesh.
His core competencies are creating new business streams, operational efficiency, performance improvements and regulatory relationships.
Mr. Sajjad Hussain joined the Bank in February 2014 as DMD Operations and Chief Risk Officer. He has over thirty years of experience in the banking arena and has worked with leading local and multi-national commercial banks in the country and abroad.
Mr. Hussain started his career with American Express Bank Ltd. Bangladesh as Head of Credit Operations (Loan Administration) in 1984. He worked in different capacities over a period of 14 (fourteen) years and lastly, he held the position of Senior Director & Country Operations Officer of the same Bank. Mr. Hussain also worked with American Express Bank Ltd., USA from 1999 to 2005 where he served as Operation Consultant in New York and later as Manager Operations in Miami. Mr. Hussain joined ONE Bank Ltd. in 2008 as Sr. Executive Vice President & Head of Operations and later served as Deputy Managing Director – Operations in Dhaka Bank Limited from 2011 till joining AB Bank. Mr. Hussain holds a BA (with Honors) and MA in English Literature from the University of Dhaka.
Ms. Shamshia I Mutasim started her career in Human Resources in 1986 as the first female Management Trainee in Bangladesh Tobacco Company later renamed as British American Tobacco, Bangladesh. Here she learned the human resources skills from the ground up by working in all the business segments of the company with employees of all levels in its different operation sites. During her career there, she received training at home and abroad. She grew to the Senior Management Level of the company and was a Member of its Operations Committee. She was a designated Y2K Contingency Planning facilitator for its other subsidiaries in Asia/Central Asia.
After working in this global company for more than a decade she switched industry and joined the financial sector in 2001. She worked in Eastern Bank as Head of HR and Bangladesh Bank as National HR Adviser in its Central Bank Strengthening Project, and AB Bank as Head of HR. She left Bangladesh in 2007 to join her family residing in the US.
On relocating to the US, she continued working as a senior level HR Professional in various business organizations’ for the last ten years.
Ms. Mutasim rejoined AB in April 2017 as a Deputy Managing Director; she is currently the Head of HR. Her motivation to re-join AB is: “AB makes remarkable investments in developing people, and helps create an environment which sets high performance standards for its employees and nurtures them throughout their career as a Caring Employer”.
Ms. Mutasim holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from California State University, Sacramento, USA. She has interests in charities and social-human rights issues. She is married with two daughters.
Mr. Reazul Islam, DMD joined AB Bank Limited on 16th January 2006 as Vice President & Head of IT and subsequently was promoted as Deputy Managing Director. At present he is working as Head of Department of Information Technology & e-Biz.
Prior to joining AB Bank Limited, Mr. Islam worked with Southeast Bank Limited, Premier Bank Limited, IT Consultants Limited (QCash) as well as in other projects in Bangladesh and USA.
Mr. Islam obtained Bachelor of Science from Southeastern Oklahoma State University, USA.
Mr. Mahadev Sarker Sumon joined the Bank in March 2003. Prior to joining AB he worked as Senior Audit and Accounts Officer in Rural Employment Sector Program (RESP), financed and administered by Swedish Sida as a technical staff from 1997 to 2002.
Mr. Sarker completed his post-graduation in Management and is a Fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Bangladesh (ICAB). He is currently holding the responsibility of Chief Financial Officer.
Mr. Sarker attended different training programs, workshops, seminars in home and abroad. He also completed a certification course on Basel II in the UK.
Mr. M. N. Azim started his career with AB Bank Limited in the year 1992. Mr. Azim has worked at AB International Finance Limited, Hong Kong during the year 1997 for a period of more than 3(three) years.
During his 25 years of career, Mr. Azim has served in Treasury Back Office, Treasury Front Office and Financial Institutions Division of AB Bank Limited. He has also served with Shahjalal Islami Bank Limited as Head of International Division. Mr. Azim rejoined AB Bank on 2006 as Head of ALM. Later on, Mr. Azim worked as the CEO of AB Bank Limited, Mumbai Branch, India from 2014 to 2017. At present he is serving as Head of Financial Institutions of the Bank.
Mr. Azim completed his Masters in Finance & Banking from Rajshahi University. He attended different training programs, workshops, seminars in both home and abroad.
Mr. Iftekhar Enam Awal started his career with AB Bank Limited as 7th batch Probationary Officer in June 1994 after completing his Post graduation in Finance from the University of Dhaka.
Mr. Iftekhar has practical knowledge of modern Banking. He led a number of Corporate Branches and Divisions of ABBL in different phases. His major professional area comprises of Credit, Foreign Exchange, Branch Operations, Branch Relationship Manager and Divisional Head at Head Office level. Presently, he is entrusted to look after Corporate Business and SME Banking of the bank. He is also a member of various committees like; Core Management Committee (MANCOM), Asset Liability Committee (ALCO) etc. He is also a regular trainer of AB Bank Training Academy and used to take sessions on Credit & Foreign Exchange related topics as internal resource of the Bank.
He attended various training courses and participated in seminars and workshops on different aspects of Banking both home and abroad.
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