Mr. Tarique Afzal joined AB Bank in 2018 as Deputy Managing Director – Head of Corporate, Legal & Regulatory Affairs. Subsequently he has been appointed as the President & Managing Director with effect from July 08, 2019.
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. Abdur Rahman is the Deputy Managing Director – Head of Retail Banking & SME at AB Bank Ltd.
Mr. Rahman started his career in 1994 in ANZ Grindlays Bank, Bangladesh. He has more than twenty five years’ experience in the banking industry out of which 13+ years in world class multinational Banks e.g. ANZ Grindlays and Standard Chartered Bank and 11+ years in renowned private sector Banks e.g. BRAC Bank and City Bank Ltd.
Mr Rahman has enriched his experience of Retail and SME Banking by working in various capacities in Branches and Head Office of ANZ Grindlays, Standard Chartered, BRAC and City Bank Ltd. He was Head of SME Banking of BRAC Bank, country’s leading SME Bank
He played a significant role in growing Retail businesses of City Bank Ltd. while he was the head of all Branches of the bank.
Prior to his joining AB Bank, Mr Rahman was the Head of Branches of Meghna Bank Ltd.
Mr. Abdur Rahman is a post graduate in Social Welfare from University of Dhaka and EMBA from BRAC University, Dhaka.
Mr. Mahmudul Alam is the Deputy Managing Director & Head of Credit of AB Bank Ltd. since June 2019. Mr. Alam has a versatile career of Banking and Finance and worked in different capacities starting from Credit Analyst to CEO in Financial Institutions and Banks in both home and abroad.
An MBA from IBA, University of Dhaka, he started his professional career from IDLC Ltd. in 1990 and subsequently moved to Mashreq Bank in 1997. He came back and joined Shahjalal Islamic Bank Limited. He served GSP Finance Company (Bangladesh) Limited as Additional Managing Director. And before joining AB Bank Ltd. he served as the Managing Director & CEO of Union Capital Limited till 2018.
Mr. Alam participated in numerous local and international Trainings, Workshops and Seminars.
Having more than 17 years’ experience in the Bank, Mr. Ahmed worked in different positions at Department of Accounts and Finance. Mr. Ahmed has extensive experience in the arena of financial management, financial control, capital management, taxation, budgetary management, etc. He also worked as Core Team Member and Track Lead of the Core Business Software Upgradation Project of the Bank.
He is the member of various committees of the Bank viz Senior Management Team, ALCO, Executive Risk Management Committee, Procurement Committee, etc. He is also a member of the Trustee of the Board of ABBL Employees Provident Fund.
He completed his Honours & Masters in Accounting from University of Dhaka. Mr. Ahmed attended different training programs, workshops, seminars at home and abroad.
Mr. Syed Mizanur Rahman SEVP and Head of Retail and Agent Banking joined the Bank on March 2009.
Mr. Rahman obtained his MBA from the Institute of Business Administration (IBA), Dhaka University.
He has over 22 years of banking experience starting with National Bank of Pakistan in 1997. Before joining AB Bank, he worked for Dhaka Bank, IPDC, Bank Al Falah and United Commercial Bank. Over the years Mr. Rahman acquired extensive knowledge in Branch Banking with special focus on Retail business. Prior to becoming a banker Mr. Rahman worked in multi-national companies e.g. Novartis and Youngones Corp.
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 Head of Special Asset Management Team.
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. Z. M. Babar Khan joined AB Bank Limited in 1989 as a Probationery Officer. Prior to taking over charge of Credit Risk Management Division he worked in different functions of the Bank during his 30 years of banking career. Mr. Khan obtained his Bachelors and Masters Degree in Commerce ( Major in Management) from the University of Chittagong. A keen learner, Mr. Khan in pursuance of building his carrier as a professional Banker has participated in a number of training programme and also attended many seminars, symposiums and workshops on Banking in home and abroad in countries like Germany, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia and India etc. He has ample command in Relationship Banking, Credit and other Core Banking areas.
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.
Mr. Md. Aminur Rahman joined AB Bank Limited as a Chief Officer in the year 2000 after completion of his MBA. During his 19 years career, he has worked in Department of Finance & Accounts, Marchant Banking, Human Resources Management and Treasury. At present, he is the Head of General Banking Operations and Service Excellence Division. He served as a member of ABBL Capital Market Investment team.Mr. Rahman also performs as the Head of Cashlink Bangladesh Limited, a subsidiary company of AB Bank Limited.
Mr. Rahman attended several trainings, workshops, seminars both home and abroad to enrich his professional knowledge.
Mr. Golam Mahmud Rizvi Joined AB Bank Ltd. on 3rd November 1987. He is an accomplished Banker with more than 31 years of Banking experience in different areas e.g. operations, credit etc.
Currently, Mr. Rizvi is looking after General Services, Security & Procurement Division of AB Bank Ltd. as Head of the Division. Prior to that, he served AB Bank as Relationship Manager over a period of 19 years in different branches in Sylhet Region and in Agrabad, Chittagong. In addition to the responsibility of Relationship Manager he also acted as Regional Relationship Manager of Sylhet Region for more than of 11 years.
During his long Banking career, Mr. Rizvi attended various training programs, seminars and workshops at home and abroad.
Prior to joining AB Bank, Mr. Rizvi served as a Junior Executive in a Scandinavian Shipping Company namely United Liners Agencies Ltd. till October 1987.
Mr. Rizvi holds an M. Com degree and B. Com (with Honors) in Management from University of Chittagong.
Mr Md. Jahangir Alam, SEVP and Deputy CRO of AB Bank since May 2014.
Mr Alam obtained his M.Com (Marketing) and LLB from Rajshahi University (RU) and MBA from Commonwealth of Learning (COL), Vancouver, Canada. In addition he has a Diploma in Computer Science & Technology from NACTAR and DAIBB from IBB.
He is a Professional having about 36 years of working experience in different financial institutions ranging from first generation to third generation private commercial banks. In the basket of portfolio he held the position of Group CRO, Group Head of ICC, DCAMLCO, Head of CAD, Head of Green Banking, etc.
He has been trained locally and internationally having commanding depth of knowledge, practical experience and skills in running crucial areas connected to overall risk and control mechanisms in commercial banking. He is a regular speaker, among others, at BIBM and BBTA. He has numerous professional skills in Risk Management, Internal Control, Development of Policies and strategies etc.
Apart from regular academic attainment, he obtained degrees from International Chamber of Commerce, France, Global Corporate Governance Forum, USA, International Finance Corporation (IFC), USA and Institute of Export, UK.
Mr. Md. Ebtadul Islam started his Central Banking career as Additional Director, Bangladesh Bank in 1983 after obtaining his MA in English from Rajshahi University. He acquired his 2nd Masters in Economics from Vanderbilt University, USA. He retired from Bangladesh Bank in 2014 as Executive Director of DBI. Mr. Islam started his commercial banking career with Jamuna Bank as Head of ICCD where he served for more than three years. He brings in a wealth of knowledge and banking experience particularly in the areas of Inspection, Monitoring and Compliance.
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. Sheikh Md. Reajul is a Senior Vice President & Head of Treasury Back Office at AB Bank Ltd.
Mr. Islam joined AB in 2008. He completed Masters in Accounting from the University of Dhaka in 1984 and C.A. Intermediate in 1989. He has extensive experience in working in different Public, Private Enterprises and Banks including Standard Chartered Bank where he worked in Financial Control Division. He attended different training programs and workshops in the Country and abroad i.e. Dubai, Malaysia and India on Financial Control, Value at Risk, Risk Based Capital Adequacy under BASEL III framework, Treasury Management and Asset Liability Management of Banks.
Mr. Farid Ahammad Fakir is serving as VP & Relationship Manager, Islami Banking Branch & Head of Islami Banking Division (CC) at AB Bank Limited.
He did his M.Sc with Hon’s in Physics. He started his banking carrier with AB in June 1999. He is also a DAIBB from the Institute of Banker’s Bangladesh.
During his 20 years long banking journey, Mr. Fakir gained extensive banking experience especially in Islami Banking arena and developed wide range of expertise in almost all areas of commercial banking comprising of Treasury/Money Market Function, Investment/Credit, General Banking, Accounts etc.