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Dhaka Bank re-appoints MD

November 11, 2018 00:00:00

Syed Mahbubur Rahman

Mr. Syed Mahbubur Rahman has been re-appointed as the Managing Director & CEO of Dhaka Bank Limited.

He has 30 years of experience in Banking Services and Credit related arena. Prior to joining DBL, he was the Managing Director & CEO of BRAC Bank Limited, said a statement.

Mr. Rahman worked in various roles with some of the biggest names in the financial sector of Bangladesh such as IDLC Finance Limited, ANZ Grindlays Bank, Standard Chartered Bank, Citibank NA, Prime Bank Limited, etc. before moving to BRAC Bank Limited in 2008.

He started his career in Saudi Bangladesh Agricultural & Industrial Investment Co. (SABINCO).

In adding to this he also served as the Director for BRAC EPL Investments Ltd, BRAC EPL Stock Brokerage Ltd, BRAC Saajan Exchange Ltd, bKash Ltd, BRAC IT Services Ltd and IIDFC Securities Ltd.

It is worth mentioning that Mr. Rahman is the Chairman of Association of Bankers, Bangladesh Limited (ABB). He is also the Trustee Member of Prothom Alo Foundation and Executive Board Member of International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Bangladesh.

Under his dynamic leadership as the CEO, Dhaka Bank received accolade from International Finance Corporation (IFC) as 'Best Issuing Bank Partner for Climate Smart Trade 2017'.

His instrumental role also helped the Bank arrange term loan of USD 50 Million from IFC raised through commercial syndication; first-time ever for the country. Moreover, his headship also raised BRAC Bank to a higher standard and avail them various awards from some of the prestigious institutions namely, Financial Times, Finance Asia, The Asian Banker, etc.

His charismatic role in launching one of the fastest growing mobile platforms namely, bKash was very instrumental. Mr. Rahman was also accorded with the prestigious 'The Asian Banker Leadership Achievement Award' for Bangladesh for the period 2011-2013.

He obtained his Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Institute of Business Administration (IBA), University of Dhaka.

During his career, he attended numerous trainings, seminars and workshops on different aspects of banking held in home and abroad.

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