board-of-directors
Mr. A. Rouf Chowdhury

Chairman

Mr. Abdur Rouf Chowdhury is a graduate in Business management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA. He has a wide range of experience in several industries including Automobile, Telecom, Pharmaceuticals and Petroleum. He was the Resident Manager of two American Pharmaceutical companies in Bangladesh. Being in the senior management position in Jamuna Oil Company he contributed for 15 years in the market development of Petroleum products in Bangladesh. Both Rangs and Sea Resources Groups comprised of 32 companies were formed under his dynamic leadership. The huge success of 35 companies of the two groups during a short span of time is an ample proof of his dynamic leadership and progressive mind. Currently he is the Chairman of Bank Asia Ltd. He also has his dynamic foothold in the print media; he is the Director of renowned English daily The Daily Star.


Mr. Mohd. Safwan Choudhury

Vice Chairman

Mr. Mohd. Safwan Choudhury has done his Masters from the University of Dhaka. He has an impressive professional experience and has business interest in tea manufacturing, textile and cold storage. His flagship company M/s M. Ahmed Tea & Lands Co. Ltd. is a 4th generation tea producing company doing business since the British India. Currently he is the Chairman of Bangladesh Tea Association which represents 126 tea plantations belonging to both Bangladeshi and foreign companies.

Mr. Choudhury is also involved in social development. He is the President of FIVDB, an NGO providing primary education to the underprivileged children. He is also the past President of Sylhet Chamber of Commerce & Industry.


Mr. Romo Rouf Chowdhury

Vice Chairman

Mr. Romo Rouf Chowdhury is one of the Sponsor Shareholders as well as Sponsor Director of Bank Asia Limited. He is a graduate in Engineering from United Kingdom. He has more than 26 years of experience as an industrialist. He is one of the successful young entrepreneurs of the country. He holds directorship of various sister concerns of Rangs Group and Sea Fishers Group. Currently, he holds the position of Chairperson of Insignia BD Limited, Mavis Ispat Limited, Rancon Agro Machinery Limited, Rancon Developments Limited, Rancon Electronics Limited, Rangs Industries Ltd., Rancon Electronics Limited, Rangs Motors Limited and Rangs Properties Limited.


Mr. Rumee A Hossain

Director & Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Board

Mr. Rumee A Hossain is one of the Sponsor Shareholders of Bank Asia. He is a graduate in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA in International Business Management. He has more than 25 years of business experience in several industries such as Electronics, Telecom, Pharmaceuticals, IT and Publishing industry. He is the Managing Director of Rangs Industries Ltd. (Distributor of Toshiba and Samsung) and Romask Limited. Currently, he is the Chairman of Executive Committee of the Board of Bank Asia Ltd.


Mr. Dilwar H Choudhury

Director & Chairman of the Audit Committee of the Board

Mr. Dilwar H Choudhury is one of the Independent Directors of Bank Asia Ltd. He was a veteran banker with 35 (thirty five) years of banking experience including working in eight different countries in Asia, Africa and Europe in a multicultural situation. He was the former Managing Director (in-charge) of City Bank Ltd. His most significant career exposure happened while managing and operating three full-fledged banking operations as chief executive officer in Turkey, in Pakistan and in Bangladesh. He was also a Banking consultant for KPMG Dhaka during 2004-2005.


Ms. Romana Rouf Chowdhury

Director

Ms. Romana Rouf Chowdhury is one of the representative directors of Maya Limited of Bank Asia Limited. Ms. Romana Rouf Chowdhury is a Bachelor of Arts major in English from BRAC University. She has more than 27 years of experience as an industrialist. She is one of the successful young entrepreneurs of the country. She holds directorship of various sister concerns of Rangs Group and Sea Fishers Group such as Rangs Motors Ltd., Rangs Pharmaceuticals Limited, Sea Fishers Limited, Sea Resources Cold Storage Ltd. etc. Currently, she holds the position of Managing Director of Sea Fishers Limited.


Mr. M Shahjahan Bhuiyan

Director

Mr. M. Shahjahan Bhuiyan is one of the Independent Directors of Bank Asia Ltd. He is the former Managing Director of Prime Bank and United Commercial Bank Ltd (UCBL). He is an M.Com in Accounting from the University of Rajshahi. Starting his career from 1970 under Bank Officials Training Scheme of the then State Bank of Pakistan, Mr. Bhuiyan has to his credit more than four decades of eventful and illustrious banking career. He was honored as Kriti Banker by the Bangladesh Bank for his outstanding contribution to the banking sector of the country.


Major General Mohammad Matiur Rahman (retd.)

Director

Major General Mohammad Matiur Rahman (retd.) is one of the directors of Bank Asia Limited. He represents Sinha Fashions Ltd. of the Board of Bank Asia Limited. He has more than 36 years of experience as a military personnel. After retirement from his services, he joined the Sinha-Medlar group as an adviser in 2013. He obtained his Master in defense strategic from National Defense University. He also participated various training and seminar from home and abroad.

 


Mr. Enam Chowdhury

Director

Mr. Enam Chowdhury is a graduate in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Ohio, USA. He has more than 25 years of experience in Information Technology, particularly in banking and finance industry. After working with global financial and technology firms for several years in Australia, USA and Japan he has returned to Bangladesh in 2018. His experience includes working with Deutsche Bank, PwC and EDC. Currently, he is representative Director of Amiran Generations Ltd.

 


Ms. Hosneara Sinha

Director

Ms. Hosneara Sinha is one of the Sponsor Shareholders of Bank Asia. She is involved with different business houses and organizations under Sinha group. She is the Director of Sinha Apparels Ltd. ZMS Fashions Ltd. Pritha Apparels Ltd. Sinha Auto Spinning Mills Ltd. Sattar Jute Mills Ltd.


Ms. Naheed Akhter Sinha

Director

Ms. Naheed Akhter Sinha has obtained MBA in Finance from North South University. She has been involved with different business houses and organizations from her early career. She is one of the Sponsor Shareholders of Bank Asia. She is one of the promoter and shareholder directors of Enterprise Cluster Pte Ltd., a Singapore-based company. She is the Chairman of SkyTel Communications Ltd, and Director of Sinha Apparels Ltd. and ZMS Fashions Ltd.


Ms. Farhana Haq

Director

Ms. Farhana Haq is one of the Sponsor Shareholders of Bank Asia Ltd. She obtained her Masters in International Relations from the University of Dhaka. She holds directorship of various renowned business concerns such as DHS Motors Ltd., Platform Solutions Ltd., Ali Estates Ltd., SurjaSoft Ltd. and FAR Ltd.


Mr. Ashraful Haq Chowdhury

Director

Mr. Ashraful Haq Chowdhury is one of the Independent Directors of Bank Asia Ltd. Mr. Chowdhury, a leading personality in the Telecom industry and corporate sector, served country's largest Mobile Phone Operators like Grameen Telecom, Telekom Malaysia Bangladesh and Bharti Airtel for 21 years in the top management position. He was also the Trade Adviser for the Commonwealth Secretariat, London & Ministry of Trade, Industry & Tourism of the Caribbean Countries in addition to serving in the Export Promotion Bureau and BIDS at the initial stage of his career. His most recent assignment was as Chief Corporate Affairs Officer (CXO) of Airtel Bangladesh-a subsidiary of Bharti Airtel.

Mr. Chowdhury has obtained Honours & Masters degrees in Economics from Chittagong University. He then completed higher studies in International Development Economics & Business Administration from the Stockholm University, Sweden. He was also a Research Fellow at the University of Toronto, Canada. He is currently the Managing Director of Star Infrastructure Development Consortium Limited.


Mr. M. A. Baqui Khalily

Director

Mr. M. A. Baqui Khalily joined as a faculty member at the Department of Finance in the University of Dhaka in 1975 after completing his B.Com (Hons) and M.Com in Finance from University of Dhaka. He also obtained his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees with major in Finance and Development in 1987 and 1991 respectively from Ohio State University, USA. He became Professor in 1994. After a successful teaching career of 37 years, Professor Khalily retired from University of Dhaka in 2012. Dr. Khalily is a renowned academician of the country, an eminent economist and finance scholar of national and international repute. He has large number of publications especially on rural finance, financial inclusion, microfinance and SME development in prominent national and international journals.  He also authored/coauthored many books and research monographs. Other than having a prominent teaching career, Professor Khalily also held many important administrative positions like Executive Director of Institute of Microfinance, Acting Vice Chancellor & Pro Vice Chancellor of Presidency University, Chairman of Department of Finance, University of Dhaka, Director of Dhaka Stock Exchange Limited, only to name a few. Besides, Dr. Khalily worked as a consultant in different international organizations like The World Bank, Asian Development Bank, NORAD, USAID, IFDC, JICA, European Union, UKAID/DFID etc. During his long career, he visited many countries around the globe for professional purposes. Professor Khalily currently teaches at Department of Business Administration, University of Asia Pacific.


Mr. Md. Abul Quasem

Director

Mr. Md. Abul Quasem completed his B.S.S. (Hons) and M.S.S. in Economics in 1973 and 1974 respectively from University of Dhaka. He started his career with Bangladesh Bank, the Central Bank of Bangladesh, as Assistant Director in 1976 and concluded the same as Deputy Governor in 2016. During his about 40 years tenure with Bangladesh Bank, he performed responsibilities in many departments like Currency Management, Payment System, Accounts & Budgeting, Debt Management, Human Resources, SME & Special Programs, Agricultural Credit, Communications & Printing, Common Services, Investment Promotion & Financial Facility, Expenditure Management, Research, Statistics, Central Bank Strengthening Project (CBSP), Bangladesh Financial Intelligence Unit (BFIU), etc. Besides being a career central banker, Mr. Quasem held many important administrative positions like Observer in the Board of The City Bank Limited & Pubali Bank Limited, Chairman of the Executive Committee of Bangladesh Institute of Bank Management (BIBM), Director of Dhaka Stock Exchange Limited, Director of SME Foundation and Director of Security Printing Corporation (BD) Limited. While working in Bangladesh Bank, he attended many domestic/foreign training programs and seminars organized by different international organizations in various countries around the globe.


Mr. Md. Arfan Ali

President & Managing Director

Mr. Md. Arfan Ali is the President & Managing Director of Bank Asia. Prior to this, he was the Additional Managing Director of Bank Asia Ltd. A career banker, Mr. Md. Arfan Ali, is an MBA from the IBA, Dhaka University, having more than 26 (twenty Six) years of diverse experience in banking profession to his credit. He started his career with Arab Bangladesh Bank Limited as a Probationary Officer in 1991. Later he joined Hanil Bank in 1996 and played key roles in setting up of its Dhaka Office. He joined Bank Asia in 1999 as Assistant Vice President before it started its operation and played vital role at the preoperational stage of launching formal operations of a newly established local bank. Mr. Md. Arfan Ali pioneered and championed Agent Banking operations in Bangladesh. He had worked as part time lecturer of Institute of Business Administration (IBA), Jahangirnagar University for 10 years.

 

 
He is also member of "Academic Advisory Board, School of Business", Independent University (IUB), Bangladesh and current Advisor of Bangladesh Money Market Dealers Association (BAMDA). Recently, he has been elected as the Secretary General of Association of Bankers, Bangladesh (ABB).