Board of Directors

Our aspiration has always been to contribute meaningfully to economic growth of the country and to the society we operate in. Generating positive and sustainable impact for our clients and employees is our priority. The Board is leading the bank from the front and working passionately to uphold corporate culture and values to establish a bond of trust with the society we serve.

Mr. Mufakkharul Islam Khasru

Chairman

Mr. Mufakkharul Islam Khasru did his B.Com from Chattogram Commerce College and MBA from Institute of Business Administration (IBA), University of Dhaka.Currently, he is the Managing Director of Finlay Properties Ltd., an affiliate of JF (Bangladesh) Ltd. Before taking up the current responsibilities at Finlay Properties in 2010, he was the CEO of SANMAR, a leading business house with diversified interests in property development, custom brokerage, stevedoring, and commodity trading.

He is a member of both the Audit Committee (AC) and Risk Management Committee (RMC) of the Board of EBL. He is also a Director of EBL Securities Limited, a fully owned Subsidiary of EBL.

He is an avid reader and has a strong impulse to travel and explore the world. A sport enthusiast, he enjoys socializing. He is an active member of a number of clubs including Chittagong Club Ltd., Bhatiary Golf & Country Club, Chittagong Boat Club, and a life member of Bangladesh Diabetic Society.

Mrs. K.J.S Banu

Director

A renowned personality in philanthropy circles of the country, Kishwar Jahan Sayeeda Banu (K.J.S Banu) completed her Masters’ from the University of Dhaka in 1966. Beyond philanthropic works, she is also involved with various social development projects in Dhaka and Chattogram and has a keen interest in banking and healthcare. She joined the Social Welfare Committee of Samorita Hospital in the year 2000. Currently, she is the Chairman of the Abul Mansur Shaukat Ali Family Trust. She has been actively involved with the Inner Wheel Club of Dhaka Midtown for a number of years. She has also been an active member of Gulshan Ladies Club, Uttara Ladies Club, Dhaka Ladies Club, Baridhara Diplomatic Club and Gulshan Club.

A connoisseur of art, she is popular among the arts circle for her patronage of talented and promising artists.She was a member of the board of directors of Eastern Bank Limited for a three-year term from 8 December 2003 to 21 May 2006.

Mr. Ali Reza Iftekhar

Director

A visionary banker and a dynamic leader, Ali Reza Iftekhar is an ardent promoter of the concept of sustainable development. As the MD and CEO of Eastern Bank Limited, he has successfully introduced international best practices and ethical banking and transformed the organization into the most valuable financial brand in the country. Under his leadership, the bank has achieved many a laurel including the Best Retail Bank in Bangladesh awarded by The Asian Banker for six consecutive years 2013 – 2018; Euromoney Best Bank in Bangladesh for three consecutive years, Asiamoney Best Corporate and Investment Bank of Bangladesh for four consecutive years, FinanceAsia Best Bank of Bangladesh in 2017 and 2019, the IFC Global Award for the Best Partner for Working Capital Systemic Solution; ICSB National Award for Corporate Governance Excellence; the Best Financial Institution 2010 at the DHL-Daily Star Bangladesh Business Award.

He has recently been elected Chairman of Association of Bankers, Bangladesh Limited (ABB) for 2020-21. ABB is a forum of managing directors of Bangladesh’s scheduled banks. This is his 2nd term as the chairman of ABB. He also served as the chairman of the forum for 2014-2015.It is during his tenure that EBL became the first company in the country to achieve Ba3 rating from Moody’s in 2016. An achiever throughout his banking career spanning over three decades, he was awarded CEO of the Year 2012 at Asian HR Leadership Award.

Mr. Khondkar Atique-e-Rabbani FCA

Director

Khondkar Atique-e-Rabbani is the Managing Director of The Computers Limited, established in 1983. He did his B.Tech (Hons) in Statistics from University of Bradford, UK.

His unique blend of AI/Block chain/ICT/Software and Financial Accounting/Audit expertise has been acquired and honed over his involvement in these fields for years on end in UK and Bangladesh.

He engaged primarily in AI (Artificial Intelligence), Block chain and 4IR (Fourth Industrial Revolution) consulting. He has conducted numerous seminars/courses on AI, Block chain and 4IR in Government Ministries, Multinationals, Banks, Professional bodies/Institutes since 2018. He is also the proprietor of TCL Computers engaged mainly in ICT training as approved training service provider of IDB-BISEW project.

He is a member of the Audit Committee (AC) of the Board of EBL. He is also a Director of EBL Securities Limited and EBL Investments Limited, both are fully owned Subsidiaries of EBL.

He sits on the Board of Biman Bangladesh Airlines Limited. He is the founder member of both Bangladesh Association of Software and Information Services (BASIS) established in 1997 and Bangladesh Computer Samity (BCS) founded in 1987. He was the former President of Institute of Internal Auditors Inc., Bangladesh Chapter, past Vice President of Dhaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI), former Independent Director of number of companies including ICB Securities Trading Company Limited, Energypac Power Generation Limited, ADN Telecom Limited. He was 2 terms Director of Dhaka Chamber of Commerce & Industry (DCCI), Treasurer in both BCS and BASIS, and Secretary of BASIS. He is a life member of Cadet College Club Limited and Mirzapur Ex Cadets Association.

He started his career as a programmer in British American Tobacco & Co., in Southampton, UK during 1977-78 as an industrial placement student from University of Bradford, UK. He articled with Arthur Young McClelland Moores & Co. (AYMM & Co), Luton, UK and became a member of Institute of Chartered Accountants of Bangladesh (ICAB) in 1989.

Mr. Ruslan Nasir

Director

Mr. Ruslan Nasir is the Deputy Managing Director of Mir Ceramic Limited and Director of several enterprises including Mir Holdings Limited, Mir Securities Limited and Mir Telecom Group comprising Mir Telecom Limited, Bangla Telecom Limited, Coloasia Limited and BTS Communications Limited. Under his dynamic leadership, Mir Telecom Limited won the National Export Gold Trophy thrice in 2012-13, 2013-14 and 2016-2017 in service sector. He also won the President’s Award for Industrial Development in 2019 for Mir Ceramic Ltd. and Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Industrial Award in 2020 for Mir Telecom Ltd. He joined the Board of Directors of Eastern Bank Limited in 2021.

He is known for his vast experience in wide range of businesses including ceramic tiles, construction, telecom, ICT, real estate, food chain and banking. He is also serving as a Director of Bangladesh Chamber of Industries (BCI) and sits on the board of Bangladesh Ceramic Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BCMEA).

He did his MBA from Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto, and Bachelor of Engineering from Carleton University, Canada.

His philanthropic works include social development projects of Faridpur Diabetic Association and patronage of a number of hospitals and orphanages.

Mr. Ahmed Arefin FCA

Managing Director

Mr. Ahmed Arefin FCA joined EBL Investments Limited (EBLIL) in 2021 as the Managing Director. Before joining to EBLIL, Mr. Arefin was the Managing Director of EBL Asset Management Limited. Mr. Arefin has more than 15 years’ experience in the financial sector including Banks & Capital Market.

Mr. Arefin completed his BBA (major in Accounting & Information Systems) from Faculty of Business Studies, University of Dhaka. He is the Fellow Member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Bangladesh (ICAB).

Mr. Ashiq Imran

Director

A renowned architect, Ashiq Imran is the Honorary Consul of The Russian Federation in Chattogram and a representative of Belarus Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BeLCCI). He obtained his M. Arch in 1993 from Belarus National Technical University, Belarus, CIS and has achieved Diploma with Honors (Red Diploma) under a scholarship program from former USSR government. He has been awarded medal in recognition for his contribution to the development of bilateral relations between Russia and Bangladesh by setting up a memorial in the Laldighi area of Chattogram in honour of Yuri Redkin, a Soviet citizen killed in a mine-clearing operation at the port of Chittagong in 1973.

Mr. Ashiq is the elected chairman of Institute of Architects Bangladesh (IAB) for a two-year term 2021-22. Currently, he is the CEO and principal architect of architectural consulting firm Fialka based in Chattogram.He is associated with numerous organizations as member or adviser including member of Chittagong Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI); board member of Chattogram Development Authority; Adviser of Suchinta Bangladesh, Chattogram Division; General Secretary of Soviet Alumni Association (SAAB), Chattogram and other prestigious organizations.

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