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March 11, 2023 - Ziaul Hasan Siddiqui, Chairman of Board of Directors of Sonali Bank Limited, inaugurates the 18 Model branches at the bank’s head office on Monday. Md. Afzal Karim, CEO and Managing Director and other senior executives of the bank were present.
March 11, 2023 - Bank Asia Limited has celebrated the Financial Literacy Day for the first time by arranging different types of activities aiming to build awareness and knowledge on financial matters and services of customers.Md. Sazzad Hossain, DMD, along with other senior officials of the bank inaugurates the program at its head office in the capital on Monday.
March 11, 2023 - Naser Ezaz Bijoy, CEO of Standard Charted Bangladesh, hands over a donation cheque of Tk. 16cr for char-based communities receive much needed farm-to-market support to increase agricultural output, rise above poverty, produce efficiently, and build resilience. Runa Khan, Founder and Executive Director, Friendship (NGO) and other executives from both sides were present.
December 28, 2022 - Lub-rref (BD) approve 10pc cash dividend: Lub-rref (Bangladesh) Limited has been approve 10 percent cash dividend for all shareholders. The declaration came out through its 20th Annual General Meeting (AGM) was held through virtually on Tuesday. Mohammad Yousuf, Managing Director, Salauddin Yousuf, Dr. Israt Jahan, Directors, Prof. Mohammad Moniruzzaman, Wahid Uddin Chowdhury, Independent Director, Md. Moshihoor Rahman, Company Secretary, Helal Uddin,Chief Financial Officer and Mofizur Rahman, Head of Corporate Finance of the company also attends the meeting.
December 28, 2022 - Muhammad Nurul Hoq, Head of Sylhet Zone of Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited and Md. Shahidul Islam, General Manager (Company Secretary) of Jalalabad Gas Transmission and Distribution System Limited (JGTDSL) signed an agreement (MoU), exchange document after signing a MoU at JGTDSL recently. Under the deal, consumers of JGTDSL will be able to pay gas bill on counter at any branch, sub branch of the bank or by using banks app based product Cellfin or iBanking. Top officials from both sides were present.
December 23, 2022 - Romana Rouf Chowdhury, Director of Bank Asia Limited, inaugurates its 131st branch at Rampura in the capital on Tuesday. Adil Chowdhury, President & Managing Director, Md. Sazzad Hossain, SM Iqbal Hossain, Alamgir Hossain, DMDs of the bank and local dignitaries were present.
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December 23, 2022 - Alamgir Shamsul Alamin (Kajal), President of Real Estate & Housing Association of Bangladesh (REHAB), inaugurates the stall of Padma Bank Limited at Bangabandhu International Conference Center (BICC) in the capital on Wednesday. M Ahsan Ullah Khan, SEVP and other senior officials of the bank were present.
November 10, 2022 - Sharfuddin Iqbal, Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) of Swish Global, inaugurates its first shower enclosure with smart door technology at a function held at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre (BICC) on Tuesday. Other senior officials of the company were present.
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November 10, 2022 - Zabed Amin, DMD of Padma Bank Limited and Md. Rafiqul Islam, CEO of Rico International, exchange documents after sign an agreement at the consultancy office in the capital on Tuesday. Under the deal, Rico International students shall be served with priority services ranging from account opening to remittance and beyond at the bank’s specialized Student Care Centers and branches through dedicated relationship managers. Top officials from both sides were present.
November 10, 2022 - Kali Cheron, Chief Financial Officer of Rangs Electronics Limited (REL) andFarzana Sharmeen, Head of IPDC Finance Limited, exchange documents after signing an agreement at IPDC’s corporate head office in the capital recently. Under the deal, consumers across the country will have the facility to purchase electronics products with installments facility of up to 12 months under IPDC Easy. Top officials from both sides were present.
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October 29, 2022 - Dr. H.B.M. Iqbal, Chairman of Premier Bank Limited, celebrates the bank’s 23th founding anniversary programme by cutting a cake at its head office in the capital on Wednesday. M Reazul Karim, Managing Director & CEO, BH Haroon, MP, M Imran Iqbal, Jamal G Ahmed, Nahyan Haroon, Directors, Kaiser A. Chowdhury, Naba Gopal Banik, Independent Directors and Muhammed Ali, Advisor of the bank were present.
October 29, 2022 - AB Bank Limited signed an agreement with Jamuna Electronics and Automobiles Limited under which AB Bank cardholders will enjoy EMI facilities @0% up to 36 months. Syed Mizanur Rahman, DMD of AB Bank Limited and Md. Sazzadul Islam, Head of Business, Jamuna Electronics and Automobiles Limited signed the agreement on behalf of their respective organisations. Senior officials of both the organisations were also present at the ceremony.
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September 29, 2022 - Emranul Huq, Managing Director and CEO of Dhaka Bank Limited along with Professor Niaz Ahmed Khan, Ph.D, Pro-Vice Chancellor of Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB), launches a prepaid card product called Aspire Student Prepaid Card in association with VISA at IUB campus in the city recently. The Aspire Student Prepaid Card can be availed by any students of Bangladesh having a valid Student ID supported by Guardian Documents from any branches, online application and student banking unit of the bank.
September 29, 2022 - Noor -E- Hafza, Chairman, Board of Directors of Sonali Life Insurance Company Limited (SLICL), presides over its 9th AGM held on Wednesday. The AGM approved 15 percent cash dividend for its shareholders year ended on December 31, 2021. Directors and senior officials of the company were present.
September 29, 2022 - Noor-E-Alam Chowdhury, Chief Whip of Bangladesh Parliament, inaugurates the 386th branch of Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited as chief guest at Shibchar in Madaripur on Wednesday. Mohammed Monirul Moula, Managing Director & CEO, Md. Altaf Hossain, DMD, Miftah Uddin, SEVP and Md. Abdus Sobhan, EVP of the bank, were present.
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A. Quadir Chowdhury, Managing Director, Phoenix Securities Ltd.

A. Quadir Chowdhury, Managing Director, Phoenix Securities Ltd.

Mr. A. Quadir Chowdhury, a well-experienced banker-turned leasing and capital market personality is currently carrying out his responsibility as the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Phoenix Securities Ltd. After completion of his Masters in History in 1963 from Dhaka University, he started his career as a banker in 1965 with the erstwhile Untied Bank Ltd (UBL), now Janata Bank, where he rose to the position of general Manager in 1993 and was transferred to House Building Finance Corporation (HBFC) where he contributed significantly towards revamping the corporation. He is perhaps the only person in the banking sector who has combined in himself rare blending of banking, housing finance, leasing, capital market financing and investment. He also worked with Agrani Bank as a General Manager till voluntarily retiring in 1995 and switched over to more challenging leasing career and headed Phoenix Leasing Company Ltd. (Subsequently renamed as Phoenix Finance & Investment Ltd.) as the Founding Managing Director which Position he held for long 12 years, finally retiring from the industry in 2007. Mr. Chowdhury was also Chairman of Bangladesh Leasing and Finance Companies Association (BLFCA) during which period he played a Pivotal role in popularizing leasing industry in Bangladesh and received host of Awards from different socio-economic and cultural organizations.

He was also Vice-President for Bangladesh in the Asian Leasing Association (ALA) for consecutive two terms 2000-2002 and 2002-2004. Mr. Chowdhury was also elected as Vice-Chairman of ADFIMI, an Association of Development Finance Institutions of the Member countries of the Islamic Development Bank, IDB held in Kuwait in 2006 for a term of two years 2006-2007. ADFIMI is an International Organization comprising of 59 member institutions of 21 countries of the Muslim World with Headquarter in Istanbul, Turkey. He was also a Consultant for Small and Medium Size Enterprises (SMEs) and Trainer of Business Advisory Service (BAS) of the Dhaka Chamber of Commerce Industries. He was also a member of different Standing Committees of FBCCI. As a member of National Task Force formed by Bangladesh Enterprise Institute, a National Think-Tank under the aegis of the World Bank for formulating Code of Corporate Governance for Bangladesh Mr. Chowdhury had a significant role in codifying the book. He is also a member of Finance & Planning Committee of Dhaka Stock Exchange Ltd. and also a corporate member of Dhaka Stock Exchange & Chittagong Stock Exchange Ltd.

Mr. A. Quadir Chowdhury is also a creative writer. Alongside his professional responsibilities, he wrote may articles on different national issues in The Financial Express, Daily Star, Bangladesh Observer, Daily Ittefaq, Daily Janakantha and many top ranking dailies & weeklies on regular basis. He has also authored a book on Bangladesh Economy titled “Bangladesher Arthonity: Khola Cokhey Dekha” which has been highly acclaimed by all quarters as a good read. He was selected by the World Bank for presenting a ‘Key Note Paper’ on “Urban Transport Financing: Issues, Problems & Options” in an International seminar held in Dhaka, jointly sponsored by BRTA, Ministry of Communication, Bangladesh Bank and the World Bank in February 1999 which was highly acclaimed in many quarters. The paper set clear road map for modernizing the transport service facilities including introduction of Taxicab Service in Dhaka city. For his bold and dynamic initiative, the first meterized Taxi Cap financing project was initiated by Phoenix Leasing Company making a major breakthrough in the transport sector of the city and meeting a long felt demand of the city dwellers.

He is one of the sponsors of Phoenix Securities Ltd. and took over charge as Managing Director of this company in April 2008. He is also associated with numbers of socio-cultural organizations. He is a life member of Dhaka University Etihash Samity, Dhaka University Alumni Association. Life Member of Sylhet Samity Uttara, Dhaka, Life Member of Sylhet Unnayan Parisad, Life Member, Jalalabad Association and also a member of Uttara Club, Dhaka. Mr. A Quadir Chowdhury received many awards in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the Society including the Industry Business Award 2003, The Financial Mirror Business Award- 2003, Sher-E-Bangla National Award- 2004, Shahid Sahrawardi Award- 2005, Begum Rokeya Shining Personality Award- 2006, Arthakantha Business Award-2006, Bishwabiddalaya Porikroma Award-2007 and BBJS Award- 2008.

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