Management Committee

Muklesur Rahman

Managing Director & CEO

Mr. Muklesur Rahman is a veteran banker with more than 32 years’ experience in reputed local and foreign banks. Prior to join Shimanto Bank he served as MD & CEO of NRB Bank Limited. Commencing a career with United Commercial Bank in 1984, he gradually moved up the ladder by serving top global banks such as Standard Chartered, ANZ Grind lays, Citi NA in various senior management capacities leading large teams in areas spanning branch management, retail, SME, operations, distribution, compliance, foreign trade, project management, etc.

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In his long career, he has successfully led some large projects which includesleading NRB Bank Limited from scratch to be one of the best 4th generation Bank as its Managing Director. He has also completed a mammoth core banking system migration at Eastern Bank where he led from the front as the Chairman of the Steering Committee of the project.

He has attended numerous leadership, management development and learning programs at home and abroad and instilled international best practices in all entities he has served. He has brought numerous local and international accolades both for himself and for the organizations he worked.

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Rafiqul Islam

Deputy Managing Director (DMD)

Mr. Rafiqul Islam is the Deputy Managing Director of Shimanto Bank Limited. Mr. Islam started his banking career in 1996 with Uttara Bank Limited as a Probationary Officer. Just after successful completion of the one year term probation period he was selected as a Branch Manager and served there in various branches till 2002.

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Prior to join Shimanto Bank Limited Mr. Islam was the Head of Internal Control & Compliance, NRB Bank Ltd. Mr Islam was with Eastern Bank Limited, where he worked in various capacities including Branch Manager, Manager – Operational Risk, Cluster Head, Zonal Head and Head of Internal Control.

Instrumental with consumer banking, branch operation, AML and operational risk, control & compliance, Mr. Islam is a certified lead auditor on ISO/IEC 27000:2005 standard from International Register of Certified Auditors (IRCA).

Mr. Islam holds post graduations in International Trade & Business and also Mass Communication & Journalism from University of Dhaka. He completed Advanced Course in Business Administration from IBA, University of Dhaka and Masters of Business Administration from University of New Castle, USA.

Mr. Islam completed exclusive course on “Risk Management for Corporate Leaders” from Harvard Business School, USA ; “International Business and Banking“ from Leeds Beckett University, United Kingdom ; “Business & Leadership Development Program” from Saskatchewan University, Canada and “International Trade & Business” from Federation University, Australia.

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Arab Fazlur Rahman

Head of Business

Mr. Arab Fazlur Rahman has joined Shimanto Bank as Senior Executive Vice President (SEVP) & Head of Business. Mr. Rahman is a senior banking professional with around 25 years of multi-functional experience in Asia and Africa. He started his career with ANZ Grindlays Bank, Bangladesh in 1994. Later he joined Standard Chartered Bank, Bangladesh and worked in various capacities in Sales, Distribution, Operational Risks under Consumer Banking before taking over the position of Country Head of National Sales, Ghana & later on the West Africa.

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His last assignment was in Standard Chartered Bank, Malaysia where he worked in the capacity of Country Head, Operational Risk. Mr. Rahman has a post graduate degree in Management from University of Dhaka.

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Mohammad Azizul Hoque

Head of Operations

Mr. Azizul Hoque joined Shimanto Bank Limited as Senior Vice President, Operations. Prior joining at Shimanto Bank, he was Vice President in Operations Division at Eastern Bank Limited. Before that Mr. Hoque also served in Citibank NA, Bangladesh and Pubali Bank Limited. During his professional career Mr. Hoque worked in Operations Division with key positions in Eastern Bank and Citibank NA, Bangladesh. Mr. Hoque has a commendable exposure in operational projects and process re-engineering in banking operations.

Ashraful Alam Bhuiyan

Head of IT & ADC

Mr. Bhuiyan is designated as the Head of IT. Prior joining Shimanto Bank, he was the Head of IT & ADC Operation (Acting) of NRB Bank Limited. He has also worked with The City Bank Ltd, BRAC Bank Ltd & Beximco Group, in different areas of information technology. He also has significant experience as an IT Consultant with different local groups for designing customized ERP & other applications.

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He is one of the few in banking technology, who has experience of implementing multiple leading Core Banking Software at different banks such as Finacle&Flexcube. He is the core architect of Bangladesh Automated Clearing House at BRAC bank & The City Bank during which he gained admirable recognition from the core team of Central Bank he worked with. He possess the experience of Technical Lead on diverse IT projects among which MasterCard & VISA are few mentionable.

Mr. Bhuiyan have expertise in system analysis in almost all areas of Banking. He also has experience in Integra-table Banking software, card systems, IT Security & Compliances. For his dedication towards work, Mr. Bhuiyan received a lot of recognitions from all of his organizations among which: Best Performer award (2008), Inter departmental Commitment award (2009, 2010), Organizational Competence Award (2010) At BRAC Bank LTD, Golden Spirit (2012) at The CITY Bank LTD, CEO Recognition Award (2014) and Chairman’s Excellence Award (2015) at NRB BANK LTD are few mentionable.

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Mr. Muhammad Shawkat Alam

Head of ICC

Mr. Muhammad Shawkat Alam joined Shimanto Bank Limited on 31st July, 2018. Prior to joining Shimanto Bank, he was Vice President and Senior Manager of Internal Control & Compliance Division of The City Bank Limited. He started his career in Pubali Bank Limited as Prob. Senior Officer on 1st September, 1997. He also worked in The Premier Bank Limited. He has vast experience in internal audit, compliance, credit, foreign trade, Anti Money Laundering and operations.

Mr. Shawkat is an MBA (major in Finance) of Dhaka University. He also completed Diploma in Banking from Institute of Bankers, Bangladesh.

Md. Shahjahan Ali

In-Charge, ICC

Mr. Shahjahan Ali has joined in Shimanto Bank Limited as Head of Internal Control & Compliance. Prior to join, he worked at Eastern Bank Ltd; Bangladesh Bank and Mercantile Bank Ltd. Mr. Ali, having 15 years’ experience in both Bangladesh Bank & Commercial Bank, has vast experience in Internal Control & Compliance, Anti Money Laundering and Anti -Terrorist Financing, General Banking, Credit and different core risks areas. He worked as Head of Compliance & Legal, Head of Regulatory Affairs, Deputy Chief Anti Money Laundering Compliance Officer (Deputy CAMLCO) in Eastern Bank.

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He alsoconducted Core Risk Inspection, Head Office &Branch Inspection on different local and foreign commercial banks from Bangladesh Bank. He worked at different departments of Bangladesh Bank and well conversant about the Banking rules & regulations, laws & polices, circulars and guidelines issued time to time by the regulators. He was also a member of“03Members Committee” of Bangladesh Bank which wasresponsible for developing Internal Control & Compliance Checklist for Private Commercial Bank. He achieved “Letter of AppreciationAward’’ from the Governor of Bangladesh Bank. He is one of the best trainers on Internal Control & Compliance, Anti Money Laundering and Anti-Terrorist Financing, Banking Companies Act-1991. He obtained ‘’Certificate of Appreciation’’ as a ‘Resource Person’ on Anti Money Laundering, Internal Control & Compliance, Bank Company Act-1991 and Negotiable Instrument Act-1881 from the Managing Director & CEO of Eastern Bank.He has passed Banking Diploma and completed his honors and Masters in Economics from University of Dhaka.

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Shahneela Islam Shanil

Head of Brand & Corporate Affairs

Ms.Shahneela Islam Shanil joined Shimanto Bank Limited on 3rd January 2019, as AVP, Head of Brand & Corporate Affairs. Prior to joining Shimanto Bank, she worked for Airtel Bangladesh Limited as Training Manager. She started her career at BRAC BD Mail Network as a Marketing Executive. She also worked in Met Life (ALICO) as a Senior Underwriter and Registrar. Almost 20 years of corporate carrier she has vast experience in Marketing and Customer Service.

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Ms. Shahneela Islam Shanil completed her Masters in Geography from Dhaka University.

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Mr. Mohammad Mostafa Hossain Suman ACS

Company Secretary (Acting)

Mr. Mohammad Mostafa Hossain Suman is professional Chartered Secretary and he is an Associate member of Institute of Chartered Secretaries of Bangladesh (ICSB). Mr. Suman started his career in the field of company secretarial affairs joining Uttara Group. Later he worked as Company Secretary & Chief Accountant of Lexco Ltd, a leather manufacturing public listed company. He worked for Bangla Tel Group which is international gateway, interconnection exchange, international terrestrial cable and international gateway operator in Bangladesh as Company Secretary. Then he stepped to the next ladder and entered into financial sector. He worked for Chartered Life Insurance Company Ltd as Company Secretary and Chief Anti Money Laundering Compliance Officer (CAMLCO).

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Mr. Suman completed his bachelor and masters from Dhaka University. He passed LL.B from National University. Later he did Master of Public Affairs (MPA) from Civil Service College (now BIGM) affiliated with University of Dhaka. He accomplished Post Graduate Diploma in Social Compliance from Bangladesh Institute of Management (BIM).

Mr. Suman participated in professional courses, conventions on Corporate Affairs Management, Board Management, Corporate Governance, Compliance Management and Reforms in Companies Act and so on.

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