Management Committee

Rafiqul Islam

Managing Director & CEO

Mr. Rafiqul Islam joined as Managing Director & CEO of Shimanto Bank Limited on 8th August 2022.

Mr. Islam started his banking career with Uttara Bank Limited as a Probationary Officer in 1996. He was posted as a Branch Manager just after successful completion of the one-year probation period and he served there in various branches till 2002. Later, he served Eastern Bank Limited in various capacities including Branch Manager, Manager – Operational Risk, Cluster Head, Zonal Head and Head of Internal Control. Then, Mr. Islam joined NRB Bank Ltd in 2013 and served there as Head of Internal Control & Compliance.

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Mr. Islam joined Shimanto Bank Ltd as SEVP and Chief Operating Officer (COO) in 2016. Later he was promoted as Deputy Managing Director. He also performed as Chief Risk Officer (CRO), Chief Anti-Money Laundering Compliance Officer (CAMLCO) and Head of Business.

Instrumental with business, 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 from University of Dhaka. He completed Masters of Business Administration from University of New Castle, USA.

Mr. Islam completed exclusive course on ‘Risk Management for Corporate Leader’ from Harvard Business School-USA; ‘Business, International Relations and Political Economy’ from The London School of Economics and Political Science-UK; ‘International Business and Banking’ from Leeds Beckett University-UK; ‘Business & Leadership Development Program’ from Saskatchewan University-Canada and ‘International Trade & Business’ from Federation University-Australia and Advanced Course in Business Administration from IBA, University of Dhaka.

Mr. Islam was Ex-Chairman of Association of Anti Money Laundering Compliance Officers of Banks of Bangladesh (AACOBB). He is the Life Member of Dhaka University Alumni Association (DUAA) and Registered Graduate of Dhaka University. He is a column writer of the daily newspapers on contemporary issues on Banking, Finance and Economy.

Mr. Islam was born on September, 1970 in Shariatpur district. He is married to Mrs. Jesmin Sarwar and they have one daughter and one son.

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Mohammad Azizul Hoque

Head of Operations & CRO

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.

Mr. Arman Hossain

Head of Cards & ADC

Mr. Arman Hossain is Head of Cards & ADC of the Bank. Mr. Hossain is a senior banking professional with more than 17 years of experience in home & abroad. He started his career with Standard Chartered Bank and worked in different other MNCs & Banks such as DHL Express & Eastern Bank Limited before joining Shimanto Bank. Prior to his present role he played the role of Head of Card Sales in The City Bank Ltd. and maintained a vast client base of different categories.

Mr. Hossain obtained his MBA in Marketing from Southeast University.

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.

Fashiuddin Mahmud

Head of IT

Mr. Fashiuddin Mahmud has joined Shimanto Bank Limited as Head of IT. Prior joining at Shimanto Bank, he worked for different capacities in The City Bank Limited. Before that Mr. Mahmud also served in Eastern Bank Limited. During his professional career Mr. Mahmud worked in Digital Transformation, Enterprise Application, Project Management, Information Security Governance, Infrastructure Management and play a key enabler role for friction less banking for the business. He also participated in numerous trainings both at home and abroad.

Shahneela Islam Shanil

Head of Brand & Corporate Affairs and IDPD

Ms.Shahneela Islam Shanil joined Shimanto Bank Limited on 3rd January 2019, as Head of Brand & Corporate Affairs. Along with existing department currently she is heading Infrastructure & Procurement department as well. 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 FCS

Company Secretary

Mr. Mohammad Mostafa Hossain Suman is professional Chartered Secretary and he is an Fellow 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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