MA, University of Dhaka
MBA, Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia
Mashrur Arefin started his career in 1995 with ANZ Grindlays Bank, Bangladesh, as a Management Trainee. The last position he held at ANZ was as Head of Consumer Finance, Bangladesh. He also worked in Standard Chartered Bank, Qatar and ANZ Banking Group in Melbourne, Australia. Later, he held the position of Director for American Express Bank, Bangladesh and also worked in Citibank N.A. for a brief period as its Resident VP, Bangladesh. The last position he held was of Head of Consumer Banking at Eastern Bank Ltd, before joining City Bank in 2007. Arefin's diverse experience at City Bank is showcased in the fact that he worked as Chief Operating Officer (COO) of the Bank and also served as its Business Head of SME, Retail Banking, Cards, Agent Banking and Digital Financial Services (DFS). From 2007 to 2018, he was also the Chief Communications Officer (CCO) of the Bank. Arefin was appointed as MD & CEO of the Bank in January 2019.
Sheikh Mohammad Maroof
Additional Managing Director,
Head of Wholesale Banking, Trade Services, SME – Small & Micro Finance
Master of Commerce in Finance, University of Dhaka
Sheikh Mohammad Maroof started his career in 1995 with American Express Bank, Bangladesh, as a Management Trainee. The last position he held was that of Director and Head of Financial Market Services & Treasury. He also possesses the experience of working as Head of Treasury at Eastern Bank Ltd, before joining City Bank in 2007.
Md. Abdul Wadud
Deputy Managing Director,
Head of Commercial and Medium Business
Master of Science in Statistics, Jahangirnagar University
MBA, Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia
Md. Abdul Wadud started his career in 1996 with Eastern Bank Ltd. as a Management Trainee. He served at the bank in various capacities, including as the In-charge of Export & General Banking of Branch, Branch Manager and Unit Head of Corporate Banking. The last position he held was as Head of Structured Finance at Eastern Bank Ltd, before joining City Bank in 2011. Since joining, Wadud looked after various divisions like Credit Risk Management Division, Credit Administration, Consumer Credit & Collection, Special Asset Management, Legal, Risk Management, Fraud Risk Management taking the responsibility of Chief Risk Officer and Chief Anti Money Laundering Officer. Currently he is the Deputy Managing Director and Head of Commercial, Trade and SME-M business segment. Additionally, he also looks after the Supply Chain Finance, Legal and Special Management Division. He represents The City Bank Limited as one of the nominated director in the Board of Directors and Member of the Executive Committee of IDLC Finance Limited.
Md. Mahbubur Rahman
Deputy Managing Director
& Chief Financial Officer
Chartered Accountant, The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Bangladesh (ICAB)
Md. Mahbubur Rahman has the rich experience of working in leadership roles in various important roles in multinational, local corporate and development organisations. He has worked in Leads Corporation Ltd. as Chief Financial Officer and Grameenphone for five years where he served in various capacities including Additional General Manager and Head of Revenue. His last position was as Financial Management Specialist, South Asia, in World Bank, before he joined City Bank in 2011. He represents The City Bank Limited as one of the nominated director in the Board of Directors of IDLC Finance Limited, City Bank Capital Resources Limited and City Brokerage Limited.
Deputy Managing Director
& Chief Operating Officer
BBA, Assumption University, Bangkok, Thailand
Mahia Juned started her career in 1994 with Citibank, N.A., Bangladesh. The last position she held was Resident VP & Head of Operations of Trade Services, TradeTreasury Operations, Financial Institutions and Cash Management. She joined City Bank in 2007 as Head of Project Management and subsequently promoted to Chief Operating Officer in 2019. She is the first female Deputy Managing Director in the Bank’s history and she is also the official Female Ambassador of the Bank. Mahia Juned represents The City Bank Limited as one of the nominated director in the Board of Directors of IDLC Finance Limited.
Cluster Head, RMG & Textiles
Bachelor in Finance, USA
Nurullah Chaudhury joined City Bank as Unit Head of Corporate Banking in 2008, and was subsequently promoted as Cluster Head of RMG and textiles. Prior to City Bank, in his two-decade long career in the banking industry, he served Shamil Bank of Bahrain and Bank Al Falah in various divisions, including Corporate Banking.
Chief Risk Officer
MBA, Institute of Business Administration (IBA), University of Dhaka
Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), CFA Institute, USA
Zabid Iqbal started his career in 1998 with AB Bank as a Probationary Officer. He held various senior roles at HSBC Bank in Bangladesh and Hong Kong, including Head of Wholesale Credit – Bangladesh and Senior Credit Approver - Hong Kong, overseeing large credit approvals of a few Asia-Pacific countries. He has also worked for Commercial Bank of Ceylon – Bangladesh, American Express Bank and Dhaka Bank in senior roles in Wholesale Banking, Risk, Credit and Credit Administration. He was the Deputy CEO of Kathmandu-based Nepal Bangladesh Bank, before joining City Bank in 2019.
Mesbaul Asif Siddiqui
Head of CRM
Masters in Bank Management, Bangladesh Institute of Bank Management (BIBM)
MBA in Finance, University of Dhaka
Started career in Eastern Bank as Management Trainee in 1999 and worked in different capacities. Last position held was AVP & Senior Relationship Manager under Corporate Banking for approx. 6 years. Subsequently, he joined in Commercial Bank of Ceylon for 2 years. Later, he worked for HSBC Bangladesh and HSBC Singapore for 9 years in various positions under Wholesale Banking. Joined City Bank in 2015 as EVP & Cluster Head –Manufacturing Clients, Corporate Banking. Currently, he is heading Credit Risk Management and Sustainable Finance functions of the Bank.
Md. Arup Haider
Head of Retail Banking
MBA in Finance, IBA, University of Dhaka
BSc (Hon) in Economics, Scottish Church College, Kolkata University
Md. Arup Haider started his career as a Management Trainee Officer at Prime Bank Ltd in 2003. He worked at BRAC Bank Ltd for 7 years. The last position he held at BRAC Bank was as Head of SME Underwriting. He has also worked as Head of Consumer Credit Policy in Standard Chartered Bank, before joining City Bank as Head of Credit and Collection in 2016. He was subsequently appointed as Head of Retail Banking in 2018.
Md. Ashanur Rahman
Chief Economist & Country Business Manager
Bachelors in Statistics, Jahangirnagar University
Masters in Bank Management, BIBM
Md. Ashanur Rahman started his banking career as a Management Trainee with Mercantile Bank Ltd. in 2004. He worked there in different areas including Retail, Credit, Research & Planing. In 2008 he joined at The City Bank Limited and took care of differrent areas of Risk Management including Credit, Market & Operational Risks.
Head of Legal
Barrister-at-Law, Lincoln's Inn
Post Graduate Diploma in Law, City University, London, UK
LL.B (Hons), University of London, UK
Diploma in Law, University of London, UK
Mr. Shafayat Ullah started his career as a practicing lawyer in the High Court Division of the Hon’ble Supreme Court of Bangladesh, before joining City Bank in 2016. He possesses vast experience in writ and civil matters. He is also an expert in commercial and legal matters, such as commercial disputes, insolvency and bankruptcy, corporate finance, taxation, banking and financial institutions and legal documentation.
A K M Saif Ullah Kowchar
Head of Internal Control & Compliance
Fellow Chartered Accountant, the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Bangladesh (ICAB)
A K M Saif Ullah Kowchar FCA has more than 18 years of experience across multi-function and multi-geography and worked for different organizations like Citibank NA (Bangladesh & Philippines), Pacific BD Telecom Ltd. and KPMG (Bangladesh & Qatar) prior to joining City Bank as Head of Internal Control & Compliance.
Head of Human Resources
BBA, North South University
MBA, North South University
Post Graduate Diploma in Personnel Management, Bangladesh Institute of Management
Nishat Anwar started her career in 1997 with DHL Express, Bangladesh, as an HR Executive. She possesses several years of HR business partnering experience with global organisations, including Standard Chartered Bank, Bangladesh. She has also worked in Banglalink as Senior Manager in Employee Relations, Recruitment and Training. The last position she held was of HR Specialist in a leading Retail chain in Canada, before joining City Bank in 2018.
Md. Kafi Khan
Bachelors and Masters in Accounting, Dhaka University
Doctor of Business Administration (Course Work Completed), Institute of Business Administration, University of Dhaka
Post graduate in Human Resources Management
Bachelors of Laws
Md. Kafi Khan started his career in 1998 at Monno Fabrics Ltd as Manager - MIS and Support Associate to the Management Consulate. He possesses more than 21 years of work experience in various sectors, encompassing areas such as human resources, accounts, planning and commercial, etc. The last position he held was as Company Secretary of Apollo Ispat Ltd and Group of Companies. He joined City Bank as Company Secretary in 2004. He holds Fellow membership of the Institute of Personnel Management of Bangladesh, The Institute of Certified General Accountants of Bangladesh and Institute of Internal Auditors of Bangladesh.