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. 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.
Deputy Managing Director & Head of Corporate Banking
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.
Md. Zabid Iqbal
Deputy Managing Director & Chief Risk Officer and CAMLCO
MBA, Institute of Business Administration (IBA), University of Dhaka
Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), CFA Institute, USA
Md.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.
Head of Trade Services Division
Master of Commerce in Marketing, Dhaka University
Faruk Ahmed started his career with IFIC Bank in 1993. Throughout his career, he worked in Dhaka Bank, City Bank and lastly in Local Corporate before returning to City Bank in 2020 as the Head of Trade Services Division. He has intensive work experience in Branch Banking operations, Offshore Banking Unit (OBU) operations and Trade operations.
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. Zafrul Hasan
Head of Digital Financial Services
MBA, Banaras Hindu University, India
Zafrul Hasan started his career in Sheba Telecom in 1995, he also worked in Pacific Telecom Ltd., Robi Axiata and lastly, in bKash before joining City Bank in 2019 as the Head of Digital Financial Services. Throughout his career, he worked intensively in distribution, sales, management, finance and project management.
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.
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.
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.
Head of Small Business
Master in Defense Strategy, Dhaka
Graduate degree in Banking Leadership, MIT, USA
Kamrul Mehedi started his banking career at BRAC Bank in 2011 after a brief service to the Bangladesh Army. He worked in the SME Division and looked after SME funding and management of non-performing loans with special focuses on strategy implementation, Credit Risk and Recovery. In 2017, he joined City Bank as the Head of Small & Microfinance Business.
Nurul Azam Mozumder
Head of Medium Business
Master of Science, Dhaka University
Master in Business Studies, Dhaka University
Nurul Azam Mozumder joined City Bank in 1999 as Management Trainee. During the last 21 years he held a number of roles in this bank like Business Development Manager, Branch Manager of Principal Branch, Cluster Head of Branches & Acting Head of Branches. He was subsequently appointed as the Head of Medium Business in 2021.
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.
Md. Safiul Amin
Head of Branches
Master of Commerce in Management, Dhaka University
ACBA, Institute of Business Administration (IBA), University of Dhaka
Safiul Amin, started his career as a lecturer in the Management Department of a Government University College after appearing for his Bangladesh Civil Service (BCS) examination. He started his banking career with Sonali Bank as a Financial Analyst and later joined City Bank in 2003 in the Project and Corporate Finance Department which was later renamed as Credit Risk Management Division (CRM). His last position was in the Corporate Banking Division in Prime Bank before returning to City Bank in 2016 as a Cluster Head in the Retail Banking Division. He was subsequently appointed at the Head of Branches 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.
Muhammed Shah Alam
Head of Treasury
Master of Science in Statistics,
University of Dhaka MBA,
University of Dhaka
Muhammed Shah Alam started his career in 2002 with AB Bank as a Probationary Officer. He has vast experience of working in International Trade, Money Market, Bond Market and FOREX market. He also worked in Eastern Bank as Fixed Income & Money Market trader. Before being promoted as the Head of Treasury in 2019, he served as the Head of ALM and Money Market in City Bank.