Mr. Romo Rouf Chowdhury,Chairman
Mr. Romo Rouf Chowdhury


Mr. Romo Rouf Chowdhury is one of the Sponsor Shareholders as well as Sponsor Directors of Bank Asia PLC. Before being elected as the Chairman, he was one of the Vice-Chairmen of the bank. He is a graduate in Engineering from Durham University, United Kingdom. He has more than 30 years of experience as an industrialist. He is one of the successful young entrepreneurs of the country.

Currently, Mr. Chowdhury holds the position of Chairman of Rancon Group. Rancon Group has more than 30 subsidiaries, a few of which are Rancon Motorbikes Ltd., Rancon Motors Ltd., Rangs Ltd., Rangs Properties Ltd., Rancon Automobiles Ltd., Rancon Oceana Ltd., Rancon Sea Fishing Ltd. and Rancon Electronics Ltd.

Mr. Mohd. Safwan Choudhury

Vice Chairman

Mr. Mohd. Safwan Choudhury did his Masters from the University of Dhaka. He has an impressive professional experience and has business interest in tea manufacturing, textile and cold storage. His flagship company M/s. M. Ahmed Tea & Lands Co. Limited. is a 4th generation tea producing company which has been doing business since the British India. He is the former Chairman of Bangladesh Tea Association which represents 126 tea plantations belonging to both Bangladeshi and foreign companies. Mr. Choudhury is also involved in social development. He is the President of FIVDB, an NGO providing primary education to the underprivileged children. He is also the past President of Sylhet Chamber of Commerce & Industry. Mr. Choudhury is the Nominated Director of Phulbari Tea Estates Limited in the Board of Bank Asia PLC.

Mr. Mohd. Safwan Choudhury,Vice Chairman


Vice Chairman

Ms. Zakia Rouf Chowdhury is one of the Directors of Bank Asia PLC. She has an illustrative business background of more than 35 years in private sector of Bangladesh.  She has been holding the leadership position in a number of affiliates of Rangs Group, one of the largest business conglomerates in Bangladesh. Currently, she is the Chairman of Rangs Pharmaceuticals Limited, Ranks Agro Bioteq Limited, Metro Foils Limited, Sea Resources Limited, Sea Fishers Limited, Sea Resources Agencies Limited, Fishers Shipyard Limited, Sea Resources Cold Storage Limited, Seamans Dockyard and Fish Meal Limited and Rancon Electronics Limited. Ms. Chowdhury is the Executive Vice Chairperson of Ranks ITT Limited, Rangs Properties Limited, Rangs Limited, Rangs Workshop Limited, Rancon Motors Limited, Rangs Industries Limited, Ranks Petroleum Limited, Rangs Motors Limited, Rancon Engineering Limited, Rancon Autos Limited, Rancon Automobiles Limited, Rancon Motor Bikes Limited and Managing Director of Shield Security Services Limited. Besides, she is one of the Directors of Ranks Telecom Limited, Ranks Commercial Vehicles Limited, Ranks Appliance Limited and Ranks Dolonchapa Express Limited.  Ms. Chowdhury is the Nominated Director of Amiran Generations Limited in the Board of Bank Asia PLC.

Mr. Rumee A Hossain

Director & Chairman of the Executive Committee

Mr. Rumee A Hossain is one of the Sponsor Shareholders of Bank Asia PLC. He is a graduate in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA in International Business Management. He has more than 27 years of business experience in several industries such as Electronics, Telecom, Pharmaceuticals, IT, Publishing and construction. He is the Managing Director of Rangs Industries Limited. (Distributor of Toshiba and Samsung) and Romask Limited. Currently, he is the Chairman of Executive Committee of the Board of Bank Asia PLC.

Mr. Rumee A Hossain,Director & Chairman of the Executive Committee

Ms. Romana Rouf Chowdhury,Director
Ms. Romana Rouf Chowdhury


Ms. Romana Rouf Chowdhury is one of the Directors of Bank Asia PLC. She has an MBA from Florida Institute of Technology and completed her graduation from BRAC University. She has also received executive education from Harvard Business School and Columbia Business School. She has more than 25 years’ experience as an industrialist and founded multiple ventures in different fields, such as food, retail, architecture. Currently, she holds the position of Managing Director in Sea Natural Food Limited, Sea Fishers Limited, Sea Resources Group etc. She is a Director of various sister concerns of Rangs Group as well. She is the Nominated Director of Maya Limited on the Board of Bank Asia PLC.

Ms. Hosneara Sinha


Ms. Hosneara Sinha is one of the Sponsor Shareholders of Bank Asia PLC. She is involved with different business houses and organizations under Sinha group. She is the Director of Pritha Fashions Limited. Sinha Auto Spinning Mills Limited and Sattar Jute Mills Limited.

Ms. Hosneara Sinha,Director

Ms. Farhana Haq,Director
Ms. Farhana Haq


Ms. Farhana Haq is one of the Sponsor Shareholders of Bank Asia PLC. She obtained her Masters in International Relations from the University of Dhaka. She holds directorship of various renowned business concerns such as DHS Motors Limited, Platform Solutions Limited, Ali Estates Limited, DHS Automobiles Limited and FAR Limited.

Mr. Enam Chowdhury


Mr. Enam Chowdhury, a graduate in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Ohio, USA, has more than 35 years of experience in Information Technology field in banking and finance industry. After working with global financial and technology firms for several years in Australia, Japan and the USA he is now permanently residing in Bangladesh. His experience includes working with Deutsche Bank AG, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Compass Group, DXC Technology and EDS Japan. He is the Managing Director of Deep Sea Fishers Limited and Fishers Shipyard Limited, and an Executive Committee member of Bangladesh Marine Fishers Association. He is also the Chairman of IT startup Tiger Digital Ventures Limited. He is the Nominated Director of Zest Polymers Limited in the Board of Bank Asia PLC.

Mr. Enam Chowdhury ,Director

Mr. Ashraful Haq Chowdhury,Independent Director
Mr. Ashraful Haq Chowdhury

Independent Director

Mr. Ashraful Haq Chowdhury served country’s largest Mobile Phone Operators like Grameen Telecom, Telekom Malaysia Bangladesh, Warid Telecom Bangladesh and Bharti Airtel for 21 years in the top management position. He was also the Trade Adviser for the Commonwealth Secretariat, London, & Ministry of Trade, Industry & Tourism of the Caribbean Countries in addition to serving in the Export Promotion Bureau and BIDS at the initial stage of his career. His most recent assignment was as Chief Corporate Affairs Officer (CXO) of Airtel Bangladesh-a subsidiary of Bharti Airtel the 3rd Largest Mobile Operator in the World with 303 million customers in 22 countries. Mr. Chowdhury obtained Honours & Masters degrees in Economics from Chittagong University. He then completed higher studies in International Development Economics & Business Administration from the Stockholm University, Sweden. He was also a Research Fellow at the University of Toronto, Canada. He is currently the Managing Director of Star Infrastructure Development Consortium Limited and Additional Managing Director of Star Allied Venture Limited. He is the Member of the Board of Trustee and Country Representative, European Economic Development Council (EEDC).

Mr. M. A. Baqui Khalily

Independent Director and Chairman of the Risk Management Committee & Chairman of the Audit Committee

Mr. M. A. Baqui Khalily joined as a faculty member at the Department of Finance in the University of Dhaka in 1975 after completing his B.Com (Hons) and M.Com in Finance from University of Dhaka. He also obtained his M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees with major in Finance and Development in 1987 and 1991 respectively from Ohio State University, USA. He became Professor in 1994. After a successful teaching career of 37 years, Professor Khalily retired from University of Dhaka in 2012. Dr. Khalily is a renowned academician of the country, an eminent economist and finance scholar of national and international repute. He has large number of publications especially on rural finance, financial inclusion, and microfinance and SME development in prominent national and international journals. He also authored/co-authored of many books and research monographs. Other than having a prominent teaching career, Professor Khalily also held many important administrative positions like Executive Director of Institute of Microfinance, Acting Vice Chancellor & Pro Vice Chancellor of Presidency University, Chairman of Department of Finance, University of Dhaka, Director of Dhaka Stock Exchange Limited, only to name a few. During his long career, he visited many countries around the globe for professional purposes. Professor Khalily currently teaches at Department of Business Administration, University of Asia Pacific.

Mr. M. A. Baqui Khalily,Independent Director and Chairman of the Risk Management Committee & Chairman of the Audit Committee

Mr. Md. Abul Quasem ,Independent Director
Mr. Md. Abul Quasem

Independent Director

Mr. Md. Abul Quasem completed his B.S.S. (Hons) and M.S.S. in Economics in 1973 and 1974 respectively from University of Dhaka. He started his career with Bangladesh Bank, the Central Bank of Bangladesh, as Assistant Director in 1976 and concluded the same as Deputy Governor in 2016. During his about 40 years tenure with Bangladesh Bank, he performed responsibilities in many departments like Currency Management, Payment System, Accounts & Budgeting, Debt Management, Human Resources, SME & Special Programs, Agricultural Credit, Communications & Printing, Common Services, Investment Promotion & Financing Facility, Research, Statistics,

Central Bank Strengthening Project (CBSP), Bangladesh Financial Intelligence Unit (BFIU), etc. Besides being a career central banker, Mr. Quasem held many important administrative positions like Observer in the Board of The City Bank Limited & Pubali Bank Limited, Chairman of the Executive Committee of Bangladesh Institute of Bank Management (BIBM), Director of Dhaka Stock Exchange Limited, Director of SME Foundation and Director of Security Printing Corporation (BD) Limited. While working in Bangladesh Bank, he attended many domestic/foreign training programs and seminars organized by different international organizations including IMF in various countries around the globe.

Mr. Helal Ahmed Chowdhury

Independent Director

Mr. Helal Ahmed Chowdhury is a seasoned banker with around four and half decades of banking experience. He started his career at Pubali Bank in 1977 as a Class-I Officer through Superior Service Examination and was promoted in course to MD & CEO (2006-2014) in the same bank which is a rare event and record. Under his dynamic leadership, Pubali bank got transformed into an institutional role model of government turned private commercial bank and won the prestigious award “Best Financial Institution” of the country given by DHL and the Daily Star in 2009. He is an M.A. and a Diplomaed Associate of IBB. He participated in different training, seminar, short and long courses both at home and abroad including Oxford and Cambridge Universities of UK and UC Berkeley and Columbia University of USA. Mr. Chowdhury was an independent Director of Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited and presided over as the Chairman of Audit & Risk Management Committees of the Bank in different times. He was Supernumerary Professor of Bangladesh Institute of Bank Management (BIBM), a Board Member and Vice Chairman of Association of Bankers, Bangladesh (ABB) and a Board Member of BIBM. He is a General Body Member of PKSF, Independent Director of Baraka Power Limited, Baraka Patenga Power Limited and member of ICC Banking Commission. He is engaged with a number of Social Organizations and Trade Bodies at different capacities and working as a resource person in different training/seminars etc.

Mr. Helal Ahmed Chowdhury ,Independent Director



Mr. Nafees Khundker is one of the Sponsor Shareholders of the bank. He worked for Standard Chartered Bank and Deutsche Bank in Bangladesh, UAE and Singapore for more than 20 years. His last assignment was as Managing Director, Head of Transaction Banking, ASEAN, Commercial Banking. His expertise is in Corporate & Financial Institutions client coverage, Transaction Banking and Strategic Partnerships. Mr. Khundker is currently engaged in setting up a Venture Capital Fund for investments into South and South East Asia. He has investments and board oversight in various businesses in retail, distribution, finance, media, information technology and logistics. He also has a special interest in sustainability initiatives and works with small non-profit organizations.

Mr. Sohail R K Hussain

Managing Director

Mr. Sohail R K Hussain is the Managing Director of Bank Asia PLC. Prior to joining Bank Asia PLC, Mr. Hussain led two leading private commercial banks in the country- Meghna Bank Limited as Managing Director & CEO since 2020 and the Managing Director & CEO of City Bank Limited from 2013 to 2019. Under his leadership the banks received a number of national and international awards including DHL – The Daily Star Bangladesh Business Award, CMAB Best Corporate Award, Finance Asia Best Bank Award, Global Finance World’s Best Digital Bank awards etc. Starting career at ANZ Grindlays Bank Mr. Hussain worked in different capacities and leadership positions in Standard Chartered and Eastern Bank Limited. In his illustrious career of more than 33 years, Mr. Hussain is versatile and skilled as well as experienced in different fields of banking including Re-engineering banks, developing and executing strategic plans, Corporate Banking, SME, Green Banking, Retail Banking , Infrastructure Financing, digital solutions, centralization operations , Islamic banking window operations, Cards business, treasury, Agent Banking, equity and quasi equity transactions redefining strategies, merger & acquisition, advisory & structured finance transaction and bringing in strategic equity investors. Mr. Hussain is a Notredemian and did his MBA from IBA, Dhaka University. He has participated in numerous trainings, seminars and symposiums in country and abroad. He was the Vice President of Association of Bankers, Bangladesh (ABB). He is well connected with number of institutional bodies and social activities.

Mr. Sohail R K Hussain, President, Managing Director & CEO