Mr. Areef Billah Adil Chowdhury

President & Managing Director

Mr. Adil Chowdhury has been appointed by the honorable Board of Directors as the 6th President & Managing Director (CC) of Bank Asia Ltd. on 7th August 2022.  Prior to his new mandate, Mr. Chowdhury held the position of Additional Managing Director, supervising Global Banking (ID, OBU, FRD, CTSU and CPTC), Global Subsidiary Operations and Special Asset Management Division of the Bank. Mr. Chowdhury has over 22 years of successful banking experience with more than 15 years of international exposure, most recently serving as Director of The Bank of Nova Scotia (Canada) in Hong Kong and Singapore. He brings with him his international banking, group treasury, regulatory laws and comprehensive enterprise-wide operations experiences.

He embarked on his professional journey as Deputy Manager in Credit Agricole Indosuez, Dhaka in 1995. After serving there for more than 3 years, he joined American Express Bank (Dhaka). In 1999, Mr. Chowdhury joined as Head of Treasury at The Bank of Nova Scotia (Dhaka), where he set up the treasury department and ensured best governance & practices.

In 2001, he was relocated to The Bank of Nova Scotia in Hong Kong where he was responsible for business development and strategic planning that covered financial institutions for 13 countries in Asia. He was promoted as Director International Funding under Group Treasury at The Bank of Nova Scotia, Singapore, in January 2011, where his mandate covered Asia Pacific Region & Middle East North Africa, managing a portfolio of 9 billion US dollars while serving Central Banks & Government Investment Agencies.

Mr. Chowdhury holds a Bachelor’s Degree with Honours in Electrical Engineering from University of Texas at Austin, USA and an MBA Degree from Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario, Canada. He also holds several International Financial Markets Regulatory & Practices (FMRP) certifications from different countries & regions.