Board of Directors
About IBBL: Board Of Directors Details
Mr. Helal Ahmed Chowdhury
Independent Director
Helal Ahmed Chowdhury is an Independent Director of the Bank. Mr. Chowdhury served Pubali Bank Limited as Managing Director for around nine years during 2006-2014. He joined Pubali Bank in 1977 as class I officer through Superior Service Examination and was promoted in course to the highest post of MD & CEO 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. Mr. Chowdhury got PBL Gold medal in 1995 for his outstanding performances in the career apart from many other accolades as best Banker, Banker to the Masses , best performer etc. for several years given by different organizations, Newspapers, ICAB, ICMAB and others at home and abroad. Pubali Bank Limited received the prestigious award “Best Financial Institution” of the country given by DHL and the Daily Star in 2009. A career banker for around four decades, Mr. Chowdhury is working as Supernumerary Professor of Bangladesh Institute of Bank Management (BIBM). He is also an Independent Director of Baraka Power Ltd. and Baraka Patenga Power Ltd. He received foundation training from the then BCCI, London and Sonali Bank, London in 1986-87. He is an M.A. and a Diplomaed Associate of IBB. Mr. Chowdhury, a widely travelled personality, participated in different training, seminar and short and long courses both at home and abroad including Oxford and Cambridge Universities of UK and UC Berkeley and Columbia Universities of USA. He also attended leadership seminar in Miami, USA and conference on CEO’s of Americas in New Orleans, USA. He participated at different trade delegations abroad including entourage of the Hon’ble Prime Minister in 2012 in Myanmar. He was a former board member and Vice Chairman of Association of Bankers Bangladesh (ABB). He is a member of ICC Banking Commission and worked as a resource person in different training/seminars abroad. He is engaged with a number of Social Organizations and Trade Bodies at different capacities.

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