Board of Directors
Mr. Aziz Al Kaiser
Mr. Aziz Al Kaiser, Chairman of City Bank, is a prominent entrepreneur of the country. A graduate from U.S. International University, Watford, London, UK, Mr. Kaiser is involved in a diverse range of businesses including shipping, food, telecom, ICT, banking, leasing, real estate, etc. He also holds Managing Director and Director position in a number of Partex Star Group Companies. A member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of City Bank, Mr. Kaiser is the Chairman of City Bank's subsidiary in Malaysia - CBL Money Transfer Sdn. Bhd. Mr. Kaiser has keen interest in cricket. He was one of the Directors and Chairman of Marketing & Commercial Committee of Bangladesh Cricket Board.
Mr. Hossain Khaled
Mr. Hossain Khaled is a versatile new age business personality. He obtained his BBA in Accounting from University of Toledo, Ohio, USA and MBA degree in International Banking from A & M University (TAMU), Texas, USA. Mr. Khaled joined the family conglomerate of Anwar Group of Industries during the year 2000. Since then, he has successfully held and led many portfolios, and achieved many successes among which few noteworthy ones are being the youngest President of Dhaka Chamber of Commerce & Industry and Co-Chairman of Bangladesh Better Business Forum. He was the President of Dhaka Chamber of Commerce & Industry for two times. Mr. Khaled also holds Director position in a number of companies of Anwar Group. He is one of the members of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of City Bank and Convener of City Bank Risk Management Committee. He is the Chairman of City Brokerage Ltd. And President of Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO) Bangladesh.
Mr. Deen Mohammad
Mr. Deen Mohammad, one of the most renowned industrialists of the country, first joined the Board in the year 1984. He is the founder Chairman of the Bank and held the position of the Bank's Chairman several times. He is also the Chairman of Phoenix Finance & Investment Ltd. Mr. Mohammad started his trading business back in 1960. Two years later, he made his mark in the industrial sector and later on became one of the top figures in the industrial and trading sector. He has been working with various government committees over the years such as the Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources. He was also a member of the Executive Committee of Dhaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Mr. Mohammad is also very dedicated to the society. He was the President of both Lalbagh Sporting Club and Rahmotgonj Sporting Club.
Mr. Rubel Aziz
A renowned industrialist and entrepreneur, Mr. Rubel Aziz has been in the business for a long time. He has set up and successfully executed a good number of industrial undertakings. He joined the Bank's Board on December 14, 1998 and has been serving ever since. Mr. Aziz also served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Bank from December 2011 to October 2016. He is currently the Chairman of the Executive Committee (EC) of the Bank and Vice Chairman of Bangladesh Association of Banks (BAB). Mr. Aziz holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the UK. He is also presently the Managing Director of Partex Group, Advisor to Banani Club and Banani Society, Member of the Trustee Board of IBAIS University and former Chairman of Janata Insurance Co. Ltd. He is also a member of the National Committee, Bangladesh of United World College (UWC). He served for two terms as the President of Gulshan Club --- the most prestigious social club of the country. He takes keen interest in the digitalization process of the Bank and actively participates in networking with the Bank's core team.
Mr. Mohammed Shoeb
Mr. Mohammed Shoeb joined the Bank as a Director in 1990 and served in that position till 2007. During that period, he also served as the Vice Chairman several times. He was re-elected in the Bank's Board in May 2012. Mr. Shoeb is also the Chairman of Phoenix Insurance Company, the Director of Apollo Ispat Complex Ltd., Rangdhanu Spinning Mills, Phoenix Spinning Mills, Phoenix Textiles and Phoenix Securities Ltd. He is widely accredited as a visionary in introducing IT infrastructure in the companies he served. He facilitated the launch of the online banking service for City Bank and also introduced the first international dual currency credit card in the banking industry. Mr. Shoeb takes active role in the company's decision making process and ensures that there is a clear structure for effective communication among the company's Board of Directors, shareholders and management. Mr. Shoeb works with the management team to develop the objectives and strategies, and furnishes the tactical vision and drive behind the success of the Bank's business activities.
Mr. Hossain Mehmood
A prominent entrepreneur, Mr. Hossain Mehmood is the Representative Director of A-One Polymer Ltd. He has successfully set up and executed a good number of industrial undertakings and served as the Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Bank. Mr. Mehmood is also a member of the Executive Committee of the Bank and is Sponsor Director of a number of companies of Anwar Group of Industries and Chairman of A One Polymer Ltd., Anwar Ispat Ltd. and AG Automobiles Ltd. He also holds Managing Director position in Hossain Dyeing & Printing Mills Limited, Mehmood Industries (Pvt.) Limited and Anwar Silk Mills Limited., Anwar Galvanizing Ltd., Anwar Pulp Ltd. He is also Chairman of Bangladesh Terry Towel and Linen Manufacturer & Exporters Association, Vice Chairman of BD Securities Ltd and Vice President of Bangladesh Textile Mills Association.
Mr. Rafiqul Islam Khan
One of the renowned clothing merchants of the country, Mr. Rafiqul Islam Khan joined the City Bank's Board on November 25, 2000. He is the Chairman of Pakiza Group of Industries. Mr. Khan is also Director of Phoenix Securities Ltd., Phoenix Insurance Co. Ltd. and Phoenix Medical Center Ltd.
Mr. Rajibul Huq Chowdhury
Mr. Rajibul Huq Chowdhury is a Director of the City Bank Limited since October 18, 2001 and also one of the members of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of the Bank. Mr. Chowdhury is a very prominent business entrepreneur in the country. He is involved in the business sectors of chemicals, garments, knitting, dyeing, printing and machineries. Mr. Chowdhury is a Proprietor, Managing Director and Director of various concerns of Aziz Group. He is one of the Directors of ASM Chemical Industries Limited, a famous basic chemical production unit in the country. He patronizes many educational institutions and is involved with various social forums.
Mrs. Tabassum Kaiser
Mrs. Tabassum Kaiser joined the Board on March 6, 2002. At present, she is also serving as a Director in various companies including Fairhope Housing Ltd. and Partex Agro Ltd. She is also a shareholder of GSP Finance. Mrs. Kaiser holds an MBA from North South University, Bangladesh.
Mrs. Syeda Shaireen Aziz
Mrs. Aziz, Director of the Bank, joined the Board on April 30, 2012. At present, she is also serving as Director in various companies like Partex Corp. Ltd., Sattar Glass Factory Limited etc. Mrs. Aziz completed her graduation in Business Administration.
Mrs. Savera H. Mahmood
Mrs. Savera H. Mahmood joined the Bank's Board on July 21, 2016. She is also the Director of Partex Star Group and the Managing Director of Partex Agro Ltd. She holds a Master's Degree in Social Studies from University of Chittagong.
Barrister Tanjib-ul Alam
Barrister Tanjib-ul Alam joined the Board on June 04, 2014 as an Independent Director. He is one of the leading corporate lawyers practicing in the Supreme Court of Bangladesh. He was called to the Bar of England and Wales from the Hon'ble Society of Lincoln's Inn in 1997 and completed Bar Final course with specialization in International Trade Law and Conflict of Law. He completed his LL.B from the University of London, UK. He is also serving as a member of the Board of Directors of Biman Bangladesh Airlines Limited under the nomination of the Government of Bangladesh. He has been appointed as the Lead Consultant by International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the Government of Bangladesh for drafting a new Companies Act for Bangladesh. He is currently the Convener of the Bank's Audit Committee.
Ambassador Farooq Sobhan joined the Bank's Board on July 28, 2016 as an Independent Director. He is the President and CEO of Bangladesh Enterprise Institute (BEI). Ambassador Sobhan was Executive Chairman of Board of Investment (BOI) and Special Envoy to the Prime Minister from 1997 to 1999 and Foreign Secretary from 1995 to 1997. He has also served as Ambassador/High Commissioner to India, China, Malaysia and the United Nations. He is the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the independent Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). He played a pivotal role in the establishment of the SME Foundation and served on its Board during the period of 2008-09.
Sohail R. K. Hussain
Managing Director & CEO
Mr. Sohail R. K. Hussain was appointed Managing Director & CEO in November, 2013. He joined City Bank as Deputy Managing Director & Chief Business Officer in 2007. Prior to joining City Bank, Mr. Hussain, in his 25 years banking career, served ANZ Grindlays Bank, Standard Chartered Bank and Eastern Bank Limited in many capacities including Head of Corporate Banking, SME Banking and Treasury Division. He represents City Bank in the Board of IIDFC, City Brokerage Limited and City Bank Capital Resources Limited. He holds a post graduate (MBA) degree in Marketing from Institute of Business Administration (IBA), University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.