Mohammed Ataur Rahman Chowdhury is a seasoned financial sector specialist, having spent more than 18 years across in the Financial Institutions domain covering multiple geographic regions across Middle-East, North Africa, West Africa, Central Asia and Southeast Asia. His diversified experience was spent mostly in senior roles in direct financing, investment banking, commercial banking, FI equities, board representations and turning around financial institutions.

Joined in 2007, at present, Mr. Chowdhury is leading Non- Banking Financial Institutions at the Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD); the private sector arm of the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) Group providing strategic direction and support to company and management across Ijarah (Leasing), mortgage financing takaful, liquidity management and investment company operations to become profitable and sustainable. Prior to that, Mr. Chowdhury, being Head of Banking Investment, led establishments and formulating strategies of more than 15 Islamic banks with aggregate portfolio of nearly USD 260 million.

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Mohammed Ataur-Rahman Chowdhury

Non-Executive Director

He is an experienced and veteran board member with proven track of transforming financial institutions from loss making into profitable. He is also a Board member in Amana Bank PLC. Briefly, Mr. Chowdhury also worked as Adviser, Financial Institutions for The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) in London, UK on secondment from ICD.

Mr. Chowdhury’s professional career, preceding his ICD tenor, included 7 years in Bangladesh’s financial sector, holding the roles of: Corporate Relationship Manager in Commercial Bank of Ceylon Limited (Bangladesh operation), Investment Manager in IPDC (the first Development Financial Institution in the country) and Senior Investment Analyst in BRAC-EPL (a premier investment bank in the country).

A well-learned individual, Mr. Chowdhury holds an MBA in Finance from IE Business School, Spain, and another MBA in Finance & Accounting from North South University, Bangladesh. He has also earned a Diploma in Board Certification of Company Direction from the Institute of Directors, United Kingdom.