Mr. Ali Reza Iftekhar

Chairman, Association of Bankers Bangladesh Limited.


Financial Services

November 29, 2021   |  1:30pm - 2:45pm  |  GMT+6

Mr. Ali R. Iftekhar is a Chief Executive Officer, Director & Managing Director at Eastern Bank Ltd., a Member at Alliance Francaise De Dhaka, Chittagong Club Ltd.,Gulshan Club Ltd., Old Remians Welfare Association, Rotary Club of Dhaka North and Uttara Club Ltd.

He is on the Board of Directors at Bangladesh Foreign Exchange Dealers Association, Eastern Bank Ltd., Dun & Bradstreet Rating Agency Bangladesh Ltd., Ebl Asset Management Ltd., EBL Finance (HK) Ltd., EBL Investments Ltd., EBL Securities Ltd. and The Bangladesh Rating Agency Ltd.

In his 34 years career, Iftekhar held important positions in local private and international banks including Banque Indosuez, Standard Chartered Bank and AB Bank. He also served on the board at International Leasing & Financial Services Ltd.

A marketing graduate from the University of Dhaka, Iftekhar has vast experience in risk management, corporate compliance and regulatory issues in banking sector.

He has recently been elected Chairman of Association of Bankers, Bangladesh Limited (ABB) for 2020-21. ABB is a forum of managing directors of Bangladesh's scheduled banks. This is his 2nd term as the chairman of ABB. He also served as the chairman of the forum for 2014-2015.

Iftekhar is a recipient of CEO of the Year 2012 award at Asian Leadership Award programme held in Dubai.