staff reporter, Dhaka : Mr. M Shahidul Islam is a veteran banker with over 39 years of diverse banking experience. Prior to joining Premier Bank Ltd, Mr. Islam served as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Shahjalal Islami Bank Limited (SJIBL)
Mr. M Shahidul Islam previously worked as Additional Managing Director & Chief Business Officer of SJIBL and Additional Managing Director & Chief Business Officer of United Commercial Bank Limited in strengthening and building these Banks into leading market players.
A post graduate in Management from Chittagong University, Mr. M Shahidul Islam started his banking career with National Bank Limited as Probationary Officer in 1984. After serving National Bank Limited for 14 years in different capacities, he joined at Prime Bank Limited in 1997 and served there for 11 years in different Senior Management positions including Branch Manager & Head of CRM with his strong leadership and dignity. Later on, he joined United Commercial Bank Limited in the year 2008 and elevated to the rank of Additional Managing Director on 01st March 2011 of the Bank. Afterwards, he joined at SJIBL in the year 2017 as Additional Managing Director and appointed as MD & CEO in the year 2018.
During his long 39 years of experience, he has gathered vast experience in almost every key areas of banking like Corporate, SME, Foreign Trade, Consumer Banking, Credit Risk Management, Syndicated Finance, Foreign Investment, Finance as well as Treasury. He has participated in various capacity building training courses, seminars and workshops on different areas of banking both at home and abroad.
Mr. Islam has been honored with the prestigious “Islamic Finance Personality of 2020” Award conferred by renowned UK-based financial think-tank Cambridge IFA. This Award recognizes achievements and efforts exhibited by institutions and individuals to promote and sustain the Islamic finance industry in the local and global sphere.