Managing Director & CEO’s Profile
Mr. M. Reazul Karim, FCMA
Managing Director & CEO
Insightful banker and a dynamic leader, M. Reazul Karim, carries with him a deep financial services knowledge including Corporate Sector, Governance as well as regulatory and public policy experience gained from senior positions in a wide range of financial fronts. His extensive knowledge of financial markets, treasury, risk management and his qualification as FCMA is of particular value in The Premier Bank’s Risk and Audit affairs. With over 35 years of experience in the realm of Banking Industry and related sectors, he is well placed to carry out his role as the right leader for the Bank refining The Premier Bank’s strategy to focus on growth and resilience. M. Reazul Karim’s drive, enthusiasm and commitment to customers, along with his proven ability to build and lead a strong management teams, brings significant value to all stakeholders of the bank. All through his life, he enriched his career with a good number of prestigious positions in the industry. His long career path is studded with branch management, corporate banking, credit risk review, structured finance, strategic planning, business development along with team building and leadership.
Mr. Karim started his career as a Management Trainee with National Bank in 1984. The following years saw the continuous rise of his banking genius. During vast versatile banking career, he has disseminated his banking excellence in National Bank Limited (1984-1995), Prime Bank Limited (1995-2012). He joined The Premier Bank Limited as the Additional Managing Director in 2013, thereafter serving for five years, he has been entrusted the position of the Managing Director & CEO (In-charge) of the Bank in February 2018.
Mr. Karim has obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce (Hon’s) and M.Com in Accounting from Dhaka University. He is a Professional Accountant (FCMA) and fellow member of The Institute of Cost and Management Accountants of Bangladesh. He is an avid reader and has a strong impulse to travel and explore the world. To keep him updated with the current management thoughts, he attended many high profile training courses/ seminars/ symposiums in home and abroad including UK and USA. He used to be the part time lecturer of BRAC University and other Training institute of Banks. He has participated in a round table Conference of World Bank in Washington DC, USA and presented a technical paper on de- risk and correspondence Banking in 2017. An admired personality, Mr. M Reazul Karim has achieved many a laurel for his outstanding role for banking development in the country.