Bank Asia recently saw the election of an independent director.
Prof MA Baqui Khalily is a renowned academician, economist and finance scholar, says a press release. He is currently teaching at the Department of Business Administration of the University of Asia Pacific.
He has served as executive director of the Institute of Microfinance, vice chancellor (acting) of Presidency University, chairman of the Department of Finance at the University of Dhaka and director of Dhaka Stock Exchange.
Khalily's publications in national and international journals are focused on rural finance, financial inclusion, microfinance and SME development.
He attained bachelor's and master's degrees in finance from the University of Dhaka prior to obtaining MSc and PhD degrees with major in finance and development from The Ohio State University.