Helal Ahmed Chowdhury has recently joined Bank Asia as an independent director, the bank said in a statement yesterday.
A seasoned banker with around four and a half decades of banking experience, Chowdhury started his career with Pubali Bank in 1977 as an officer.
He later took helm of the bank as managing director and CEO in 2006 and retired from the post in 2014, according to the statement.
Under his leadership, Pubali won the "Best Financial Institution" award given by DHL and The Daily Star in 2009.
Chowdhury is an MA and a Diplomaed Associate of IBB. He was an independent director of Islami Bank Bangladesh and also the chairman of audit and risk management committees of the bank.
He was a supernumerary professor of Bangladesh Institute of Bank Management, a board member and vice chairman of Association of Bankers, Bangladesh and a board member of BIBM.