Md. Afzal Karim
(CEO & Managing Director, Sonali Bank Limited)

Md. Afzal Karim joined Sonali Bank Limited as Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director on 28 August, 2022. Prior to this appointment, he was the Managing Director of Bangladesh House Building Finance Corporation (BHBFC) and Deputy Managing Director of Sonali Bank Limited.

Previously he discharged various duties and performed important tasks as Deputy Managing Director and General Manager in various departments and offices of Bangladesh Krishi Bank. He was awarded the Integrity Award of Bangladesh Krishi Bank for 2018-19 financial year in recognition of his honesty and efficiency.

Mr. Afzal started his career as Senior Principal Officer in 1995 in BHBFC and also served as the Deputy General Manager and General Manager with the responsibilities of various departments. Before joining Bangladesh House Building Finance Corporation, he served in the Sena Kallyan Sangstha, a Multinational Company and Bangladesh Tea Board as Project Head and Assistant Manager respectively.

Mr. Afzal was born in an aristocratic Muslim family in Mehendiganj upazila of Barishal. He obtained BSc in Engineering (Mechanical) from Khulna University of Engineering and Technology (KUET), a Diploma in Post Graduate in Institute of Management in Bangladesh and an MBA (major in Finance and Banking).

He participated in various training courses, seminars and workshops on banking activities held at home and abroad and travelled to various countries in his long banking career.