Md. Ataur Rahman Prodhan
(CEO & Managing Director, Sonali Bank Limited)

Mr. Md. Ataur Rahman Prodhan has been CEO & Managing Director of Sonali Bank Limited since August 28, 2019. Prior to this, he was CEO & Managing Director of Rupali Bank Limited, which was preceded by his brief stint as Managing Director of Probashi Kollyan Bank.

Mr. Prodhan is a man with distinctive vision, dynamism, commitment & innovative ideas. He also has an illustrious banking career.  He joined Sonali Bank as Financial Analyst in 1984 and rose steadily through the ranks to become the Deputy Managing Director in January, 2014. During his long career, he held many important executive roles, including Head of Sonali Bank Local Office which is considered to be the ultimate of corporate banking, given its sheer size and range of businesses and services.  He had also been CEO of Sonali Bank (UK) Limited, situated in London, from March, 2012 through May, 2015. As Deputy Managing Director, he held the positions of Head of HR and Head of Credit, among others, successfully till he became Managing Director of Probashi Kollyan Bank.

A consummate professional, Mr. Prodhan earned laurels and appreciations from the authority all through his career for his extraordinary performances. His hands-on approach has resulted in capturing numerous successes for expanding the business of the Bank.

Mr. Prodhan graduated with honors and completed his M.Com. in Management from Dhaka University in 1980 and 1981 respectively.  He took part in many training programs and seminars at home and abroad.

A profound philanthropist, Mr. Prodhan is engaged in many humanitarian activities. He is a Rotarian and the past president of Rotary Club, Lalmonirhat. As Executive member of Rangpur Bivag Samity, he plays vital role in different social activities for that region. He established a primary school (Aftab Uddin Prodhan govt. primary school) in the name of his father Late Aftab Uddin Prodhan and also a high school (Amanatullah Prodhan secondary school) in the name of his grandfather Late Amanatullah Prodhan.

He has been elected as a member of the Senate of Dhaka University in 2018, commanding highest ever votes in the history of Senate election.

 

Mr. Prodhan also holds the following ex officio positions at home and abroad:

Chairman:
Bangladesh Foreign Exchange Dealers Association (BAFEDA)
Primary Dealers Bangladesh Limited (PDBL)
Sonali Intellect Limited.

Vice-Chairman:
Institute of Bankers, Bangladesh (IBB)
Industrial and Infrastructure Development Finance Company Limited (IIDFC).

Director:
Sonali Exchange Co. Inc., New York
Padma Bank Limited
Investment Corporation of Bangladesh (ICB)
Sonali Investment Limited
Central Depository Bangladesh Limited (CDBL).

Member:
Senate, Dhaka University
BIBM Executive Committee
Finance Committee, Dhaka University.
Organizing Committee, World Peace Conference-2021
Dhaka Club Limited.