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 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 May, 2015. 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 extra ordinary performances.
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. 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. He was born in the district of Lalmonirhat in 1960. His hobby is swimming.
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); 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, Sonali Intellect Limited, Central Depository Bangladesh Limited(CDBL) and Member, Governing Board, Bangladesh Institute of Bank Management(BIBM).