Mr. Anis A. Khan
Managing Director & CEO
Anis A. Khan (AAK), a Fellow of the Institute of Bankers Bangladesh (IBB), has had 35 years of experience and training in banking, capital markets, management, and leadership practices. Anis currently serves as the Vice Chairman of the Industrial & Infrastructure Development Finance Company Limited (IIDFC), Director of BD Ventures Limited, Independent Director and Chairman of the Board Audit Committee of Berger Paints Bangladesh Limited (BPBL) and Vice President of Bangladesh Association of Publicly Listed Companies (BAPLC). He is the recipient of numerous accolades including the ‘Business & Entrepreneur Excellence Award 2016’ where he was recognized as the ‘Inspirational Business Leader of the Year’, at a ceremony held in London, United Kingdom and which was organized by the UK Bangladesh Catalysts of Commerce & Industry (UKBCCI) on November 20, 2016. He is the Immediate Past Chairman of the Association of Bankers, Bangladesh Limited (ABB) and a former Chairman of Primary Dealers Bangladesh Limited (PDBL). He also served as the Chairperson of the SWIFT Member & User Group of Bangladesh. A regular speaker on the global circuit, he has demonstrated his international quality competency in the field of finance, banking and management.
In April 2009, after commencing his role as MD & CEO for MTB, he took on the challenge of building the nascent retail, SME and structured finance business, with strong focus on technology, innovation and reengineering of business processes. The bank swiftly achieved a leading position in this business and grabbed the prize for the best “Women Entrepreneur Friendly Bank of the Year” and Best “SME Bank of the Year” in 2014 from Bangladesh Bank, the Central Bank of Bangladesh and the SME Foundation. In 2015, MTB was awarded the prestigious DHL-The Daily Star Bangladesh Business Award and recognized as the ‘Best Financial Institution of 2014’.
A career banker, AAK started his career with the then British-owned Grindlays Bank plc. as a Management Trainee in 1982 and went on to serve its successor banks – ANZ Grindlays Bank and Standard Chartered Bank, in a diverse array of roles both at home and abroad. Finally, in 2002-2003, he served as a regional head for Standard Chartered Bank responsible for The Gulf countries based in Dubai, UAE. AAK then went on to head IDLC Finance Limited, the country’s largest financial institution (non-banking) for six years from 2003-2009 as its CEO & Managing Director.
As a nominee Director of MTB, AAK is Vice Chairman of Industrial & Infrastructure Development Finance Company Limited (IIDFC). He has also had the opportunity to serve as a government nominated Director of Chittagong Stock Exchange Limited for four years. Anis A. Khan was the Chairman of Primary Dealers Bangladesh Limited (PDBL), an apex body of primary dealer banks and financial institutions during the period 2014-16.
AAK has served the country’s pre-eminent Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI) as Vice President for two successive terms during the years 2014 and 2015. He has led the SWIFT Member & User Group of Bangladesh (SMUGB) in 2014-2016 as the Chairperson.
In June 2015, Anis presented a paper on “Financing the Transformation of the Bangladesh Garments Industry” at the School of South Asian Studies, University of Harvard, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. He has attended “The Executive Program in Corporate Governance and Strategic Management” at the Haas Business School of the University of California, Berkeley in May 2014 and the Value Creation in Banking and Strategic Management Program held at INSEAD, Fontainebleau, France in October 2015. Most recently, Anis has presented a paper on May 12, 2017 at the Bangladesh Development Conference at Harvard University, Boston, MA, USA. His subject matter was ‘Achieving SDGs: Financial Inclusion, Bangladesh Perspective’.