Dr. Arif Dowla


Dr. Arif Dowla served as Chairman of Mutual Trust Bank Ltd. (MTB) from January 17, 2012 to February 26, 2014 and is now serving as the Chairman of the Board Risk Management Committee. Son of Mr. M. Anis Ud Dowla, a leading name in Bangladesh’s corporate business, trade and industry arena, Dr. Dowla is the Managing Director of the renowned conglomerate, Advanced Chemical Industries (ACI) Ltd. as well as its following subsidiaries:

  • ACI Pure Flour Limited
  • ACI Foods Limited
  • ACI Motors Limited
  • ACI Logistics Limited
  • ACI Agrolinks Limited
  • Premiaflex Plastic Limited
  • Stochastic Logic Limited

Besides, Dr. Dowla is also the Chairman of Tetley ACI (Bangladesh) Ltd.

He is a Director of:

  • ACI Formulations Limited
  • ACI Salt Limited
  • ACI Edible Oils Limited
  • ACI Godrej Agrovet (Pvt.) Limited
  • Creative Communication Limited
  • Consolidated Chemicals Limited
  • ACI Healthcare Limited – Vice Chairman
  • ACI Chemicals Limited
  • Bangladesh Business Publications Limited, publishing company of the bi-monthly Business Bangladesh magazine
  • Infolytx Bangladesh Limited

Dr. Dowla obtained a PhD degree in Mathematics from the University of California, San Diego, USA. He is a member of the American Mathematical Society and a Young Global Leader Honoree 2009 bestowed by World Economic Forum. He is also the Honorary Consul of the Kingdom of Belgium in Bangladesh.

He is a member of the Board of Governors of the Society for Promotion of Bangladesh Art (SPBA).