Mr. Md. Arfan Ali is President and Managing Director of Bank Asia Ltd. A career banker with more than 25 years of diverse experience in the industry, he completed his MBA from the IBA, Dhaka University. He started his career with Arab Bangladesh Bank Limited as a Probationary Officer in 1991. Later he joined Hanil Bank in 1996 and played key roles in setting up of its Dhaka Office. Mr. Md. Arfan Ali joined Bank Asia in 1999 as Assistant Vice President before it started its operation and played vital role at the pre-operational stage of launching formal operations of a newly established local bank. He acted as a key team player in Bank Asia for acquisition of the operations of two foreign banks in Bangladesh – the first of its kind – namely, Bank of Nova Scotia and Muslim Commercial Bank of Pakistan. Mr. Md. Arfan Ali has pioneered and championed Agent Banking operations in Bangladesh with a view to serving a wide range of unbanked and underserved population all over the country by providing banking and financial services. He is the Chairperson of the SWIFT Member & User Group of Bangladesh. He is also the member of “Academic Advisory Board, School of Business”, Independent University (IUB), Bangladesh and current Advisor of Bangladesh Money Market Dealers Association (BAMDA). Recently, he has been elected as the Secretary General of Association of Bankers, Bangladesh (ABB).