Profile
Zafar Alam

Mr. Zafar Alam, a seasoned banker, has a glorious professional banking career spanning over three decades. He joined Social Islami Bank Limited (SIBL) as the Managing Director & CEO on December 21, 2021. Prior to joining SIBL, Mr. Zafar served Bangladesh Commerce Bank Limited as the Additional Managing Director. There he also played the role of Managing Director (Current Charge) for 14 months. He started his banking career at Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited (IBBL) as a Probationary Officer in 1992. He served IBBL for long 26 years in various leadership capacities. During his tenure there, he was Head of Branch at 06 (Six) large Branches of Dhaka city and Manager Operation at 02 (Two) Branches. At IBBL lastly, he was promoted to the position of the Senior Executive Vice President in recognition of his sincerity, dedication and performance and played the roles of Head of Human Resources Wing and 1st of Bank’s Chief Human Resources Officer. In 2017 he joined SIBL as the Deputy Managing Director. During his long and colourful 30 years of banking career, he gained extensive banking experience and developed a wide range of expertise as he worked in different capacities in almost all the areas of banking viz. Strategic Planning, Managing Investment Portfolio, Foreign Trade, Treasury Operation, General Banking, Asset Liability Oversight, Leadership Development, Risk Mitigation, Regulatory Compliance, Customer Engagement, Branch Management, etc. Mr. Zafar attended numerous seminars, workshops and training programs both at home and abroad. A widely travelled person, Mr. Zafar visited many countries including Nepal, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) to enrich his professional knowledge. Mr. Zafar obtained his BSS (Hons) and MSS in Public Administration from the University of Chittagong. He obtained Diploma in Islamic Banking (DIB) in 2002 from Islami Bank Training and Research Academy, Bangladesh