Tanjil Chowdhury was elected the new chairman of Prime Bank at the bank’s 500th board of directors meeting held on June 1, said a press release.
Tanjil has become the youngest serving chairman of a private commercial bank in Bangladesh at the age of 36 and will succeed Azam J Chowdhury, it said.
He previously served the bank both as a board member and the chairman of the executive committee.
Tanjil is the managing director of East Coast Group, a diversified conglomerate with more than 42 years of experience in the downstream hydrocarbons and energy sector.
He served as the president of the Bangladesh Merchant Bankers Association (BMBA) from 2014 to 2015 and also as the president of the Solar Module Manufacturers Association of Bangladesh (SMMAB). He is also chairman of Prime Exchange Singapore Pte Ltd, Prime Bank’s remittance arm in Singapore.
He is an elected director of the Bangladesh Cricket Board and is currently serving as the chairman of BCB’s age-group tournament committee and interim chairman of its facilities management committee.
He completed his Bachelor’s in Arts degree in accounting and finance and a Master’s in Science degree in international management (finance) from King’s College London, University of London.
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