Muhammad Ala Uddin Ahmad has been appointed as the general manager of Metlife Bangladesh effective January 1, 2021.
He succeeds Syed Hammadul Karim who retired in December 2020 after a distinguished 33-year career with MetLife, says a press release.
Ala Uddin Ahmad has held a variety of senior country and regional leadership roles in MetLife including chief financial officer for South Asia, general manager for Nepal, head of strategy, business planning and transformation for MetLife's joint venture in Malaysia - AmMetLife, and most recently, general manager for Hong Kong, the press release reads.
Commenting on his appointment, Elena Butarova, regional head of MetLife Bangladesh, Malaysia, Nepal and Vietnam said, "Bangladesh remains a very important market for MetLife with substantial growth opportunities. Ala Ahmad's appointment is a great example of the depth of talent in our company."
"With his strong vision for the insurance industry, we are confident that Ala Ahmad will be able to continue driving the growth engine for MetLife and deliver exceptional value for our customers, financial associates, and people," Elena Butarova added.