Tanjil Chowdhury has been elected as the new chairman of Prime Bank Ltd.
At its 500th board meeting on June 1, the bank's board of directors unanimously elected Tanjil as the chairman, and he is succeeding Azam J Chowdhury.
At the age of 36, Tanjil Chowdhury has become the youngest serving chairman of a private commercial bank in Bangladesh.
He had previously served both as a board member and the chairman of the executive committee of the Bank.
Tanjil Chowdhury 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 Bangladesh Merchant Bankers Association (BMBA) from 2014 to 2015, and also as the president of Solar Module Manufacturers Association of Bangladesh (SMMAB).
He is also chairman of the Prime Exchange Singapore Pte Ltd, Prime Bank's remittance arm in Singapore. Tanjil is the secretary general of Prime Bank Cricket Club, a social initiative of Prime Bank Foundation (PBF).
He is an elected Director of Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) and is currently serving as the chairman of BCB's Age-Group Tournament Committee and interim chairman of the Facilities Management Committee of the BCB.
Tanjil completed his BA (Hons) in accounting and finance with distinction and went on to completing MSc in International Management (Finance) from the prestigious King's College London, University of London.
An avid golfer, Tanjil Chowdhury has achieved many laurels in this sporting arena.
He regularly contributes to various private universities as a distinguished guest speaker delivering lecture on Financial Derivatives and Investment strategy, Shipping and Organisational Behaviour.