Mr. Shah A Sarwar joined IFIC Bank Limited as Managing Director on 02 December 2012. He started his career as Management Trainee of ANZ Grindlays Bank in 1982. Over the last 37 years in banking, Mr. Sarwar’s career evolved as a well-rounded banker with adequate exposure in General Management, Client Coverage, Corporate Banking, Risk Management, Operations and IT Management.
He has core expertise in Creation of New Lines of Business, Business Process Reengineering, Strategic and Change Management. He has optimum exposure & training in all areas of Banking in Australia, USA, UK, Hong Kong, UAE, Singapore, Sri Lanka and Pakistan. He is a Six Sigma Black Belt and certified in Credit Accreditation Process, International Trade Skill Assessment, Credit Skill Assessment and Credit in Context Course. He sits on the Board of Grameen Bank and previously held various senior management positions in multinational and private commercial banks such as Trust Bank Limited, Premier Bank Limited and Industrial Promotion & Development Company of Bangladesh Ltd. (IPDC), United Commercial Bank Ltd (UCBL), American Express Bank Ltd, Standard Chartered Bank and ANZ Grindlays Bank.
With a distinctive academic record, he holds a Post-graduation degree with Honors in Economics from the University of Dhaka and an MBA from Victoria University, Australia. He is a gold medal recipient as the best all-round cadet of Faujdarhat Cadet Collage and a National Debate Champion.