Leadership Team

Leadership

Sarwar Hossain

Chief Executive Officer

Sarwar joined SBUK as a CEO and the Executive Director in 2015, responsible for the 1st Line of Defence Business Lines.

Sarwar has been with SBL since 1984 gaining experience in Trade Finance, Credit and Operations. Thereafter, participated in senior management roles for over 10 SBL branches. Prior to his current position Sarwar was the CEO of Sonali Bank Ltd, India operations for 5 years.

Sarwar enjoys travelling the world with a good book.

Steven Boult

Executive Director
CRO

Steve joined Sonali Bank (UK) Limited as Executive Director and Chief Risk Officer in December 2016, responsible for 2nd Line of Defence Control Departments.

He joined us from Bank of Beirut (UK) Ltd where he held the similar position of Head of Risk & Compliance holding SMF4, SMF16 & SMF17. He has gained over 30 years of experience in the financial industry working for similar foreign banks including larger global investment banks such as Credit Agricole & BNP Paribas.

Catch Steve cruising down the streets on his motorbike.

Kazim Ather

Head of Foreign Trade

Kazim joined SBUK as the Head of Finance in 1994.

Kazim has had over 30 years of experience in Trade Finance and has previously worked for BCCI and in International Trade. Prior to his career in the Trade Finance sector he was a business person in Bangladesh.

Kazim enjoys cricket and is a great supporter of the Bangladesh national cricket team

Khaledur Rahman

Senior Operations Manager

Khaledur joined SBUK in September 2016 as the Senior Operations Manager.

Previously Khaledur held a position as the Senior Principal Officer at Sonali Bank Limited in Dhaka and a Fund/Treasury Manager at Sonali Bank Limited, India. Over the years he has carried out a number of roles in varies departments such as remittance, International Trade Finance, Foreign Currency Control and AML.

Khaledur enjoys watching movies and spending time with his family.

Peter Kerr

Senior Head of Finance

Peter joined Sonali Bank (UK) in July 2018 as the Senior Head of Finance.

Peter has been in the Finance industry for over 20 years. Prior to his current position he has worked for Deutsche Bank, HSBC and Royal Bank of Canada.

Peter is a family man who enjoys days out with his children.

Board of Directors

Ashadul Islam

Non-Executive Chairman

Ashadul joined Sonali Bank (UK) Ltd as a Chairman in February 2020. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Bangladesh Bank and is a Deputy Chairman of the UAE-Bangladesh Investment Company Limited (UBICO). He has also held senior positions as a Senior Secretary of the Financial Institutions Division of the Ministry of Finance.

Ziaul Siddiqui

Non-Executive Director

Ziaul joined Sonali Bank (UK) Ltd as a Non-Executive Director in December 2019. He is currently the chairman of Sonali Bank Ltd. He has been a Deputy Governor of Bangladesh Bank and the Chairman of Bangladesh Commerce Bank Limited. He has also held directorships in several financial institutions in Bangladesh.

Peter Haines

Independent Non-Executive Director

Peter joined Sonali Bank (UK) Ltd in January 2019. He has over 30 years of experience as a chartered accountant, regulator, senior compliance officer and governance, risk & compliance consultant.

Ian Ogilvie

Independent Non-Executive Director

Ian joined Sonali Bank (UK) Ltd as a director in December 2019. He is also a member of the Audit & Compliance, Risk and Remuneration Committees at Zenith Bank (UK) Ltd. Mr Ogilvie has over 38 years-experience in banking and financial services.

Sarwar Hossain

Chief Executive Officer

Sarwar joined SBUK as a CEO and the Executive Director in 2015, responsible for the 1st Line of Defence Business Lines. Sarwar has been with SBL since 1984 gaining experience in Trade Finance, Credit and Operations. Thereafter, participated in senior management roles for over 10 SBL branches. Prior to his current position Sarwar was the CEO of Sonali Bank Ltd, India operations for 5 years.

Steven Boult

Executive Director

Steve joined Sonali Bank (UK) Limited as Executive Director and Chief Risk Officer in December 2016, responsible for 2nd Line of Defence Control Departments. He joined us from Bank of Beirut (UK) Ltd where he held the similar position of Head of Risk & Compliance holding SMF4, SMF16 & SMF17. He has gained over 30 years of experience in the financial industry working for similar foreign banks including larger global investment banks such as Credit Agricole & BNP Paribas.