'I have taken the decision with the view to taking on a new challenge'
Rahel Ahmed, managing director and chief executive officer of Prime Bank, has stepped down from his post on Tuesday, just a few days before the expiry of his three-year tenure at the bank.
“I have taken the decision with the view to taking on a new challenge,” Ahmed told Dhaka Tribune on Wednesday.
He, however, declined to elaborate further on his plans except that he will remain “in the banking sector”.
Ahmed’s resignation comes just a couple of months after the Prime Bank board had decided to reappoint him as the MD and CEO for another three years, he said.
Faisal Rahman, deputy managing director (DMD) of the bank, will serve as the interim MD. Rahman has already been filling in for Ahmed, who is recovering from Covid-19.
Ahmed, who previously worked at ANZ Grindlays Bank and Standard Chartered, joined Prime Bank as a DMD in 2015 and was promoted to the post of MD and CEO on December 14, 2017.