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Managing Director


Md. Obayed Ullah Al Masud
Managing Director & CEO


Bachelor of Commerce (Hon’s) and Masters of Commerce in Management(1982), University of Dhaka. MBA (major in Finance) from IBA (1988), Dhaka University.


Appointment to the Bank

Appointed as Managing Director and CEO at Rupali Bank Limited on 28 August 2019.


Membership to the Committee of Rupali Bank Limited

Member, Executive Committee of the Board

Chairman, MANCOM and ALCO


Professional Experience

Mr.  Masud, a professional  banker has been   in the banking industry for over 36 years.

He joined Agrani Bank as Senior Officer in 1983. Thanks to his dedication to his profession, coupled with his brilliant academic background, undoubted integrity and amiable disposition, Mr. Masud rose steadily through the ranks to become the Deputy Managing Director in 2011 of Agrani Limited.  He became the Managing Director of Karmasangstan Bank, a state-owned specialised bank, serving for two years. He has been CEO and Managing Director of Sonali Bank Limited during 24 August 2016 to 24 August 2019 and worked there successfully till he became the MD & CEO of Rupali Bank Limited.

During his long illustrious carrier he had served various state owned commercial banks in different capacities as Branch Manager, Divisinal Head & Circle in-Charge.  His fields of service were business development, marketing management, general banking, treasury, foreign trade and finance, industrial credit, micro credit, branch management etc.

He earned laurels and appreciation from the authority for his extra ordinary performances in whatever capacity he worked.



During his career as a banker he attended numerous trainings, seminars and workshops at home and abroad.  He was trained with prestigious and world famous institutions.


Association with other Organizations


Present  Association with other Organizations

 Director, Padma Bank Limited

Chairman, Rupali Bank Securities Limited

Chairman, Rupali Investment Limited

Past Association with other Organizations

Managing Director& CEO ,  Sonali Bank Limited

Managing Director,  Karmasangsthan Bank(2014)

Deputy Managing Director, Agrani Bank Limited (2011)

Vice-Chairman, Institute of Bankers, Bangladesh(IBB)

Director, Sonali Exchange Co. Inc., New York, USA

Director, Sonali Bank (UK) Limited London, UK

Director, Primary Dealers Bangldesh Limited(PDBL)

Director, Investment Corporation of Bangladesh (ICB)

Director, Sonali Investment Limited(SIL)

Director, Sonali Polaris FT Limited (SPFTL)

Director, Central Depository Bangladesh Limited(CDBL)

Director, Industrial and Infrastructure Development Finance Company Limited(IIDFC)

Member, Governing Board, Bangladesh Institute of Bank Management(BIBM)

Executive Committee, Bangladesh Foreign Exchange Dealers Association(BAFEDA)


Exceptional Achievements:

•  Stood first in the IBB Banking Diploma Examination (DAIBB) and awarded gold  medal for his outstanding fit.

•  Stood 1st Division 3rd Stand  (S.S.C) in Dhaka Board from Commerce group in 1976.

•   Sonali Bank logged the highest net profit in seven years thanks to its deposits with different banks and massive drives to recover funds from loan defaulters under his prudential leadership as CEO in Sonali Bank Limited.

 •  Engaged in philanthropic and cultural activities since long.

•  Author of 8 poetry books  including selected poetry published under  the pen name Buland Javir. 

• Translation of interview of renowned American poet  John Ashbery, essays on  Nobel      laureate  Saul Bellow's and Seamus Heaney worth mentioning.