Mr. Md. Matiul Islam, widely known amongst his friends and colleagues as the “Doyen of Banking and Financial Sectors” started his career with Pakistan Civil Service in 1952. In 1972, he was appointed as the First Finance Secretary of Bangladesh and was assigned with the uphill task of rebuilding the shattered financial sector and implement the scheme for nationalization of the banking sector. He also worked as the Secretary, Ministry of Industries, Alternate Executive Director in the World Bank, Head of UNIDO/ World Bank Cooperative Program, Vienna and Country Director for UNIDO, India. Always a creative man, Mr. Islam is the founder Chairman of AB Bank Ltd., International Leasing and Financial Services, National Housing Finance & Investment and the Industrial and Infrastructure Development Finance Company (IIDFC) Limited. He also promoted Credit Rating Agency of Bangladesh (CRAB). Mr. Islam completed his B.Com from Dhaka University securing First Class First and Masters in Public Administration from Harvard University, USA. He is also a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Bangladesh. Mr. Islam is currently the Chairman of the Financial Institutions’ Promoters’ Association (FIPA) and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Bangladesh Institute of Governance and Management (formerly Civil Service College), Agargaon, Dhaka. He was honored with “Lifetime Achievement Award” by The DHL– Daily Star in July 2011.