Mr. Md. Abdus Salam Azad, a freedom fighter, joined as CEO & Managing Director of Janata Bank Limited on December 05, 2017. Prior to his joining as a CEO & Managing Director, he was Deputy Managing Director who also held the current charge of CEO & MD of this bank. He also served as Deputy Managing Director of Bangladesh Krishi Bank.
Mr. Azad, son of late Ansar Ali and late Shurja Banu Nesa, hails from Char Nabipur under Sirajganj District and was born on April 30, 1958. After completion of Master’s in English Language & Literature from the University of Rajshahi in 1981 (held in 1983), he began his banking career as Senior Officer in Janata Bank in 1983.
During his long 34 years’ journey in the banking industry, Mr. Azad held the managerial post for 26 years from the grass root level to executive level. His resplendent banking career covered all the arenas of banking activities. He is a well-reputed, progressive, dynamic and a visionary banker. Presently, he is the Chairman of Investment Corporation of Bangladesh (ICB) Audit Committee and Janata Exchange Company Srl (JEC), Italy. Besides, he is also the director of the Board of ICB, Padma Bank Limited, Janata Capital & Investment Limited (JCIL), Janata Exchange Company Inc (JEC), USA, Primary Dealers Bangladesh Limited (PDBL) and member of the Governing Board of Bangladesh Institute of Bank Management (BIBM), Institute of Bankers Bangladesh (IBB) and Executive Committee- SWIFT User Group of Bangladesh.
Mr. Azad is a Diplomaed Associate of the Institute of Bankers’ Bangladesh. He has undergone extensive training programmes at home and abroad and visited Italy, Kingdome of Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand.
He participated in our glorious Liberation War in 1971 as a valiant freedom fighter after successful completion of the training programme in India for that purpose.
Mr. Azad is married to Mrs. Khaleda Mustary who is a housewife. They are blessed with a daughter, Sal Sabil Sahmi and a son, Shakir Ayman Azad.