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Arastoo Khan BCBL new chairman
Business Desk
Published :Friday, 29 January, 2016,  Time : 12:00 AM  View Count : 66

Arastoo Khan has been elected chairman of the Board of Directors of Bangladesh Commerce Bank Limited (BCBL) for three years.
The election came at the 280th board meeting of the bank held at its head office in the city on Wednesday, said a press release.
He completed his Master's in Public Administration (MPA) from John F Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, Boston in the USA in 1990. 
Until November 2015, Mr Khan served as Secretary to the Government and as Member in Planning Commission. 
He performed in different positions as Additional Secretary, Joint Secretary and Deputy Secretary in the Ministry of Finance from 2001 to 2014.
He also worked as Joint Secretary, and was first to head the Debt Management Wing of the Finance Division.
Arastoo Khan was involved in formulation of National Budget during his incumbency as Deputy Secretary, Joint Secretary and Additional Secretary in Finance Division.
He had worked directly for the Government during the last three IMF programs such as Poverty Reduction Growth Facility (PRGF); Emergency National Disaster Assistance (ENDA) following the Global Economic Crisis and  the just concluded Extended Credit Facility (ECF).
At Economic Relations Division, he assisted the Finance Minister and Governor for Bangladesh at the World Bank and IMF during the World Bank and IMF Annual and Spring Meetings from March 2010-July 2014.
Among financial engagements, Arastoo Khan sat on the boards of IFIC Bank Limited, Karmasangsthan Bank Agrani Bank Limited (ABL).
He also brings with him the experience of acting chairman of ABL as well as directors of two oil companies and two telecommunication companies before joining BCBL as Director.

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