Mr. Kanti Kumar Saha
Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Kanti Kumar Saha has recently joined Lankan Alliance Finance Limited as the new Chief Executive Officer. Before joining Lankan Alliance Finance Limited, a Bangladesh – Sri Lanka joint venture, he represented the Board as a Director in the capacity of Managing Director and CEO of NDB Capital Limited, an investment banking arm of National Development Bank PLC of Sri Lanka. Mr. Kumar worked as Director & Head of Global Corporate Banking in Citibank N. A. Bangladesh for a considerable time and also served as Deputy Managing Director and Chief Business Officer of Prime Bank Limited previously.
Mr. Kumar holds both Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Economics from University of Dhaka. He also holds a Postgraduate Management Degree from Nottingham Trent University, U.K.
During his successful career of 29 years in corporate and investment banking, Mr. Kumar who started his banking career as Probationary Officer in AB Bank, mostly worked in Standard Chartered Bank, Citibank N. A., Prime Bank Limited and NDB Capital. His work in Corporate & Institutional Banking, Public Sector and Offshore Banking and above all his capabilities in corporate customer solution building has earned him many laurels. He also attended major developmental assignments in India and Thailand during his mid-career. Mr. Kumar attended several advanced training courses, workshops and seminars in Risk Management, Leadership, Relationship Management and International Trade at home and abroad. He is also a Certified Trade Expert by Standard Chartered Bank and a Risk Officer assigned by Citibank N. A. Mr. Kumar has strong leadership skills and a deep understanding of the Bangladesh financial sector, capital market as well as clients’ needs. His international experience coupled with vast local knowledge makes him a leader of the financial sector of Bangladesh.