[Dhaka, October 17, 2020] To unlock the true potential of finance for people, community and society and help Bangladesh to achieve its potential the LankaBangla Finance Ltd. presents second edition of Bangladesh Fintech Summit powered by Guardian Life Insurance Ltd. and in association with Nagad took place on October 16th & 17th, 2020. The event was organized by Bangladesh Brand Forum and attended by financial professionals from home and abroad.
The theme for this year’s summit was “Shaping Future of Finance for People” with the objective to provide collaborative space to fintech companies to share learning, success and failure with present and aspiring fintech Companies. The initiative also emerged to initiate policy dialogue among entrepreneurs for a right policy framework for future fintech companies to thrive sustainably and to nurture the fintech ecosystem so that Bangladesh receives the full benefit and value of Global Fintech drive and movement. The summit consisted of Keynote Sessions, Insight Sessions and Panel Discussions with eminent international and local industry leaders.
The Summit consisted of 5 Keynote Sessions, 5 Insight Sessions, 3 Panel Discussions and 2 Case Studies with the international and local industry leaders. The summit started with the opening speech of Professor Shibli Rubayat-Ul-Islam, Chairman, Bangladesh Securities and Exchange Commission (BSEC). Shariful Islam, Founder & Managing Director of Bangladesh Brand Forum delivered the welcome speech and
Khwaja Shahriar, Managing Director & CEO, LankaBangla Finance Limited; M M Monirul Alam, Chief Executive Officer, Guardian Life Insurance Limited & Sheikh Aminur Rahman, Chief Sales Officer, Nagad presented sponsor’s remark at the auspicious event.
The 5 keynote speakers of the summit were Tobias Puehse, Vice President, Product Management, Innovation & Customer Solutions, Asia Pacific, Mastercard; Carsten Hjelde, Impact Investor, Business Builder, Chairman, Acini Capital, Norway, Founder, 2X Education, Chairman, Coderstrust Global; Vijay Mani, Partner, Deloitte India; Rajeev Tummala, Director, Digital & Data Team, Markets & Securities Services Business, HSBC Singapore & Ananya Wahid Kader, Senior Operations Officer, Financial Institutions Group, IFC Asia and Pacific
Some of the eminent panel members, insight session and case study presenters of the summit were: Mamun Rashid, Managing Partner, PwC Bangladesh; Md. Arfan Ali, President & Managing Director, Bank Asia Limited; Selim R.F Hussain, Managing Director & CEO, BRAC Bank Limited; Rahel Ahmed, Managing Director & CEO, Prime Bank Limited; Mashrur Arefin, Managing Director & CEO, The City Bank Limited; Ifty Islam, Group Chairman, Asian Tiger Capital Partners; Syed Mohammad Kamal, Country Manager, Mastercard; Mohammad Rashed, Convener, Digital Finance Forum Bangladesh (DFFB); Sajid Amit, Associate Professor & Director, EMBA Program, ULAB; Sajid Rahman, CEO, Telenor Health; Anir Chowdhury, Policy Advisor, a2i – Aspire to Innovate; Naser Ezaz Bijoy, CEO, Standard Chartered Bank; Syed Mahbubur Rahman, Managing Director & CEO, Mutual Trust Bank Limited; M M Monirul Alam, Managing Director & CEO, Guardian Life Insurance Limited; Mahbubul Matin, President, Dotlines; Gazi Yaar Mohammed, EVP, Head of Agent Banking & MFS Division, One Bank Limited; Md. Ashraful Alam, Country Lead – Digital, United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF); Mominul Islam, Managing Director & CEO, IPDC Finance Limited; Rubayat Saleheen, Senior Vice President & Head of Marketing & Communications, Guardian Life Insurance Limited; Yeasin Arafat, Head of Digital Channel, Guardian Life Insurance Limited & Tarique A Bhuiyan, Chairman & Chief Technology Adviser, Hashkloud Pty Limited; Mohammad Aminul Haque, Director, Chief Executive Officer (Acting) & CFO, Nagad.
The initiative Bangladesh Fintech Summit 2020 was affiliated with LankaBangla Finance Limited as title partner, powered by Guardian Life Insurance Limited, in association with Nagad. In collaboration with United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF); EMBA, ULAB as Knowledge Partner; A2I – Inspire to Innovate, Bangladesh Innovation Conclave & Digital Finance Forum Bangladesh as strategic partner; Aamra as technology partner; Backpage PR as PR partner; Aatosh as visual partner; Excentra as web solution partner. The summit was an initiative of Bangladesh Fintech Forum and organized by Bangladesh Brand Forum.