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Mr. Tanjil Chowdhury has been appointed as Director of Prime Exchange Co. Pte Ltd with effect from 11 Dec 2011. He is the present Chairman of the Board of Directors of the company. He was Director in the Board of Prime Bank Limited and Chairman, Executive Committee of the Board of Directors, Prime Bank. Tanjil Chowdhury did his BA (Hons) in Accounting and Finance from University of West London (formerly TVU) and went on to completing MSc in International Management (Finance), from King’s College London, University of London. He is the Managing Director of East Coast Group of companies, a diversified conglomerate with primary focus on Oil & Energy. Mr. Chowdhury served as President of Bangladesh Merchant Bankers Association (BMBA) for 2014 & 2015. He is the Secretary General of Prime Bank Cricket Club, a social initiative of Prime Bank Foundation (PBF). He is a regular speaker at various private universities. His lecture topic ranges from Financial Derivatives and Investment strategy to Marine Management and Organizational Behaviour. Mr. Chowdhury is an active member of BBC Film Society and King’s College Business Society. He is also a keen golfer and has achieved many laurels in this sporting arena.

Hassan O. Rashid, Managing Director and CEO of Prime Bank, has been appointed as Director of Prime Exchange Co. Pte Ltd.

Prior to joining Prime Bank, Mr. Rashid was Additional Managing Director at Eastern Bank Limited. In his eight-year stint, he is lauded for his leadership role in achieving balance sheet growth and driving transformation journey of Eastern Bank.

Mr. Rashid brings in more than 27 years of experience in banking industry both in local and multinational banks in senior positions in Corporate, Risk Management, SME and Retail Banking. He started his career with Credit Agricole Indosuez and later moved to HSBC and Standard Chartered Bank (SCB) in different senior leadership positions.

Mr. Rashid is a Graduate of Capital University of USA in Economics and Business Administration and done his Master’s degree in International Management from Garvin School of Management, Thunderbird, USA. He is also certified "Credit Professional" of Omega, UK.

Ms Sharmila Gunasingham has been appointed as Director of Prime Exchange Co. Pte Ltd since inception. She is a corporate lawyer involved in international practice. A daughter of a diplomat, Sharmila Gunasingham, a Singaporean by birth and nationality, was raised in the Western capitals of the world, including Washington D.C. and Bonn. She schooled in the UK, attended London University, and trained with a London law firm for two years, qualifying as an English Solicitor before returning to Singapore.

Admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor in Singapore in November 1981, Sharmila immediately began practicing at Rodyk and Davidson LLP (R&D), working with Mrs. Arfat Selvam, its head of corporate. She was made a partner of R&D in a span of four years. Appointed the partner contact at R&D for the Pacific Rim Advisory Council (PRAC), an international membership of 21 major law firms in the Pacific Rim region, she was also elected to office by the member firms as the Vice Chairperson of PRAC.

After a decade at R&D, Sharmila was invited and became the Co-Founder of a new boutique corporate law firm established by Mrs. Arfat Selvam which was named Arfat Selvam and Gunasingham and later changed its name to ASG Law Corporation (ASG). During Sharmila’s 14 year tenure as ASG’s Joint Managing Director, she spearheaded the firm's Formal Law Alliance with Herbert Smith, a “magic circle” London law firm and headed up ASG’s team handling Herbert Smith referrals. During this time, Sharmila also accepted an invitation from the leading Canadian law firm Stikeman Elliott to be its Singapore representative.

Sharmila's experience as a corporate lawyer and international connectivity enabled her to establish in 2006, Global Law Alliance, (GLA) a Singapore Law Corporation focusing primarily on corporate work whilst representing global clients based in Asia, Europe, the USA, the Middle East and beyond. She soon set about establishing alliances with international law firms across the world and expanded practice areas beyond corporate to include litigation and dispute resolution.

Sharmila's areas of practice include Corporate Law, Corporate Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions, Cross Border Transactions and Financial Services. Active in the funds management industry, Sharmila was also elected as the President of the Financial Planning Association of Singapore, a 5000 member body of financial institutions.

Featured in a widely publicized interview, by the ‘Straits Times’ (Singapore’s leading English newspaper) and ‘Lianhe Wanbao’ (Singapore’s Chinese language newspaper) where her views were sought on a number of issues including political leadership and corporate governance, Sharmila has increasingly been sought after as a speaker by distinguished forums.

Mr. Mohammed Samiullah has more than 16 years of Senior Management experience in leading financial institutions and banks at various capacities, working with both local and international banks and financial institutions.

Mr. Sami started his career as Management Trainee Officer and later as Branch Manager in BRAC Bank Ltd. He led the Gulshan Cluster of BRAC Bank Ltd under Distribution Network, before joining Bank Al Falah (a concern of ABU DHABI Group) as Head of Gulshan Corporate Cluster. He later joined one the leading Private Commercial Bank of Bangladesh – Prime Bank Ltd and was deputed to its fully owned subsidiary - Prime Exchange Co. Pte. Ltd. in Singapore.

Prime Bank Ltd Board reappointed him as Executive Director & CEO of Prime Exchange Co. Pte. Ltd. Singapore & he is serving his third term as CEO of the entity. Under the Strategic Directions of Honorable Board of Directors, he has transformed the landscape of Remittance Business for the entity in Singapore with FinTech & Digital Business Application & Process Reengineering.

Mr. Sami has been instrumental in driving various key initiatives and lead the entity towards a more Robust, Growth Focused Organization as it drive under GPS (Growth, Profitability & Sustainability) Strategy.

He has completed his BSc (Hons) in CIS from London Metropolitan University & MBA from East West University & later obtained Advance Certification from Institute of Business Administration, DU.

Mr. Sami is Management Committee Member of Remittance Association of Singapore (RAS) & also for Singapore Bangladesh Business Chamber (BDCham) & General Member of Singapore Business Federation (SBF).

Mr. Sami has attended various local and overseas training courses and workshops, and delivers lectures in the field of finance, banking and management. He has a happy family with his wife and two loving children.

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