Jakirul Islam
Bank Asia

Jakirul Islam is a Senior Vice President of Bank Asia, one of the largest private commercial banks in Bangladesh. He brings more than 15 years of experience in digital financial services space by working with leading international financial inclusion consulting firm, telecom operators, banks, and MFS providers in Bangladesh and Nepal. His areas of expertise include digital financial services strategy, policy and regulation, product design, agent network management, branding and marketing. Jakirul is a proficient market researcher and specialises in conducting behavioural market researches.

Jakirul managed a number of large donor funded country level financial inclusion programs as a Country Manager with MicroSave Consulting. He launched and managed country’s pioneering mobile financial services Rocket, DBBL and MYCash, Mercantile Bank during his earlier tenure in banking. He also played a contributory role with country’s pioneering telecom operator as a Coordinator- VAS & M-commerce Business Development within Bangladesh. Jakirul is a resource with extensive experiences in both telecom VAS and digital banking initiatives. He obtained an MBA majoring Finance and a Bachelor of Computer Science from University of Dhaka and Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB) respectively. He is a seasoned international conference speaker attended more than fifteen international conferences across the regions.

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