To help take the economy forward by giving decision-makers, professionals, aspirants of the wealth management and investment industry and entrepreneurs an access to new ideas, solutions and innovations, the first Finance Summit organized by Lighthouse Bangladesh in association with Eastern Bank Ltd ( EBL) was held at The Westin Dhaka hotel in the city.Leadership is evolutionary and it not only demands leadership capabilities but the foremost competency of financial intelligence. Leaders with financial acumen are the forerunner. This summit is for those who aspire to reach the top by having understanding of some of the driving components of finance, said Najmus Ahmed Albab, Founder and CEO, Lighthouse Bangladesh.
Keynotes were presented on the topic Emerging Bangladesh and Branding Bangladesh by K A M Majedur Rahman, Managing Director; Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE); Nuzhat Anwar, Senior Country Officer – Bangladesh, International Finance Corporation (IFC) and Shaffat Ohid, Co-Founder and MD- Digital Tree Bangladesh.
Among the panelists were present, Namely Ali Reza Iftekhar, MD & CEO, Eastern Bank Ltd., Naser Ezaz, CEO, Standard Chartered Bank, Syed Mahbubur Rahman, MD & CEO, Dhaka Bank, Faruq Mainuddin Ahmed, MD & CEO, Trust Bank Ltd., Adil Islam, MD and CEO, Meghna Bank Ltd,, Ershad Hossain, MD, The City Bank Capital, Syed M Kamal, Country Manager Bangladesh, Mastercard, Mominul Islam, MD & CEO, IPDC Finance, Mahtab Uddin Ahmed, MD & CEO, Robi, Imram Rahman, Dean, School of Business, ULAB, Tina Jabeen, Ministry of ICT, Government of Bangladesh, Muhammad Abdul Momen, Director, BGMEA, Md. Nasiruddin, MD LankaBangla Securities, Arif Khan, MD, IDLC Finance Ltd, Mamun Rashid, Managing Partner, PwC Bangladesh, Zinnia Huq, Head – Finance Control, Unilever BD and Sajid Amit, Director CES, ULAB
Panelists of the Summit also took part in discussion on topics of Financial Innovation, Industrialization and Sustainability, Capital Market and Opportunity, Financial Inclusion and Sustainable Development Goals, Corporate Governance in Financial Sector.
The summit offered a view of the industry, predictions and insights to help participants in forming their future strategies. Business leaders, corporate personalities, international experts in the field of economics, finance, investment strategy, product development, wealth management and IT attended the Summit.
Speakers opined that the leadership is the key to help organizations navigate in an increasingly complex business world to drive performance, as well as strong and ethical governance and management practices by shared services models, outsourcing, and the impact of technology.