RSA consists of a multi-disciplinary team of professionals.
Sameer Ahmad is an investment banker with 26 years of experience in Europe, the Middle East, Emerging Africa and South East Asia. He started his career in Kidder Peabody, subsequently UBS, in the EM team in London. He then moved to Global Emerging Markets, a boutique investment bank specializing in EM out of London. He then moved to Bangladesh and set up the structured finance unit of Industrial and Infrastructure Development Finance Company Limited (IIDFC). He was a treasury consultant with the PriceWaterhouseCoopers team restructuring Agrani Bank before establishing RSA Capital.
Sameer has established himself as one of the leading investment bankers in Bangladesh by launching the first ever zero coupon bond, the first step down syndicated loan facility, the first ever unsecured international term loan facility for a microfinance institution and the world’s first micro-credit securitization, the first ever variable rate subordinated domestic convertible bond as Tier 2 Capital with international participation in the Bangladesh market.
He is a Director of IPDC Finance Limited as well as the Chairman of the Executive Committee. Sameer, with significant ownership, sits on the board of CNN Money Switzerland. He also sits on the board of Guardian Life Insurance Company and Apex Investments Limited.
Sameer Ahmad currently is the Chairman and the Chief Executive of RSA Capital (DIFC), a DIFC company duly regulated by DFSA to operate similar activities as RSA Capital Bangladesh. Using the DIFC office RSA is expanding its footprint in the MENA and other regions.
Kazi Mahmood Sattar has over 38 years of banking experience, mostly with international banks. He started his career with ANZ Grindlays Bank as a Management Trainee in 1981. In his overseas stint, he spent one year in Mumbai as a Corporate Dealer with Treasury. He also worked more than two years in Melbourne, Australia as Manager Corporate Banking. Mr. Sattar underwent extensive training in investment banking and successfully established Bangladesh’s first Investment Banking Arm/Corporate Finance Unit. He took over as Head of Corporate and Investment Banking Division of ANZ Grindlays Bank in Bangladesh in 1995.
Mr. Sattar led two large domestic commercial banks as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer. While heading two large old-fashioned banks, he successfully modernized them by reorganization, modernization, implementation of state of art IT system and converted the culture and business to compete with the international banks in the country.
Mr. Sattar is currently the Chairman of RSA Advisory Limited. He is also an Independent Director of BRAC Bank Limited and Unique Hotel & Resorts Limited. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of bKash Limited.
An engineer by education, worked in banking, specifically in treasury and investment banking in Bangladesh for over 23 years in Bangladesh and ~3 years in the US as an engineer in IBM.
In the previous role as the Head of Global Markets in HSBC Bangladesh, led HSBC to be the leading treasury unit in the country in SPOT, FWD & SWAP trading. Launched first ever BDT options in the market and helped the Government achieve a higher than expected credit rating from S&P and Moody’s.
Currently, working for RSA Capital in various M&A and debt syndication deals, particularly performing client relations, leading the research team and looking after the HR functions.
Mr. Mofazzal has a professional exposure of around 20 years in Finance & Accounts division. Prior to joining RSA Capital as Chief Financial Officer, he was serving Apex Investments Limited as Head of Finance. He started his career as Audit Manager in ACNABIN & Co. Chartered Accountants after successfully completing the articleship with the same firm. Later he joined Freshtex Bangladesh (Pvt) Ltd., a joint venture between Beximco Group & Freshtex Germany, as Manager to oversee Finance, Accounts, Admin, and Marketing & Planning Division. He assisted the company obtain tax holiday from National Board of Revenue. He also worked as Country Manager in European Textile Chemical Bangladesh Ltd. Mr. Mofazzal has passed C.A. Intermediate Examination from Institute of Chartered Accountants of Bangladesh (ICAB) and later completed MBA (Finance) from Dhaka University.
Farhad Ahamed, the Head of Fixed Income & Equities, is a passionate investment professional with more than nine years of experience in investment management and research in Bangladesh. He possesses large spectrum of knowledge in financial markets, asset valuation, financial modeling and macroeconomic analysis. Currently, working in a team who has executed over USD 500 million of private and public capital raising and all aspects of business valuation and other advisory transactions, including buy side, sell side, and business formation. He started his career with RACE Management PCL, the largest private Asset Management Company in Bangladesh with asset size of USD 250 million, as a Research associate.