Fazle Kabir

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Fazle Kabir
ফজলে কবির
ফজলে কবির.jpg
Governor of Bangladesh Bank
Assumed office
15 March 2016
PresidentAbdul Hamid
Preceded byAtiur Rahman
Personal details
Born (1955-07-04) July 4, 1955 (age 64)
Dhaka, East Bengal, Dominion of Pakistan
Spouse(s)Mahmuda Sharmin Benu
EducationMA (economics)
Alma materFaujdarhat Cadet College, University of Chittagong

Fazle Kabir (born 4 July 1955) is a Bangladeshi economist and central banker.[1][2][3] He is the 11th Governor of Bangladesh Bank, the central bank of Bangladesh.[4] Prior to this position, he served as the chairman of state-owned Sonali Bank.[4] He also served as a director of another state-owned Janata Bank.

Education and career[edit]

Kabir completed his bachelor's and master's degrees in Economics from University of Chittagong.[1][5] He started his career in 1980 with Bangladesh Railway as an assistant traffic superintendent.[5] He served as the director general of the National Academy for Planning and Development.[1] He was appointed as a senior secretary to the ministry of finance in 2012.[5] Kabir was made the chairman of Sonali Bank, after it was hit by several financial scams, including that involving Hall-Mark Group.[1]

On March 15, 2016, the then governor Atiur Rahman resigned from his post amid the Bangladesh Bank money laundering case. He submitted his resignation letter to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and within two hours Kabir was selected the new four-year term governor of Bangladesh Bank.[6]

Personal life[edit]

Kabir is married to Mahmuda Sharmin Benu. She is currently an additional secretary to the ministry of public administration.[5]


  1. ^ a b c d "Ex-secretary Fazle Kabir appointed Bangladesh Bank governor for 4 years". bdnews24.com. March 16, 2016. Retrieved March 16, 2016.
  2. ^ "Governors of BB". Bangladesh Bank. Retrieved 2019-05-22.
  3. ^ "Governor". Bangladesh Bank. Retrieved 2019-06-05.
  4. ^ a b "Fazle Kabir to be made new BB governor: Muhith". The Daily Star. March 15, 2016. Retrieved March 15, 2016.
  5. ^ a b c d "Former finance secretary Fazle Kabir to head Bangladesh Bank, says Minister Muhith". bdnews24.com. March 15, 2016. Retrieved March 15, 2016.
  6. ^ "$101m heist: Atiur quits as governor of Bangladesh Bank". The Daily Star. March 15, 2016. Retrieved March 16, 2016.