• Nominated Director
    Baraka Patenga Power Limited
  • Independent Director
    Baraka Power Limited
  • Member
    Audit Committee (BPL)
  • Member
    Audit Committee (BPPL)


Mr. Helal Ahmed Chowdhury is an Independent Director of Baraka Power Limited and also a Nominated Director of Baraka Patenga Power Limited representing Baraka Power Limited. He is working as an Independent Director of Bank Asia Limited since August, 2020. Mr. Chowdhury served Pubali Bank Limited as Managing Director for around nine years during 2006-2014. He joined Pubali Bank in 1977 as class I officer through Superior Service Examination and was promoted in course to the highest post of MD & CEO in the same bank which is a rare event and record. Under his dynamic leadership, Pubali bank got transformed into an institutional role model of government turned private commercial bank.

Mr. Chowdhury got PBL Gold Medal in 1995 for his outstanding performance in the career apart from many other accolades as best Banker, Banker to the masses, Best performer etc. for several years given by different organizations, Newspapers, ICAB, ICMAB and others at home and abroad. Pubali Bank Limited received the prestigious award “Best Financial Institution” of the country given by DHL and Daily Star in 2009. A career banker for around four decades, Mr. Chowdhury was an Independent Director of Islami Bank Bangladesh Ltd. He is a Member of General Parshad of PKSF (Palli Karma Sahayak Foundation). He received foundation training from the then BCCI, London and Sonali Bank, London in 1986-87. He is an M.A. and a Diplomaed Associate of IBB.

Mr. Chowdhury, a widely travelled personality, participated in different training, seminar and short and long courses both at home and abroad including Oxford and Cambridge Universities of UK and UC Berkeley and Columbia Universities of USA. He also attended leadership seminar in Miami, USA and conference on CEO’s of Americas in New Orleans, USA. He participated in the Oracle Global Conference in San Francisco, USA. He participated at different trade delegations abroad including entourage of the Hon’ble Prime Minister in 2011 in Myanmar.

He served as Supernumerary Professor of Bangladesh Institute of Bank Management (BIBM) during 2015-2020. He was a Board Member and Vice Chairman of Association of Banker Bangladesh (ABB) and was also a Board Member of BIBM. He is a member of ICC Banking Commission Bangladesh and working as a resource person in different training/seminars abroad. He is engaged with a number of Social Organizations and Trade Bodies at different capacities.