Celebrating 32 years of Mastercard’s operation in Bangladesh


Celebrating 32 years of Mastercard’s operation in Bangladesh, the 5th edition of the “Mastercard Excellence Awards” coincided with the 10th anniversary of its Bangladesh office, on Thursday, November 25, 2023. Themed “recognizing the Masters of Evolution,” the event reaffirmed Mastercard’s commitment & dedication to fostering innovation in digital payments.”

Khwaja Shahriar, Managing Director & CEO of LankaBangla Finance PLC. has received the Awards for Excellence in Mastercard Credit Business (Domestic) 2022-23 and Excellence in Mastercard Contactless (Issuing) 2022-23 categories.

The electrifying award ceremony was graced by special guests, Dr. Atiur Rahman PhD, Former Governor of Bangladesh Bank and Professor Emeritus, University of Dhaka; Helen LaFave, Charge D’ affairs at the US Embassy in Dhaka; Guest of Honor, Md. Sharafat Ullah Khan, Director of the Payment Systems Department at Bangladesh Bank; Md. Motasem Billah, Director, Payment Systems Department, Bangladesh Bank; Md. Sarwar Hossain, Director, Foreign Exchange Policy Department, Bangladesh Bank and Syed Mohammad Kamal, Country Manager, Mastercard Bangladesh. The event drew the participation of senior Management from banks, fintech, merchants, and various industry leaders, making it a significant and memorable occasion.