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Mr. Syed Sajedul Karim, a former Secretary to the Government of Bangladesh joined the Southeast Bank Limited as an Independent Director. He is the Chairman of the Audit Committee as well as the member of Risk Management Committee of the Board of Directors of Southeast Bank Limited. Mr. Karim did his Honors and Masters from Dhaka University and Diplomas in Petroleum Accounting from North Texas and Southern Methodist Universities in Dallas, USA.

As an officer of the BCS (Audit & Accounts) cadre, Mr. Karim served the Government of Bangladesh in different capacities both at home and abroad. During his long service career, he was the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Petrobangla during December, 2001 through April, 2003. He briefly worked as an External Auditor of UNDP Headquarters in New York and UN agencies based in Ethiopia and Cameroon. He was an Audit Adviser to the Government of Seychelles for over two years. He once led a team to overview the operations of UK based branches of nationalized Banks of Bangladesh. Beside that he was the director of Uttara Bank Limited and Jibon Bima Corporation.

After retirement from Government service, Mr. Karim served over 10 years as a Senior National Consultant in a number of administrative and financial reform projects funded by bilateral and multilateral development partners of Bangladesh.