Arinjoy Dhar is the Senior Director and head for Microfinance at BRAC in Bangladesh. Mr. Dhar has diverse and extensive experience in digital transformation, risk management, change management, operational excellence and designing and implementation of technology solutions and setting up large-scale global operational capabilities. He has a proven record of developing strong and successful teams and is passionate about financial inclusion, climate change, and frugal innovation.
Before joining BRAC, Mr. Dhar worked for HSBC Hong Kong Commercial Banking as the Director and Head of Operational Excellence. Prior to this, he worked as the COO Commercial Banking for Pearl River Delta at HSBC China. He held strategic management positions and worked for Commercial Banking teams in Hong Kong, Canada, China, and Bangladesh. He also worked for Asia Pacific Retail Banking, Global Trade and Receivable Finance, Global Insurance, Financial Control, Banking Operations, Credit Risk, Learning and Development functions. He did a short time assignment in Vietnam as Country COO and worked on initiatives in Indonesia and Thailand and attended and led workshops in Mexico, the UK, Canada, and India.
Arinjoy Dhar also has been appointed as the Director of Guardian Life Insurance Ltd and Brac IT Services Ltd. Mr. Dhar holds a Master’s Degree in Leadership Practice and Responsibility from Lancaster University and holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Birmingham City University. Mr. Dhar is a Fellow Member of CIMA (UK) and CPA (Australia). He attended advanced management programmes at McGill University, the University of Cambridge, and Shanghai Jiao Tong University.