Md. Arif Al Islam, former Deputy CEO and CFO of Grameen Phone joined Summit Communications Limited as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer. He is also one of the shareholders of the company. Mr. Islam is an FCCA by profession and has 21 years of experience in public practice and industry. He started his career as trainee auditor in public practice in UK in 1993 and over five years worked with couple of chartered accounting firms there. He gained a range of experience in audit, tax and consultancy services and became a senior auditor. He qualified in 1998. Then he joined KPMG, Bangladesh as a Senior Manager being responsible for a port-folio of clients for audit and consultancy services. Later he joined Grameen Phone, the largest cell phone operator in Bangladesh and contributed to the telecommunication industry for a decade. He finally held the position of Deputy CEO and CFO in Grameen Phone.
Among his many achievements, he played key role in setting the strategy and business plan of Grameen Phone since a very early stage, taking the company to public listing and achieving operational excellence through both due process and leadership development. In his career, he has attended many international executive training programs, as well as participating in management and technical trainings locally and internationally.
As CEO and MD of Summit Communications Ltd, he has ushered in a successful era of expansion both in terms of network architecture, license acquistion and revenue stream. Bolstered by a strong team of professionals, his leadership has been instrumental in bringing Summit Communications Ltd to where it is today.