Md Masud Rana

Additional Director
Bangladesh Financial Intelligence Unit

Mr. Md Masud Rana, Additional Director, Bangladesh Financial Intelligence Unit, has highly successful and results-driven career with 17+ years of exposure to upgrade and establish resilient AML/CFT regime in Bangladesh through strategic analysis, investigation, gap analysis, risk assessment, research and studies, drafting of laws, rules, strategies and policies. He has experienced in performing as national and international mentor/consultant with World Bank, ADB, European Union and APG. He has assisted government authorities of Nepal, South Korea, Bhutan and Sri Lanka to build resilient law enforcement and anti-corruption regime as well as undertaken country assessment of Cambodia, Taiwan, Sri Lanka and Bhutan as a part of international expert team.

Mr. Rana is a Certified Anti Money Laundering/Counter Terrorism Financing Specialist (CAMS) and has obtained MBA (Finance) from Rajshahi University, thereafter, obtained double master’s degree in Intelligence & Counter Terrorism from the 'Macquarie University' Sydney, Australia.

He has a great passion for digitalization. Thus, he completed 120 credit master’s equivalent degree on “Certified Digital Finance Practitioner” by Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tuft University, USA. In this course he taught Digital Finance, Fintech product development, Block Chain and Crypto Currency, Cyber Security, Certificate in Digital Money, Leading Digital Money Market and Digital Identity.

Mr. Rana is Co-Lead on behalf of Bangladesh in the G-20 Financial Inclusion Global Initiatives (FIGI) Digital ID Working Group along with World Bank. He has also drafted e-KYC Guidelines which is a stepping-stone for digital financial services.

Mr. Rana is author of a book titled “Anti Money Laundering and Combating Terrorism Financing
Compliance. He also wrote several articles on money laundering, Stolen Asset recovery, Intelligence, Counter Terrorism, Violent Extremism, Corruption, Digital Identity, Digital Banking, Virtual Assets Digital Insurance etc.