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FS Weekly Digest: Our 05 Must Read Stories From Last Week

Zantrik Picks Up First Outside Investment To Take On On-Demand Vehicle Maintenance Service Market

Zantrik, the Dhaka-based startup that provides on-demand services for car and motorcycles maintenance and that connects car-owners with the service providers, has raised its first round of outside investment from an institutional investor in Dhaka, according to sources aware of the matter. The sources declined to give any details citing confidentiality.

Life’s Work: An Interview With Tamzid Siddiq Spondon, Managing Director, Zanala Bangladesh

Tamzid Siddiq Spondon is the co-founder and Managing Director of Zanala Bangladesh, a leading communication services company based in Dhaka. Mr. Spondon has a brilliant story to tell. Over the years, he and his team at Zanala Bangladesh, has built an empire from the scratch. What started as a scrappy software development company in 2001, today, Zanala has businesses in communication, hardware and software development, tourism, pure food and much more. In this empowering and immensely insightful interview, Mr. Spondon tell us about his early days and how his upbringing helped him in enduring the myriad challenges of entrepreneurship and life, how he ended up being an entrepreneur - first in his family, how Zanala Bangladesh came into being, Zanala Bangladesh journey to what it is today, what it means to be an entrepreneur, how he and his team have grown the business and built an empire from zero, lessons he has learned so far, and much more.

Prime Bank MD and CEO Rahel Ahmed On His Job, Banking Industry, Prime Bank’s Fintech Plans, Management and Life’s Lessons

Rahel Ahmed is the Managing Director of Prime Bank. Mr. Ahmed, in his 40s, is currently the youngest CEO in Dhaka's Banking industry. Prior to joining Prime Bank, he worked at ANZ Grindlays Bank, Standard Chartered Bank, Emirates NBD Banking Group and First Gulf Bank in various senior roles. He joined Prime Banj in early 2015 as DMD and played an important role in leading the 'Business Model Restructuring and Centralization' initiative for Prime Bank.

Payza To Shut Down Bangladesh Operation

Payza, the London-based cross-border payment service that has been operating in Bangladesh for the last couple of years, has announced that it will shut down its platform in Bangladesh, effective from 16th October 2018.

Wafi Shafique Menhaz Khan On The Art of Sales, Growing Retail Insurance, And Life’s Lessons

Wafi Shafique Menhaz Khan is the Managing Director and CEO of Green Delta Securities Limited and DMD & Head of Retail, SME and Micro Insurance of Green Delta Insurance Company Limited. In this intellectually empowering interview, Mr. Khan reflects on the influence of his early childhood experience on his work, how he navigated challenges in his career, talks about what does it take to sell, honesty and transparency as a sales strategy, how Green Delta is pushing its retail insurance business with innovative products and distribution strategy, what he has learned from his journey so far and why patience is the most effective antidote to life’s challenges and difficulties.

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