Head of Research
Mr. Salim Afzal Shawon joined BRAC EPL Stock Brokerage in Jun 2021 as the Head of Research. With over a decade of extensive experience in his various roles among global and local companies, covering both public and private markets, Mr. Salim brings in a unique mix of research, transaction, and advisory capability to BESL. Prior to joining with BRAC EPL Stock Brokerage Ltd, Mr. Salim served as Independent Partner, Structured Finance at Fillip Partners, a boutique investment & legal advisory firm of Bangladesh since October 2018 to May 2021. He also worked for International Finance Corporation (World Bank) as Investment Analyst, South Asia during July 2014 to July 2018 period. Before that, he was working in the capital market with IDLC Investments Limited as Assistant Manager, Research. He started his career with Credit Rating Agency of Bangladesh (CRAB) as a Financial Analyst.
He received several global trainings from S&P, Moody’s, World Bank, Del Carnegie and many other reputed sources in a number of professional aspects, including financial modeling, accounting, credit analysis, strategy etc. Mr. Salim completed his MBA from University of Dhaka. He is also one of the few CFA charter holders in Bangladesh who completed all three levels of CFA exams at a stretch.
Fahim Hassan previously worked as Research Analyst at UniCap Securities Limited from December 02, 2018 till September 15, 2021. He has completed his B.B.A and M.B.A from Department of Finance, University of Dhaka in 2016 and 2018 respectively. He also passed his CFA Level 1 exam.
Senior Research Associate
Hossain Zaman Towhidi Khan joined BRAC EPL Stock Brokerage as a Senior Research Associate in August 2022. He has over three years of work experience in Egypt, covering MENA and North American markets. Before joining BRAC EPL, he worked as an Equity Analyst in Prime Securities, Egypt. He completed his BBA from Atish Dipankar University of Science & Technology. He passed CFA level 1 exam and completed Financial Modeling & Valuation Analyst (FMVA®) certification from Corporate Finance Institute (CFI).
Mr. Billal Hossain joined BRAC EPL Stock Brokerage in March 2022 as a Research Associate. He has completed his BBA and MBA from Department of Finance, University of Dhaka in 2019 and 2022 respectively with academic excellence. He has worked as intern in the Risk Management Division of BRAC Bank Limited. He passed his CFA Level 1 exam in 2020. He also completed a course on Technical Analysis from Bangladesh Institute of Capital Market (BICM). He was one of the finalists of Invest Maestro (2018) and CFA Research Challenge (2019).
Md. Tanvir Ahmed joined BRAC EPL Stock Brokerage Limited as a Research Associate in June 2022. Before that, he worked as a Planning Analyst in the Budgeting & Investments team of ACI Limited for around 1.5 years. He completed his BBA from Institute of Business Administration, University of Dhaka with a major in Finance. He has passed all three levels of the CFA program consecutively and will be eligible for the CFA charter upon fulfilling the work experience requirement.
Syed Tawsifuzzaman joined BRAC EPL Stock Brokerage in January 2023 as a Research Associate. He previously worked for the research team of BRAC EPL Stock Brokerage as an Equity Research Intern. He completed his B.B.A from the Department of Finance, University of Dhaka in 2021.