Luna Shamsuddoha has joined as chairman of the state-owned Janata Bank Limited.
She will be the first woman to head any state-owned bank in Bangladesh.
Luna was a member of the bank's board since June 2016, said a press release on Wednesday, reports BSS.
She is a software entrepreneur, chairman of Dohatec New Media and managing director of Global Voice Telecommunications Ltd.
Dohatec was involved in the development of voter enrolment solution in 2007-2008. Her firm developed several e-governance projects and also developed the electronic Government Procurement (e-GP) System.
Global Women Inventors and Innovators Network (GWIIN) in 2013 had honoured Luna with the Honorary Special Recognition Award for her achievements as a leading woman entrepreneur in technology and for her innovative programs to support and empower women.
The president of Bangladesh Women in Technology, Luna also received the "Bangladesh Business Award" last year for her contribution to the country’s economy.
She also serves as a board member of the SME Foundation and Independent University Bangladesh (IUB).
On Sunday, however, the Financial Institutions Division had said it had picked former senior secretary Hedayetullah Al Mamun as the new chairman of Janata Bank.