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Aziz Al Mahmood, Chairman
Managing Director
Partex Star Group
Nominated by
The City Bank Limited
Business Address:
Managing Director, Partex Star Group, Shanta Western Tower Level-13, Bir Uttam Mir Shawkat Road, 186 Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1208.
Aziz Al Mahmood had his graduation from London. Having finished his academic career, he joined the Partex Star Group at a comparatively early age. But from him age was won over by the attributes of his in-born leadership quality, exposure to reputed academic environment, family grooming and pragmatic outlook that was remarkable from his very childhood. The Group's Board of Directors along with the corporate rank and file found his presence in a unique equation. He demonstrated an appreciable skill in helping the Group's ascendancy to more corporate efficacy and elevation to newer heights.

The Family legacy and his own inherent qualities gave him a great sense of value and direction. An industrial entrepreneur, Mr. Mahmood has set up and successfully executed several industrial undertakings in Bangladesh.

Mr. Mahmood is presently the Managing Director of Danish Condensed Milk (BD) Limited, Danish Milk Ltd., Danish Foods Ltd., Danish Distribution Network Ltd., Rubel Steel Mills Ltd., Danish Dairy Ltd., Ferrotechnic Ltd., Shubornobhumi Housing Ltd., VOICETEL Ltd. and Sky Telecommunication Ltd. In addition, he is also a Director of a number of companies of Partex Star Group.

He is actively engaged with a number of social and philanthropic organizations of national stature, without forgetting his root of origin.
Faruq M. Ahmed, Director
Additional Managing Director & Chief Risk Officer
The City Bank Limited
Nominated by
The City Bank Limited
Business Address:
Additional Managing Director & Chief Risk Officer,
The City Bank Limited, City Bank Center, 136, Gulshan Avenue, Gulshan-2, Dhaka-1212.
Mr. Faruq M. Ahmed is the Additional Managing Director, Chief Risk Officer and Chief Anti Money Laundering Compliance Officer (CAMLCO) of The City Bank Limited.

Mr. Ahmed started his career with AB Bank Limited in 1984 as probationary Officer and his last position held in the bank was Deputy Managing Director. During his services with AB Bank Limited he served in different capacities at home and abroad. He was posted at the Mumbai operation of AB Bank Limited as Country Manager. Thereafter he headed the SME division and Credit Risk Management division of the bank.

He received Bangladesh Bank Gold Medal and BCCI (erstwhile) Gold Medal in the Banking Diploma examination, 1987 for securing the first position.

A regular columnist on banking and economic issues in the national dailies, Mr. Ahmed has authored 14 books so far on economy and banking, share market, accounting, travel and literature. He received IFIC Bank Literary award and Chitta Ranjan Saha Memorial award of Bangla Academy for his translation work.

Mr. Ahmed was the Deputy Managing Director of Mercantile Bank before joining The City Bank Limited.
Meherun Haque, Director
Nominated by
The City Bank Limited
Business Address:
The City Bank Limited, City Bank Center, 136, Gulshan Avenue, Gulshan-2, Dhaka-1212
Mrs. Meherun Haque is the daughter of Mr. Deen Mohammad, a leading industrialist and Chairman of Phoenix Group. Mrs. Haque was Vice-Chairperson of The City Bank Limited.
S M Mashrur Arefin, Director
Additional Managing Director and COO
The City Bank Limited
Nominated by
The City Bank Limited
Business Address:
Additional Managing Director and COO,
The City Bank Limited, Head Office: City Bank Center, 136, Gulshan Avenue, Gulshan-2, Dhaka-1212.
S. M. Mashrur Arefin started his career as a Management Trainee in ANZ Grindlays Bank, Dhaka in 1995. He worked as Head of Credit & Collections for Standard Chartered Bank, Qatar. He also worked for ANZ Banking group in Melbourne, Australia and worked as Director & Head of Retail Banking for American Express Bank, Bangladesh and was the Head of Consumer Banking of Eastern Bank Limited and Head of Retail/Priority Banking of Citibank N.A. Bangladesh. He is an M.A. in English from University of Dhaka, Bangladesh and MBA from Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia.

Mr. Arefin is a director of CBL Money Transfer Sdn. Bhd, Malaysia and of City Bank Capital Resources Limited. He is also a current Director of the Bangladesh Malaysia Chamber of Commerce & Industry.
Mohammad Mahbubur Rahman, FCA, Director
Chief Financial Officer
The City Bank Limited
Nominated by
The City Bank Limited
Business Address:
Chief Financial Officer
The City Bank Limited, Head Office: City Bank Center, 136, Gulshan Avenue, Gulshan-2, Dhaka-1212.
Mohammad Mahbubur Rahman is a Fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Bangladesh (ICAB).

Before joining The City Bank Limited, Mr. Rahman served for the World Bank as Financial Management Specialist in the South Asia Region. He also served for Leads Corporation Limited as CFO and Grameenphone Limited for a period of 5 years in various capacities including Additional General Manager and Head of Revenue Accounting Department and Financial Control.

Mr. Rahman also served in various important roles in Finance and Accounts division in several multinationals, local corporate and development organizations. He is presently responsible as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) with The City bank Limited.
Md. Kamrul Hassan, FCA, Director
Executive Director- Finance
Transcom Limited
Nominated by
Transcom Group of Companies
Business Address:
Executive Director - Finance, Transcom Limited, Gulshan Tower, Plot No.31, Road No.53, Gulshan North C/A, Dhaka 1212.
Mr. Md. Kamrul Hassan is a Fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Bangladesh. He has 27 years of experience in the key position of Finance and Accounts in home and abroad.

Mr. Hassan started his career with Transcom Group in 1987. Thereafter, he left Transcom and worked for a multinational company in Libya for 3 years. Further in 1994, he was employed by Transcom Group, one of the largest business conglomerates in the country and at present holding the position of Executive Director-Finance. He is also a Director of National Asset Management Limited.

Mr. Hassan got training on "Total Management System" organized by NICC, held in Tokyo, Japan as a nominee of Bangladesh Employers Federation.
Syed Shahriyar Ahsan, Director
Managing Director
Sadharan Bima Corporation
Nominated by
Sadharan Bima Corporation
Business Address:
Sadharan Bima Corporation, 33, Dilkusha C/A., Dhaka-1000
Mr. Syed Shahriyar Ahsan, Managing Director, Sadharan Bima Corporation, did his Master`s and MBA Degree from Dhaka University. He is in the Insurance Industry for the last 30 years having practical experience in Underwriting, Re-insurance, Accounts, Marketing and Claims of various exposure and complexity.

Mr. Ahsan has been contributing in the development of Bangladesh Insurance Industry being member of different committees of Insurance Development & Regulatory Authority (IDRA), Bangladesh Insurance Association, Bangladesh Insurance Academy.

Mr. Ahsan has attended different training courses and seminars in Insurance and Re-insurance both at home and abroad. During his long association with the industry, he has developed strong bondage with the overseas re-insurers and brokers and also a wide network of contacts with the local entrepreneurs of both large and medium in different sectors of industries of the country.
Mati Ul Hasan, Director
Deputy Managing Director
Mercantile Bank Limited
Nominated by
Mercantile Bank Limited
Bussiness Address:
Mercantile Bank Limited, Head Office: 61 Dilkusha Commercial Area, Dhaka-1000.
Mr. Mati Ul Hasan is a successful banker with a career spanning over thirty two years.

He started his career in IFIC Bank in the year 1984 as a Probationary Officer, 9 years in oversees operation in Pakistan and 2 years in Nepal in Nepal Bangladesh Bank. He later joined Mercantile Bank Limited in the year 2014.

Mr. Hasan is a B.S.S. (Hons) in Economics from Dhaka University and Master of Bank Management. He is a Diplomaed Associate of Institute of Bankers, Bangladesh (DAIBB) and is also an Associate Member of Institute of Bankers- Pakistan.
Atiqur Rahman, Director
Group Finance Director
Transcom Limited
Nominated by
Reliance Insurance Limited
Business Address
Group Finance Director, Transcom Limited, Gulshan Tower, Plot No. 31, Road No. 53, Gulshan North C/A, Dhaka-1212.
Mr. Atiqur Rahman joined the Board of Directors of Bangladesh Lamps Limited (Official Licensee of Philips Electronics N.V. for lighting products) in March 1993, soon after taking over the ownership of the company by Transcom Limited.

Mr. Atiqur Rahman is the Chairman of Heritage Agro Farms Limited and a Board Member of various companies under Transcom Group. Besides, he is a director of Reliance Insurance Limited.

Group companies include, Eskayef Bangladesh Limited (leading pharmaceutical manufacturers- formerly SmithKline & French), Transcom Consumer Products Limited (first ever PepsiCo Foods Franchisee in the world- salty snacks, Quaker Oats), Transcom Beverages Limited (sole franchisee of PepsiCo, USA- Pepsi, 7-Up, Mirinda, Mountain Dew, Sting, Slice, Aquafina), Bangladesh Lamps Limited (manufacturers of lighting produts), Bangladesh Electrical Industries Limited (manufacturers of Samsung and Transtec TVs), Transcom Foods Limited (sole franchisee of Pizza Hut & KFC), Transcom Electronics Limited (distribution of Samsung, Whirlpool, Daikin, Hitachi, Philips and Transtec household appliances), Transcom Distribution Co. Ltd. (distribution of pharmaceuticals- SK&F, NOVO Nordisk, Servier, Allergan and consumer brands- Frito Lay, Heinz, Mars, Energizer, Schick, L'Oreal, Garnier, Del Monte, Abbott Nutrition and ConAgra), Mediastar Limited (Publishers of Prothom Alo, country's largest circulated Bengali Newspaper), Ayna broadcasting Corporation Limited (FM Radio Station) and Tea Holdings Limited (Tea Plantations).

Transcom Limited is a stakeholder in Mediaworld Limited (Publishers of the country's leading English language newspaper- The Daily Star), General Insurance (reliance Insurance Limited), Housing Finance (National Housing Finance and Investments Limited), IDLC Finance Limited and Pubali Bank Limited.
Monower Uddin Ahmed, Independent Director
CEO & Lead Consultant
Monower Associates
Business Address:
Bilquis Tower, 6 Gulshan North C/A. Gulshan, Dhaka-1212
Mr. Monower uddin Ahmed, having finished his university education, joined the Central Government in 50's as Assistant Central Labour Commissioner, for a stint. Thereafter, he moved to Carew and Company, as head of Labour Relations, on to GlaxoSmithKline as head of personnel.

Before retiring from British American Tobacco Company (BAT), he was serving as a Member of the Company's Board. Mr. Ahmed, on retirement from the BAT, set up Monower Associates, an HR and Management Consulting house, which he currently manages as CEO and Lead Consultant. He represented the Bangladesh employers in quite a few ILO conferences in Europe, North Africa, Southeast and South Asian countries.
Niaz Habib, Independent Director
Business Address:
Property Pick, Flat # B 2/2, House # 34, Road # 10A (New), Jigatala, Dhanmondi, Dhaka.
Niaz Habib is a seasoned professional banker combining over 39 years of rewarding multi-dimensional banking experience in both local and foreign banks.

He has retired as Managing Director from Dhaka Bank Limited. Prior to that, he also worked as Acting Managing Director of Dhaka Bank Securities Ltd.

Prior to Dhaka Bank, he worked as Managing Director for Premier Bank Limited, Deputy Managing Director of AB Bank Limited and United Commercial Bank Limited. Mr. Habib also worked for Eastern Bank Limited and American Express Bank. He started his career in 1978 at Bangladesh Shilpa Bank Limited as Financial Analyst/Investment Officer.

Mr. Habib has also written policy guidelines for credit review for Bangladesh Bank and has also imparted trainings to senior bankers in Bangladesh Bank, BIBM and other local and foreign Banks.

Mr. Habib completed his Master of Business Administration from Institute of Business Administration (IBA) of University of Dhaka in 1977. He also completed his M.A. in Economics with Honours from the University of Rajshahi. He is the proud father of a daughter and a son.
Matiul Islam Nowshad, Independent Director
Chief Corporate and People Officer
Robi Axiata Ltd.
Business Address:
Chief Corporate and People Officer, Robi Axiata Ltd., 53 Gulshan South Commercial Area, Dhaka-1212.
Matiul Islam Nowshad is a seasoned management professional with over three decades of experience spanning three industrial segments- tea, textile and telecommunication, of which 18 years were spent in leadership roles at Board and management council level within multinational, multi-cultural environment.

His contributions have been recognized by CHRO Asia at 2014 World HRD Congress as the “50 Most Talented Global HR Leaders in Asia”. In 2011 he was also awarded with “Best HR Leader” of the year award at World HRD Congress. His current organization, Robi Axiata Limited, has been recognized as “Best People Management Company” for consecutive four times in the years 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 and his personal contribution was duly recognized with milestone awards at Annual Axiata Group Awards Program.

Prior to joining Robi, Nowshad served in Coats Bangladesh Limited in different managerial capacities including Human Resources Director. He was also a Board member of Coats plc subsidiaries; Coats Bangladesh Limited and Coats Crafts Bangladesh Limited for over a decade. Prior to joining Coats Bangladesh he served in Deundi Tea Company (UK) Limited (then a subsidiary of REA Holdings plc) in various roles. Nowshad started his career with Surmah Valley Tea Plc. (then a subsidiary of Sime Darby Group)

Nowshad has a Master's Degree in Business from Victoria University and is a Chartered Manager and Chartered fellow of the Chartered Management Institute, UK and Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, UK. He has attended several general management, functional and leadership development programs in renowned business schools.
Arif Khan
CEO and Managing Director
Mr. Arif Khan has joined IDLC Finance Limited on March 01, 2016 as CEO & Managing Director

Mr. Khan completed his Masters in Finance & Banking from University of Dhaka. He also completed his MBA, major in finance, from IBA. He is a CFA and also a Fellow member of the Institute of Cost and Management Accountants of Bangladesh (FCMA).

He started his career with AB Bank Limited as Probationary Officer in 1991. Prior joining IDLC, he was the 'Commissioner' of Bangladesh Securities and Exchange Commission till January 31, 2016. He has around 24 years of experience, out of which around 15 years with IDLC and has experience for brief periods with Institutions like BAT, Beximco Fisheries & Zenith Investments Limited. While leaving IDLC in December 2010, Mr. Khan was the Deputy Managing Director of the Company.