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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 Groupís 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 Groupís 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
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.
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, LíOreal, Garnier, Del Monte, Abbott Nutrition and ConAgra), Mediastar Limited (Publishers of Prothom Alo, countryís 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 countryís 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.
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.
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.