Current Board

          

Syed Abu Naser Bukhtear Ahmed, Chairman

Syed Abu Naser Bukhtear Ahmed is the Chairman of Financial Excellence Limited, Dhaka and Managing Director of Trade hub (Bangladesh) Limited, Dhaka. He is an MBA from Institute of Business Administration, University of Dhaka. He is a seasoned professional banker combining over 40 years of operations, especially in formulating policies and guidelines and promulgating laws. He has made significant contribution to the banks development in the country. He has exposure to the World Bank/IMG reform agenda for the nationalized banking sector. He is currently one of the Independent Directors of Dhaka Bank Limited and IDLC (Industrial Development Leasing Company).

Mr Ahmed's services to three Central Banks of Pakistan, Bangladesh and UAE spans 25 years (1970-1995). From 1995 to 2004 he led large private banks like Arab Bangladesh Bank Limited, Prime Bank Limited, and with Southeast Bank Limited as its President and CEO.

Mr. Bukhtear Ahmed was appointed by the government of Bangladesh with the task of streamlining the Agrani Bank Limited as its Managing Director & C.E.O (2004 to 2010). This was also a job with PWC-Price Water House Coopers and World Bank. He was the CEO (2004 to 2010). This was also a job with PWC - Price water House coopers and World Bank. He was the CEO of an eight member advisory team of PWC working on the reform of the Bank.

Mr. Bukhtear Ahmed's illustrious career includes portfolios like: Chairman of Bangladesh Foreign Exchange Dealers Association of Bangladesh, Governing Body Member of Association of Bankers, Bangladesh, Governing Body Member of Bangladesh Institute of Bank Management, Director of Bangladesh Commerce Bank Limited, Director of Investment Corporation of Bangladesh (ICB), President of Institute of Business Administration Alumni Association (IBAAA), Bangladesh and life member of professional body of MBA Association. He is associated with various other social and cultural organization and clubs.

In recognition of his success as a banker, Mr. Ahmed has been awarded several prestigious awards on number of occasion. Notables are: Artho Banijjo Financial Performance Award (2009), Chandraboti Gold Medal (2008), World Strategy Summit "Strategy Leadership Award" (2007), Dhara Gold Medal (2006 & 2005), Nawab Sir Salimullah Gold Medal (2005), Financial News Service Business Gold Medal (2005) and C.R. Das Gold Medal (2004).

Mohammed Nasir Uddin Chowdhury, Vice Chairman, Representing LankaBangla Securities Limited

Mohammed Nasir Uddin Chowdhury, Vice Chairman of Financial Excellence Limited. He is an Old Faujian, accomplished his graduation and post graduation from the University of Chittagong. Before joining as Managing Director of LankaBangla Finance Limited (LBFL), a leading Non-Banking Financial Institutions, Mr. Chowdhury was the Chief Executive Officer of LankaBangla Securities Limited from July 2002 to April 2011 and Director of MIDAS Financing Limited, representing LBFL till, October 2011. Mr. Chowdhury also served as Senior Vice President and Director of Dhaka Stock Exchange Limited from May 2010 to March 2011 and May 2008 to May 2009 respectively.

He is a member of Board of Directors of LankaBangla Securities Limited (LBSL), a leading Brokerage house in Bangladesh. His role was instrumental in the development of LBSL & positioning LBSL as leading brokerage house of Bangladesh. He attended a number of training workshops and seminar at home and abroad including USA, Hong Kong, Singapore, Sri Lanka, India, Thailand and other countries.

Jabeen Noman, Director

Jabeen Noman, wife of late Shahed Noman , completed her M.Com from Chittagong University in 1986 . She started her career in Nepal at Rupy’s International School where was served as the Principal from 1989 to 1991.

In late 1991 she took over her family business as Managing Director of LGC Garments Ltd in Chittagong after the death of her father. At that time it was small factory with a total of 250 workers and staff. Later in 1999 she started her own garments business named Florence Fashions Ltd in Dhaka. She is currently the Chairman of the company which employs over 800 workers and staff and exports shirts and blouses worth an average of US $6 million per year

Md. Arif Al Islam, Director

Md. Arif Al Islam is an FCCA by profession and has 16 years of experience in public practice and industry. He worked for five years in UK with a range of experience in audit, tax and consultancy services. Later he joined KPMG, Bangladesh as Senior Port folio Manager for audit and consultancy services. Thereafter he worked for 10 years for the largest telecommunication service provider, GrameenPhone as CFO and finally entrusted with the responsibility of Deputy CEO. Currently he is the CEO of Summit Communication and involved with Dhaka City underground Optical Fiber network enhancement.

Asma Banu, Director

Asma Banu holds Masters in Economics from Jahangirnagar University and Human Resource Development Degree from Sheriden Institute of Business and Technology, Canada. Presently she is faculty member at Presidency University, Dhaka and Career Counselor. Also as Assistive English Language teacher at the American International School. From 2003 to 2008, Asma was in Canada working with diverse groups of graduates, workers, internationally trained professionals, assisting them in entering the work force that reflected their skills, experiences and education. She brings long experience in adult education and training, combined with successful practices as a HR Generalist in Bangladesh and Canada.

Mirza Aminur Rahman, Director

Mirza Aminur Rahman has 25 years experience with ANZ Grindlays Bank and Standard Chartered Bank (SCB). He had been the Director & Head of Transaction Banking, Wholesale Banking. He has served in Consumer Banking Operations, Information Technology and Corporate Banking. He completed various projects like Business Operation, Process Re-engineering, Migration Automated System, Customer & Teller services purgation and introduced Working Capital Management like Supply Chain solutions to help SCB pioneer in offering comprehensive utility solutions in Bangladesh. He completed MSS degree from University of Dhaka in 1984 and participated in international training programs in France and USA.

AZM Saifuddin, Director

A Physics and Electronic graduate of Dhaka University, AZM Saifuddin can be described as an individual of versatility, as he focused towards improvement of the communication & advertising in Bangladesh. He was the first Bangladeshi General Manager for G3, a concern of Grey Global Group. He worked with renowned agencies such as Bitopi Leo Burnett, Grey Worldwide and handled brands such as Nestle, Mobil, Coke, Monsanto, ANZ Grindlays, Standard Chartered Bank, CITI Bank etc. Currently he is the Managing Director of Paper Rhyme and his company handls brands such as UCBL, ICB Islamic Bank, Green Delta, Dhaka Bank, SMC, Trasncom, Philips, Robi etc.

Kaiser A. Chowdhury, Director

Kaiser A. Chowdhury is a banking professional, with a work-experience that spans four decades. Mr. Chowdhury started his career with ANZ Grindlays Bank (1975-1999), where he spent most of his time in the credit arena including a stint at Grindlays International Training Centre, Chennai, India as a credit instructor. He served ONE Bank Limited (1999-2005) as its Deputy Managing Director, AB Bank Limited (2005-2012) as its President & Managing Director and Meghna Bank Limited (2013-June 2014) as its founder Managing Director & CEO. At present he is the Principal of Dhaka Bank Training Institute. 

During his career, Mr. Chowdhury attended many training courses / workshops at home and abroad. He holds a Bachelor's (Honors) and a Master's Degree in Economics from the University of Dhaka (1969-1973).

K.A.M Majedur Rahman, Director

K.A.M. Majedur Rahman has over 33 years of working experience in banking at home and abroad. He started his banking career as Management Trainee with Grindlays Bank Limited in 1981. He served the Bank in various capacities in Bangladesh, UAE, Australia and India. He has also worked in Mashreq Bank in Dubai.

Mr. Rahman made a significant contribution to Risk Management, Process Reengineering, Alternate Delivery Channels and Automation of banking operations. He was the first Country Head of Bank Alfalah Limited in Bangladesh. He is the immediate past Managing Director & CEO of the Premier Bank Limited.

Mr. Rahman attended special programmes on Risk Management, Strategic Planning, Business Process Reengineering, Job Evaluation and Pay Systems, Environmental Concerns in financing at premier institutions like The Institute of Risk Management UK, Said Business School Oxford University, London Business School, FMO Netherlands, Executive Development International, UK etc.

M. Ehsanul Haque, Independent Director

M. Ehsanul Haque is a senior banker with thirty four years experience in the finance industry and diverse consulting fields. During his career in banking, Mr. Haque worked at senior positions at various banks, both national and international, including eight years as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer at various banks and financial institutions. He was previously the Managing Director of Mercantile Bank Limited, Prime Bank Limited, IDCOL, BRAC Bank and BRAC Afghanistan Bank. He implemented Global Best Practices in banking in Bangladesh, India, Vietnam and Afghanistan. He started his career as a Management Trainee in Grindlays Bank Plc (now Standard Chartered Bank). Apart from his skills as the senior most executive within a bank, Mr Haque has specialist skills in the areas of new organization set-up, corporate/commercial, SME, retail banking, risk management, loan assessment and asset valuation, internal controls, audit measures, strategic development and implementing best practice in all areas within a bank. Mr Haque has a Masters degree in Economics from Jahangirnagar University.

dataedge limited Represented by Md Asifuzzaman

Since 2002, dataedge limited has been the leading technology consulting firm of Bangladesh. dataedge comprises of experienced personnel from financial and IT sectors. The members have experience in implementing integrated banking applications including Oracle's FLEXCUBE in Bangladesh. dataedge provides technology-based business solutions offering predictable ROI and efficiencies across a broad range of business functions. dataedge's major projects include Core Banking, Payment Card including EMV solutions.  BACH, MICR bank cheque truncation, EFT system developed and deployed by dataedge for Bangladesh Bank as turn-key project. dataedge in now engaged with MRP (Machine Readable Passport) project of Government of Bangladesh.

Agrani Bank Limited, Represented by Muhammad Awal Khan

Agrani Bank Limited (ABL), a leading public limited commercial bank with over 867 outlets located throughout Bangladesh and overseas, came into being with a view to take over the business of the Agrani Bank which operated as a nationalized commercial bank since 1972. ABL is governed by thirteen Board member headed by a Chairman. The Bank is managed by the Managing Director/CEO. With 52 Zonal Offices, the corporate and dealer branches are authorized to handle Foreign exchange business. The authorized capital of the Bank is BDT 8 Billion.

Green Delta Insurance Company Limited, Represented by Farzana Choudhury

Green Delta Insurance Company Ltd. (GDIC) started in 1st January 1986 as public limited company with a paid up capital of BDT 30.00 million. After 23 years Green Delta Insurance Company has established itself as a leading Insurance Company with dedicated management members, 500+ committed staff, numerous valued clients and thousands of esteemed shareholders. Paid up capital is BDT 408.24 million. With the slogan "Marches with time" - GDIC achieved an excellent market reputation in the General insurance business- introduced a number of products and established a network of 34 branches in six different zones across the country.

Midas Financing Limited, Represented by Shafique-Ul-Azam

For self-reliance and empowerment of women through entrepreneurship MIDAS was established in 1982 as a development organization under the auspices of USAID, SDC etc. MIDAS Financing Ltd. (MFL) set up in January 2000 as non-bank publicly listed financial institution to meet financial needs of clients and has disbursed about 5000 SME project loan of which 20% are women entrepreneurs. Total loan portfolio as at February 2010 stands at BDT 2679 million. With focus on women entrepreneurs, MFL formed a separate cell named Women Entrepreneurship Development (WED) to meet together and avail different business development services of MFL and MIDAS.

LankaBangla Securities Limited, Represented by Mohammed Nasir Uddin Chowdhury

LankaBangla Securities Limited (LBSL) is a subsidiary of LankaBangla Finance Limited (LBFL). LBSL started its stock broking business in 1997 and is now the largest stock broking company in the country. LBSL is licensed by CDBL as a fully pledged Depository Participant. LBFL (LBSL is 99.99% owned subsidiary of LBFL) is a leading listed non banking financial institutions in Bangladesh engaged in Leasing, Credit Cards, Merchant Banking, Corporate Finance and Financial Consultancy. Shareholders include a group of local business entrepreneurs, Sampath Bank Limited of Sri Lanka, One Bank Limited of Bangladesh and the general public.