Original Board


Late Shahed Noman

Founder Chairman

Late Shahed Noman completed MBA from IBA, Dhaka. He joined Grindlays Bank plc as management trainee in 1975. At ANZ Grindlays Bank, he held senior positions in Bangladesh and overseas with the group until 1998. Thereafter, he joined Merrill Lynch International Inc (an American investment bank) as Financial Consultant, based in Geneva. He was the General Securities Registered Representative for NYSE and NASDAQ. In 2003, he joined Dhaka Bank Limited as Managing Director and continued till 2008. He attended senior professional trainings at Melbourne, London and Princeton. An Associate of Chartered Institute of Bankers, London and member British Institute of Management.

Dr. Sajjad Zohir

In merit list during most of the education life in Bangladesh. Was 1st in MA Economics from Dhaka University. He availed commonwealth scholarship to complete PhD in Economics from University of Toronto. He also worked at Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS) till resigning in 2005-06 to form a research center called Economic Research Group. He performed as economic and policy adviser in several countries under UNDP/UNOPS contracts; and have contributed to policy making in Bangladesh through participation in several technical and policy advisory committees - such as, RRC, Panel of Economists for the SFY plan.

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.

Dr. Fahmida Khatun

Dr.Fahmida Khatun an eminent Economist is currently Additional Director at Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD), a civil society think-tank in Bangladesh. She completed Ph.D. in Economics from University of London. Earlier she worked as Environment Specialist at the UNDP and Economist at the USAID Mission. She taught economics at North South University, Greenwich University and Kings College, London. She was a visiting fellow at the Christian Michelsen Institute (CMI), Norway. She participates in the national/international media on economic issues and in consultative bodies of the Government of Bangladesh. Dr. Khatun is a Director of the Janata Bank Ltd.

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.

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

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.

dataedge limited Represented by Noor-A-Alam-Chowdhury

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 Md. Nurul Alam Talukdar

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.­­­