DIRECTORS


Engr. A.Z.M. Akramul Haq
Engr. A.Z.M. Akramul Haq
Chairman

Born in 1953, Engr. A. Z. M. Akramul Haq comes of a respectable family in Dewanganj, Jamalpur. After graduation from Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology (BUET), Dhaka (Session 1972-73), he worked for a brief period with Dockyard & Engineering Works Ltd., BSEC, Narayanganj and Bangladesh Railway in the mechanical engineering cadre. He also worked with King Fahd Industrial port in KSA. He started his own business in the year 1986 and played key role in construction of many large projects in Bangladesh which include 140MW Mymensingh Power Station (phase-I and phase-II) and GK Irrigation Pumping Station (Rehabilitation). He is Managing Director of Contech Engineering & Trading Ltd., Multilink Technical Services Ltd., and partner of TECHNO-CON. He is a Sponsor Director of Premier Leasing & Finance Limited and Premier Leasing Securities Limited and Director of Premier Leasing Securities Broking Limited.

Mr. Haq is a life Fellow of the Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh (IEB), Bangladesh Society of Mechanical Engineers (BSME) and Association of Naval Architects & Marine Engineers, Bangladesh. In 1985, he became an Associate of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA) and Member of the Society of Naval Architects & Marine Engineers (SNME).

As an outstanding sportsman, Mr. Haq was the university Blue. He was also an elected General Secretary of the EUCSU. He is associated with diversified socio-cultural activities. He was President of Dewanganj Samity, Dhaka and was a Vice-President of Jamalpur Samity, Dhaka. He is also Members of Dhanmondi Club Limited, Uttara Model Club Limited and Army Golf Club.

Mrs. Nargis Anwar
Mrs. Nargis Anwar
Vice Chairman

Daughter of A.M. Aminul Islam Khan and Samsun Nahar Begum and wife of Md. Anwarul Haque, Nargis Anwar is the Chairperson of a reputed real estate Company Living Plus Limited. She is a Director of Premier Leasing & Finance Limited and Sponsor of Mercantile Bank Limited. She joined Real Estate, Banking and Insurance businesses after completion of her education in 1981.

Barrister Nasir Uddin Ahmed Ashim
Barrister Nasir Uddin Ahmed Ashim
Director

Barrister Nasir Uddin Ahmed Ashim was born in 1968 in a respectable Family. Son of Mr. Samsuddin Ahmed & Mrs. Ayesha Khatun Barrister Ashim completed his post graduation in English from the University of Dhaka. He also achieved Bar-at-Law from UK. Barrister Nasir Uddin Ahmed Ashim is a Director of Premier Leasing & Finance Limited. He is a Member of Supreme Court Bar Association, Dhaka. He is also a member of Dhaka Club & Dhanmondi Club.

Mrs. Farzana R. Shahabuddin
Mrs. Farzana R. Shahabuddin
Director

Mrs. Farzana R. Shahabuddin, daughter of Late M.A. Bashar and Late Rehana Bashar was born in a respectable family in Gopalgonj. She is the wife of Mr. Md. Shahabuddin, Managing Director of Pacific Associates Ltd. After completion of her education she got engaged in Air-conditioner business and currently is the Director of United Continental Ltd. She is also working as the Managing Partner of General Overseas Company.

Mr. Shimon Inamori
Mr. Shimon Inamori
Director

Mr. Shimon Inamori, son of Mr. A.S.M. Feroz Alam and Mrs. Yoko Inamori was born in 1995 in a respectable family. Presently, he is studying in Honors (Finance) in NIHON University, Japan. He is a Director of Premier Leasing & Finance Limited and Sponsor of MBL Asset Management Limited. He has serious interest in football & athletic. Mr. Shimon skills in Japanese, English and Bengali language.

Engr. M. Rabiul Huq
Engr. M. Rabiul Huq
Director

M. Rabiul Huq, son of Mr. Mohammad Anwarul Huq & Mrs. Ayesha Begum was born in Sylhet in 1955. He graduated in Mechanical Engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology (BUET) in 1980. After that he worked with Kinsho Corp. (a Japanese Trading Co.) till 1994 as Manager of its Bangladesh Office. He then devoted himself in business and built up a reputation as an astute and efficient businessman.

Mr. Huq is a Sponsor Director of Premier Leasing & Finance Limited and Premier Leasing Securities Limited. Apart from that, he is the Managing Director of Creative Engineers Ltd., a renowned engineering cum trading company.

Mr Abu Sadek Md. Sohel
Mr Abu Sadek Md. Sohel
Independent Director

Abu Sadek Md. Sohel was born in 1952 in a respectable family in Netrakona. He is a career banker having banking experience of more than 39 years. He started his banking career in 1977 as Senior Officer of Sonali Bank Limited. After working 24 years in different branches and Head Office, he was elevated to the rank of General Manager by the Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh in 2001. He made Deputy Managing Director of Agrani Bank Limited in 2005 and a few months later joined Social Islami Bank Limited in September, 2005 after taking optional retirement from the services of the State Owned Banks. He worked 8 years in SIBL as Deputy Managing Director, Additional Managing Director and CEO of SIBL Securities Limited. He became Managing Director of Bangladesh Commerce Bank Limited in October, 2013 and completed the full tenure successfully in 2016. He attended different training / seminars all over the world including USA, Germany, China, Hong Kong, Thailand, India and Nepal.

Abu Sadek Md. Sohel is associated with Institute of Bankers, Bangladesh (IBB) for about two decades. At present, he is the Part-time Faculty of MBA Program of Uttara University, Dhaka. His daughter Dr. Farzana Sohel, FCPS, FRCS is a renowned Ophthalmologist.

Mr A. K. M. Shamsuddin
Mr A. K. M. Shamsuddin
Independent Director

A. K.M.Shamsuddin is a retired Secretary to the Government of Bangladesh. He retired from the Ministry of Primary and Mass education as Secretary in 2008. After retirement, he was appointed as High Commissioner of Bangladesh to Kenya with concurrent accreditation to Tanzania, Uganda, Ghana and Mauritius. He concurrently worked as Permanent Representative (PR) of Bangladesh in the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) and UNHABITAT. While working in this position, he was elected as “Vice Chair” of the Asian Group for consecutives two terms.

He was “Chair” of the Board of Directors of Bangladesh Gas Fields Company Limited, the largest natural gas production company of Petrobangla. He was also the “Chair” of the Board of Directors of Padma Oil Company Limited, the largest oil marketing company of Bangladesh. He also worked as a Director in the Board of Directors of Bangladesh Petroleum Exploration Company Limited (BAPEX).

In the banking sector, he was a Director in the Board of Directors of Agrani Bank Limited. He also worked as an Independent Director in the Board of directors of BD Finance Limited.

He has the experience of working with major development partners like ADB,WB, WFP,DFID,NORAD and UNESCO as consultant. He has also worked as consultant of the Ministry of Finance in the area of Budgeting and Social Safety Net Program. Born in 1950 in Serajganj, Bangladesh Mr. Shamsuddin is a graduate in Electrical Engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET 71 batch).He is a Life Fellow of The Institute of Engineers, Bangladesh.

Dr. A.A.Mahboob Uddin Chowdhury
Dr. A.A.Mahboob Uddin Chowdhury
Independent Director

Professor Dr. A. A. Mahboob Uddin Chowdhury has been teaching in the Department of Finance, University of Dhaka for the last 35 years. He is currently a Selection Grade Professor of the Department. Securing tenth position from the Dhaka Board in his HSC Examination from Commerce group, Dr. Chowdhury directly got admitted in the Department of Finance in 1978. After completing B. Com. (Hons.) and M. Com. Degrees from the Department with outstanding results he went to Nagoya University, Japan for higher studies on Monbusho Scholarship. He obtained Master of Economics Degree (Major in Business Administration) having All “A” Grades from Nagoya University, Japan. The Master Thesis titled "An Insight Into the Optimal Capital Structure". His Ph.D. thesis titled “Agency Relationships and Capital Structure of Public Limited Companies: The Cases of Japan and Bangladesh”. His areas of interest are Corporate Governance, Capital Structure and Financial Markets". Dr. Chowdhury participated in various seminars and workshops at home and abroad.

He has 35 research papers to his credit published in local and international journals. He received Dean’s Academic Award as Best Researcher by the Faculty of Business Studies, University of Dhaka. He also received "Sonali Bank Silver Medal" for standing 2nd position in Banking Diploma Examination, Part-1 and completing the examination in one chance in 1985.

Dr. Chowdhury has extensive experience in various administrative capacities such as Chairman, Department of Finance, Member of Finance Committee, University of Dhaka, Director MBA & MBA (Evening Program), Department of Finance, University of Dhaka. He was a member of the Finance Committee and Academic Council of BOU. He is a Life member of DUAA, FAA and JUAAB. He is currently the member of the Academic Committee of BICM.

Dr. Chowdhury served IFIC Bank Limited as Probationary Officer and Officer Grade-1 for one and a half years.

Dr. Rezwanul Huque Khan
Dr. Rezwanul Huque Khan
Independent Director

Dr. Rezwanul Huque Khan is currently serving as an Associate Professor at the Institute of Business Administration (IBA), University of Dhaka (DU), the most reputed and pioneer business school in the country. He also holds the position of the coordinator of BBA program at IBA. Mr. Rezwan has been closely working with a2i as a consultant/lead researcher for different innovative products/services they have already launched. He is also involved with several ICT projects initiated by the ICT ministry of Bangladesh aiming Digital Bangladesh.

Dr. Rezwan pursued his PhD degree from University of Warwick, UK and contributed in the field of digital innovation and entrepreneurship with rich insights. He did his MBA from IBA and BSc (Hons.) in Computer Science and Information Technology from IUT, a subsidiary organ of the OIC. Dr. Rezwanul Huque Khan received several scholarships throughout his academic career including the Commonwealth Scholarships for his PhD and the OIC Scholarships in his Bachelor program. Mr. Rezwan secured 10th position in the combined merit list in his HSC Examination from Jessore Board.

Dr. Rezwan has been in academia for more than fifteen years. Before joining at IBA, he held different teaching positions at different private universities in the country and has been actively involved in research. His research interests relate to the transformative potential of digital technology as it pervades modern business and entrepreneurship. His research focuses on digital innovation, entrepreneurship, consumer behavior in different digital platforms (e-banking, e-commerce etc.) and BoP markets. His recent articles have been published in the leading local journals and international outlets such Journal of Business Administration, Journal of Business Studies, European Journal of Business and Research, and International Journal of Managerial Studies and Research. He has participated in various seminars and workshops at home and abroad.

Dr. Rezwan is a life member of different reputed associations and clubs which include Association of Information Systems (AIS), IBA Alumni Association (IBAAA), Dhaka University Alumni Association, IUT Alumni Association (IUTAA), Jhenidah Ex-Cadet Association (JEXCA) and Cadet College Club (CCCL).

Mr. Subash Chandra Moulick FCS
Mr. Subash Chandra Moulick FCS
SVP & Co. Secretary & MD (CC)