Board of Directors
Md. A. Salam Sikder
After retirement from Judicial service, he was appointed as Commissioner of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). There he performed his duties for consecutive two-term by seven years.
Mr. Md. A. Salam Sikder went to India when Independence was declared where he obtained Rural Guerilla arms training in the Chakulia training Centre of Bihar. He took delivery of Arms and ammunitions from India and under his Leadership 150 freedom fighters entered into Bangladesh and he fought directly with the Pak army in sector No. 9 during the liberation war of Bangladesh.
Mohammed Habibus Samad, FCA
National Housing Finance & Investments Limited, which is now a listed company, is another startup company that Mr. Samad nurtured into a viable institution in a 3 years stint as Managing Director from November 98 to October 2001.
Prior to that he worked abroad in the financial sector in Hong Kong, Kenya, Kuwait, UAE, UK, USA & Zambia.
Before going abroad, he worked as a Management Consultant with the consultancy farm of Rahman Rahman Huq, Chartered Accountants, from 1965 till 1971 undertaking assignments on Management Information Systems at entities such as Dhaka WASA, EPIDC, PIA, ADC, NSC, United Bank Computer Bureau etc.
Mohammad Tajdiqul Islam, FCMA
He went on to secure first class first, both in B. Com. Honours and Masters of Commerce in Finance, University of Dhaka.
Tajdique is also a qualified Cost and Management Accountant (FCMA).
He worked for NOVARTIS (then called CIBA-GEIGY) and HOECHEST Bangladesh Ltd in Sr. Management positions before he left the country to work for Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Saudi Arabia as Regional Financial Controller. Eleven years later, he returned to Bangladesh and became Director of Finance and Administration of Sanofi-Aventis Bangladesh Limited.
He has travelled to many countries in Asia, Europe and Africa to participate in business meetings, seminars and training events.
Since retiring in 2016, he is busy with Management Consultancy and Advisory services to a few large corporate houses. Currently, his areas of activities are Strategic Management, Business Process Re-engineering, ERP Implementation, Standard Costing, Internal Control, Merger and Acquisitions, Business Operations Remodeling etc.
He is married and is blessed with a son and daughter.
Md. Jamal Uddin, PhD, FCMA
Prof. Jamal has a good number of publications covering capital market, e-governance, knowledge management, online lending, corporate social innovation, and SMEs to his credit in Bangladesh and abroad. He attended many conferences, seminars, workshops, and symposiums at home and abroad. Beside his teaching and research exposure, he served as a member of Chittagong University Teachers’ Association Executive Committee-2019 and held a few other prestigious positions in the University.
Having 21 years of experience, Dr. Jamal has gained corporate experience working in his earlier career in financial sector and corporate industrial sector. Also, he is the founder of SME Helpline Bangladesh Ltd. (an SME Social Innovation for providing advisory services for business development and support services for capacity building to SMEs) established in 2009.
Mostafizur Rahaman Sohel
Mr. Sohel is one of the pioneers of Bangladesh ICT industry who has made Enterprise Resource solutions popular in the country. He has kept himself engaged in the continuous development of the ICT industry and eco system. He has been a key contributor in GRP, the first ever E-Government ERP Project initiated by Government of Bangladesh.
Mr. Sohel is very much active in international ICT circuit to represent Bangladesh and has been playing a significant role for ICT Development. He is a board member of ‘Business for eTrade Development’ – the premier private sector voice for optimizing public policies and aid allocations for ecommerce development and fuelling cross-border ecommerce worldwide that was launched alongside the UNCTAD-led ‘eTrade for All’ initiative.
Professor Muhammad Asif Hossain
In his 18 years career with the University, he has assumed different administrative roles and has served in numerous academic and administrative committees of the University. Professor Khan has also served in various evaluation and recruitment committees of Bangladesh Bank, Bangladesh Election Commission, ICT Division of the Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of Defense, Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock etc. He is the founding Director of the ICT Cell at the University of Dhaka.
Dr. Mohammad Tareq
Dr. Mohammad Tareq is a Professor of Accounting & Information Systems at the University of Dhaka. He has worked for over a decade as a consultant in the areas of financial markets, mobile banking, small and medium enterprise development, project appraisal and implementation among others. He has worked as a consultant in projects undertaken by agencies including ILO, BGMEA, World Bank, FES (Germany), SME Foundation, Ministry of Labour and Employment of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, Ministry of Industries of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh and Bangladesh Bank. He is an active researcher and has presented papers in conferences in the USA, UAE, Japan, Thailand, Azerbaijan among others. Two of his papers received best paper award, one from a conference in UAE and the other one from a conference held in Azerbaijan. His papers are published in reputed local and international journals e.g Pacific-Basin Finance Journal, Japanese Journal of Administrative Science, Japanese Psychological Research, International Journal of Accounting and Information Management among others. He has also written several book chapters which are published by famous international publishers like Springer International Publisher, Routledge (a British multinational publisher) and so on. He has served in numerous academic and corporate committees.
Ex- Officio Director
Managing Director & CEO, CCBL
Mr. Farhad Ahmed was an Executive Director of Bangladesh Securities and Exchange Commission (BSEC) prior to joining Central Counter Party Bangladesh Limited (CCBL). He joined CCBL on January 3, 2021 as its first Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer after his retirement from BSEC.
At BSEC, Mr. Ahmed worked as a Departmental Head in Surveillance, Research & Development, Management Information Systems, Supervision & Regulations of Markets and Issuer Companies, Capital Issue, Enforcement, Central Depository System, Law, Administration & Finance, International Affairs and Supervision & Regulation of Intermediaries departments.
From BSEC side he was associated with the Central Depository project from its inception upto commercial operation. During his tenure as departmental head of capital Issues department, Grameen Phone took listing in both Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) after its initial public offer. He was also involved in Demutualization of stock exchanges, approval process of strategic investment of DSE and signing of IOSCO Multilateral Memorandum of Understanding (MMoU) as head of different committees created by BSEC for these purposes.
During 2015- 2017 he worked as an Enforcement and Cooperation Advisor of International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) in Madrid, Spain.
He was a part-time faculty member of American International University of Bangladesh (AIUB) in its MBA Program during 2007 – 2014.
After obtaining graduation and post-graduation from Department of Finance, University of Dhaka, he started his carrier with a private sector insurance company.
Md. Rakibur Rahman
Md. Rakibur Rahman is a well known personality in the capital market of Bangladesh. He has been attached with the capital market of Bangladesh for more than 40 years. In the year 1997, Rahman took the charge of Chairman of Dhaka Stock Exchange Limited and continuously served till 2000. Afterwards, he served DSE as President in 2009 and 2012 for the second and third time respectively. Before that from 2007 to 2009, he discharged his duty as the Director of DSE and from 1979 to 1983, he was the councilor of DSE. In three terms, he has served DSE with honesty and devotion as Chairman/President for six years and for fourteen years in various tenures he has also served DSE as Councilor/Director. He has always played the leading role for the development and augmentation of the capital market. He was the pioneer and Managing Director of Midway Securities. Besides, Rahman served Chittagong Cement Clinker, National Tubes Limited and Delta Life Insurance as Director. He has completed BA (Hons) and MA in political science from the University of Dhaka. He has experience of participating in various conferences, seminars and trainings at home and abroad.
Mrs. Salma Nasreen ndc
Salma Nasreen is a former Additional Secretary of Bangladesh Civil Service (Administration). She worked more than 33 years in Civil Service including Bangladesh Tariff Commission, Bangladesh Biman Airlines, Better Business Forum and BIDA (earlier BOI) on deputation with excellent reputation. She worked in the Ministry of Education, Ministry of Home Affairs (twice), Ministry of Finance (thrice), Economic Relation Division (ERD), Ministry of Fisheries and livestock.
Salma Nasreen was born in Jhalakathi district in the year 1960. She received honours and Master’s in economics from Dhaka University. She completed her MSc in Macro Economic Policy & Planning in Developing countries from the University of Bradford in UK in 1996 and got another Master’s in Security Studies from Bangladesh University of Professionals in 2012. She is a life Member of Bangladesh Economic Association and Bangladesh Administrative Service Association.
She has multidimensional characteristics. She is a lyricist, writer of series of publications on various topics published in the Daily newspapers and periodicals. She became enlisted lyricist of Bangladesh Betar in 1995 and Bangladesh Television in 1997. She participated in various conferences, seminars, workshops in USA, Japan, Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, UK, Iran, France, South Korea, Vietnam, Myanmar, Serbia, Sri Lanka, Belgium, Netherland, Germany, India and Armenia.
She made a research paper on Trade Reform in Bangladesh while studying in the University of Bradford and wrote articles on Women Empowerment (in the Daily Ittefaq), Skill and Development (in the Daily Prothom Alo) and Universal Primary Education (in Bangladesh Development Studies Journal). She wrote two books of Lyrics named “Madhobi Rat Shesh hoey Elo” and “Sritir Bohota Nodi” published in Ekushey Book Fairs. All her lyrics (songs) were composed by Sheikh Sadi Khan who is the Chief Music Producer of Bangladesh Betar.
She had the exposure to extra – curricular activities like working as presenter in the external service of Bangladesh Betar in title as “Voice of Islam”. She was instrumental in the establishment of a Women’s College in Nalchity Upozilla Shodor under the financial patronization of her close relatives. She was awarded as the first Woman Additional Secretary in the District of Jalakati. As a socially sensitive and conscious civil servant she always took interest in social mobilization in the field of women empowerment, community development, poverty alleviation, crime control, prevention and alleviation of other maladies as well. Wishing her all the best.
Asif Ibrahim was born in Dhaka, Bangladesh in the year 1965. He received his formal education from the University of Delhi (India) and the University of North Texas (USA). Mr. Ibrahim is the Vice Chairman of Newage Group of Industries, a business house involved mainly in manufacturing and exporting ready -made garments, textiles and plastic products. The Ministry of Commerce of the Government of Bangladesh awarded him the Commercially Important Person (CIP) status in the year 2007, 2012 and 2014 for his contribution in national export.
Mr. Asif Ibrahim is the former President (2011-2012) of Dhaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI), the largest SME Trade Body of Bangladesh. He is the Former Founder Chairman (2012-2015) of Business Initiative Leading Development (BUILD), a Public Private Dialogue platform to expedite the policy reforms to enable private sector led economic growth of Bangladesh. Mr. Ibrahim served as a board member of Federation of Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce and Industry (2012-2015) and was the Chairman of the Privatization Standing Committee of FBCCI.
Mr. Ibrahim is a Director of Bangladesh Garments Manufactures and Exporters Association (BGMEA) and Bangladesh Thai Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BTCCI). Mr. Ibrahim is a member of UNESCAP Sustainable Business Network (ESBN) and is the Chairman of the UNESCAP Sustainable Business Network Taskforce on Disaster and Climate Risk Reduction.
He was also a member of the Executive Committee of Bangladesh Employers’ Federation (BEF) and a Director of Bangladesh Philippines Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BPCCI)). He has previously been in the Board of France Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCIFB).
Mr. Ibrahim is a member of the Board of Advisers for BRAC Business School (BBS) under BRAC University. He is also a Core Committee member of the Eminent Citizen’s platform to implement the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Bangladesh.
He was also the President (2016-2018) of Bangladesh Professional Golfers’ Association (BPGA).
A.K.M Nurul Fazal Bulbul
- Founding Director – EXIM Bank Ltd
- Director – IDCOL
- Director – IIFC
- Director – CCBL
- Vice Chairman – Central Depository Bangladesh Ltd. (CDBL)
- Vice Chairman – Islamic Banks Consultative Forum
- Advisor – Japan-Bangladesh Hospital
- Advisor – Abdul Monem Group of Companies.
- Independent Director – Sonali Paper & Board Mills Ltd.
- Research Secretary – Bangladesh Association of Banks (BAB)
- Board of Governor – Anwar Khan Medical Collage and Hospital
- President – Bangladesh Handball Federation
- Vice President – Bangladesh Olympic (NOC)
- Chief Executive – AL Nur Corporation
- Vice Chairman -NATTAB
- Vice President – Anjuman,Mofidul Islam
- Secretary General – Gulshan Central Mosque & Eidgah Society
- Founder Advisor – Sunlife Insurance and Ltd.
- Advisor – Eastern Cement Limited
Bangladesh Awami League
- Member of central secretariat in Central Committee (1992-2002)
- National Student League – President of Central Committee (1986)
- National Jubo League – President of Central Committee (1990)
- Founder Executive Committee Member – Bangabandhu Museum, Dhanmondi (1994-2002)
- Founder Director – FBCCI (2008-12) and SAARC Chamber and Commerce(2010-12)
- Chief of Bangladesh Mission to London Olympic, 2012″ and Delhi Commonwealth Games, 2010
- Bangladesh Supreme Court Bar
- Private University Association
- South Asian Foundation
- Kurmitola Golf Club
- Commonwealth Society
- Bangladesh Peace Council
- Al-Noon Foundation
- Dhaka Club
Anis A. Khan
Anis A. Khan, Adjunct Faculty at the School of Business of Independent University Bangladesh (IUB) is a Fellow of the Institute of Bankers, Bangladesh and former Managing Director & CEO of Mutual Trust Bank Limited (MTB), where he served for nearly eleven years. Prior to joining MTB, he headed IDLC Finance Limited for six years. A career banker, he served earlier for 21 years with the then Grindlays Bank plc and its successor banks – ANZ Grindlays Bank and Standard Chartered Bank (SCB), in an array of senior roles both in Bangladesh and abroad. He has served as Chairman of both the Association of Bankers, Bangladesh Limited (ABB) and Primary Dealers Bangladesh Limited (PDBL). He was also the Vice President of the Bangladesh Association of Publicly Listed Companies (BAPLC) for two separate two-year terms. During his stint at IDLC, he was first Vice Chairman and then Chairman of the Bangladesh Leasing & Finance Companies Association (BLFCA) for two terms from 2004-2008.
Anis has LL.B. (Honors) and LL.M. (First Class First) degrees and a Diploma in French (First Class) from the University of Dhaka. He also qualified in the BCS Examination 1982. In addition he holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management (First Class) from the Bangladesh Institute of Management, Dhaka and is a Fellow of the Institute of Personnel Management, Bangladesh. He has attended training courses on leadership, corporate governance and strategic management at the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom; INSEAD, Fontainebleau, France; University of California, Berkeley, California, USA and at the London School of Economics, London, United Kingdom.
He has presented a paper on “Financing the Transformation of the Bangladesh Garments Industry” at the School of South Asian Studies, University of Harvard, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA and ‘Achieving SDGs: Financial Inclusion, Bangladesh Perspective’ at the Bangladesh Development Conference held there in June 2015. Similarly, he presented another paper on ‘Financial Inclusion’ at Kennedy Law School, University of Harvard in June 2017. He presented a paper on investment in Bangladesh at Yale University in March 2019.
He also serves as the Chairman of the Board Audit Committee and Nomination & Remuneration Committee of Berger Paints Bangladesh Ltd., Independent Director of Summit Alliance Port Limited (SAPL) and Ananta Apparels Limited. A director of W&W Grains Corporation, Anis has recently been elected to the board, representing participating banks, of Central Counterparty Bangladesh Limited (CCBL), set up for automating the clearing operations of the stock exchanges.
Anis serves as Vice President of the Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Dhaka (MCCI), Life Member of the SAARC Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Member of the Managing Committee of Ispahani Islamia Eye Institute & Hospital and Independent Trustee of the CSR Centre. He was presented the ‘Business & Entrepreneur Excellence Award 2016’ by the UK Bangladesh Catalysts of Commerce & Industry in the category of “Inspirational Leader of the Year” in November 2018.