Board of Directors

Board Of Directors


Chairman: M. A. Awal
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M. A. Awal

Chairman

M. A. Awal joined AB Bank Limited as Director on July 16, 2008. He has over 40 years of banking experience serving in senior responsible positions in different Banks including AB Bank. Prior to his Directorship, Mr. Awal served as the Advisor and also the Chief Consultant of AB Bank for about three years. He is also the director of ABIFL, Hong Kong.

Vice Chairman: Feroz Ahmed
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Feroz Ahmed

Vice Chairman

Mr. Feroz Ahmed is the Vice Chairman of the Board. He is also the Chairman of AB International Finance Limited, Hong Kong, and Director of AB Investment Limited, AB Securities Limited, and Cashlink Bangladesh Limited.
Mr. Ahmed is also the Chairman of Elite Paint Group and the Managing Director of Elite International Ltd., Hexagon Chemical Complex Ltd. and Ahmed Securities Services Ltd. among others. Apart from business activities, Mr. Feroz is also involved with various Socio-Cultural, Philanthropic and Sports organizations. He was associated with the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) as its AD-HOC Executive Committee Member. He is also a Member, Board of Trustees, Chittagong Independent University, life member of Chittagong Zila Krira Sangstha and member of Chattagram Mohanagari Krira Sangstha. He also a life member of Red Crescent Society, Chittagong, Maa O Shishu Haspatal, Chittagong.

Director: Syed Afzal Hasan Uddin
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Syed Afzal Hasan Uddin

Director

Syed Afzal Hasan Uddin is a Director of AB Bank Limited. He graduated from King’s College, London in 1993 and was called to the Bar from Lincoln’s Inn, London in March 1996. Mr. Afzal Hasan Uddin is the Managing Partner of Syed Ishtiaq Ahmed & Associates, one of the prominent law firms of the country. Prior to joining Syed Ishtiaq Ahmed & Associates, he worked for the Civil Litigation Department of Price Waterhouse in London. He enrolled as Advocate of the High Court Division of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh in 2001. Mr. Afzal Hasan Uddin’s area of expertise include advising clients in the areas of telecommunication, energy and power generation, mergers and acquisitions, due diligence of companies and general corporate and commercial affairs. Mr. Afzal also serves in the Board of other prominent listed and unlisted companies as Independent Director.

Director: Md. Mesbahul Hoque
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Md. Mesbahul Hoque

Director

Md. Mesbahul Hoque, Director, started his career in Country’s Pharmaceutical Sector in 1969 by joining May & Baker (UK) Ltd presently known as Aventis (BD) Ltd. He is the Former Chairman, Reptiles Farm Ltd. (first crocodile captive breeding farm in Bangladesh). At present, he is the Managing Director of Therapeutics (BD) Ltd. and an active member of Bangladesh Pharmaceuticals Society.

Director: Syed Golam Kibria
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Syed Golam Kibria

Director

Mr. Syed Golam Kibria was born on 12th August 1946 in Hobigonj. He graduated from Dhaka University in 1965. He had a long and distinguished service career with the Government of Bangladesh and retired as an Additional Secretary and Secretary in charge of Economic Relations Divisions, Ministry of Finance of Government of Bangladesh. During his service with the Government, he served in different capacities in the Ministry of Finance, Fisheries & Livestock, Establishment, Energy & Mineral Resources, Youth and Sports, Industry, Relief and Rehabilitation.

Mr. Kibria, completed his Post Graduate Diploma on Development Administration from Manchester University, UK in 1985, and participated in various local training courses and foreign seminars, workshops and training courses.

Mr. Kibria represented the Government in the Board of Bangladesh Krishi Bank (1996), Janata Bank (2003-2004), AB Bank (2000-2007), Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel (2002-2003), and Insurance Academy (2001-2002).

After retirement from Government service, Mr. Kibria joined HEED Bangladesh, a leading International NGO in May 2004 as Associate Executive Director, Admin and Support Program, and served till 2014.

Presently Mr. Kibria is working as Director Finance & Registrar (Acting) of North East University Bangladesh, Telihaor, Sheikhghat, Sylhet.

Director: Asish Baran Sarkar
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Asish Baran Sarkar

Director

Mr. Asish Baran Sarker was born on 2nd February 1948 in Chittagong. He graduated from Sir Ashutosh College, Chittagong in 1969. He has been serving Pacific Group for the last 46 years in different capacities. He is also a Director of Cashlink Bangladesh Limited.

Director : Moshtaque Ahmed Chowdhury
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Moshtaque Ahmed Chowdhury

Director

Mr. Moshtaque Ahmed Chowdhury has come from a respected Muslim family in Cox’s Bazar. He joined as a Director of AB Bank Limited on December 21, 2017. Mr. Chowdhury is a renowned businessman engaged with trading business of Bagda shrimp in Cox’s Bazar since long.

Mr. Chowdhury has a spectacular political career which began in 1965. He is a freedom fighter and played a vital role in the Independence of Bangladesh. He was elected for three times as a Member of Parliament in the Year 1970, 1973 and 1991.

He served as an Administrator of Cox’s Bazar Zilla Parishad, Cox’s Bazar before being elected as the Chairman of the same Parishad from 2017 to till date.

He is involved in various social welfare activities and has contributed by executing many structural developments in this area. He also built a number of Schools, Colleges, Madrashas, Roads, Bridges, and Culverts etc. To alleviate the sufferings of the Natural Disaster affected people, from time to time he undertook various activities and stood by them to meet their needs. Besides this, he has successfully executed the responsibility of relief distribution and has rehabilitated the disaster victims as a Member of Parliament and chairman of Bangladesh Red Crescent Society, Cox’s Bazar District.

Mr. Ahmed attended various business Seminars /Trainings in Japan and Hong Kong. He participated in numerous Seminars in USA, UK, Switzerland, India, Nepal, Italy, Greece etc. as a government representative.

Director: Shireen Scheik Mainuddin
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Shireen Scheik Mainuddin

Director

Ms. Shireen Scheik Mainuddin joined as a Director of AB Bank Ltd on January 4, 2017. She comes from a prominent Muslim family of Dhaka

She has over two decades of experience in Banking Industry having served in responsible positions at American Express Bank Ltd, Bank of Boston and Mashreq Bank U.A.E as Consultant. She is familiar with all aspects of commercial Banking and trained extensively at home and abroad on Banking techniques for over 20 years. She has several Technical and professional qualifications to her credit such as the Margerison Mcmann Team Management systems (U.K), she is an accredited Mediation (CEDR U.K) with the Bangladesh International Arbitration Centre for Dispute Resolution and has completed the IFC training of Trainers on Corporate Governance and Corporate Governance for Banks.

She has attended several International workshops, the most recent being “ Mediating between the Community and the Company “ for Asian Mediators, and organized jointly by three multilateral International Financial Institutions.

Mrs. Mainuddin is the Principal Consultant at ASAAN, her own company. She has been and continues to be on the Boards of Several NGO’s including the NGO Forum for Public Health. She has been a founder Member of “Shakti Foundation for Disadvantaged Women”, an urban micro Finance Institution.

Director: Shajir Ahmed
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Shajir Ahmed

Director

Mr. Shajir Ahmed completed his Bilingual Diploma degree on International Baccalaureate (IB) from United World College of South East Asia, Singapore. Following which, he graduated in Business Management from Kings College London under University of London in 2008. In 2009, he started his first job as a Central Accounts Officer in Habib Bank AG Zurich, Dubai.

Upon Mr. Ahmed’s return to Bangladesh in 2010, he joined his family business as the Director of Elite Paint & Chemical Industries Limited, a pioneer manufacturer of different graded paints in Bangladesh. At present, Mr. Ahmed is the Managing Director of Super Silica Bangladesh Limited and the Director of Super Tel Limited, Super Sea Fish (Pvt.) Limited, Elite Super Plastic Ind. (Pvt.) Limited, Super Shares & Securities Limited., Elite Food Industries Limited, Broast Foods Ind. (Pvt.) Limited and Aurora Decor Limited.

Mr. Ahmed also holds the position of Deputy Managing Director of Super Refinery (Pvt.) Limited, the first Natural Gas Condensate Refinery in the private sector since June 01, 2006 till date.

Independent Director: Shishir Ranjan Bose, FCA
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Shishir Ranjan Bose, FCA

Independent Director

A fellow of Institute of Chartered Accountants of Bangladesh, Mr. Bose joined AB Bank Limited on July 16, 2008 as a Director of the Board. Having a long 34 years of experience in the field of chartered accountancy profession, Mr. Bose is the Chairman of the Audit Committee of the Board effective from July 22, 2008. He has been nominated as the Independent Director of the Board. He is also the Independent Director of AB Securities Ltd. and Cash Link Bangladesh Ltd.

Independent Director: Prof. Dr. M. Imtiaz Hossain
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Prof. Dr. M. Imtiaz Hossain

Independent Director

Prof. Dr. M. Imtiaz Hossain is an Independent Director of AB Bank Limited. A PhD from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology, Manchester, UK, Mr. Hossain is currently a professor of the Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) at Dhaka. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Engineers, life Fellow of Bangladesh Society of Mechanical Engineers and also a life Member of National Oceanographic and Maritime Institute, Bangladesh.

President & Managing Director: Moshiur Rahman Chowdhury

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Moshiur Rahman Chowdhury

President & Managing Director

Mr. Moshiur Rahman Chowdhury was appointed as the President & Managing Director with effect from May 09, 2017. Prior to that he was the Deputy Managing Director and Head of Credit for the bank. Mr. Rahman joined the bank on 26th June 2003 as a “Vice President” in Credit Risk Management Division.
He started his career with Sonali Bank in 1984 as “Senior Officer- Financial Analyst” after completion of his B. Com (Hons) and M. Com (Accounting) in 1984 from the University of Dhaka. He continued there as “Assistant General Manager” till 22nd June 2003. He also completed MBA from Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia.
During his 33 years of service in the banking industry, he has served in different important capacities e.g.- Credit Analyst, Manager of Foreign Trade Branch, Credit Controller and In-Charge, UK Operation (Sonali Bank), Head of SME Business Division, Head of Corporate and Structured Finance Division, Head of Credit Risk Management Division, AB Bank. He participated in many training programs, workshops and seminars at home and abroad. Mr. Rahman also takes keen interest in imparting training. He is a regular Trainer on Credit Risk Management at AB Bank Training Academy and Guest Trainer at SEDF.