Mr. Nasir A. Choudhury
Chairman, Representative of Green Delta Insurance Company Ltd.
Mr. Nasir A. Choudhury is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Company. Mr. Choudhury is acting as Advisor of Green Delta Insurance Company Limited (GDIC). He is in the insurance profession for over the last 50 years and was the Founding Managing Director of GDIC.

After obtaining his Masters Degree from the University of Dhaka, he started his career in Karachi in the then Pakistan Insurance Corporation in 1958. Mr. Choudhury received advanced training in insurance and reinsurance from UK and Germany during 1961 and 1962. After the liberation of Bangladesh, he was responsible for arranging reinsurance for the newly established Bangladesh Insurance Corporation and subsequently for Sadharan Bima Corporation as General Manager. Mr. Choudhury was the Managing Director of GDIC since its inception (01-01-1986) until his retirement in May 2013.

Mr. Choudhury is an executive committee member of the Federation of Afro-Asian Insurers & Reinsurers (FAIR). He was the Honorable Insurance Adisor of Bangladesh Biman and Bangladesh Shipping Corporation for decades. He was the Chairman of Bangladesh Insurance Association, the official body of all the private sector insurance companies of the country from 2001 to 2005.

Mr. Choudhury is the Chairman of Green Delta Securities Ltd., Green Delta Capital Ltd. & GD Assist Ltd. He is one of the Sponsor of Union Capital Limited and Director of United Hospital (Pvt.) Limited and Managing Director of Nascom (Pvt.) Ltd. Mr. Choudhury is also the Member of Governing Body of Bangladesh Insurance Academy.

He was honored with “Lifetime Achievement Award” by The DHL-Daily Star in April 2010 for his outstanding contribution towards the development of the insurance industry in Bangladesh. His other notable awards include: Lifetime Achievement Award by Asia Insurance Review as the first Bangladeshi Insurer, Mother Teresa International Award for contributions as a Social Worker, Honesty Award by Campus and Golden Award by Jalalabad Association.

He has been a Director of DBH, nominated by Green Delta Insurance Company Limited, since 1996 and Chairman of DBH since May 2017.

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Dr. A M R Chowdhury
Vice Chairman, Representative of BRAC
Dr. Mushtaque Chowdhury is the Vice Chair of BRAC, the world’s largest non-governmental organization. Previously, he was its Deputy Executive Director, founding Director of the Research and Evaluation Division and founding Dean of the James P. Grant School of Public Health.

Dr. Mushtaque Chowdhury is the Vice Chair of BRAC, the world’s largest non-governmental organization. Previously, he was its Deputy Executive Director, founding Director of the Research and Evaluation Division and founding Dean of the James P. Grant School of Public Health. Dr. Chowdhury is also a Professor of Population and Family Health at the Mailman School of Public Health of Columbia University in New York. During 2009-12, he worked as the Senior Adviser to the Rockefeller Foundation, based in Bangkok, Thailand. He also served as a MacArthur Fellow at Harvard University. Dr. Chowdhury holds a PhD from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, an MSc from the London School of Economics and a BA (Hon’s.) from the University of Dhaka. Dr. Chowdhury had been awarded the prestigious “Medical Award of Excellence” in the year 2017 by US-based Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) for his outstanding contribution to improving health and ensuring wellbeing of children.

Dr. Chowdhury was a coordinator of the UN Millennium Task Force on Child Health and Maternal Health, set up by the former Secretary General Kofi Annan. He is a co-recipient of the ‘Innovator of the Year 2006’ award from the Marriott Business School of Brigham Young University in USA and in 2008 he received the PESON oration medal from the Perinatal Society of Nepal. Dr. Chowdhury has published over 150 articles in peer-reviewed international journals including the International Journal on Education, the Lancet, the Social Science & Medicine, The Scientific American and the New England Journal of Medicine.

 

Dr. Chowdhury is a founder of the Bangladesh Education Watch and Bangladesh Health Watch, two civil society watch-dogs on education and health respectively. He is on the board and committees of several organizations and initiatives, including: Board of Trustees of BRAC University in Bangladesh, and head Group of Scaling up Nutrition (SUN) Movement set up by UN Secretary General.

 

He has been a Director of DBH, nominated by BRAC, since February 2015 and Vice-Chairman of DBH since May 2017.

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Mr. A Z Mohammad Hossain
Director, Representative of Green Delta Insurance Company Ltd.
Mr. A Z Mohammad Hossain after obtaining LL.B degree in 1963 was enrolled as an advocate in the then High Court. He went to the UK for higher studies in the same year.

In 1971 he joined the liberation movement in the UK and became the convener of “Bangladesh Students Action Committee” in the UK. At the request of the then Bangladesh Mission to UK Late Justice Abu Sayeed Chowdhury, he along with 3 others attended and lobbied for Bangladesh at the Inter-Parliamentary Conference held in Paris. He was also sent by Late Justice Abu Sayeed Chowdhury for the same purpose, to attend the Pug Wash Conference held at Siania, Romania. He returned to Bangladesh in 1995 and took the office of Managing Director of Chandra Spinning Mills Ltd.

 

He has been a Director of DBH, nominated by Green Delta Insurance Company Limited, since June 2012.

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Ms. Mehreen Hassan, Bar-at-Law
Director, Representative of Delta Life Insurance Company Ltd.
Ms. Mehreen Hassan is a Barrister-at-law and Advocate practicing in the High Court Division of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh. Her areas of practice (both litigation and advisory matters) involve mostly Corporate and Commercial laws.

She has experience working with several banks and insurance companies on matters involving Banking, Insurance laws and Securities laws. She also practices in the areas of International Arbitration, Admiralty matters, Constitutional and Administrative laws.

Ms. Hassan obtained her Bar-at-law degree from City University, UK in the year 2007 and is a member of the Lincoln’s Inn, UK. She completed a mini-pupilage with Staple Inn Chambers in London prior to returning to Bangladesh in 2007. She is a member of the Dhaka Bar Association and the Supreme Court Bar Association of Bangladesh and also participates in various social and charitable activities through her association with Zonta International Dhaka.

Ms. Hassan has been a Director of DBH, nominated by Delta Life Insurance Company Limited, since June 2012.

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Mr. Mohammed Irfan Syed
Director, Representative of BRAC
Mr. M. Irfan Syed received his Bachelor’s in Commerce from Dhaka University and his Master’s in Business Administration from California University in USA. He also earned a Diploma in Advanced Accounting from the University of Maryland, USA.

Mr. Syed started his career with Banque Indosuez, Dhaka in 1986 and then moved to Hong Kong in 1988 to take up a position in international trade finance with the Bank of Credit & Commerce HK Ltd. In 1991 he again returned to Banque Indosuez to join their trade finance team in Dhaka.  He left international banking to start his own textile trading company in 1993 & subsequently joined Beximco Textiles Division in 1995 to organize their marketing & commercial departments, and was later appointed as Head of their Garments Division. In 2001 he moved to USA and worked as an accountant and business head for several non-profit organizations. After almost a decade, Mr. Syed returned to Bangladesh and joined Bank Asia Ltd. to serve from 2010 to 2018 as a Member, Board of Directors and Chairman of the Risk Management Committee.

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Major General Syeed Ahmed BP (Retd.)
Independent Director
Major General Syeed Ahmed BP (retd), is a freedom fighter of the Liberation War of 1971. He served thirty three years in Command, Administrative and Management positions and acquired experience at various echelons of Bangladesh Army and also in later years, in diplomatic postings, as Ambassador and High Commissioner to Kuwait and Kenya.

During his tenure in the military he served as the Principal Staff Officer at the Armed Forces Division under the current Prime Minister. Armed Forces Division operates directly under the Prime Minister as the highest coordinating Headquarters for the three Services (Army, Navy and Air Force) of the Bangladesh Armed Forces. At the Army Headquarterslevel as Director Military Operations he oversaw the world wide deployment of Bangladesh Armed Forces in UN Peace Keeping Operations.

During his tenure he commanded Divisions, Brigades and Battalions in the field, which included serving as the General Officer Commanding (GOC) of the 19th and the 9th Infantry Division respectively.

He attended Army War College (awc) at Carlyle, Pennsylvania, USA, and National Defense University at Beijing, China.

He is a BA (Honours) graduate in General History from University of Dhaka,and completed his SSC and HSC from Faujdarhat Cadet College.

He had served as Advisor and CEO of BRACNet Limited, an Internet Service Provider Company, a joint venture between BRAC of Bangladesh, Defta Partners of USA and KDDI Corporation of Japan.

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Mr. Md. Sayeed Ahmed, FCA, ACMA, CGMA
Director, Representative of Delta Life Insurance Company Ltd.
Mr. Md. Sayeed Ahmed is a finance and business professional. An experienced banker, Mr. Ahmed now working with Delta Life Insurance Company Limited as Additional Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer. Before joining Delta Life Insurance Company he was working as Deputy Managing Director and Chief Risk Officer of Pubali Bank Limited.

During his long career in finance and banking sector, he has got experience in financial administration, credit risk management, treasury management, investment management, core risk management, structured financing and triple bottom line management.

He has completed his BCom (Honors), Masters and got first class from Department of Accounting and Information systems, Dhaka University. He has also MBA credential from IBA, Dhaka University.

Mr. Ahmed is a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Bangladesh and an associate member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), UK. He is also a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA). He is an IFRS expert and ICAEW (Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales) trainer in Bangladesh for Advance Level subjects of ACA program. He is also a Director of DLIC Securities Limited.

He has been a Director of DBH, nominated by Delta Life Insurance Company Limited, since December 2017.

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Mr. Md. Mujibur Rahman
Director, Representative of Delta Life Insurance Company Ltd.
Mr. Md. Mujibur Rahman was born in 1952 in a respectable Muslim family. He did his B.Com (Hons) and M.Com from the University of Dhaka in 1972 and 1973 respectively. Mr. Rahman was a Director and also a Member of the Audit Committee of Delta Life Insurance Company Limited from May 23, 2012 to September 07, 2014.

Beside regular academic education, he participated in various professional courses and seminars at home and abroad. His area of work experience ranges from Management and Administration in Accounts, Finance, Internal Audit, Procurement and Supply Chain and Contract and Commercial Legal Affairs since 1975 in the fields of hospitality, readymade garments and real estate development. He is presently working as the Executive Director of Shanta Holdings Limited. He is a Director of Shanta Securities Limited and also a member of the Board of Trustees and General Secretary and Treasurer of the philanthropic nonprofit healthcare provider “Centre for Woman and Child Health (CWCH)”, a Specialized Hospital dedicated for the treatment of mostly under privileged women children, operating at EPZ Bypass Road, Ashulia, Savar, Dhaka.

He has been a Director of DBH, nominated by Delta Life Insurance Company Limited, since December 2017.

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Ms. Rasheda K. Choudhury
Independent Director
Ms. Rasheda K. Choudhury is the Executive Director of CAMPE, a network of more than a thousand education NGOs, researchers and educator groups in Bangladesh. It is well known for its evidence based advocacy, pro-people campaigns and capacity to mobilse thousands of people particularly at the grassroots level.

Ms. Rasheda is also Member-Secretary of Education Watch, the largest academia-civil society joint initiative that regularly reviews the status of Education in Bangladesh. It has earned wide recognition at home and abroad and inspired Watch initiatives, at the courtesy of GCE and in cooperation with ASPBAE and ANCEFA, in other countries of Asia-Pacific and Africa regions.

 

Ms. Rasheda is Co-Founder of the Global Campaign for Education (GCE), a civil society movement working to end the global education crisis, operating in almost 100 countries. She is currently the elected Vice-President of GCE. Rasheda is also an elected Member of the CCNGO Coordination Group of UNESCO.

 

She has been nominated to represent global civil society in the Technical Cooperation Group (TCG) of UNESCO Institute of Statistics (UIS) that has been assigned by the UN to work on indicators of SDG-4.

 

Ms. Rasheda is currently a member of the Consultative Group of ERD (CGE), Government of Bangladesh.

 

In 2008, Rasheda became an Adviser (Cabinet Minister) to the Interim Non-party Caretaker Government of Bangladesh. Serving in that position involved high-level decision making, particularly in the Ministries of Primary and Mass Education, Cultural Affairs, Women and Children Affairs. Her involvement in the government’s decision-making process, even for a short period, has gained recognition for the education campaigners in the country. The pro-learner, pro-quality reforms that she introduced were later accepted and continued by the elected government.

 

She regularly writes in national newspapers and participates in debates of national and international significance relating to development issues particularly on the right to education, gender justice and inclusive development.

 

Ms. Rasheda is also an Independent Director of DBH, since December 2017.

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Mr. Q. M. Shariful Ala, FCA
Managing Director and CEO
Mr. Quazi Mohammad Shariful Ala is the Managing Director & CEO of the Company. Mr. Ala graduated with a BSc (Economics) first class honours degree from the London School of Economics (LSE), University of London in 1981.

He joined the London office of Price Waterhouse in 1981 and qualified as a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales in 1984. Whilst working at Price Waterhouse, he had exposure to several large multinationals, including Shell Oil and JP Morgan. He is also a fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Bangladesh. Prior to joining DBH in 1997, he was the Finance Director of Green Delta Insurance Company Limited, one of the corporate sponsors of DBH.

 

He has extensive finance and corporate management experience, primarily in the financial services sector, both in Bangladesh and in the United Kingdom. He has served as a non-executive Director on the Boards of several prominent companies, including BRAC Bank Limited and is also presently in the Board of MJL Bangladesh Limited, Omera Fuels Limited, Omera Petroleum Limited, Unicap Securities Limited and Omera Cylinders Limited.

 

Mr. Ala has led the executive management team of DBH as the Managing Director & CEO, since 1997.

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