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. M I Chowdhury
Independent Director
Mr. M I Chowdhury did his M. A. in History from the University of Dhaka and M.S. in Agricultural Extension Programme from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, U.S.A. He joined the Govt. Services of the then Pakistan and continued his services in Bangladesh also for 33 long years.

He served the country in various capacities and was appointed as the Secretary, Ministry of Information in the year1999, later he was appointed as the Secretary, Ministry of Land and served the position till his retirement in the year 2002.

Mr. Islam was awarded a Gold Medal of Honour by ‘The American Biographical Institute’ for outstanding performance to develop the socio-economic condition of the poor people of Bangladesh. He was also awarded the Presidential Gold Medal for his contribution to develop the rural infrastructure in 1978.

After his retirement, he took over as an Executive Director of Silver Line Group and served there till December, 2010. At present, he is the Chairman of Social Development Foundation (SDF), appointed by the Government of Bangladesh and also Chairman, Managing Committee of Rajdhani Mohila College, Rupnagar, Mirpur, Dhaka and Advisor E.N.T Foundation & Cancer Hospital, Dhaka.

 

He is an Independent Director of DBH, since December 2012.

He served the country in various capacities and was appointed as the Secretary, Ministry of Information in the year 1999, later he was appointed as the Secretary, Ministry of Land and served the position till his retirement in the year 2002.

Mr. Islam was awarded a Gold Medal of Honour by ‘The American Biographical Institute’ for outstanding performance to develop the socio- economic condition of the poor people of Bangladesh. He was also awarded the Presidential Gold Medal for his contribution to develop the rural infrastructure in 1978.

After his retirement, he took over as an Executive Director of Silver Line Group and served there till December, 2010. At present, he is the Chairman of Social Development Foundation (SDF), appointed by the Government of Bangladesh and also Chairman, Managing Committee of Rajdhani Mohila College, Rupnagar, Mirpur, Dhaka, Advisor - E.N.T Foundation & Cancer Hospital, Dhaka.

He is also an Independent Director of DBH, since December 2012.

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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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