Mr. Kazi Akram Uddin Ahmed
Chairman, Board of Directors & Shariah Supervisory Committee, Standard Bank Limited.
Qazi Akramuddin Ahmed, from Dhaka, Bangladesh was elected to serve as international director of Lions Clubs International at the association’s 101st International Convention, held in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, June 29 through July 3, 2018.
Director Ahmed has been an industrialist and banker for 40 years and is currently chairman and managing director for Eastern Engineering Group of Industries, a manufacturer of railway and automobile equipment. He has also been chairman of the Standard Bank Limited since its inception in 1999.
Director Ahmed a Master of Science (MSc) in Physics from University of Dhaka, achieved Diploma-In-Personnel Management from Oxford University, United Kingdom and Higher Training in Industrial Management from Switzerland. He is also a Retired General Manager of BD Steel Engineering Corporation an state owned pioneer org. of the country.
A member of Lions Club of Chittagong Presidency since 1978, Director Ahmed has held many positions within the association including district governor, district centennial coordinator and Multiple Council Chairman. He has served as Vice-Chairman of the Chittagong Lions Foundation Eye Hospital and is the founder of the two state of the art Blood Banks in Chittagong and Dhaka. He is active in many community services including patronizing academic institutions, hospitals and disaster prone community.
In recognition of his outstanding service he has been awarded nine International President’s Awards and ten International President’s Leadership Awards. Director Ahmed has held many important positions in professional organizations such as a trustee of Dhaka Shishu (Child) Hospital, an advisor to the Dhaka Diabetes Association and the Chittagong Diabetes Association and Chairman for Bangladesh Association of Banks. He was also a Senate Member of the University of Dhaka.
Janab Qazi Akramuddin Ahmed was the president of apex business chamber, The Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FBCCI). Mr. Ahmed is one of the Member of ‘Advisory Council’ of Bangladesh Awami League and Chairman of the Industry & Commerce Sub-Committee of the ruling party (Bangladesh Awami League).
Director Ahmed represented his country at different International Forums including United Nations General Assembly at UN HQ and many countries as part of the entourage to the Prime Minister of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh. He also lead so many high powered Bangladesh business delegates in different countries while he was the president of FBCCI.
In addition to his Lions activities, Director Ahmed’s service has made him the recipient of many national and international accolades including the prestigious UNESCO Gold Medal for glorious social service and World Quality Commitment Award in Gold Category from Paris for his banking acumen.
Director Ahmed is a Second Century Ambassador and a Progressive Melvin Jones Fellow. His wife, Khaleda Akram, is also a dedicated longtime Lion Member. Together they have a son and two daughters who are also active lions.
Mr. Rumee A Hossain
Director & Chairman of the Executive Committee
Mr. Rumee A Hossain is one of the Sponsor Shareholders of Bank Asia Limited. He is a graduate in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA in International Business Management. He has more than 27 years of business experience in several industries such as Electronics, Telecom, Pharmaceuticals, IT, Publishing and construction. He is the Managing Director of Rangs Industries Limited. (Distributor of Toshiba and Samsung) and Romask Limited. Currently, he is the Chairman of Executive Committee of the Board of Bank Asia Limited.
Mohammed Monirul Moula
Managing Director & CEO, Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited
Mohammed Monirul Moula, an experienced and dynamic banker has been appointed as the Managing Director & CEO of Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited (IBBL) in January 2021. Prior to taking this position; he has served as Additional Managing Director & Head of Corporate Investment (Credit) Wing of the Bank. He also has contributed to the Bank as Head of Wings, Divisions, Zone and Branches.
Mr. Monirul has started his career with IBBL on 6 March 1986as a “Probationary Officer”. Joining as a Probationary Officer, he gained experience in all sections of the Bank over his 34 years of banking career. He was awarded “Letter of appreciation” for reducing Non-Performing Investment (Loan) by the Bank Management in the years 2004 and 2005.
Mr. Monirul was the Head of Branches of Hathazari, Cox’s Bazar, Anderkilla, Pahartali, Chowmuhoni and Agrabad Corporate branches. Then, he has been assigned as Head of Chattogram South Zone of the Bank. Then he has been posted as Head of Corporate Investment Division-II, one of the important divisions of the Bank.
After joining as Head of Corporate Investment Division-II, he played a significant role in Investment management like Corporate Finance, Sustainable Finance, Investment (Credit) Administration, Asset Management and Investment (credit) Risk Management of the Bank. Then he was posted as Head of Retail Investment (Credit) Wing where he played significant role in the affairs of SME Finance, Retail, Consumer & Real Estate Investment and Rural Development Scheme.
He was also the Chairman of Investment Committee (IC), Investment Risk Management Committee (IRMC). He was also a member of Management Committee (MANCOM), Asset Liability Committee (ALCO), and Committee for Recruitment & Promotion (CRP) of the Bank.
He was born in a noble family in 1963. He obtained Bachelor of Social Science (BSS) degree with Honors’ in 1983 and Masters of Social Science (MSS) in Economics in 1984 from the University of Chittagong. He is a Diplomaed Associate of the Institute of Bankers Bangladesh (DAIBB). Recently, he was awarded a prestigious certificate on “Domestic and International Factoring” from Factors Chain International(FCI), Netherlands.
He visited many countries like Thailand, Bahrain, Italy, Sri Lanka, KSA, Myanmar, Morocco, Malaysia, Indonesia, UAE & India for attending various conferences, seminars, trainings & business development programs.
Farman R Chowdhury
Prominent Banker Mr. Farman R Chowdhury has been renewed as the Managing Director & CEO of Al-Arafah Islami Bank Limited for the 2nd term from 01 October 2021 for the next 4 years. He has been serving as the Managing Director and CEO of the Bank since 1 October 2018. Prior to his joining he was the Managing Director & CEO of Shahjalal Islami Bank Limited and ONE Bank Limited and served there for 5 and 6 years respectively.
Mr. Chowdhury, an MBA from IBA, Dhaka University, started his banking career in October 1986 as a Management Trainee in American Express Bank and served there for 12 years in various capacities.
He carries with him vast experience in banking operations, especially in Credit and Marketing. He received training in Banking and Finance at home and abroad and attended many seminars, workshops, and symposiums relating to Banking and Finance during his long career.
Mr. Syed Waseque Md Ali
Mr. Syed Waseque Md Ali has been appointed as the Managing Director of First Security Islami Bank Limited in March 2015 and performing his prestigious role. Prior to this, he was contributing as Managing Director (Current Charge) of the Bank. Mr. Ali, a seasoned banker with more than 37 years of extensive and versatile banking experiences on diversified, welfare and next-generation banking business, began his banking career as an Officer with IFIC Bank Ltd. and performed there till 1996. Afterwards, he served Dutch-Bangla Bank Ltd. for about a decade till 2008. In the same year he joined First Security Islami Bank Ltd. as Senior Executive Vice President and was promoted to Deputy Managing Director in October 2011. Mr. Ali has obtained his Bachelor Degree in commerce and accomplished the MBA.
During his rich and eventful Banking Career, Mr. Ali has attended numerous local and international banking workshops concentrates on product marketing, deposit mobilization, credit portfolio management, leadership, foreign trade, rules and guidelines of foreign trade organized by Bangladesh Institute of Bank Management (BIBM), various trade chambers, international banks, regulatory bodies etc. of which below are highly regarded.
- Attended the “Breakthrough Leadership” program on November 3rd & 4th, 2015 in Malaysia, jointly organized by Bangladesh Institute of Bank Management (BIBM) & The iclif Leadership and Governance Centre.
- Attended FCI Factoring Workshop from 16th to 18th January, 2017 in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
- Attended Dun & Breadstreet-CEO Conclave from February 16 to 26, 2018 in the United Kingdom.
- Attended SIBOS 2019 conference in the UK from 20th September to 2nd October on 2019.
- Attended 5th Annual Bilateral US-Bangladesh CFT Banking Dialogue under OPDAT program of the US Department of Justice held in North Carolina, USA from 25.10.2019 to 03.11.2019.
- Member, Rotary Club of Dhaka North: President 2002-3; served in Rotary District 3281 as LT Governor, Deputy Governor, Assistant Governor & Committee Chairman.
Mr. Md. Abdullah Sharif, CIPA, CSAA
Mr. Md. Abdullah Sharif, born on 23 February 1979, is an enthusiastic Islamic scholar in Bangladesh. He is one of the few visionary Islamic scholars in present-day Bangladesh who have devoted his knowledge and intellect to the development of the Islamic Banking industry. Mr. Md. Abdullah Sharif is the elected Secretary General of the Central Shariah Board for Islamic Banks of Bangladesh (CSBIB). The institution has been providing services encompassing Islamic banking and finance towards the Islamic banks and financial Institutions of the country under the guidance of unique Islamic Shariah principles since its inception in the year 2001. At present, 24 banks and financial institutions are members of this institute. Early Life: Mr. Md. Abdullah Sharif was born in a respected Muslim family from Kishoreganj. His father Sofir Uddin Ahmed was an officer of the local Government of Kishorgonj district. Mr. Abdullah imprinted his extraordinary talent all the way through his student life. He acquired 1st class in Dakhil and Alim examinations. Later he acquired Fazil and Kamil (Hadith) degree from Katlasen Alia Madrasah with first class also. Simultaneously, he secured first class in the BA from Sirajganj University College and MA degree in “Islamic Studies” from Dhaka College under National University. Mr. Abdullah completed MBA from Bangladesh Islami University. Presently he is a running M.Phil researcher (final year) at Dhaka University with the Title: Role of Islamic Microfinance on the Rural Development: Bangladesh Perspective. Professional Life: Mr. Abdullah started his banking carrier on 19th June 1999 at Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited. Later, he joined ICB Islamic Bank Ltd. on 20 August 2009 and The City Bank Limited on 4th November 2010. At present, Mr. Abdullah is a Vice President and Head of Shariah Secretariat of the Bank. He was elected Secretary General of the Central Shariah Board for the term 2015-2019 and 2019-2023. Besides, he has been performing as the Head of Shariah Audit Department of the Internal Control and Compliance Division of the City Bank Limited. Recognition: Mr. Abdullah Sharif beholds a proactive attitude instinctively. He has embraced himself in various activities and responsibilities. As a result, various organizations and institutions treated his eminence with reverence. Mr. Abdullah gives speeches on Islamic Banking and Finance in various training sessions organized by recognized Institutions. He takes part in various international seminars and courses on Islamic Banking, Insurance, and Finance within the country and abroad. He frequently provides consultancy services to various Islamic Banking and Insurance institutions. He is a prominent professional fellow of AAOIFI with CIPA &CSAA. Affiliation with electronic media: Mr. Abdullah is renowned in electronic and print media. He takes part recurrently in dialogues on Islamic Banking, Finance, and various Islamic issues on ATN Bangla, Desh TV, and Asian TV. Various Scholarly Affiliations: Mr. Abdullah enjoys sharing the knowledge he earned through driving deep into the vast ocean of Islamic Shariah, Banking, and Finance. In this connection, he regularly gives lessons to Training Institutions of different banks and financial institutions. He has played a strong role to launch ‘CIPA & CSAA worldwide recognized Islamic Banking Professional Qualifications of AAOIFI in Bangladesh. AAOIFI offers these significant international accounting and shariah qualifications for skill development. Mr. Abdullah gives answers to questions concerning Islamic Banking and Finance in various newspapers. Magazines & bulletins very often circulate his writings on Islamic Banking & Finance. His article `Islamic Finance Marches Ahead in Bangladesh’ was published in Islamic Finance News Annual Guide 2018, a Malaysia-based world-famous Islamic economic journal. Mr. Md. Abdullah Sharif is a visionary man. He aspires to move forward by fulfilling his aims. His optimum goal is to bring Islamic Banking to the doorsteps of the people of Bangladesh. He dreams to enrich the people of the country under the essence of Islamic Banking and Finance. He firmly believes that in this way the dream of Sonar Bangla that all the people of Bangladesh cherished since independence will come true someday.