Engr. Rashid Ahmed Chowdhury, The Honorable Chairman, Board of Directors of Bangladesh Commerce Bank Limited (BCB).
Engr. Rashid Ahmed Chowdhruy was born in a reputed Muslim family from Agrabad, Chittagong. He completed his SSC from Collegiate High School and HSC from Chittagong College. Mr. Chowdhury obtained Associate in Science (Applied Science) & Associate in Applied Science in Mining Technology (Supervisory) from College of Eastern Utah, Price, USA. He also completed BSME & MBA (Management) from National University, San Diego, California, USA. He is presently a PhD Fellow from Chittagong University. He has published numerous articles in international peer reviewed journals and also serves as a Reviewer for ACI (Academic International) and ICICKM (International Conference on Intellectual Capital Knowledge Management).
Engr. Rashid Ahmed Chowdhury is an Assistant Professor & Chairman of Department of General Management & Management Information System (MIS) in Chittagong Independent University (CIU), where he has been working since 2001. He teaches courses both at the Undergraduate and Graduate levels at CIU and additionally is serving as the Proctor. He has significant work experience in various international multinational companies such as Carbon County Coal Mine Inc. USA, AIM Inc. USA and Wilwen Enterprise, Los Angeles, USA.
Engr. Rashid Ahmed Chowdhury has received professional training on Supply Chain Management, Research Methods under Higher Education Quality Enhancement Project (HEQEP), Certificate of Completion in Computer Aided Design, Achievement in Mine Rescue, Welding, and Supervisory Training & Labor Management Relation from Los Angeles & College of Eastern Utah, USA.
He presided over the Seminar on Analysis of Future Passengers Car Structure jointly organized by IEB Chittagong and Hokkaido University Japan. He conducted Training Program on Training Fundamentals organized by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) in association with Bangladesh Freight Forwarders Association (BAFFA) Dhaka. He has also attended numerous seminars on various topics such as Storm Water Management Strategies, Design, Modeling and Best Management Practices, Green Wireless Communication Technologies, Disaster, Climate and Costal Vulnerabilities in Bangladesh, Container Terminal Operations and Management, Business Research Methodology and Stock Exchange: How the Trading Takes Place in Chittagong and an International Conference on Business & Information (BAI) in Bangkok, Thailand.
Engr. Rashid Ahmed Chowdhury brings a unique blend of academic and industry work experience to his role as Chairman of the Bangladesh Commerce Bank Limited.
Mr. Tapan Kumar Karmaker, son of Mr. Sukumar Karmaker was born in 1962 in a respectable family. He is a Government nominated Director of Bangladesh Commerce Bank Limited. Mr. Karmaker is a senior servant in the Government Sector. He achieved MA degree in English Literature with Honours from the University of Dhaka and also completed MBA in concentration with HRM. At present he is the Additional Secretary of Finance Division in Ministry of Finance, Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh. He started his professional career by joining in Bangladesh Civil Service Administration Cadre in 1986 and since then he successfully performed his duties with salient reputation in a number of ministries/departments/organizations like Ministry of Land, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Local Government Division, Bangladesh Civil Service Administration Academy, Bangladesh Public Administration Training Centre, Department of Narcotics Control, Ministry of Public Administration. He also worked in the Field Administration as Upazila Nirbahi Officer (Sub-district Executive Officer) and Additional Deputy Commissioner.
Apart from his present assignments in the Finance Division, Mr. Tapan Kumar represents Bangladesh as Alternate Director on the Board of SAARC Development Fund (SDF).
Mr. Md. Farhad Uddin, son of Mr. Md. Afazuddin Molla was born in 1955 in a humble Muslim family. He is a Government nominated Director of Bangladesh Commerce Bank Limited. As senior civil servant in the Government Sector, at present he is the Additional Secretary of Ministry of Industry, Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh. He holds important positions in various Government Organizations namely (I) Chairman, BFIDC, (II) DG-DMB (III) Member-BEPZA.
Dr. Md. Jafar Uddin, son of Mr. Md. Fazal Sarder was born in 1962 in a respectable Muslim family of the Jamalpur. He is a Government nominated Director of Bangladesh Commerce Bank Ltd. Dr. Jafar is a senior servant in the Government sector. He achieved Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) in 2008 from the University of the East, Manila, Philippines (Dissertation on “The Effects of Micro-Credit Financing on Poverty Alleviation Variables”), Master of Arts in Government Financial Management in 2000 from the University of Ulster, United Kingdom and Master of Commerce in Finance in 1983 from the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh.
At present he is the Additional Secretary, Macroeconomic Wing of Finance Division, Ministry of Finance, Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh. He has about 29 years of professional experience. He started his professional career by joining in Financial Management Academy under office of the Comptroller and Auditor General of Bangladesh in 1988 as Assistant Accountant General and since then he successfully performed his duties with salient reputation in a number of Ministry/department/Organizations like Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Housing & works, Financial Management Academy, Ministry of Information, Directorate of Commercial Audit and Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He also worked as Counsellor and Head of Chancery of the Embassy of Manila, the Philippines and as Associate Director of BRAC. In addition, he worked in Bangladesh Krishi Bank, Janata Bank and Bangladesh Bank prior to joining Civil service.
Dr. Jafar had received many professional training from local & foreign different institutions and attended International Conference and Seminars also working experience and Countries visited UK, Italy, Spain, India, Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Belgium, Ireland, Uzbekistan, Thailand, China, Myanmar, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Cambodia, Indonesia, France, Vietnam, Switzerland & Japan.
Among financial engagements Dr. Jafar sat on the Member to Board of Directors of Bangladesh Institute of Management & Islami Arabi University. He also brings with him the experience of so many Subjects taught in different Institutes/Academy/University.
Mr. Md. Moshiur Ali is the Deputy Managing Director of Agrani Bank Limited from 19th September, 2016.
He was born on 21st December, 1958 in a respectable family of Late Abdus Sattar & Late Salema Khatoon. Mr. Md. Moshiur Ali obtained his B.Com. (Hon’s) and M.Com. in Finance from the University of Dhaka. As a prudent banker he has 33 years of banking experience. He started his banking career with Agrani Bank in 1984 as a Senior Officer (Financial Analyst).
Before joining here, he was the Director of Agrani SME Financing Company Limited and at present he is Director of Agrani Equity and Investment Limited.
He attended a number of seminars, workshops and received different training in home and abroad conducted by prestigious and world famous Institutions.
Mr. Mohammed Arshed, is representing Sunpack Industries Limited in the Board of Directors of Bangladesh Commerce Bank Limited. Mr. Md. Arshed is the Chairman of C & A Dietary & Hospitality Ltd. He is the Managing Director of C & A Real Estate Ltd., C & A Energy Ltd., C & A Dairy Ltd., Khalid Enterprise Ltd., C & A Agro Ltd., C & A Court Yard Ltd. and C & A beverage Ltd. He was born on August 03, 1971. After completion of Graduation, he started his career in business. He has got professional experience for more than 10 years. He is the Managing Partner of S & A Bay of Bengal. He travelled many countries on business ground.
Mr. Mohammad Hanif Chowdhury is representing Sun Flower Life Insurance Company Limited in the Board of Directors of Bangladesh Commerce Bank Limited. He was born on February 14, 1956. After completion of graduation, he involved himself with the export import business. He is the Director of Jansco Canada International Inc. in Canada. He conducted his own business residing in Canada for many years. He was the Vice- Chairman of the NRB Global Bank Limited. He travelled many countries in connection with business.
Mr. Md. Shafiqul Islam is representing City General Insurance Company Limited in the Board of Directors of Bangladesh Commerce Bank Limited. Md. Shafiqul Islam FCA, is one of the Managing Partners of Shafiq Basak & Co., Chartered Accountants Firm. He was born on January 08, 1958 at Comilla District. He passed B. Com (Hons) in Accounting in the year 1978 from Chittagong University and M. Com in Accounting in the year 1979 from the same University. He is a Professionally Qualified Chartered Accountant and Passed the course from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Bangladesh in the year 1989. He was the past Chairman of the Chittagong Regional Committee of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Bangladesh. He is one of the life members of Chittagong Lions Foundation, Chittagong Ma-O Shishu Hospital and SHAHIC of Chittagong.
Mr. A A M Zakaria is representing Eastern Insurance Company Limited in the Board of Directors of Bangladesh Commerce Bank Limited. He was the Managing Director of First Security Islami Bank Limited (FSIBL) wherein he served for around 9 years prior to his joining with FSIBL. He Worked with Dutch Bangla Bank Limited as the Deputy Managing Director. He has got over 37 years of diversified banking experiences both at nationalized and private commercial banks. He was born on November 16, 1949.
He obtained post graduation degree in Economics from Dhaka University. He visited many countries throughout the world and participated in many trainings & seminars in home and abroad.
Mr. Humayun Bokhteyar FCA was born in a respectable Muslim family of Satkania, Chittagong. He became Chartered Accountant in 1991.
Mr. Humayun Bokhteyar FCA is the Founder and Managing Partner of public Accounting and Auditing firm M/s Bokhteyar Humayun & Co., Chartered Accountants. Before joining here he was head of Corporate Finance of Padma Group of Companies, Finance Manager of Bangladesh Thai Aluminum Ltd., Assistant General Manager of Purobi General Insurance Co. Ltd. and Article Student & Audit Supervisor of M Ahmed & Co. Chartered Accountants.
He is Associate of Australian Society of Certified Practicing Accountants and Associate of Cost and Executive Accountants (ACEA) UK. Have long senior level financial management experience with services and manufacturing sectors in Bangladesh and Australia. Have expertise in Financial Accounting, Financial Management, Auditing, Taxation, Company Law & Secretarial services.
Served as Chairman Board Risk Management Committee, Member Board Executive Committee and Audit Committee of Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited.
Attended a number of Seminars/Workshops/Meetings relevant to Accounting, Fiscal, Auditing, Management Islamic & Micro Finance in Australia, Switzerland, Italy, UK, Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia.
Mr. Ruhul Quddus Muhammad Forkan joined Bangladesh Commerce Bank Limited as Managing Director & CEO on 02-10-2016. Prior to joining this Bank, he was the Additional Managing Director of NRB Global Bank Ltd. He also worked as the Deputy Managing Director of Prime Bank Limited, Senior Executive Vice President of AB Bank Limited and Chief Operating Officer of Eastern Bank Limited.
Mr. Forkan started his banking career in 1973 with ANZ Grindlays Bank later served in various multinational and private commercial banks. He is a skilled banker with more than 40 years of rewarding multi-dimensional experience in both local and foreign banks.
Mr. Forkan was born in a respectable Muslim family in 1953. Mr. Forkan did his BBA & MBA in Human Resource Management from IBAIS University, Dhaka.
Throughout his entire banking career, he has optimum attended training and workshop program in all areas of Banking at home and abroad. He has core expertise in Business plan, Customer Service Standards, Sales & Marketing, Account Management, International Trade, Technology Advancement, Credit & Investment planning etc. He visited many countries in the world during his long career.