Mrs Rokshana Zaman is an experienced business person and a prominent woman entrepreneur. She has exposure in the line of business for more than a decade. She is the Proprietor of Dhaka Enterprise, a reputed business firm in Bangladesh.
Mrs Zaman first involved herself in banking business as an Alternate Director of the Bank back in 1996. Subsequently she was appointed a Director on June 29, 2004. She became the Chairperson of the Board of Directors on June 29, 2004 and continued her tenure till March 28, 2006. She also served as a Member of the Executive Committee as well as the Audit Committee of the Bank. She has long since been associated with various CSR initiatives.
Mr. Abdul Hai Sarker is the founder Chairman and one of the longest serving Board Members of Dhaka Bank Limited. He was a key architect to set the pace of this great corporate voyage for excellence. Today’s Dhaka Bank manifests his crusading zeal for a sound banking institution that would be a shining example for all and the best choice of the new generation. Born in a respectable Muslim family of Sirajgonj District, Mr Sarker accomplished his Post Graduation Degree (M.Com) from the University of Dhaka in 1970. Soon he involved himself in international trade and business and became a reputed industrialist in the country. His sincere effort and dynamic leadership culminated in a large business conglomerate in the name of Purbani Group comprising Shohagpur Textile Mills Ltd., Karim Textile Ltd., Karim Spinning Mills Ltd., Purbani Yarn Dying Ltd., Purbani Fabrics Ltd., Purbani Food & Beverage Ltd., Purbani Fisheries Ltd., Purbani Traders Ltd., Purbani Rotor Spinning Ltd. and Purbani Synthetic Spinning Ltd.
Mr Abdul Hai Sarker is the former Vice Chairman of Bangladesh Association of Banks, the former President of Bangladesh Textile Mills Association and a former Director of Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry. Mr Sarker is the Founder Trustee of Independent University, Bangladesh, Founder Member of the Board of Trustees of Bangladesh Enterprise Institute and Associate Director of International Cotton Association based in Liverpool, UK. Besides being a leading business personality, he has been playing commendable role in social welfare and community development. Many organizations have awarded him for his outstanding contribution to the society. He has also been accorded Commercially Important Person status by the Government.
A seasoned industrialist Mr Altaf Hossain Sarker is an admired name in the arena of business in Bangladesh. His brilliance and business foresight has added a new dimension to the industrial revolution in Bangladesh. As his brainchild, he has many business enterprises to name, which in turn have become a change-maker not only in the heartland of Sirajgonj where he was born but also around the country economy as a whole. In his early twenties, he started off as a businessman with an academic accomplishment of Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com). The following years saw his sparks of business growth in diversified areas of business.
Mr Sarker is the CEO of Rahmat Group, a business conglomerate that includes Rahmat Textiles Ltd., Belkuchi Spinning Mills Ltd., Rahmat Spinning Mills Ltd., Rahmat Plastic & Accessories Ltd. and China Plastic (BD) Ltd. He is Director of Express Insurance Ltd. as well. Textile and Garment products under Rahmat Group have captured an international market mainly in the USA, the UK, Switzerland, Spain, France, Hungary, Belgium and Italy. Most importantly, many of their products have become a part of our everyday life being excellent items for clothing and adornment.
Mr Altaf Hossain Sarker is now Director of Dhaka Bank. He is also a Sponsor Shareholder of the Bank that began its banking operations in 1995. Earlier, he led the Bank as Chairman for a certain term being elected in the 134th Board Meeting held in April 2008. His interest has an extra focus on education and social organizations. He is a Member Trustee of Independent University, Bangladesh and Director of Bangladesh Textile Mills Association. Mr Sarker is a Founder Member of Board of Trustees of Dhaka Bank Foundation. Besides, he is a regular sponsor to different social activities.
A promising businessman Mr Mohammed Hanif has valuable contribution towards business and banking in Bangladesh. The seasoned industrialist has a business career that extends about five decades. He is the Director of Hanif Steels Ltd., Hanif Spinning Mills Ltd., National Foundry & Engineering Works (Pvt.) Ltd. and C.H. Overseas Ltd.
Mr Hanif is a Sponsor Director and one of the longest serving Board Members of Dhaka Bank Limited. He was elected the Vice Chairman of the Bank in the 134th Board Meeting held in April 2008. He was first appointed a Director of Dhaka Bank Limited on April 6, 1995. He is also a Founder Member of the Board of Trustees of Dhaka Bank Foundation and an erstwhile Member of Audit Committee of the Bank. He is associated with different socio-cultural activities.
Mr. Md. Amirullah is a seasoned businessman in the country. He has considerable experience in business extending over a long 44 years. His long attachment and commitment to business is something worth considering in the pace of economic development of the country. He started young in business and ended up with many achievements to be proud of. He is one of the pioneers in Bangladesh to initiate export of Video Cassettes worldwide. There is high recognition to his credit as a large exporter of chemicals in the international market. He has long been associated with HP Chemicals Ltd. and Orient Craft Ltd.
Mr. Amirullah associated himself with banking entrepreneurship as a Sponsor Director of Dhaka Bank. He still continues with the Bank as Director and has retained his position for several terms after required intervals. He has also widened his contribution to education setting up a university in Dhaka. He has life membership with almost all elite clubs.
Mr Abdullah Al Ahsan, Director of Dhaka Bank has a prolific business background. For long three decades his contribution to industry and commerce has remained vibrant. Academically he is an M.Com. He is also a Sponsor Director of Dhaka Bank. He was first appointed a Director of the Bank on April 6, 1995.
As a business entrepreneur, he has made worthy contribution to Agro Industry, well recognized as a thrust sector in Bangladesh.He is a Director in Aroma Poultry and Aroma Agro Industries. He has travelled across the globe on business trips.
A passionate entrepreneur and an insightful businessman Mr Khondoker Monir Uddin is a Director of Dhaka Bank Limited. He is also one of the admired Sponsor Directors who envisioned Dhaka Bank as a house of corporate excellence. Born and educated in Dhaka, he obtained B.Com (Hons.) and M.Com degree from the Department of Accounting, University of Dhaka. On achieving academic goal, Mr Monir set out his venture in business in 1985. The succeeding years saw his scintillating entrepreneurship in diverse fields of business spanning Readymade Garment, Real Estate, Chemicals, Business Equipment & Machine Supply, Banking, Health Care, Education and Brokerage Services etc. With his visionary and proven business record, Mr Monir has acquired a good entrepreneur image in the country. He is the Co-founder and the Managing Director of STS Group, Shanta Group and Shanta Properties Ltd. in Bangladesh.
To fulfil various priority needs of the people, Mr Monir pioneered in different services of international stature. Among such enterprises, prominent are Apollo Hospitals Dhaka, the only US-JCI accredited hospital in Bangladesh, International School Dhaka and Delhi Public School in Dhaka and other important cities countrywide.
He is equally compassionate about social responsibility and contribution in philanthropic services for the underprivileged children and women. This apart, he has affiliation with a number of social groups, namely Dhaka Club Ltd., Gulshan Club Ltd., Uttara Club Ltd. and Kurmitola Golf Club. He has visited a good number of countries across the globe on different occasions of business.
Mr Tahidul Hossain Chowdhury is a Sponsor Director and one of the longest-serving Members of the Board of Dhaka Bank Limited. He is now a Director of the Bank. He has also served the Bank as a Member of Audit Committee of the Board. His first appointment as Director dated April 6, 1995. Academically, he is a Bachelor of Arts and his professional experience in business extends over three & a half decades.
Mr Chowdhury has earned a name as a prominent business personality in the country having stakes in diverse fields of business. His major business entrepreneurships include Hi Fashion Ltd., Riotex Ltd., K. B. Knit Fashion Ltd., Jerat Fashion Ltd., HURDCO Ltd. and Hotel Victory Ltd. He is a Director of Central Hospital Ltd. which is a dominant player in the Healthcare sector in Bangladesh. Besides, he is well connected to various social initiatives and has a good travel record around the world on business and personal trip.
Mr Jashim Uddin, Director of Dhaka Bank Limited is a prominent businessman of the country. He is also a Sponsor Director of the Bank. Academically he is a Bachelor of Arts and by profession he is an established business person having about three decades of experience. He is involved in myriad fields of business comprising Banking Services, Insurance, Stock Brokerage, HR Development, Trading and others. He is now the Chairman of Impel Shares & Securities Ltd., Director of Federal Insurance Company Ltd. and Human Resources Development Co. Ltd.
Widely travelled, Mr Jashim is involved with many social and educational initiatives and earned recognitions from a number of organizations. He is Life Member of Bhatiary Golf & Country Club, Red Crescent Society, Kidney Foundation, Chittagong and Diabetic Association, Chittagong. As a Donor Member he has contributed to a number of schools and colleges.
Mr Khondoker Jamil Uddin is a Director and one the longest serving Board Members of Dhaka Bank Limited. Born in a respectable Muslim family in Dhaka, Mr Jamil accomplished his BSS (Hons.), MSS and M. Phil from the Department of Sociology, University of Dhaka. He embarked on business in 1995 and the later years proved most prolific earning him the reputation of a distinctive industrialist in Bangladesh. His sincere effort and dynamic leadership culminated in a large business conglomerate in the name of Shanta Group and other renowned business houses. He is the Chairman of A & A Accessories Ltd. and JAAZ Concerns Ltd. He is a Director of Shanta Garments Ltd., Shanta Apparel Ltd., Shanta Washing Plant Ltd., STS Holdings Ltd., GDS Chemical Bangladesh (Pvt.) Ltd., Universal Business Machines Ltd. and Citizen Securities Ltd. Moreover, he is a Sponsor Director of Apollo Hospitals Dhaka, International School Dhaka and Delhi Public School.
Alongside business, Mr Jamil is associated with many social, trade and sports associations. He is a Life Member of BIRDEM and a Director of BGMEA. He is the General Secretary to Bangladesh Hockey Federation, Vice President of Bangladesh Olympic Association, President of Bangladesh Rugby Association and Vice President of Dhaka Mohammedan Sporting Club. His excellence in social welfare reached its height when he established a charitable clinic in Ashulia namely CWCH where presently he is the Vice Chairman.
A young entrepreneur Mr Mirza Yasser Abbas is a Director of Dhaka Bank Limited. He has an excellent academic record. He has accomplished his International MBA from Arcadia University, PA, USA and earned worthy learning on business management affairs. He has been associated with Mirza Enterprises and family business for a decade.
Mr Yasser Abbas was appointed to the Board of Directors of Dhaka Bank on May 3, 2012. Since his joining, he has been spearheading many developments and restructuring initiatives in the Bank on behalf of the Board. Apart from business, he has considerable social affiliation. He is an Associate Member of Gulshan Club, Dhaka. He has travelled widely across Asia, Europe and North America on business and personal trips. With a compassion for the underprivileged, he is involved in various philanthropic works in the community.
Mr. Amanullah Sarker is Director of Dhaka Bank Limited. He was appointed as a Member of the Board of the Bank with effect from April 18, 2013. Having an excellent business background for 25 years, he is associated with Rahmat Group, a renowned business group which is one of the leading manufacturers of textiles, spinning, weaving, plastic and accessories in the country.
Mr. Sarker was born on 18th May 1964 and belongs to a respectable Muslim family. He is the son of Alhajj Mohammad Ali Sarker and Mrs. Amina Khatun. Academically he has pursued BA (Hons) and MA degree at the University of Dhaka. Having accomplished his academic feat, he set out as a promising business entrepreneur in the eighties. Over the next two decades, his career grew on his continuous success leading up to the formation of Rahmat Group where he is serving as Director. Business concerns comprising Rahmat Group are Rahmat Textiles Ltd., Rahmat Spinning Mills Ltd., Belkuchi Spinning Mills Ltd., China Plastic & Accessories Ltd., Rahmat Knit Dyeing & Finishing Ltd., Shahi Weaving Factory and Shah Products.
Apart from business involvement, Mr. Amanullah Sarker has made worthy contribution to the society and public welfare.
A leading business personality Mr. M. N. H. Bulu is a Director of Dhaka Bank Limited. He is also one of the Sponsor Directors who set the course of the Bank 20 years ago. He wields appreciably long experience in business that shaped up as a large conglomerate with the passage of time. BNS Group of Companies is the epitome of his business leadership and corporate excellence where he is the Honourable Chairman & Managing Director. BNS Group has a magnificent reach in diversified areas of business that contain Banking, Real Estate, Indenting, Telecom, Media (press & electronics), Chemicals and many others.
He has interests in a good number of business concerns namely National Chemical Industries Ltd., Nawshin Vinyl Industries Ltd., Abico Industries Ltd., Rumki Industries Ltd., BNS Ceramic Industries Ltd., BNS Chemical Industries Ltd., BNS BOPP Tape and Adhesive Industries Ltd., Shafkat PVC Sole Industries Ltd., BNS DOP & Chemical Industries Ltd., Bulu International, Oishee International Company Ltd., Bulu Trading Corporation, Bulu Enterprise, Bulu Traders in the capacity of either Chairman/Managing Director or Proprietor.
Mr. Bulu has many rewards and recognitions to his credit for his business talent and entrepreneurship. In recognition of his outstanding contribution to business and national development, he won Humane Net Work Bangladesh President’s Trophy 1994, Srijnan Atish Dipankar Gold Medal 1998 and Arthakantha Business Award 2004. He also held prestigious positions in various industrial and trade associations. He is the Ex-President, Bangladesh Rexin & Plastic Sheet Manufacturers’ Association, Ex-Vice President, Mohammedan Sporting Club and Ex-President, Usha Krira Chakra. Besides, he has a long history of affiliation to various social clubs and organizations.
A farsighted banker and a master of banking reforms in Bangladesh Mr Syed Abu Naser Bukhtear Ahmed is an Independent Director of Dhaka Bank Limited. With the proven track record of success in the management of banking operations, he has made significant contribution to banking development in the country. Having pursued his academic excellence, he obtained his Masters Degree in Business Administration in 1969 from the Institute of Business Administration, University of Dhaka.
Mr Ahmed started his banking career in Karachi in February 1970 as Class-I Officer in the Banking Control Department of State Bank of Pakistan. After emergence of Bangladesh, he worked with Bangladesh Bank in various capacities till September 1974. Then he joined erstwhile United Arab Emirates Currency Board, presently UAE Central Bank. He spent long 21 years in the UAE before he returned to Bangladesh. He was Executive Vice President of Arab Bangladesh Bank Ltd. from October 1995 to April 1999. He then joined Prime Bank as Deputy Managing Director, got promoted to Additional Managing Director in April 2001 and then Managing Director (Current Charge) from November 2001 till May 2002. His next career move to Southeast Bank Ltd. turned up very fruitful resulting in enhanced profitability and future flourishing of the Bank. In October 2004, he was assigned by Bangladesh Government to become the Managing Director and CEO of Agrani Bank with a huge task of streamlining the Bank.
Mr Ahmed participated in many high profile seminars and workshops at home and abroad. The prolific banker with above four decades of checkered experience excelled in formulating policies and guidelines and promulgating laws relating to banking operations. He is the former President of IBA Alumni Association and Life Member of MBA Association. He is also associated with various social and cultural organizations and clubs.
Mr. M. A. Yussouf Khan is an Independent Director of Dhaka Bank Limited. Mr. Khan is a seasoned banker having 46 years of banking experience to his credit.
Mr. Khan started his banking career with National Bank of Pakistan in the year 1960 and served the then Eastern Banking Corporation Limited which was subsequently renamed as Uttara Bank Limited in different capacities viz. Manager of important branches, Regional Head and Departmental/Divisional Head in Head Office. In December 1982, he joined the erstwhile nationalized Pubali Bank as General Manager on promotion as per Government Order.
Mr. Khan then joined United Commercial Bank Limited (UCBL), a first generation private commercial bank in the year 1984 as its Deputy Managing Director. In recognition of his professional excellence, he was elevated to the position of Additional Managing Director of UCBL. In September 1989, he joined the City Bank Limited as its Managing Director. After successful completion of the tenure, he joined UCBL as President & Managing Director in October 1992 and served there till Mid January 1999. He organised the formation & commencement of business of the Premier Bank Limited, a new bank and served as its Managing Director from 1999 to 2004.
Mr. M. A. Yussouf Khan participated in many seminars & workshops at home & abroad. Out of those, 6 months training on “International Banking” conducted by Dresdenerbank, West Germany in 1976, seminar on Commercial Credit in USA in 1990 and seminar on banking held in New York, USA in 1991 are worth mentioning.
He participated as a Member of High Powered Banking Delegation to Saudi Arabia, Abu Dhabi, Oman, Iraq and Libya during 1983 sponsored by the Government of the Peoples Republic of Bangladesh. He was the Chairman of Bangladesh Foreign Exchange Dealers Association (BAFEDA) for the term of 1995-96 and 1996-97. Mr. Khan is also associated with a number of social and charitable organizations.
Managing Director & CEO
Mr. Syed Mahbubur Rahman joined Dhaka Bank Limited as the Managing Director on November 08, 2015.He has 29 years of experience in Banking Services and Credit related arena. Prior to joining DBL, he was the Managing Director & CEO of BRAC Bank Limited.
Mr. Rahman worked in various roles with some of the biggest names in the financial sector of Bangladesh such as Prime Bank Limited, Citibank NA, Standard Chartered Bank, ANZ Grindlays Bank, IDLC Finance Limited etc. before moving to BRAC Bank Limited in 2008. He started his career in Saudi Bangladesh Agricultural & Industrial Investment Co. (SABINCO). He also served as the Director for BRAC EPL Investments Ltd, BRAC EPL Stock Brokerage Ltd, BRAC Saajan Exchange Ltd, bKash Ltd, BRAC IT Services Ltd and IIDFC Securities Ltd. Mr. Rahman is also a Member of the Board of Governors at Association of Bankers, Bangladesh Limited. He was accorded with the prestigious ‘The Asian Banker Leadership Achievement Award’ for Bangladesh for the period 2011-2013.
He obtained his Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from Institute of Business Administration (IBA),University of Dhaka. During his career, he attended numerous trainings, seminars and workshops on different aspects of banking held in the country and abroad.