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.
Vice Chairman, Representative of BRACDr. 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.
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.
Director, Representative of BRACMr. 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.
Independent DirectorMajor 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.
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.
Independent DirectorMs. 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 for advancing SDG-4 /Education 2030 Agenda.
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 others 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, operating in more than 100 countries working to end the global education crisis. She is also an elected Member of the CCNGO Coordination Group of UNESCO, a global coordination mechanism of more three hundred NGOs in consultative status with UNESCO.
Ms. Choudhury is a member of the Board of Trustees (BOT) of BRAC University.
Ms Choudhury is currently a member of the Consultative Group of the External Resources Division (ERD), Government of Bangladesh.
Ms. Rasheda is also a member of the Population Expert Group/Committee of the General Economics Division (GED) of the Planning Commission.
She is also a Member of the Committee on Economic, Social, Cultural and Political Rights of the National Human Rights of the Commission, 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, 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.
-Director, Representative of Green Delta Insurance Company Ltd.Mr. Syed Moinuddin Ahmed is a respected banking and finance professional in Bangladesh with an experience spanning over two decades.
Majoring in Finance from the University of Dhaka, Mr. Ahmed started his career at Southeast Bank, working in credit-related departments. Beginning as a management trainee at the bank, he subsequently drew rich experience by virtue of working with several other reputed commercial banks in the country and across various roles, before joining the renowned GDIC Group in 2009.
Mr. Ahmed’s contribution in evolving the GDIC Group into its present exalted status has been a highlight of his long and illustrious career. At Green Delta Insurance, the flagship of the GDIC Group, Mr. Ahmed has worked in many departments and has taken up several responsibilities that include managing Board affairs and engaging in business development, business process optimization and structuring credit facilities, forging strategic alliances, optimizing human resource and ensuring project deliverables. The recognition of Mr. Ahmed’s relentless efforts in building strong foundations of the Group was his elevation to the role of Additional Managing Director and Company Secretary of Green Delta Insurance Company and Managing Director of GDAssist, a fast-emerging Group company.
Today, Mr. Ahmed continues to lead and inspire his team through his experience and foresight. Having traveled throughout the world for work and having being exposed to several workshops and seminars globally, Mr. Ahmed is passionate about implementing global best practices in Bangladesh, thereby contributing to the country’s advancement in his own small way.
He has been a Director of DBH, nominated by Green Delta Insurance Company Limited, since September 2019.
Director, Representative of Delta Life Insurance Company Ltd.Mr. M. Anisul Haque is a Finance and Accounting Professional. He completed his M.Com in Management from Rajshahi University and MBA major in Finance from Dhaka University. He is also a Fellow Member of the Institute of Cost and Management Accountants of Bangladesh (ICMAB).
Mr. Haque has 21 years of professional experience in the field in Finance, Accounting, Budgeting, Banking, Tax, Management Accounting and Capital Market Operation. He has been working with Shanta Group as Chief Finance Officer/ Finance Director since 1998.
Mr. Haque is also holding the position of Director of Delta Life Securities Ltd. and Shanta Securities Ltd. He is actively engaged with various social activities and holding the membership of Kurmitola Golf Club, Banani Club and Gulshan Youth Club.
He has been a Director of DBH, nominated by Delta Life Insurance Company Limited, since January 2020.
Managing Director and CEOMr. 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.