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 an Advisor and Founding Managing Director of Green Delta Insurance Company Limited (GDIC) has been in the insurance profession for over the last 50 years.
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 Advisor of Bangladesh Biman and Bangladesh Shipping Corporation for decades. He was the Chairman of Bangladesh Insurance Association, the offi cial 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, 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.
Vice Chairman, Representative of BRACDr. Mushtaque Chowdhury is the Vice Chairman 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 was a coordinator of the UN Millennium Task Force on Child Health and Maternal Health, set up by the former Secretary General Ko? 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 Scienti?c 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.
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.
Director, Representative of Delta Life Insurance Company Ltd.Ms. Mehreen Hassan is a Barrister-at-law and Advocate practising 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 Delta Life Insurance Company Ltd.Mr. Swapan Kumar Sarkar is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Bangladesh. Prior to joining the services of Delta Life Insurance Company Limited as Senior Vice President in the year 1997, he served at different levels in local and international companies.
He had been promoted to the position of Managing Director of the Company in the year 2013. Presently, he is serving as the Consultant of Delta Life Insurance Company Limited.
Mr. Sarkar completed B. Com. (Hon's) and M. Com. majoring in Management from the Dhaka University before starting his career as a trainee accountant with Rahman Rahman Huq & Co. Chartered Accountants and worked there till 1981 after qualifying as a Quali?ed Assistant. He went abroad in the year 1990 to join as the Management Accountant in Chilanga Cement Limited, Zambia a subsidiary of Commonwealth Development Corporation and served there till December 1994. He also served as Chief Accountant in National Milling Co. Limited, Zambia from September 1995 to October 1996.
He has been a Director of DBH, nominated by Delta Life Insurance Company Limited, since August 2012.
Director, Representative of BRACMr. Saif Md Imran Siddique joined BRAC in January 2016 as the Director of Finance for BRAC International. Just before joining BRAC, he worked as the Assistant Vice President in Total Access Communication PCL (DTAC) in Bangkok, Thailand, under the Financial Planning and Analysis Division. Prior to that, he was the Head of Financial Planning and Budgeting at Robi Axiata Ltd in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
Mr. Saif worked for Grameenphone Ltd. between the years of 2001 and 2013 with a brief study break where he last served as the General Manager and Head of Business Performance Reporting under Finance division. He played an instrumental role in shaping up the financial reporting as well as cost efficiency processes for the organization before getting listed into the stock exchanges and later played the focal point of information management as responsible for group reporting, financial result publication and support investor relations function.
Mr. Saif brings with him a wealth of leadership and managerial experience in the telecommunications sector, especially in the areas of strategic financial management and cost efficiency initiatives, business planning, dynamic forecasting, business performance analysis, financial statements and management reporting. He holds an MBA from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania, USA, and a BBA from North South University, Dhaka.
Independent DirectorMr. 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 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.
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 and left Price Waterhouse in 1987. He is also a fellow 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.