Chairman, Representative of Green Delta Insurance Company Ltd.
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.
Mr. Nasir A. Choudhury is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Company.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 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 BRAC
Dr. Mushtaque Chowdhury is a Professor of Population and Family Health at the Mailman School of Public Health of Columbia University in New York. Previously, he was the Vice Chair of BRAC, the world’s largest non- governmental organization and was the founding Director of the Research and Evaluation Division and founding Dean of the James P. Grant School of Public Health. During 2009-12, he worked as the Senior Adviser for the Rockefeller Foundation, based in Bangkok, Thailand. He also served as a MacArthur Fellow at Harvard University. 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. 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. 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 International Growth Centre and the South Asia Centre at the London School of Economics. He is also a
Senior Fellow of the Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies (BIDS).
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.
Major 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 Headquarters level 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.
Mr. Syeed Ahmed is also an Independent Director of DBH, since December 2018.
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.
Ms. 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.
Ms. Rasheda is also an Independent Director of DBH, since December 2017.
-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.
Having an MBA in Finance from the University of Dhaka, Mr. Ahmed started his career at Southeast Bank. 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 Green Delta Insurance 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 various departments and has taken up several responsibilities that include managing Board affairs and engaging in business development, business process optimization, technology, forging strategic alliances, optimising 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 GD Assist, a fast-emerging company in the group.
Today, Mr. Ahmed continues to lead and inspire his team through his experience and foresight. Having travelled throughout the world for work and having being exposed to several workshops and seminars globally, Mr. Ahmed is passionate about implementing global best management practices and technological advancements 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 (acting)
Mr. Nasimul Baten is an experienced finance professional in Bangladesh with an experience spanning more than two decades in housing finance sector. In his entire career spanning more than 22 years, he served in one organization, Delta Brac Housing Finance Corporation Ltd (DBH), to help shaping up the company from a startup company to the largest and most successful housing finance company of Bangladesh
He passed his Higher Secondary Certificate examinations from Faujdarhat Cadet College in 1993. Cadet College helped him to acquire the leadership skills and communication skills from the very early age. He completed his BBA from Institute of Business Administration (IBA), University of Dhaka in 1998. He began his career as a credit appraiser in March 1998 at DBH. After working for 3 years in the role of credit appraiser in DBH, he was appointed as Branch Manager for the newly opened DBH Dhanmondi branch in 2001 at the age of 25 years. Although he initially aspired to pursue his MBA from abroad and was selected by reputed McCombs School of Business, University of Texas at Austin in 2001, he found the responsibility of Branch Manager at that age quite appealing and worth the challenge. Hence, he decided to enrich his professional experience with the new role and opted to complete his MBA from IBA, Dhaka University alongside his professional responsibilities.
Under his dynamic leadership, DBH Dhanmondi Office turned out as the top contributor of the overall business volume of DBH. He was responsible for the achieving loan and deposit business targets of the branch and maintaining clean loan portfolio, which he delivered on regular basis in all seven years he managed the branch. Subsequently, in 2008 he assumed the position of Head of Loans and became responsible for company’s overall loan business. In this role, he supervised all the distribution networks of the company for home loan business including the branches and sales channels. He was responsible for maintaining vendor relationship, monitoring sales channel and achieving home loan business targets for the company without compromising its high credit standards. He was appointed Head of Operations in 2011, when in addition to home loan business, he also started to look after the funding side of the company. As a result, he gained experience to manage both assets and liabilities of the company. As Head of Operations he reported to CEO and coordinated the day to day operations of the company. His responsibilities included implementing operational strategies, designing and implementing process re-engineering, communicating policies to the employees and aligning them with corporate objectives, optimizing sales cost and achieving loan and deposit business targets. As he was double hatting both lending and borrowing operations, he had to strike a delicate balance in coordination with CEO to ensure revenue maximization, cost optimization, profit maximization and put foremost importance to maintain asset quality. From January 2020 he is serving the company as Deputy Managing Director & Head of Business.
Mr. Nasimul Baten travelled more than 20 countries and attended several trainings in Bangladesh, India, Singapore, Ireland and England. He is passionate about implementing global best practices and technological advancements. He worked extensively with Bangladesh Bank, World Bank, IFC, ADB, FMO and other reputed organizations for promoting affordable housing practices for the sustainable growth of real estate sector in Bangladesh and for promoting global best practices in the housing finance sector.
He is an avid sports lover and his other interest areas are current affairs and traveling.