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Sayeed Ahmed,Chairman

Mr. Sayeed Ahmed is an eminent and visionary entrepreneur as well as promising industrialist of the country. A thoroughly professional businessman having business acumen with the market reality to secure the best result from the existing situation. A self-made business personality, who is the inspiration for the success of all the strategic business units of the Ahmed Group viz, Shipping, Real Estate, Travel and Tourism, FMCG and Trading etc. Having vast experience and network with the various professionals/business entrepreneurs, he plays the pivotal role in placing all the business units to the next phase of its business growth and success.

Mr. Sayeed Ahmed occupies the responsible position of Chairmanship in a wide range of companies viz, Bangladesh Check Technology Ltd., Purity Foods Ltd., and Global Insurance Ltd. He also served as the Vice Chairman of Global Insurance Ltd for two terms i.e. 2010-11 & 2018-19. In addition, he is the Managing Director of Vantage Securities Ltd., City Homes Ltd., Al Taiyer International Ltd. He is also the Chairman of Ahmed Foundation.

His professional and business affiliation is versatile and diversified. He is the Proprietor of Ahmed Shipping Lines, Ahmed Inland Shipping Agency, A K International and Ahmed Airways Services. Besides, he is a Sponsor Shareholder and former EC Chairman of the Padma Bank Limited (former Farmers Bank Ltd.). Mr. Sayeed Ahmed is the Senior Vice President and Executive Committee Member of Bangladesh Cargo Vessel Owner Association. He was also the former General Secretary of the Association.

Mr. Sayeed Ahmed has also associated himself with various social clubs and service oriented organisations such as, Dhaka Club Ltd., Gulshan Society, Uttara Club Ltd., Kurmitola Golf Club Ltd., Dhanmondi Club Ltd., Bangladesh Flying Club Ltd., Chittagong Boat Club, All Community Club Ltd., and Lions Club International. He is an avid sports enthusiast and elected as the Vice President of Bangladesh Kho-Kho Federation.

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Sazzad Arefin Alam,Vice Chairman

Mr. Sazzad Arefin Alam has completed BSC in Economics from University College of London, UK, and MBA from IUB, Bangladesh. As a third-generation businessman from a muslim family, he has been involved in a wide range of business starting from FMCG to real estate and tank terminals. He has successfully established renowned brands Muskan and Goalini, under the umbrella of SA Group of Industries to reach maximum retail coverage in Bangladesh. Apart from leading the position of Managing Director at SA Group, he is a member of a few social clubs and is the alumni president of CGS. As a lover of the game of Squash, he is also an active member of the Bangladesh Squash Federation. Mr. Sazzad Arefin Alam had also been elected as Vice-Chairman of the company during the year 2013-2014.

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Mahabub Morshed Talukder,Director

Mr. Mahabub Morshed Talukder was born on November 30,1956 in a respectable family of Barishal.

He received his B. Com (Hons.) in Accounting, M. Com in Finance from the University of Dhaka in 1978 & 1981 respectively.

He is a Director of Creative Engineers Ltd the Exclusive Distributor of Schindler Lifts & Escalators of Switzerland.

He is also a Director of Creative Paper Mills Ltd. which is a leading manufacturer of Paper in Bangladesh.

He has also been elected as chairman of Global Insurance Ltd. during the year 2006-2008.

Mr. Talukder has received many formal trainings in Korea, Japan, USA, Canada, Switzerland and India. He was also member of the entourage of the official delegation to Korea in 1985. He presented key note paper in many seminars organized by Bangladesh Management Development Centre & University of Dhaka.

He is a member and past President of Rotary club of Metropolitan Dhaka and actively participating in Rotary movement in Bangladesh. Mr. Talukder is a member of Bangladesh German Chamber of Commerce & Industries & France-Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce & Industries.

Mr. Talukder is a member of Uttara Club Ltd. Dhaka.

Mr. Talukder is married to Morsheda Mahbub and they have 2 sons and one daughter.

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S. M. Sarowar Alam,Director

Mr. S. M. Sarowar Alam is a businessman and Industrialist of the Country. He was born in a respectable Muslim family in Pabna town. He obtained the B.A (Hons), M.A (Economics) Degree. He is the Sponsor Director of Global Insurance Ltd., Hot dress Ltd., Winter dress Ltd., Knit Valley Fashions Ltd. and Proprietor of M/S. S.S Enterprise. He is associated with a number of socio cultural organizations. Mr. S. M. Sarowar Alam had also been elected as Vice Chairman of Global Insurance Ltd. during the year 2009-2010.

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Monoj Kumar Roy,Director

Mr. Monoj Kumar Roy was born in an aristocratic Hindu family of Sylhet. He is a young and promising businessman of our country and has established himself as a successful entrepreneur. His business interest encompasses Jewelry. After graduation, he devoted himself fully to business and is affiliated with Sananda Jewelers- a famous name in Jewelry business in the country. He is also associated with a number of socio-cultural organizations. Mr. Monoj Kumar Roy is the Sponsor Director of Global Insurance Ltd. He had also been elected as Vice-Chairman of the Company during the year 2014-2015.

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Md. Harunur Rashid,Director

Mr. Md. Harunur Rashid was born in a respectable Muslim family at Faridganj, Chandpur, Bangladesh. He completed his Master Degree from Dhaka University. He is a former Member of Parliament representing the constituency of 263, Chandpur-4 (Faridgonj). He is a former Vice Chairman of National Credit & Commerce Bank Limited. He is the Sponsor Director and the former Vice Chairman of Global Insurance Limited. He is one of the leading Businessmen of the Country, especially in Construction Business.

He is the Proprietor of Nazma Construction Company, Apurba Embroidery, H.R Bricks, Managing Director of NCC Holdings Limited. Corporate office: UTC Tower, Level 11, Suite-05, 8 Panthapath, Dhaka-1215. Residence: 9 Park Road, Diplomatic Zone, Baridhara, Dhaka-1212, Bangladesh. Furthermore, as a very compassionate person, Mr. Md. Harunur Rashid is also associated with various socio-cultural activities and his contributions to the society are noteworthy.

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Ishrat Jahan,Director

Ms. Israt Jahan was born in a prominent Muslim Family of Chandpur. She studied in Munsirhat G & A Ali High School. She is the Director of Murad Apparels Ltd. and Unnayan Housing Ltd. She is also the Sponsor Director of Global Insurance Limited.

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Md. Monirul Islam,Director

Mr. Md. Monirul Islam is a renowned business personality of the country. He was born in a respectable Muslim family of Narsingdi District. After completing his graduation from Dhaka University, he concentrated himself fully in business. Within a very short time he had become successful as a garments manufacturer and exporter. He is the owner of Prominent Apparels, Monapy Knit Fabrics and Monapy Embroidery. As an entrepreneur, Mr. Md. Monirul Islam has associated himself with many social & service oriented organizations. He is the founder/donor of Rahima Aziz Primary School and Kathalia Union High School In Narsingdi. He is the former Vice Chairman of Global Insurance Limited.

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Tahsin Aman,Director

Mr. Tahsin Aman is an entrepreneur, industrial engineer, and a purpose-driven leader. He is the founder Chairman of Ayat Education which works with training and education under entities like Ayat Skill Development Center and Ayat College of Nursing and Health Sciences which is a nursing college that provides undergraduate and post-graduate studies. He is the Vice-Chairman of Aman Group of Companies. The group of companies include business units in textiles, insurance, consumer products manufacturing, and distribution.

Tahsin is a strong advocate of purpose driven leadership and has held many leadership roles in large associations such as President of American Alumni Association, President of Entrepreneurs’ Organization Bangladesh, Director of Spain Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce and Industries, Vice Chairman of Global Insurance Ltd.

Tahsin presented his innovative project on student scholarship gamification at Stanford University which was selected for Global Entrepreneurship Summit in 2016 led by President Barack Obama.

Tahsin was chosen to represent Bangladesh in the International Entrepreneurs’ Summit 2019 held at the United Nations Head Office in New York.

Global Business CSR award was received by Tahsin and spouse as Leading Power Couple on February 13, 2021 for their generosity and contribution during the Pandemic of COVID-19.

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Shawket Reza,Director

Mr. Shawket Reza is a reputed businessman and entrepreneur of the country. He has completed M. Com. in Accounting. He has a diverse business profile and established himself as a prominent business personality. He is a prolific businessman in the fields of Export, Import and Manufacturing of RMG & Textile Products. He is the Sponsor Director and Vice Chairman of Global Insurance Ltd. Mr. Shawket Reza is the Managing Director of Reza Group. He is one of the Co-founder of Progati Balika Biddya Nikaton located at Sharasheya, Feni. He is also the Co-founder of Nurul Rownak Diabetics Center, Rajnagor, Feni, an outdoor clinic for the diabetic patients managed by Feni Diabetic Association.

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Md. Quamruzzaman,Director

Mr. Md. Quamruzzaman is a renowned business personality of the country.He was born in a respectable Muslim family in Dhaka District.After completing his Graduation,he concentrated himself fully in business.Within a very short time he succeeded in trading business. He is the sponsor director of Global Insurance Ltd & director of Synthia securities.He is Associate member of Dhaka Club & also member of Abdur Razzaque & Mohd. Selim Trustee Foundation. Mr. Md Quamruzzaman associated himself with many social & service oriented organizations. Mr. Md. Quamruzzaman served as Vice Chairman of Global Insurance Ltd. from 2015 to 2017.

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Md. Abdul Muqtadir,Director

Mr. Md. Muqtadir has completed his Undergraduate degree from Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology (BUET) in Civil Engineering in 1975 and completed Post Graduate Diploma in Highway & Traffic Engineering from University of NSW, Sydney, Australia. Mr. Md. Abdul Muqtadir started his career as a government servant with Roads and Highways Department (RHD) and worked there for 33 years. He retired from RHD as Additional Chief Engineer. During his tenure of service he was associated with lots of infrastructure projects such as 3rd Karnaphuli Bridge Project, Chittagong and Bhairab Bridge construction Project, Tongi Bridge etc. as Project Director. At present he is holding the post of Managing Director, Infrastructure Services Ltd. and Kirti Holdings Ltd.

He is associated with many social and cultural activities, sports and clubs. He was the President of BUET '73 Alumni Association, President, RHD Engineers Association, Secretary, Rangamati and Cox's Bazar Officer's Club and Founder Senior Vice President of Bangladesh Archery Federation.

At present he is the President of Jafarpur Primary School, Laxmipur, Vice President of Bangladesh Kho Kho Federation and Vice President of Retired Road Engineers Association.

Mr. Muqtadir had also been elected Chairman of Global Insurance Ltd. for three times (2012-2013 & 2015-2017). At present he is the Chairman of Claim Committee of this Company.

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S. Faarrid Hussain,Independent Director

Mr. S. Faarrid Hussain is a renowned business personality of the country. He has completed his Bachelors with Honours Degree in Business Management from University of Toronto. After completing his Graduation, he started fully concentrating in his family business. Within a very short period, he managed to successfully integrate himself with his family-owned group of companies. He is the Indepentont Director of Global Insurance Ltd., Director Procurement of Tecno-Foki (BD) Ltd., which deals with construction related activities in Bangladesh, he is also the Director Operations of FM Properties Ltd., which deals with Real Estate activities and Director Operations of Globo Piu Import Export Ltd. working with several government organizations under Ministry of Food, Ministry of Commerce and Ministry of Industries being actively involved in trade coordination activities in the commodity sector having strong bondage with different foreign principals. As a young entrepreneur, Mr. S. Faarrid Hussain is associated with many social and service-oriented organizations.

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Syed Badrul Alam,Director

Mr. Syed Badrul Alam is the Managing Director of B. B. Holding Ltd & B. Alam Brothers (Pvt) Ltd. He is a Director of Global Insurance Limited and Best Life Insurance Limited. Mr. Alam is the founder chairman of Syed B. Alam Trust and Former Chairman of Lion District 315 B-1. He is the member of Army Golf Club member No. 5001 and received awards on several occasions in Golf tournament. He is also member of many socio-cultural organizations and clubs & regular singer of Bangladesh Betar & Bangladesh Television. The viewer of television rewarded him as the best amateur singer. Mr. Alam is also associated with various social and philanthropic organizations of the country. Mr. Badrul Alam served as Chairman of Global Insurance Ltd. from 2005 to 2006 & 2017 to 2019.

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Md. Mostafizur Rahman (Former Secretary),Independent Director

Mr. Md. Mostafizur Rahman was born in 1961 in Pirojpur district of Bangladesh. He has obtained his Honors & Master’s degree in Laws from University of Dhaka. He has also completed various professional courses from foreign universities.
Mr. Rahman joined the civil service in 1988 and served around 33 years within different capacity of the Government. He served as the Additional Secretary of Cabinet Division from 2015 to 2020. Later he was promoted to Secretary and held the honorary position of Chairman in Bangladesh Chemical Industries Corporation (BCIC).
He visited several countries for training and study purpose like United States of America, United Kingdom, Canada, France, Spain, Switzerland, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, India, Philippines etc.
Now he is the Lead Policy Advisor of Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids (CTFK) from January 2021 to till now.

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Vice Admiral Zahir Uddin Ahmed,(ND), NBP, BCGM, ndc, psc BN (Retd.) Former Chief of Naval Staff,Independent Director

Admiral Ahmed was born in 1957 and joined Bangladesh Navy in 1976. He graduated from Britannia Royal Naval College, UK with distinction and was commissioned in January 1979. Admiral Ahmed is specialized in Navigation & Direction (ND) from Pakistan, Fast Attack Craft Command & Tactics from China, Staff Course (psc) from Dhaka & US Naval War College. He is also an alumni of National Defence College (ndc), Dhaka. A successful navigator, Admiral Ahmed commanded all types of ships including 03 frigates out of 05 of Bangladesh Navy for 14 years during his 20 years of sea service. He also commanded Naval Bases and served as Ops staff officer in Naval HQ, Armed Forces Division, Fleet and Area HQs. Admiral Ahmed was the Project Director of first-ever state-of-the-art frigate built in Daewoo shipyard, South Korea. He Commanded the only BN Fleet and Naval Areas. Outside Navy, he was Commandant of Bangladesh Marine Academy and Deputy Director General & Director General of Bangladesh Coast Guard. Admiral Ahmed became Chief of the Naval Staff in January 2009 and retired in January 2013. During 4 years as chief, he enhanced the Navy from only surface fleet to three dimensions adding Air Arm, Submarine Arm and Special Forces. All ships were modernized and a significant number of new ships were added including Helos, Aircraft & Submarine. With his ship building experience in Korea, he successfully executed warship building in Bangladesh. Top ranking offices and organizations were multiplied in shaping-up the Navy as a competent and effective force. For such remarkable service, he was awarded Bangladesh Navy Padak (BNP) and Bangladesh Coast Guard Padak (BCGP) by the Government. Admiral Zahir is the Independent Director and Chairman, Audit Committee of Global Insurance Ltd. He is happily married to Begum Shabnam Ahmed having one son (pilot of Boeing 737) and one daughter (pursuing Masters in Sydney). He is a keen golfer and likes to socialize during leisure time.

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Sonia Hussain Kristy,Director

A Master's degree holder in English Literature, Sonia Hussain Kristy is currently the Managing Director of Neer Limited, one of the reputed real estate developers of Bangladesh. She is also the Chief Operating Officer of Omnispace Limited, a writing and editing outsourcing firm she founded in 2015. Sonia Kristy began her career at The Daily Star as an Editorial Assistant and Feature Writer in 1998. From there she moved on to Daily New Age as an Assistant Editor. In 2015, she ended her journalism career of 17 years as a Senior Assistant Editor and Deputy Head of Marketing of bdnews24.com. She then went on to establish her own firm Omnispace which has made a solid reputation as a content service provider for local and international clients like Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, A2I, BASIS, BRAC and different UN organisations. She took on the reins of Neer from her father, late Architect Mubasshar Hussain (also the Founder Chairman & Director of Global Insurance Limited) in 2023. On the side, Sonia Kristy is also a patron of Guerilla Ekattor, which chronicles Bangladesh's Liberation War stories.

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Md. Ebadot Ali, ndc, (Former Secretary),Independent Director

Mr. Md. Ebadot Ali was born in a respectable Muslim family in 1960 at Pabna. He obtained his B.A.(honours) M.A. degree in Modern History under the University of Dhaka, MSc in General Maritime Administration and Environment Protection courses from the World Maritime University, Malmo, Sweden.. Mr. Ali also completed his National Defence Course (NDC) from the National Defense College, located at Mirpur Cantonment, Dhaka,
Mr. Ali joined the Bangladesh Civil Service (Administration cadre) in 1983 as a regular batch of 1982.Since then he worked as an Asst. Commissioner and Magistrate, UNO, ADC/ADM, Deputy Commissioner & Dist. Magistrate in different places of the field administration and served as Sr. Asst. Secretary, Deputy Secretary, Joint Secretary, Member, Administrative Appellate Tribunal and Transport Commissioner under different Ministries. He was elevated as Member, Planning Commission, served as Secretary Railways Division and finally got retirement as Secretary in 22nd January, 2019 from the Ministry of Public Administration.
As part of his undergo training courses, Mr. Ali attended and successfully completed different professional courses at home and abroad. Among some of them were: Land Survey & Settlement Training, Planning & Project Management Course, Foundation Training on Public Administration & Development, Law/Advanced Law Courses, Senior Staff Course (SSC), and Managing at the Top Management (MAT) Course, etc. As part of his higher studies and professional enrichment, he was also toured, attended in different seminar, symposium in various institutions/universities in the USA, England, Australia, Canada, Sweden, Belgium, Norway, Denmark, Poland, Germany, Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines, Qatar, Japan, China, Myanmar, South Africa etc.
During his long checkered career in Civil Service over the three decades, Mr. Ali served in different capacities, gathered a diversified expertise, skills and experiences that include: General Administration & Development, Human Resource Management, Planning and project Management, Policy Formulation, Land administration and Management, Legal and Judicial Issues, Disaster Management, Corporate Management among other arenas.
He is also associated with various social, development activities as: Founder President- Sirajgonj Collectorate School and College, President- District Sports Association, Commissioner- District Scouts and Girls Guides Association, Chairman- District Law and Order Committee, District Development Coordination Committee, District Land Acquisition and Allocation Committee etc.

 

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