Board of Directors
- Mrs. Nilufer ZafarullahChairman
Mrs. Nilufer Zafarullah is the Chairman of Midland Bank Ltd. She was an Honourable Member of 9th and 10th National Parliament of Peoples Republic of Bangladesh. An Architect by professions, Mrs. Zafarullah has contributed to education and development for over 25 years. She is renowned for her humanitarian effort. She is a member of the Board of Trustees of Independent University Bangladesh (IUB) and Chittagong Independent University (CIU). She is also a Director of Hong Kong Shanghai Manjala Textiles Ltd. and Donor Trustee of Begum Zebunnesa & Kazi Mahabubullah Jono Kallyan Trust.
As a life member of Zonta International, a worldwide organization for executives in the business profession, Mrs. Nilufer Zafarullah provided her services to improve legal, political, economics, health and professional status of woman at the global and local levels. Her leadership competence was evident when she served Zonta International District 25 comprising of Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Srilanka Area 02 as Director and District 25 as Lt. Governor from 1994-96 and 2006-08 respectively. She also served as the Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of Bangladesh from 2012-13, in the ninth Parliament.
- Master Abul KashemVice Chairman
Master Abul Kashem is the Vice Chairman of Midland Bank Limited. He is also a Sponsor Director and a member of the Executive Committee of MDB. He has over 26 years of experience in the Iron& Steel industry. He was the highest tax payer in Chittagong District for four times - three consecutive years - 2009, 2010 & 2011 and recently for the year of 2016. He is a member of the Chittagong Seniors’ Club Limited, a life member of Sitakunda Samity Chittagong and Maa-O-Shishu Hospital and also a member of Sitakunda Community Police Committee. He is an Ex-member of the Executive Committee of Bangladesh Ship Breakers and Recyclers Association, Ex-President of Shitalpur High School and Shitalpur Gouchia Madrasha, Shitakunda, Chittagong.Currently he is associated with the following Organizations : Chairman : * K.S. Associates Ltd. Proprietor : * MAK Corporation * Master Steel Re-Rolling Mills Managing Director : * Mother Steel Ltd. Shareholder : * AIBL Capital Market Services Ltd.
- Mr. Dr. Kazi ShahidullahDirector
Professor Dr. Kazi Shahidullah is a Sponsor Director and a member of the Board Audit Committee of Midland Bank Limited. Dr. Shahidullah is a well-known academic and is currently the Chairman of University Grants Commission of Bangladesh. He also served as Vice-Chancellor of National University from 2009 to 2013. Professor Kazi Shahidullah holds an M.A. degree from the University of British Columbia and a Ph.D from the University of Western Australia. He is a Director of Hong Kong Shanghai Manjala Textiles Ltd. He is an active member of the community and a proponent of higher education. Dr. Shahidullah participated in many high profile seminars and workshops at home and abroad. He is associated with various social and cultural organizations. He is a life member of Begum Zebunnesa & Kazi Mahabubullah Jono Kallyan Trust, Bangladesh Itihas Samity and Asiatic Society of Bangladesh. Dr. Kazi Shahidullah also served as the Chairman of Audit Committee of the Board of Directors since inception of MDB until 20 December 2018.
- Mr. Kazi Omar ZafarDirector
Mr. Kazi Omar Zafar is a Sponsor Director and a member of the Executive Committee of Midland Bank Ltd. After completing B.F.A. Degree from Clark University in the USA, Mr. Kazi Omar Zafar started his career as the Managing Director of Refresh 360 Ltd. He is one of the Directors of Hong Kong Shanghai Manjala Textiles Limited. He is an energetic and promising entrepreneur who has numerous business interests in Bangladesh and abroad. Mr. Omar is compassionate about social responsibility and contributes to philanthropic services for the underprivileged women and children. This apart, he has affiliation with a number of social groups. He has visited a good number of countries across the globe on different occasions of businesses. He is a Donor Trustee of Begum Zebunnessa and Kazi Mahabubullah Jono Kallayan Trust.Currently he is associated with the following Organizations: Chairman *Kalypso Ltd. Director *Hong Kong Shanghai Manjala Textiles Limited Managing Director *Hong Kong Shanghai Manjala Power Limited
- Mr. Mohammed Jamal UllahDirector
Mr. Mohammed Jamal Ullah is a Sponsor Director and a member of the Risk Management Committee of Midland Bank Ltd. His main business interests include manufacturing and trading of commodities. He earned notable fame in the business community for his integrity, devotion and sincerity for a span of 35 years. Mr. Mohammed Jamal Ullah has deep affinity and attachment with various sociocultural Organizations. He is a life member of Chittagong Maa-O-Shishu Hospital, Chittagong Diabetic General Hospital, Bhatiary Golf & Country Club and Chittagong Boat Club.Currently he is associated with the following Organizations : Director : * Asia Insurance Ltd. Managing Director : * Silver Dal Mills Ltd. * Ishfar Oil Mills Ltd. * Rupali Soap and Chemical Industries (Pvt.) Ltd. Proprietor : * Bismillah Store
- Mr. Ahsan Khan ChowdhuryDirector
Mr. Ahsan Khan Chowdhury is one of the Sponsor Directors and a member of the Executive Committee of the Midland Bank Limited. He is also the Chairman of Risk Management Committee of the Bank. Mr. Chowdhury studied at Wartburg College, USA and joined in PRAN-RFL Group in the year 1992 as Director. He is the Head of Business operation of all enterprises having strong supervising ability and fascination over managing business operations. After sad demise of his father Maj Gen Amjad Khan Chowdhury (Retd.), the renowned entrepreneur and leading spirit of the Group, Mr. Chowdhury is driving the company with his dynamic leadership. He has been elected Chairman and CEO of PRAN-RFL recently. PRAN and RFL are the remarkable two major brands for FMCG and Light Engineering business respectively in Bangladesh. Various companies under this group grabbed Best Exporter’s Trophy this year as well following the success of past years under different categories. As a representation of his good governance in the company, AMCL-PRAN achieved Silver award of “2nd ICSB National Award-2014” for Corporate Governance Excellence. The Group comprises of 49 Companies with more than 80,000 employees working in different sectors.
Currently he is associated with the following Organizations :
* Advance Personal Care Limited
* Rangpur Foundry Limited
* Agricultural Marketing Co. Ltd
* Accessories World Limited
* Banga Agro Processing Limited
* Gonga Foundry Limited
* Banga Bakers Limited
* Getwell Limited
* Banga Miller Limited
* Trade Environment Limited
* Chorka Fashions Limited
* AKC (Pvt.) Limited
* Chorka Textile Limited
* AKC Management Limited
* Habiganj Agro Limited
* Allplast Bangladesh Limited
* Habiganj Textile Limited
* Banga Building Materials Limited
* Mymensingh Agro Limited
* Banga Plastic International Limited
* Natore Agro Limited
* Habiganj Ceramics Limited
* Natore Dairy Limited
* Habiganj Glassware Limited
* PRAN Agro Limited
* Multi -Line Industries Limited
* PRAN Agro Business Limited
* RFL Construction Limited
* PRAN Beverage Limited
* RFL Electronics Limited
* PRAN Confectionery Limited
* RFL Exports Limited
* PRAN Dairy Limited
* Rangpur Metal Industries Limited
* PRAN Exports Limited
* RFL Plastics Limited
* PRAN Foods Limited
* Durable Plastic Limited
* Packmat Industries Limited
* Habiganj Metal Industries Limited
* Sylvan Agriculture Limited
* Logi-Care Overseas Limited
* Sun Basic Chemicals Limited
* Bangladesh Lift Industries Limited
* Sylvan Technologies Limited
* Property Development Limited
* Sylvan Poultry Limited
* Career Builders Limited
* Banga Trading House Limited
- Mr. Md. Wahid MiahDirector
Mr. Md. Wahid Miah is a Sponsor Director and a member of Executive Committee of Midland Bank Limited. He is a very successful businessman and has over 30 years of experience in Textiles, Garments and Jute industry of the country. Under his dynamic Management Karim Jute Spinners Ltd. was awarded 'Agrani Bank Trophy' for being best export performers in 2010 and won the 2011 'National Export Trophy' for the largest exporters of Jute yarn. Mr. Wahid Miah is a humanitarian who is passionately involved in encouraging social awareness. Mr. Wahid regularly donates to educational institutions and promotes women's education. He is one of the largest donors to Muslim Missions and educational institutions. He is a life member of Faridpur Diabetic Samitee and an Executive Member of Bangladesh Textile Mills Association.Currently he is associated with the following Organizations : Managing Director * Al Haj Karim Textiles Ltd. * Abdul Karim Ltd. * Jobaida Karim Jute Mills Ltd. * Wahid Construction Ltd. * Karim Shipping Lines Ltd. Director * Karim Jute Spinners Ltd. * Hypoid Composite Knit Ltd. Proprietor * Karim Trading * Jobaida Filling Station * J.K Filling Station * Karim Filling Station * Karim Shipping Lines * M/S Md. Wahid Miah Secretary * South Bengal Patrol Pump Owners Association Secretary General * Bangladesh Container Ship Owners Association (BCSOA) Joint Secretary * Bangladesh Petroleum Tankers Owner Association * Faridpur Muslim Mission, Faridpur Executive Member * Tarar Mela lshan Memorial School, Faridpur * Faridpur Club, Faridpur. * Faridpur Chamber of Commerce & Industries * Shabjan Nesa Mohila Madrasa, Faridpur * Bangladesh Contractor Association * Faridpur Bus-Truck Owners Association * Faridpur Bus Owners Association * Faridpur Truck Owners Association Member * Bangladesh Textiles Mills Association- Standing Committee on: * Labour & Law Affairs * Logistic & Infrastructure * Sub-Committee on Arbitration to Mediate Dispute among the member mills Sponsor & Life Member * Heart Foundation, Faridpur * Sufl Club, Faridpur * Sandhani Club, Faridpur * Faridpur Diabetic Shametti * Faridpur Diabetic Shametti, Faridpur * Faridpur Muslim Mission, Faridpur Honourable Member * Bangladesh Jute Spinners Association * Dhaka Club, Dhaka * India Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce * Kurmitola Golf Club
- Mr. Rezaul KarimDirector
Mr. Rezaul Karim is a member of the Board of Directors of Midland Bank Limited as the Nominee Director of Reedisha Knitex Limited. He is also the Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Bank. He is a well-known and respected personality in the business community of Bangladesh for more than 37 years.Presently he is holding the following portfolios in different organizations : Chairman * Board of Trustees, Southeast University Trust * Bangla Tel Limited * Jibondhara Solutions Limited * BD Link Communication Limited Vice Chairman * Islami Commercial Insurance Company Limited Managing Director * Kohinoor Chemical Company (BD) Limited * Reedisha Knitex Limited * P.A. Knit Composite Limited * Reedisha Texstripe Limited * Reedisha Spinning Limited * Reedisha Blended Yarn Limited * Reedisha Foods & Beverages Limited * Reedisha Printing and Packaging Limited Director * Chartered Life Insurance Company Limited President * Bangladesh Cosmetics and Toiletries Manufacturers Association Adviser * Banani Society and Gulshan Joggers Society Member * Dhaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI) * India-Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IBCCI) * Bangladesh Textile Mills Association (BTMA) * Bangladesh Garments Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) * Bangladesh Knitwear Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BKMEA) * Banani Club Limited
- Mr. A.K.M. Badiul AlamDirector
An eminent business personality and industrialist A.K.M. Badiul Alam started his journey as a businessman after completion of B. Com (Hons) and Post Graduation Degree (M. Com) in Management from Department of Management, University of Dhaka. Mr. Alam comes from a respectable family of Kasba, Brahmanbaria. He started his business throuigh establishing a textile weaving industry in 1984. Thereafter, within a couple of years, Mr. Alam made a remarkable progress in business and launched new ventures one after another. All the concerns of Mr. Alam are under the banner of Amtranet Group. He has earned reputation in the RMG sector for quality products, on time shipments and new market exploration.
Mr. Badiul Alam is a member of Board of Directors of Midland Bank Ltd. as the Nominee Director of Garments Export Village Ltd. He is also the member of the Bank’s Executive Committee.
Mr. Alam is one of the successful entrepreneurs of the country and worked for National Development keeping the motto in mind to “Convert unemployed population to expert workforce”. He is not only engaged in Garments and Textile Industry but also actively associated with Banking, Insurance, Stock Market, Electricity Generating, Oil Refinery, Medical Services, Technical Educational Institution and many more. He has notable contributions in the socio economic development and in the field of education of the country and established various organizations especially for the welfare of underprivileged society.
He currently holds position in the following establishments :
* Garments Export Village Ltd.
* Power Vantage Wear Ltd.
* Amtranet Ltd.
* Bravo Apparel Manufacturer Ltd.
* Kasba Mohila University & College
* Kasba Poaura High School
* Shajibazar Power Company Ltd.
* Petromax Refinery Ltd.
* Eden Multicare Hospital Ltd.
* Zenith Islami Life Insurance Ltd.
* Badiul Alam Science and Technology Institute
- Mr. Md. Kamal HossainDirector
Mr. Md. Kamal Hossain is a Member of Board of Directors of Midland Bank Limited as the Nominee Director of That’s It Sportswear Ltd. He is also a Member of Board Audit Committee of the Bank.
Currently Mr. Md. Kamal Hossain is associated with the following organizations:
* That’s It Sportswear Ltd.
* Ha-Meem Travel Ltd.
* Explore Lingerie Ltd.
* Fauji Chatkal Ltd.
* M H Sports Wear Ltd.
* M H Design Ltd.
- Mrs. Shahnaj ParveenDirector
Mrs. Shahnaj Parveen is a Member of Board of Directors of Midland Bank Limited as the Nominee Director of Refat Garments Ltd. She is also a Member of the Risk Management Committee of the Bank.Currently Mrs. Shahnaj Parveen is associated with the following organizations: Executive Director * Refat Garments Ltd. * Bango Engineering Co. Ltd. Shareholder * Next Collections Ltd. * Next Garments Ltd.
- Mrs. Lutfa BegumDirector
Mrs. Lutfa Begum is a member of Board of Directors of Midland Bank Limited as the Nominee Director of Hazrat Amanat Shah Spinning Mills Ltd. She is also a Member of the Board Audit Committee of the Bank. She is the highest tax payer for the year 2016 in Narshingdi Circle.Currently Mrs. Lutfa Begum is associated with the following organizations Director * Hazrat Amanat Shah Spinning Mills Ltd. * Amanat Shah Weaving Processing Ltd. * Standard Company Ltd. * Amanat Shah Fabrics Ltd. * Hazrat Amanat Shah Securities Ltd. Proprietor * M/S Faysal Entreprise
- Mr. Hafizur Rahman SarkerDirectorMr. Hafizur Rahman Sarker is a Member of the Board of Directors of Midland Bank Limited. He represents Beq Knit Limited in the Board. Mr. Sarker is a renowned businessman in Bangladesh who started his career in 1988 having more than 31 years’ experience in the Garments, Textiles and IT sectors. Being an industrialist and member of various business and social organizations like BGMEA, BTMA, DCC, Gulshan Club, Uttara Club, Kurmitola Golf Club and Savar Golf Club (SGC). He has been contributing to the national economy, job creation and socio-economic development of the country and is a well-travelled person and visited Europe, USA, Australia, China, and many Asian countries. Among others, he is the founder member of the following organizations: Sponsor Shareholder, Meghna Bank Ltd. Chairman, Lusaka Group Managing Director: * Beq Knit Ltd. * Beq Fabrics (Pvt.) Ltd. * Beq Sweaters Ltd. * C.K. Sweaters Ltd. * Legato Services Ltd.
- Mr. Md. Badsha MiaDirectorMr. Md. Badsha Mia is one of the promoters of Midland Bank Limited and served as Director since inception of the Bank until 26th July 2015. After four years’ interval, he again joined the Board as a Nominee Director of Badsha Textiles Ltd. with effect from 27th November 2019. He is a renowned businessman since 1977 with over 38 years’ experience in the Textiles and Garments sector. He has vast experience in spinning and sweaters industries. Mr. Badsha Mia has been accredited as commercially important person (CIP) in the large industries section of Ministry of Industries, People’s Republic of Bangladesh for consecutive several years. His spinning mills, ‘Badsha Textiles Ltd.' and 'Kamal Yarn Limited' were awarded export trophy for several times as first and second from Honourable Prime Minister of Bangladesh. He is a patron of different socio-cultural organization and also general member of FBCCI, BTMA, BGMEA and advisor of Bangladesh Cotton Association. Being an industrialist and member of various organizations such as FBCCI, BTMA and BGMEA, he visited various countries like USA, UK, GERMANY, FRANCE, TURKEY, ITALIY, JAPAN, CHINA, KSA, INDIA etc. Currently he is associated with the following organization as Managing Director: * Badsha Textiles Ltd. * Kamal Yarn Limited * Pioneer Knitwears (BD) Ltd. * Pioneer Denim Limited * Pioneer Denim Fashion Ltd.
- Mr. Kazi Raihan ZafarDirector
Mr. Kazi Raihan Zafar is a Sponsor Director of Midland Bank Ltd. He completed B.F.A. Degree from Parsons School of Design, New York, USA. Since returning to Bangladesh, Mr. Zafar is engaged in his family owned Textile business i.e. Hong Kong Shanghai Manjala Textiles Limited (HSMTL) as one of the active Directors. He is also a Director of Hongkong Shanghai Manjala Power Limited (HSMPL). The power company has agreement with GOB to implement offshore LNG Terminal project. Simultaneously, Mr. Zafar is working with various foreign JV partners for the LNG business and for future energy infrastructure business in Bangladesh. Mr. Zafar, is an energetic and promising entrepreneur and apart from his numerous business interests in Bangladesh and abroad, Mr. Zafar is compassionate about social responsibility and contributes to philanthropic services for the underprivileged women and children and has affiliation with a number of social groups. He has visited a good number of countries across the globe for business purpose. He is a donor trustee of Begum Zebunnessa and Kazi Mahabubullah Jono Kallayan Trust.Currently he is associated with the following organizations: *Director, Hong Kong Shanghai Manjala Textiles Limited (HSMTL) *Director, Hongkong Shanghai Manjala Power Limited (HSMPL)
- Ms. Anushka Mehreen ZafarDirector
Ms. Anushka Mehreen Zafar is a Sponsor Director of Midland Bank Ltd. She has an M.A. in Health Communication from Emerson College, Boston, USA. After returning to Bangladesh she worked in different Non-Government Organization and contributed in the Health sector of the country. Ms. Anushka Mehreen Zafar has considerable social affiliations. She has travelled widely across Asia, Europe and North America on professional and personal trips. With a compassion for the underprivileged, she is involved in various philanthropic work in the community. She is a Donor Trustee of Begum Zebunnessa and Kazi Mahabubullah Jono Kallayan Trust.
- Mr. Mahbubul Hady Fazle RabIndependent Director
Mr. Mahbubul Hady Fazle Rab joined the Board of Directors of Midland Bank Limited with effect from 06 December 2018. Currently, he is the Chairman of the Board Audit Committee of the Bank. He is a career Banker having diversified experience in Risk Management, Credit Administration, Risk Assessment and Structuring with multi-country experience. Initially he started his job with American Express Bank, Dhaka in 1991 and later served Standard Chartered Bank and Barclays Bank in Dubai in various responsible positions. Before retirement from his 25 years banking career, he served at Al Hilal Bank, Abu Dhabi, UAE as Senior Vice President- Corporate Credit. At present, he is engaged in consultancy through his own firm i.e. RAB Consulting, FZE, RAK, UAE. Mr. Mahbubul Hady Fazle Rab is an MBA with major in Finance from IBA, University of Dhaka.
- Mr. Nazimuddin ChowdhuryIndependent Director
Mr. Nazimuddin Chowdhury joined the Board of Directors of Midland Bank Limited with effect from 26 February 2019. He is also a member of the Board Audit Committee. As a veteran Civil Servant, he has experience in working at the highest level of the Government. He served in different ministries in his career which includes Ministry of Agriculture, Defense, Health and Family Welfare, Commerce, Railway, Establishment, ERD, Women and Children Affairs, Home Affairs and Energy and Mineral Resources. Before retirement from the Government Service, he served as the Secretary of Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources. Mr. Nazimuddin Chowdhury has vast experience in the role Director of different Government and private sector companies which includes Bangladesh Infrastructure Finance Fund Limited (BIFFL) and MJL (BD) Limited. He also served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Omera Petroleum Limited.
Mr. Nazimuddin Chowdhury earned his Masters is Arts in History with Honours from University of Dhaka. He has also earned a second Masters degree in Government Financial Management from University of Ulster, Northern Ireland, UK.
- Mr. Md. Ahsan-uz ZamanManaging Director & CEO
Mr. Md. Ahsan-uz Zaman is the Managing Director & CEO of Midland Bank Limited (MDB). Prior to joining MDB, Mr. Ahsan-uz Zaman was working for Mutual Trust Bank (MTB) as Additional Managing Director with responsibility for business catering to companies and individuals, International Trade Services, Information Technology and Alternative Delivery Channels. He initially joined MTB as Deputy Managing Director in July 2009 and was instrumental in developing existing and new client relationships, new business initiatives, assist in recruiting key officers, providing strategic direction and managing risk by chairing various Committees of the Bank. Prior to MTB, Mr. Ahsan-uz Zaman worked for Bank of America in New York, at its Global Wealth and Investment Management Division with responsibility for business across a wide assigned territory. He has diversified banking experience, having worked at home and abroad, serving JP Morgan Chase Bank, Morgan Stanley, BNP Paribas and ANZ Grindlays Bank where he joined as a Management Trainee in Dhaka in 1982. Mr. Ahsan-uz Zaman completed his MBA from the Institute of Business Administration of University of Dhaka and is an accredited mediator. He attended seminars on Risk Management and Capital Markets conducted by BNP Paribas in New York and received credit training conducted by ANZ Grindlays Bank in London, Melbourne and Mumbai including training courses on deposits, operations management, foreign trade, foreign exchange and presentation skills.