Board of Directors

General Abu Belal Muhammad Shafiul Huq, SBP, ndc, psc
Chief of Army Staff, Bangladesh Army
Chairman

General Abu Belal Muhammad Shafiul Huq, SBP, ndc, psc was born on 01 December 1958 in Brahmanbaria, Bangladesh. The General joined Bangladesh Military Academy on 22 July 1977 and was commissioned on 18 June 1978 in Armoured Corps. He has taken over the command of Bangladesh Army as Chief of Army Staff on 25 June 2015.

General Belal for his outstanding performance in the military academy, was adjudged as the best all round cadet of his batch and was awarded with ‘Sword of Honour’. He obtained Bachelor of Arts Degree from University of Dhaka, Master Degree on Defense Studies from National University of Bangladesh and Masters in Philosophy from Bangladesh University of Professionals. Presently the General is doing Ph.D on Regional Connectivity under the same university.

General Belal has attended several professional courses both at home and abroad. His foreign courses include Armoured Officers Basic Course in China, Armoured Officers Advance Course and Airborne Course in USA. He is a graduate of Defence Services Command and Staff College, Mirpur and Command and General Staff College, USA. He attended National Defence Course and Capstone Course at NDC, Bangladesh.

General Belal has a fine mix of all three types of appointments available in the army i.e. staff, instructor and command. He commanded two Armoured Battalions, two Infantry Brigades, an Armoured Brigade and two Infantry Divisions.

He also served as Military Secretary, Adjutant General of Bangladesh Army and as Principal Staff Officer in the Armed Forces Division. As an Instructor he served in Bangladesh Military Academy. The General also served as Directing Staff, Senior Instructor and Chief Instructor in Defence Services Command and Staff College, Mirpur. Besides, the General was Commandant of Defence Services Command and Staff College, Bangladesh Military Academy and Armoured Corps Centre and School. He had a tour of duty as Director General of Bangladesh Institute of International and Strategic Studies (BIISS).

General Belal was a member of the pioneer group of officers sent to United Nation (UN) Peace Keeping Mission from Bangladesh. He was an observer in UNIIMOG in 1988-1989 and Deputy Force Commander of UNMEE in 2007-2008.

He is a widely travelled person and a keen golfer. He is happily married to Mrs. Shoma Huq and the couple is blessed with a daughter and a son.

Besides his present responsibility, he is representing different concerns of Army Welfare Trust as Chairman. General Belal was appointed as Chairman of Board of Directors of Trust Bank Limited on 25 June 2015.

Major General S M Matiur Rahman, afwc, psc
Adjutant General, Bangladesh Army
Vice Chairman

Major General S M Matiur Rahman, afwc, psc joined the Army Headquarters on 09 February 2016. He held the appointment of General Officer Commanding, 55 Infantry Division and Area Commander, Jessore Area for about two and half years before his present posting as Adjutant General of Bangladesh Army. The General was commissioned in the Corps of Infantry in December 1985. As a pioneer member of special force and a well-known paratrooper of Bangladesh Army, he attended a good number of professional training courses both at home and abroad. General Matiur in his early career attended Air Borne Course at Fort Benning, Georgia in USA. He was one of the pioneer officers of Bangladesh Army to complete Jump Master Course and Free Fall Course from the School of Infantry and Tactics. He also attended and successfully completed Jungle Operation Course from Malaysia.

 

The General graduated from Defence Services Command and Staff College and also from National Defence College. At the same time, he completed his Master in Defence Studies (MDS) and Master in War Studies (MWS) in 2000 and 2007 respectively from National University of Bangladesh. In his illustrious service career the General adorned various command and staff appointments at Battalion, Brigade and Division level. Besides, he served as an instructor in Bangladesh Military Academy and in the School of Infantry and Tactics for many years and contributed significantly in making and grooming the future leaders of Bangladesh Army.

 

General Matiur participated in United Nations Peace Keeping Mission in former Yugoslavia as a Military Observer in 1995-1996 when he was a Major. As Lieutenant Colonel, he commanded an Infantry Battalion and also the 1st Para Commando Battalion of Bangladesh Army. He also successfully led a Bangladeshi Contingent in Ivory Coast as part of United Nations Peace Keeping Operations in 2008-2009.

 

As Colonel he held the appointment of Additional Director General (Admin) and Additional Director General (Operations), RAB Forces Headquarters. After being promoted to the next rank as Brigadier General he commanded the most prestigious Infantry Brigade of Bangladesh Army, 46 Independent Infantry Brigade located at Dhaka. He then joined the Directorate General of Forces Intelligence as Director, Counter Terrorism Intelligence Bureau to complete his diverse exposure.

 

By virtue of his present appointment as Adjutant General, he is also the Chairman of Army Housing Scheme, Chairman of Governing Bodies of Cadet Colleges, Trust Transport Services, Trust Technical Training Institute and the Vice Chairman of Army Welfare Trust, Sena Hotel Developments Limited, Sena Kalyan Sangstha and Director of some other sister concerns of Army Welfare Trust. Besides he is the president of Army Golf Club.

 

General Matiur is a widely travelled person and a keen golfer. He is happily married to Mrs. Syeda Towhida Rahman and a proud father of two children namely Minar (21) and Roza (14).

Mr. Ashrafuzzaman Khan
Independent Director

Mr. Ashrafuzzaman Khan has a very sound scholastic record. He passed out from Mirzapur Cadet College and studied Economics at University of Dhaka. He is a very prominent entrepreneur and success driven figure in business community with diversified business portfolio. At present he is the Managing Director of Executive Attire Limited.

Mr. Khan was a civil sponsor of Defence Services Command and Staff College, Mirpur and also served as Executive Committee member of that college. Mr. Khan is deeply engaged with different social work groups. He is a permanent member of Dhaka Club Limited, Uttara Club Limited and Cadet College Club Limited. He has visited a significant number of countries. Mr. Ashrafuzzaman Khan was appointed as Independent Director of Trust Bank Limited on 23 February 2014.

Mr. Shahedul Islam
Independent Director

Mr. Shahedul Islam, born in 1953, is a Chartered Secretary from the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators, Melbourne, Australia. He is a prominent entrepreneur involved mainly in the industries.

He is the Managing Director of Bengal Pacific (Pvt.) Limited, a manufacturer and exporter of film plastic; Bengal Braided Rugs Limited, a manufacturer and exporter of jute goods and the Chairman of Promises Medical Limited, a center for de-addiction and depression.

Mr. Islam is the President of the Bangladesh Backward Linkage Association. He was the Member of the Board of Investment (BOI), President of the Bangladesh Chamber of Industries (BCI), Chairman of the Bangladesh Jute Goods Association (BJGA), President of the Bangladesh Plastic Goods Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BPGMEA), Director of the Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industries (FBCCI), Director of the SME Foundation.

Mr. Islam was awarded CIP (Commercially Important Person) status several times by the Government of Bangladesh for his contribution in business sector.

Mr. Shahedul Islam has sound experience in the banking and financial sectors of Bangladesh. He was a Director of the Oriental Bank Limited and was the Managing Director of the Alliance Securities Limited (a stock brokerage house).

Brigadier General Md Jalal Ghani Khan, ndc, psc
Director

Brigadier General Md Jalal Ghani Khan, ndc, psc was born on 09 December 1966. He was commissioned from Bangladesh Military Academy in 1987 in the Bangladesh Infantry Regiment. He has served in various command, staff and instructional appointments of Bangladesh Army. He commanded an Infantry Battalion and a Composite Brigade. He performed as a Staff Officer to an Infantry Division as well as to the National Defence College, Bangladesh. He was the Chief Instructor of Weapon Wing of the School of Infantry and Tactics located at Sylhet. He attained a number of courses both at home and abroad. His foreign courses include 'Military and Peacekeeping Operation in Accordance with the Rule of Law' and 'Advance Security Cooperation Course (ASCC: 12-2)' in USA.

 

Brigadier General Jalal obtained his Bachelor of Science Degree from Chittagong University and Master in Defence Studies (MDS) from National University of Bangladesh. He is a graduate of Defence Services Command and Staff College and also an alumni of National Defence College, Dhaka. He also completed M Phil (Part: 1) and Executive Master of Business Administration. Brigadier General Jalal participated in UNIKOM in 1993 and UNMIS in 2007. He visited a good number of Countries like Iraq, Kuwait, KSA, UAE, Nepal, France, Sudan, Uganda, USA and India.

 

He is married and blessed with one son and three daughters. He leads a very peaceful family life.

Brigadier General Md Mohsin, SGP, ndc, psc
Director

Brigadier General Md Mohsin, SGP, ndc, psc has been appointed at Army Headquarters as Director, Personnel Services and Provost Marshal in Adjutant General’s Branch on 14 January 2016. He was born on 15 January 1967. He was commissioned in the Regiment of Artillery on 26 June 1987. He held different appointments at regimental level i.e. Adjutant, Quartermaster, Observer, Battery Commander, Second in Command of battalions at Chittagong Hill Tracts in counter insurgency operational environment. He commanded 32 Field Regiment Artillery, a newly raised unit. As an extra regimental appointment, he served in Special Security Force, commanded Military Police Unit and in Army Security Unit as Chief Security Coordinator of Chief of Army Staff’s Security and as Chief Instructor in Training Regiment, Artillery Centre and School. He was the Sector Commander of Rajshahi Sector in Border Guard Bangladesh.

He commanded 55 Artillery Brigade at Jessore. He has attended number of courses both at home and abroad. Foreign course include Dignitary Protection Course from Thailand obtaining the Best Shooter Award. He obtained Masters in Defence Studies from National University of Bangladesh. He is a graduate of Mirpur Defence Services Command and Staff College. He is also an alumni of National Defence College, Mirpur and obtained Masters in Strategy and Development Studies from Bangladesh University of Professionals. Brigadier General Mohsin was selected as a Defence Diplomacy Scholar by the United Kingdom Ministry of Defence and successfully completed 'The Governance of National Security and Defence Course' from 22-26 February 2015 and 'The Strategic Leadership Programme' from 1st-3rd March 2015 under Cranfield University, UK.

He served in three UN missions in Sierra Leone as contingent member, Liberia as Chief Military Public Information Officer in Forces Headquarters and in Democratic Republic of Congo as Forces Provost Marshal in Forces Headquarters. He has visited number of countries around the globe. Brigadier General Mohsin is a proud father of one daughter and one son, both are students. His wife, Mrs Elizabeth Mohsin is a house wife, who commits herself in upbringing and educating the children. Brigadier General Mohsin’s hobby is mainly reading books, games and sports. He is an occasional golfer. 

Mr. Mohamed Naser Alam
Independent Director

Mr. Mohamed Naser Alam is an advocate of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh since 1995 and a barrister at the Bar of England and Wales since 1999. He is currently the Head of Chambers of MNA, Barristers & Advocates. He is an international arbitrator and mediator with specialisation in corporate commercial, cross-border complex mergers and acquisition, telecommunication, aviation, oil and gas, electricity, intellectual property, shipping, mediation, and international commercial and investment arbitration. He previously worked with the Permanent Court of Arbitration, The Hague; international arbitration group of Freshfields Brcukhaus Deringer in their Paris office; and taught and supervised distance learning students of LL.M in International Petroleum Law and Policy at the Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy (CEPMLP) of University of Dundee, UK. He acted as consultant for International Finance Corporation (IFC) and Department for International Development (DFID).

He was the National Commissioner of International Chamber of Commerce Bangladesh. He provided legal advice and assistance towards establishing the Bangladesh International Arbitration Centre. Mr. Naser holds Bachelor Degrees in Law from University of Dhaka and University of London; LL.M. from Queens’ College, Cambridge and LL.M in Energy Law and Policy, Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy from University of Dundee. He regularly speaks nationally and internationally on mediation, arbitration, legal rights and other socio-political issues.

He has special interests in disability rights, environmental issues, political economy and self-governance. He is currently the Chief Advisor of Physically Challenged Development Foundation (PDF), a charity working for the rights of physically challenged people. He is also an Advisor of Bangladesh Youth Environmental Initiative (BYEI) and Independent Director of Matin Spinning Mills Ltd.

Brigadier General Naquib Ahmed Chowdhury, BSP, ndc, psc
Director

Brigadier General Naquib Ahmed Chowdhury, BSP, ndc, psc was born in Dhaka on 06 January 1968. He did his schooling from Dhanmondi Government Boy’s High School, Dhaka and Adamjee Cantonment College, Dhaka where he was groomed to join the Army since his early days. He was commissioned in the Infantry Regiment on 23 December 1988. In a span of 28 years with Bangladesh Army, he has held a variety of important command and staff appointments. Besides his regimental  appointments as Quarter Master, Company Second in Command and Company Commander in three Infantry Battalions, he commanded 5 East Bengal. He served as Adjutant, Operation Officer of Military Police Unit, Staff/Protection officer of Special Security Force, Operation Officer of a Contingent which was deployed for UN Mission in Sierra Leone. He was Director, Special Security Force and commanded 69 Infantry Brigade involved in operational activities in Chittagong Hill Tracts.

He attended number of courses both at home and abroad. He has obtained Master in Defence Studies from National University of Bangladesh, M Phil (Part 1) from Bangladesh University of Professionals and Master of Business Administration (MBA) from a renowned private university in Dhaka. He is a graduate of Defence Services Command and Staff College, and National Defence College, Dhaka. He has served under the umbrella of United Nation in Somalia, Sierra Leone, Liberia and Congo. He was the Force Provost Marshal in MONUSCO (Congo). During his official interactions and meetings, the officer has widely travelled to various countries across the globe. A traditional family man, the officer is married to Mrs. Sujana Tarannum Chowdhury and has been bestowed with two sons and two daughters. Brigadier General Naquib’s hobby is travelling and reading books. He is a very keen sportsman with special interests in golf.

Brigadier General Hamidul Hoque, nswc, psc

Director

Brigadier General Hamidul Hoque, nswc, psc was commissioned in Bangladesh Army on 22 June 1990. After commission, he was regimented in one of the most traditional and operational infantry units of Bangladesh Army, '20 East Bengal Regiment'.

He is a graduate of Defence Services Command and Staff College, Mirpur and National Defence University Islamabad. He actively participated in nation building activities, disaster management operations and counter insurgency operation in the Chittagong Hill Tracts.

He participated in the United Nations Peace Keeping assignments in Sierra Leon and UNAMID Darfur (Sudan). Brigadier General Hamidul Hoque is currently serving as Director, Internal Affairs Bureau at Headquarters, Directorate General of Forces Intelligence (DGFI). Throughout his military career, he served in various capacities in different dimension of Bangladesh Army. He was an instructor of Weapon Wing and Tactics Wing in the School of Infantry & Tactics (SI&T), General Staff Officer Grade-2 at Bangladesh Military Academy, General Staff Officer Grade-2 (operations) Headquarters 33 Infantry Division, General Staff Officer-1 at Army Headquarters, Commanding Officer of a unit, General Staff Officer-1 (Legal) at Headquarter Director General of Forces Intelligence, Colonel Staff at Headquarter 19 Infantry Division and Commander of 99 Composite Brigade. He is married and proud father of three sons.

Brigadier General Iqbal Ahmed, ndc, afwc,psc
Director

Brigadier General Iqbal Ahmed, ndc, afwc, psc was commissioned in the Corps of Signals on 21 December 1990. During his long illustrious career he served in various important appointments of Bangladesh Army, national and international level organization.

He has attended several professional training both at home and abroad. He is a graduate of Defence Services Command and Staff College, Bangladesh. He completed Armed Forces War Course (AFWC) and National Defence Course (NDC) from National Defence College, Bangladesh. He attended UN Observer Course in Canada. He is also a graduate in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET).

Brigadier General Iqbal Ahmed has a mix of command, staff and instructional exposure in Bangladesh Army. As staff appointment, he was Brigade Major of Headquarters 86 Independent Signal Brigade, Grade -1 Staff Officer of Military Training and Military Operation Directorate at Army Headquarters. He commanded a Signal Battalion of Bangladesh Army.

He worked long time in developing communication plan at operational level integrating national resources and also involved in preparing Joint Task Force Communication Support Plan in civil-military cooperation phase during any large scale national disaster.

Brigadier General Iqbal Ahmed served UN Mission in Liberia and Democratic Republic of Congo. He also worked as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) for preparing Signal Manual’s for the military personals of the member states of UN.

Brigadier General Iqbal Ahmed was the Director General of Engineering and Operation Division of Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) for three years (2014-2016). In BTRC, he contributed in preparing a GIS based interactive map integrating all public-private fiber optics infrastructures of Bangladesh. He conducted, moderated and participated in number of ICT related programs in different countries like Bangladesh, India, Switzerland, South Korea, Germany, Sri Lanka, Nepal etc. He also worked as an expert in Networking, Policy and Regulation Working Group of South Asian Telecommunication Regulatory Council (SATRC).

The General is happily married. His wife Mrs Alif Laila Venus is a senior teacher in Bangladesh International School. They are blessed with a daughter.

Mr. Faruq Mainuddin Ahmed
MD & CEO