Board of Directors

Gen Aziz Ahmed, BGBM, PBGM, BGBMS, psc, G
Chief of Army Staff, Bangladesh Army
Chairman

General Aziz Ahmed, BGBM, PBGM, BGBMS, psc, G has taken over the Command of Bangladesh Army as Chief of Army Staff on 25 June 2018. Before taking over as chief of Army Staff, he was Quartermaster General of the Army. He was previously General Officer Commanding of Army Training and Doctrine Command of Bangladesh Army. He also served as Director General of Border Guards Bangladesh and General Officer Commanding of 33 Infantry Division stationed at Cumilla Cantonment. He commanded 6 Independent Air Defence Artillery Brigade and 33 Artillery Brigade. He is the founder Chairman of Shimanto Bank, which is a commercial bank and a sister concern of Border Guard Bangladesh Welfare Trust which was also created by him as Director General of Border Guard Bangladesh.

General Aziz was born on 1 January 1961 at Narayangonj. He comes from Chandpur District. His father was Abdul Wadud and his mother is Renuja Begum. He completed his SSC from Mohammadpur Government High School in 1975, went to Notre Dame College, Diploma in Textile Technology from College of Textile Technology in 1980 and earned his graduation in BA (pass) under Chittagong University in 1983. He is a graduate of Defence Services Command and Staff College, Mirpur. He completed his Masters in Defence Studies, MSc (Technical) from National University and also did Masters in Business Administration (Executive) from American International University-Bangladesh (AIUB). The General is now pursuing PhD on “Border Management”.

The General attended in a number of professional courses, seminars and symposiums at home and abroad. Worth mentioning few are Officers’ Gunnery Staff Course from Artillery Center and School, Chittagong and Long Gunnery Staff Course from School of Artillery, Deolali, India. He attended Pacific Army Senior Officers Logistic Seminar (PASOLS) in Fiji, Pacific Area Special Operations Conference (PASOC) in Florida and Hawaii, International Border Police Conference in Poland, Border Police Conference in Hungary, World Borderpol Congress in Netherlands. He led 08 bilateral DG Level BGB-BSF conferences. With the initiative of General Aziz after a gap of long 11 years Director General of Border Guard Bangladesh and Chief of Myanmar Police level Conference was held at Nay Pyi Taw in the year 2014. He also attended a conference on Technical Cooperation and Capacity building for Border Management in Thailand.

General Aziz was commissioned in the Corps of Artillery on 10 June 1983 with 8th BMA Long Course. He was a cross belt holder in BMA and passed out as 19/87 cadets. Within his colorful military career, he held a number of important staff appointments. During the Counter Insurgency Operation in the Chittagong Hill Tracts, he worked very efficiently in 24 Artillery Brigade as the first GSO-3 (Operation). He was appointed as Brigade Major (BM) in 111 Infantry Brigade. He also worked as GSO-II AHQ Military Training Directorate and GSO-I of AHQ Pay Pension and Allowance Directorate.

 

He has a vast experience as commander where he commanded one Artillery Regiment, one BDR (Bangladesh Rifles) Battalion, one BDR Sector, two Artillery Brigades including an Independent Air Defence Artillery Brigade. The General also served as instructor for more than 07 years in School of Artillery and School of Military Intelligence. As a Major General, he commanded 33 Infantry Division in Cumilla. Later he was appointed as Director General of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) on 05 December 2012 and continued till 16 November 2016. On 16 November 2016 he was promoted to Lieutenant General and appointed as GOC of ARTDOC.

After the BDR Carnage on 25 February, 2009, as Commanding Officer of a BDR unit and Sector Commander of BDR (Now BGB), General Aziz played an important role in implementing different measures by the recommendation of the National Investigation Court. For his recognition, he was awarded the BGBM Padak by the Honorable President.

Under his command, BGB raised four regional headquarters, 15 battalions and established 108 new Border Operational Post (BOP) covering 310 KM unguarded border with India and Myanmar along the border in Chittagong Hill Tracts area and two floating BOP in the Sundarbans.

General Aziz has been playing a leading role in securing 539 KM unprotected border area Myanmar and India’s Tripura border. Among those, establishment of BOP, border observation posts, introduction of joint patrolling, fixing surveillance system (CCTV and Lights) are noteworthy. In 2014, General Aziz played a leading role in acquiring 67 acres of disputed land in the bordering area of Chuadanga districts as Director General of BGB.

General Aziz played a leading role in solving long-standing enclaves with India. During his time, General Aziz established a significant record of exchange of enclaves with India without any hassle.

General Aziz has set an example in order to increase the operational capability of the BGB and to overcome various administrative problems as a Director General. About 1600 Motorcycles have been inducted in BGB for patrolling. Three modern 50 bedded new Hospitals were constructed and made functional. During his commend border killing come down significantly. Considering the welfare of the members of the operational force like BGB, General Aziz played a leading role in establishing ‘BGB Welfare Trust’ and ‘Shimanto Bank’ (Border Bank).

BGB fell in confidence after the BDR Carnage. Later General Aziz, as Director General, played a very active role to overcome the crisis and transforming BGB as a trusted force. For his recognition, he was awarded with PBGM Padak by the Honorable President. He was also awarded with BGBMS Padak for rendering extra ordinary service to Border Guard Bangladesh as Director General.

The General had a rare experience of being the first overseas “Chief Guest” in the history of India to review the passing out parade of BSF Academy held in Tekanpur, India in 2014.

During his tenure, a total of 18,000 new soldiers have been recruited in the force, including 100 female recruits for the first time in BGB.

He worked very efficiently in the United Nations Iraq-Kuwait Observation Mission (UNIKOM) from 19 November 1995 to 19 December 1996 during full form of war-ravaged Iraq-Kuwait. For his recognition, he has achieved the UNIKOM Medal.

General Aziz worked very efficiently and devotedly as Military Adviser (MA) to the force Commander of the United Nations Mission in Sudan (UNMIS) from 08 October 2005 to 08 October 2006. For this, he has earned the UNMIS Medal.

General Aziz is a widely-travelled personality. He has visited number of countries like Singapore, India, Kuwait, Saudi-Arab, Iraq, Cyprus, Fiji, Australia, Thailand, China, Hong Kong, Sudan, Kenya, Uganda, Bahrain, Malaysia, USA, Russia, Canada, Switzerland, France, Spain, Italy, Netherlands, Germany, Hungary, Austria, Sweden, Poland, Mongolia, Sierra Leon, Egypt, Turkey, Belgium etc.

General Aziz is married to Begum Dilshad Nahar Aziz and they have three sons. Their elder son is an officer in a bank, their second son is an Officer Cadet in Bangladesh Military Academy and their youngest son is attending school. The sports loving General has a keen interest in golf and also in reading.

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 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.

Brigadier General Md Sayeed Siddiki, BSP, awc, psc

Director

Brigadier General Md Sayeed Siddiki, BSP, awc, psc was born on 01 September 1966 in Narayanganj, Bangladesh. He joined Bangladesh Military Academy on 14 January 1986 and was commissioned on 25 December 1987.

He attended several professional courses both at home and abroad. His foreign courses include VIPC in Thailand, EIPC and AWC in USA. He is a graduate of Defence Services Command and Staff College, Mirpur and completed his Masters on Strategic Studies in US Army College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania. He also completed MBA from American International University Bangladesh (AIUB).

Brigadier General Sayeed Siddiki has a fine mix of all types of appointments in the Army i.e. Staff, Instructor and Command. He served as Aid-de-camp of General Officer Commanding 55 Infantry Division, Brigade Major of an Infantry Brigade at Chittagong Hill Tracts, Grade-1 Staff Officer, Director of Military Training Directorate and Military Intelligence Directorate in the Army Headquarters. He has commanded two Infantry Battalions and three Infantry Brigades. Besides, he also commanded a contingent at UN mission. He was Platoon and Battalion Commander in Bangladesh Military Academy.

Brigadier General Sayeed took part in Counter Insurgency Operations in Chittagong Hill Tracts, Bangladesh. He was also assigned to United Nations Peacekeeping Missions in Rawanda, Bosnia Herzegovina and Ivory Coast.

Brigadier General Sayeed travelled widely to include countries like USA, Rawanda, Croatia, Bosnia, Slovakia, India, Thailand, Ivory Coast, Russia and Nepal.

Brigadier General Sayeed’s hobby is reading books. He is keen sportsman with special interest in Golf.

He is happily married to Begum Rokhsana Sayeed. He has a son and a daughter.

Brigadier General Sayeed is presently serving as Director of Welfare and Rehabilitation Directorate, Army Headquarters, Bangladesh Army.

Mr. Faruq Mainuddin Ahmed
MD & CEO

Mr. Faruq Mainuddin Ahmed has been appointed as MD & CEO of Trust Bank Limited (TBL) with effect from 18 February 2018. Prior to assuming this appointment, he worked as Additional Managing Director of the Bank.

Before joining TBL, Mr. Ahmed served the City Bank Limited as Additional Managing Director and had been holding the position of Chief Risk Officer and CAMLCO of the Bank. He also served Mercantile Bank and AB Bank Limited as Deputy Managing Director.

After completing MSS in Economics from University of Dhaka, Mr. Ahmed started his career as Probationary Officer at AB Bank Limited in 1984. He received Bangladesh Bank Gold Medal and BCCI (erstwhile) Gold Medal in the Banking Diploma examination, 1987 for securing first position. He gained grounded experience and knowledge through working in different capacities in almost all the fields of banking both at home and abroad. He is a well-rounded banker and led different major branches and divisions of AB Bank Limited in different phases of his service tenor with the bank. He was posted at Mumbai Operation of AB Bank as Country Manager for about 5 years. Mr. Ahmed is the Founder Chairman of the Association of Anti Money Laundering Compliance Officers of Banks in Bangladesh and a life member of Bangladesh Economic Association.

Mr. Ahmed has participated in a good number of professional trainings, workshops, and seminars both at home and abroad. A regular columnist on banking and economic issues in the national dailies, Mr. Ahmed so far authored 20 books and many articles on economy and banking, capital market, accounting, literature and traveling. He received IFIC Bank Literary Award 2011 for excellent translation of “A Poet Apart”, the literary biography of poet Jibanananda Das written by Clinton B. Seely.

Mr. Ahmed, a scholastic and keen traveler, was born on 10 October 1958 in a respectable Muslim family of Sitakund, Chittagong. He is happily married with Ms. Farzana Ahmed and blessedwith one son and one daughter. Mr. Ahmed is a widely travelled person and extensively visited many countries including USA, Canada, UK, Australia, France, Switzerland, Spain, Belgium, Netherlands, Turkey, India, Singapore, China, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, Mongolia, Kenya etc around the globe