Board of Directors

General Aziz Ahmed, BSP, BGBM, PBGM, BGBMS, psc, G

Chief of Army Staff, Bangladesh Army

Chairman

General Aziz Ahmed, BSP, BGBM, PBGM, BGBMS, psc, G was born on 01 January 1961 in Narayangonj, Bangladesh while he hails from Chandpur district. The General was commissioned in the Corps of Artillery on 10th June 1983 with 8th BMA Long Course. He has taken over the Command of Bangladesh Army as the Chief of Army Staff on 25th June 2018.

The General is a graduate of Defense Services Command and Staff College, Mirpur, Bangladesh. He did Master’s in Defense Studies, Master’s in Science (Technical) and Master’s in Business Administration. He has completed Gunnery Staff Course both in Field and Air Defence Artillery at home and also completed Long Gunnery Staff Course from School of Artillery, Deulali, India. The General attended a number of professional courses, seminars and symposiums at home and abroad. General Aziz has a good number of military and non-military publications to his credit. The General is now pursuing PhD.

In his long glorious military career, General Aziz served in various staff, instructional and command appointments. He was previously the General Officer Commanding (GOC) of Army Training and Doctrine Command and Director General of Border Guards Bangladesh. He has a vast experience of Command at different stages of his military career. He Commanded 33 Infantry Division as GOC and also commanded 6 Air Defense Artillery Brigade and 33 Artillery Brigade as Brigade Commander. In addition, he commanded a BGB Sector as Sector Commander as well. At the early stage of his career, he also commanded one Artillery Regiment and one BGB Battalion. Before he took over the Command of Bangladesh Army as the ‘Chief of Army Staff’, he had been serving as the ‘Quarter Master General’ of the Army.

In his colorful military career, he held a number of important staff appointments. He actively participated in Counter Insurgency Operations in the Chittagong Hill Tracts as GSO-3 (Operations). He also served as Brigade Major of an Infantry Brigade, GSO-2 in AHQ Military Training Directorate and GSO-1 of AHQ Pay, Pension & Allowance Directorate. The General served as instructor for more than 07 years in School of Artillery and School of Military Intelligence.

He has served as a Military Observer in the United Nations Iraq-Kuwait Observation Mission (UNIKOM) in the war-ravaged situations in 1995-1996 and as Military Advisor (MA) to Force Commander of Sudan (UNAMIS) in 2005-2006.

While serving as Sector Commander, Bangladesh Rifles (BDR), the General was awarded BGBM Padak for playing important role in implementing different measures as recommended by the National Investigation Court. As Director General, he was awarded PBGM and BGBMS by the Honorable President as the recognition for rendering extra ordinary service in transforming BGB in a highly professional outfit of the Country. He also played a leading role in establishing BGB Welfare Trust and Shimanto Bank as the Founding Chairman.

The General has keen interest in reading and playing golf. He is happily married to Dilshad Nahar Aziz and is a proud father of three sons.

Besides his present responsibility, he is representing different concerns of Army Welfare Trust as Chairman. General Aziz Ahmed was appointed as Chairman of Board of Directors of Trust Bank Limited on 26th June 2018.

Maj Gen Mohammad Humayun Kabir, SUP, rcds, psc

Adjutant General, Bangladesh Army
Vice Chairman

Major General Mohammad Humayun Kabir, SUP, rcds, psc was born on 30 June 1965. He was commissioned on 20 December 1985 with 13 BMA Long Course in the corps of Infantry. Major General Humayun completed his Higher Secondary Certificate Exam from Sylhet Cadet College. He has done his Bachelor of Science from Chattogram University, Masters of Defence Studies from National University, and Masters of Business Administration in Finance from prestigious IBA, Dhaka University. Apart from home, Major General Humayun went to Kings College, London for successful completion of Masters of Arts in International Security and Strategy.

Major General Humayun has participated in number of professional courses both at home and abroad. Besides attending all mandatory military trainings, he had undergone ACCI, Mortar Course, Potential Platoon Commander Course and Military Science Course. Major General Humayun is also a proud graduate of Defense Services Command & Staff College at Mirpur, Command & General Staff Officers College - Fort Levenwarth, USA, and Royal College of Defence Studies, UK. He also attended in Combat Survival Course from Pulada Malaysia, and Infantry Officers Advanced Course from Fort Benning, USA.  

Major General Humayun acquired vast experience through a fine mix of command, staff and instructional appointments. He commanded two Infantry Regiments. After commanding 23 East Bengal Regiment he became the raising Commanding Officer of 31 Bangladesh Infantry Regiment. As Brigade Commander he commanded 81 Infantry Brigade. Major General Humayun was the pioneer General Officer Commanding of 17 Infantry Division and Area Commander Sylhet Area. As staff he served in 101 Infantry Brigade as Brigade Major, Deputy Assistant Military Secretary of Military Secretary Branch, and also as Director of Military Operations at Army Headquarters. Major General Humayun was the Directing Staff at Defence Services Command & Staff College and instructor at School of Infantry and Tactics (Weapon Wing). He was the Commandant of Bangladesh Military Academy, where he served as Battalion Commander and also Platoon Commander in his early days. Under the blue Helmet of United Nations, he contributed for world peace as Force Commander UNFICYP (Cyprus), and Observer both at MONUC (DR Congo) and UNPROFOR (Yugoslavia).   

Major General Humayun is a widely travelled person. He has visited USA, UK, Malaysia, Kuwait, Singapore, Turkey, Belgium, Cyprus, Qatar, Oman, Lebanon, Jordan, India, Yugoslavia, DR Congo, Germany, UAE, Rwanda, Hungary, Italy, Saudi Arabia, Thailand and France.  

In his personal life, he has happily married with Begum Tazrin Sultana and blessed with three sons.   

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).

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 Abu Naser Md Elias, SGP, ndc, afwc, psc

Director

Brigadier General Abu Naser Md Elias, SGP, ndc, afwc, psc was born on 31 August 1967in Jamalpur. He was commissioned in the Regiment of Artillery on 26 June 1987. Being qualified in ground and air defense artillery, the officer has held all the types of regimental appointments in both field and medium regiments. With the way of time, the General persuaded all mandatory and utility professional courses both at home and abroad. He graduated from Defense Service Command & Staff College, Mirpur and Armed Forces War Course and National Defense Course from National Defence College, Bangladesh. Brigadier General Elias has five post graduate degrees at his credit which include Masters in Defense Studies, Masters in War Studies, Masters in Strategy and Development Studies, Masters in Business Administration (Major in HRM) and M Phil in Security Studies. Presently he is pursuing his PhD programme in Development Studies under Bangladesh University of Professionals. Brigadier General Elias 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 22nd - 26th February 2015 and “The Strategic Leadership Programme” under Cranfield University, UK.

Brigadier General Elias commanded three artillery regiments and two artillery brigades in Cumilla and Sylhet Cantonment. As an extra regimental appointment, he also served in Special Security Force, GSO-1 in the Armed Forces Division, Station Commander and Deputy Director General in the Directorate General Defence Purchase under Ministry of Defence.  He served in three UN missions; in Haiti as contingent member, in Sierra Leone as Military Observer and as Sector Commander in the most challenging UN mission in Mali.

He has visited number of countries around the world. He participated and also led many Bangladeshi delegations in international seminars and workshops on regional security, trade and business issues. Brigadier General Elias is a proud father of one daughter and one son, both are students. His wife, Shahwari Farzana Luna is a house maker, who commits herself in upbringing and educating her children. Brigadier General Elias is a keen golfer and his hobby includes reading books and watching television.

Presently he is serving as Director Personnel Services (DPS) in Army Headquarters.

Brig Gen Rakib Uddin Ahmed, SUP, psc, G

Director

Brig Gen Rakib Uddin Ahmed, SUP, psc, G has been appointed at Army Headquarters as Director, Budget Directorate in General Staff Branch on 08 February 2017. He was born on 31 May 1966. He was commissioned in the Regiment of Artillery on 26 June 1987.

He Commanded and raised a new Brigade in Sylhet, 17 Division.  He has commanded two Battalions, both in operational areas and served in six units. He has the experience of serving in UN peacekeeping missions: MONUC in 2005-2006 as Operations officer in Eastern Division Headquarters in DRC and Force Chief of Staff in Force Headquarters in United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the DR Congo (MONUSCO) and led the largest fleet of Mil and Civil officers of more than 50 countries to plan, prepare operational estimates, concepts, supervise, and manage military operations. Brigadier General Rakib was the first Force Chief of Staff from Bangladesh of MONUSCO, in DR Congo; the largest UN Mission in the Globe.

Brig Gen Rakib Uddin Ahmed, SUP, psc, Gheld important appointments in command, staff and instructional positions. Besides diverse regimental appointments in number of units, he also served as Brigade Major in two Brigades, Grade 1 Staff Officer and Formation Training Evaluator as full Colonel in ARTDOC. He was awarded the honour of “distinguish instructor” for his admirable instructional ability. He has an excellent academic record with Masters in Defence Studies, Masters in Business Administration, Masters in Science and technology and Honors in War Studies, all with first-class grading.

He excelled in all military training courses, which include Management Course, Gunnery Staff Course, Army Staff Course from Defence Services Command and Staff College, Mirpur, second staff course from Command and Staff College, Quetta, Pakistan, Advance Command and Staff Course (oversease) from Defence Academy, Shrivenhem, UK, London, Management Course and course on Managing Defence at Wider Security Context. 

Apart from working as Instructor class “C” and “B” in schools of instruction, He has served as Directing Staff of Defence Service Command and Staff College. He also worked as Directing Staff in Srilankan Staff College as subject matter expart (SME) on Joint Warfare and Campaign Planning. He was a visiting lecturer of IPSTC (Institute for Peace Support Training Centre), Kenya, Nirobi on Challenges of UN Mission in Congo. He was awarded with Chief of Army Staff (CAS) Commendation in 2003.

Brig Gen Rakib Uddin Ahmed, SUP, psc, G is a proud father of one son and one daughter, both are students. His wife Shaila Parvin is a house wife, who commit herself in upbringing and educating the children.

Brigadier General Saleem Ahmad Khan, SGP, ndc, afwc, psc, te 

Director

Brigadier General Saleem Ahmad Khan, SGP, ndc, afwc, psc, te was commissioned in the Corps of Signals on 25 December 1986. 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 (DSCSC), Mirpur, Dhaka. He also completed National Defence Course (NDC) from National Defence College, Mirpur, Dhaka. He attended Armed Forces War Course in National Defence College Mirpur, Signal Officer’s Degree Engineering Course in India, UN Civil Military Coord Course in Kenya, UN Integrated MSN Staff Offr’s Course in Canada. He is also a graduate in BSC Engineering from India, Jawaherlal Nehru University, Masters and Masters in War Studies from National University Bangladesh and M Phil from Bangladesh University of Professionals, Mirpur. 

Brigadier General Saleem Ahmad Khan has a mix of dynamic command, staff and instructional exposure in Bangladesh Army. As regimental appointments, He was Platoon Commander, Adjutant, Company Commander and Commanding Officer of Signal Battalion. He was instructor Class-B in School of Signals. As Staff Appointment, He served as Grade-3 Staff Officer (Operation) in 81 Infantry Brigade, Grade- 2 Staff Officer in AHQ, Military Operation Directorate, Deputy Assistant of Military Secretary in Military Secretary’s Branch, Grade-1 Staff Officer of HQ 66 Infantry Division and HQ Army Training & Doctrine Command. He Commanded a Signal Battalion of Bangladesh Army. He served as Director General (NID Wing) of Election Commission, Dean of Faculty of Science and Technology in Bangladesh University of Professionals (BUP), Director of Military Oversees Operations Directorate at Army HQ, Station Commander of Station HQ Ghatail and Commandant of Signal Training Centre & School.  

Brigadier General Saleem Ahmad Khan served in UN Mission for Two times as Staff Officer.  

The General is happily married. His wife Dr. Nawshin Shabnam is a retired Army Officer and now serving in Kuwait Armed Forces Hospital as Child Specialist. They are blessed with two daughters. 

Brigadier General Md Abdur Rahim, BGBM, G+

Director

Brigadier General Md Abdur Rahim, BGBM, G+ was commissioned from Bangladesh Military Academy in 09-06-1992 in the corps of Artillery. He has served in various command, staff and instructional appointments of Bangladesh Army. He Served in Two Artillery Regiments and Artillery Centre and School. He commanded an Artillery Regiment, three Border Guard Bangladesh Battalions and Training Wing of Border Guard Bangladesh. During his service at Border Guard Bangladesh, he displayed unique courage and success in various anti-smuggling/drug operations in bordering area and he was awarded with the ‘Border Guard Bangladesh Medal’. He served as Grade II Staff Officer in Headquarters 6 Independent Air Defence Artillery Brigade. He served as Instructor Class B (Artillery Centre & School) and Instructor Class A (Artillery Centre & School). He served as Colonel Administration in Defence Services Command and Staff College, Mirpur and also served as a Colonel General Staff in Directorate General of Forces Intelligence. He completed all of his mandatory courses. In addition, he attended Air Defence Advance Course at ADFI (KSA) and Border Control Management Course at BSF Academy, Tekanpur, India. 

Brigadier General Md Abdur Rahim participated in United Nations Missions in UNICOM, Kuwait in 2003 and UNMIL, Liberia in 2005-2006 as Contingent member. He has visited number of Countries like Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Liberia, Dubai, Ghana, India, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand.

Brigadier General Md Abdur Rahim is married to Fatema Afrose and father of a daughter and a son. His daughter Fairuz Nawar Sabiha and son Arham Al-Faiaz (Rafsan) are now students of Bangladesh International School and College (BISC), Mohakhali, Dhaka.   

Brig Gen Md Golam Faruque, SGP, SUP, nswc, afwc, psc
Director

Brigadier General Md Golam Faruque, SGP, SUP, nswc, afwc, psc was born on 01 January 1970 in Jessore, Bangladesh. He joined Bangladesh Military Academy on 12 January 1988 and was commissioned on 22 December 1989.

He attended several professional courses both at home and abroad. His foreign courses include Infantry Officers Advance Course in USA, Seminar, Leadership Forum on Counter Terrorism in Philippine, Pacific Endeavor 2012 MCIP Workshop in Singapore, Course on Laws of Armed Conflict in Turkey, International Counter Terrorism Fellows Prog in Washington DC and National Security and War Course in Pakistan. He is a graduate of Defence Services Command and Staff College, Mirpur, National Defence College, Mirpur and completed his Masters on Defence Studies and Masters on Security Studies under National University, Bangladesh, Masters of Arts in Strategic Security Studies under National Defence University, USA.

Brigadier General Md Golam Faruque has a fine mix of all types of appointments in the Army i.e. Staff, Instructor and Command. He served as Directing Staff Class ‘B’ in the School of Infantry & Tactics, Sylhet and Colonel General Staff in HQ DGFI and DET DGFI, Cox’s Bazar. He has commanded an Infantry Battalion and two Infantry Brigades. Besides, he served as Platoon Commander and Company Staff Officer, UNIKOM and Military Observer at MONUSCO. He was Platoon and Term Commander in Bangladesh Military Academy.

Brigadier General Md Golam Faruque took part in Counter Insurgency Operations in Chittagong Hill Tracts, Bangladesh. He was also assigned to United Nations Peace Keeping Missions in Iraq, Kuwait and DR Congo.

Brigadier General Md Golam Faruque travelled widely to include countries like Saudi Arabia, Cyprus, Egypt, Thailand, USA, Philippine, India, Uganda, UAE, Singapore, Turkey, UK and Iran.

Brigadier General Md Golam Faruque’s hobby is travelling.

He is happily married to Nazneen Nahar. He has one daughter and one son.

Brigadier General Md Golam Faruque 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