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 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.

Brigadier General Sajjad Hossain, ndc, psc

Director

Brigadier General Sajjad Hossain, ndc, psc was commissioned from Bangladesh Military Academy in 1989 in the Bangladesh Infantry Regiment. He has served in various command, staff and instructional appointments of Bangladesh Army. He served in six different Infantry Battalion and also one Para Commando Battalion. He commanded an Infantry Battalion and two Border Guard Sectors. During his service at Khagrachari BGB, in adverse situation, more than 125 KM unguarded border was covered by constructing 11/12 new BOPs and construction work of Babuchara Border Guard Battalion was completed. He served as a Staff Officer in Army Training and Doctrine Command, an Infantry Division, Army Headquarters and the National Defence College, Mirpur. He served as an instructor in Special Warfare Wing of the School of Infantry and Tactics located at Sylhet. He completed all of his mandatory courses. Additionally, he did Army Commando Course, Counter Insurgency and Intelligence Course, Officer Military Transport Course and UN Staff Officers Course at Sweden. Brigadier General Sajjad successfully completed Strategic Leadership Programme and Governance of National Security and Defence under Defence Academy of the United Kingdom. He participated The Eighteenth Pacific Armies Management Seminar. He also participated in number of India-Bangladesh Border Conference at Sector and Regional levels.

Brigadier General Sajjad Hossain passed HSC examination from Dhaka College. He completed his Graduation in Social Science from National University and Post-Graduation in Defence Studies (MDS) from National University of Bangladesh and Strategy and Development Studies (MSDS) from Bangladesh University of Professionals (BUP). He is a graduate of Defence Services Command and Staff College and also an alumni of National Defence College, Mirpur.

Brigadier General Sajjad participated in UNIKOM in 1998, ONUCI in 2007 and UNAMID in 2013. He has visited number of Countries like USA, Kuwait, KSA, Ivory Coast, Sweden, Sudan, Oman, Turkey, Thailand, Bhutan, Poland and India.

Brigadier General Sajjad is married to Dil Afroza Rosy and father of a daughter. His daughter Nusrat Ara, got scholarship in both SSC and HSC Exam, she is now a student of BUP.

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.

Brigadier General Md Wahid-Uz-Zaman, ndc, aowc, psc, te

Director

Brigadier General Md Wahid-Uz-Zaman, ndc, aowc, psc, te was commissioned in the Corps of Signals on 25 December 1987. 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 Potential Platoon Commander Course in Bangladesh Military Academy, Signal Officer’s Degree Engineering Course in India, Electronic Warfare Course in China, Advanced Company Commander Course in Egypt and Allied Officers War Course (AOWC) in Pakistan. He is also a graduate in BSC Engineering from India, Jawaherlal Nehru University, Masters from National University Bangladesh and Masters in War Studies from National Defence University, Pakistan.

Brigadier General Md Wahid-Uz-Zaman has a mix of dynamic command, staff and instructional exposure in Bangladesh Army. As regimental appointments, He was Platoon Commander, Adjutant, Company Commander, 2IC of Signal Battalion. He was instructor Class-B and Chief Instructor in School of Signals. As Staff Appointment, He served as Grade-3 Staff Officer (Operation) in 111 Infantry Brigade, Grade- 2 Staff Officer in Signal Directorate, Deputy Assistant of Military Secretary in Military Secretary’s Branch, Grade- 1 Staff Officer of Military Operation Directorate at Army Headquarters. He was also Colonel Staff at 66 Infantry Division. He Commanded a Signal Battalion of Bangladesh Army. He served as Commander of an Independent Signal Brigade and Dean of Faculty of Science and Technology in Bangladesh University of Professionals (BUP). 

Brigadier General Md Wahid-Uz-Zaman served as Military Observer in UN Mission in Croatia and Democratic Republic of Congo.

Brigadier General Md Wahid-Uz-Zaman was the Director General of Spectrum Division of Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission (BTRC) for Two years (2014-2016).

The General is happily married. His wife Zinia Wahid is a Teacher in Adamjee Cantonment Public School, Dhaka. They are blessed with a son and a daughter.

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