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General Aziz Ahmed, BGBM, PBGM, BGBMS, psc, G
Chief of Army Staff, Bangladesh Army
General Aziz Ahmed, 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
Mr. Ashrafuzzaman Khan
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
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
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
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
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 Iqbal Ahmed, ndc, afwc,psc
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
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 Mohammad Sajjad Hossain
Brigadier General Mohammad Sajjad Hossain was commissioned in Bangladesh Army on 21 June 1991. After commission, he was regimented in one of the most traditional unit of Bangladesh Army, “1 Signal Battalion”. He is a graduate of Computer Science & Engineering and Masters in Computer Science and Engineering from BUET. 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 BAN HQ Support & Signal Company-10, DR Congo.
Brigadier General Mohammad Sajjad Hossain is currently serving as the 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 instructor in Military Institute of Science & Technology and the School of Signals, General Staff Officer Grade-2 at Army Headquarters, Information and Technology Directorate; Second in Command and Commanding Officer of Army Static Signal Battalion; Director, Spectrum Management Division, BTRC; Colonel General Staff (Internal Affairs Bureaue) at Headquarter, Director General of Forces Intelligence. He is married and proud father of a son.
Mr. Faruq Mainuddin Ahmed
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