Mr. Sayeed Hossain Chowdhury
Unlike traditional feudals, four to five generations, apart from land owning, the past generation took up business, went for College and University education and joined high Govt. posts during British regime and also pursued intellectualism (leading lawyers and Newspaper editing). The family is acknowledged as one of the well-established, respected and reputed entrepreneurs of Bangladesh. After completing his higher education in London – UK, Mr. Sayeed H. Chowdhury joined the family business in 1981 and was based in the Sultanate of Oman until 1987, looking after its business interest in the Gulf region. Returned home to work for the family company “Karnaphuli Group” as its Director Finance and Planning. In March 1991, Mr. Chowdhury founded the HRC Group, the much acclaimed and multi faceted blue chip business house of Bangladesh. Initially starting as a shipping agency, the group is now a leading conglomerate of Bangladesh consisting of nineteen (19) member companies with diverse interest which includes but is not limited to ship owning, chartering and agency, tea estate and rubber plantation, blending and packaging of tea for local market and export, real estate, print media, Philips brand lighting products manufacturing/marketing, distribution, insurance, housing finance, merchant banking, information technology, etc. Export performance of HRC in the tea sector has earned Mr. Chowdhury the Government CIP honour for twelve (12) consecutive years. He is the Founder, Chairman and CEO of HRC family of companies. Mr. Chowdhury is also Chairman of Media New Age Limited and a Director of Holiday Publications Limited. He is the Chairman of the Editorial Board of the Bangla National daily Jaijaidin and Chairman of ONE Bank limited. He is a Sponsor Shareholder of Bangladesh General Insurance Co. Ltd. Mr. Chowdhury is the ex-president of Bangladesh Oceangoing Shipowners’ Association (BOGSOA). He is also a member of the British Institute of Management.
Ms. Shirin Huq
Ms. Shirin Huq obtained MA in Bangla. She has been engaged in the ICT arena for a long time. She also has ample experience as a newscaster in the mass media by being involved for more than half a decade as a newscaster in both Bangladesh Television and Bangladesh Betar. She is the Chairman of Optimax communication
Mr. Suman Celine Huq
Mr. Suman Celine Huq obtained the MBA and BBA from Institute of Business Administration, Dhaka University and Regis University, Denver, Colorado, USA respectively. He worked as an Assistant Manager in William Hill Organization, London, UK (1998-1999) and a Merchandiser at EPIC Designers Ltd. Dhaka, Bangladesh (1996-1998).
Md. Sajedur Seraj
Mr. Sajedur Seraj joined Information Services Network Ltd. as a director in 2016. He holds a bachelor degree (Honors) from University of Manchester and HND in business and finance from Westminister University. He finished O’level and A’level at Highgate School, London. Beside this, he received Associatship Award from Chartered Institute of Bankers, UK. Currently working to get fellowship under Chartered Institute of Bankers, UK.
Mr. Seraj Joined Elite Garments Industries Ltd as Production Officer in 1994 and in the next year he promoted as a Director of Elite Group. He took up the position as Director of AB Bank in 1999 and in 2004 he become the vice president of AB Bank. He became the Deputy Managing Director of Octagon Fibers & Chemicals Ltd. and Elite Group of Industries in 2005. He also served as a board Director of BGIC.
He is the Chairman of Thyrocare Bangladesh Limited and Managing Director of Imam Network Limited (ICX). He also served the purchase and Disciplinary committee of Bangladesh Cricket Control Board.
Prof. Dr. Mostofa Akbar
Educated both in home and abroad Prof. Dr. Mostofa Akbar has keen interest in the ICT industries of the country and has been engaged in this ICT arena for quite a long time. He is a Professor of CSE (Computer Science & Engineering) Department, BUET. He has completed his Ph. D. in Computer Science from University of Victoria, Canada in 2002. He has publications in 12 journals and has published 50 conference papers. He has also published 3 books on Statistics and one book on ICT for Higher Secondary and Tertiary levels. He supervised 21 Masters level students from 2002 to 2014. Besides teaching, he has provided consultancy services for computerization in Cabinet Division, Support to ICT Task Force, Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited, DESA, Janata Bank, Agrani Bank, Mercantile Bank, Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE), RAJUK, Bashundhara Group, Tele Barta etc. He is also involved in System Analysis, Design, Tender Vetting, Tender Evaluation, S/W Development, Testing of difference Software Projects.
Dr. Kaiser Ali Talukder
He obtained B. Sc (Hons) and M. Sc degree in Biochemistry from the University of Dhaka, and PhD on Molecular Biology from the Institute of Medical Sciences, the University of Tokyo, Japan. He is the Professor of the Department of Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering of Mawlana Bhashani Science and Technology University, Santosh, Tangail. He was also the Ex Senior Scientist and Head of Enteric and Food microbiology Laboratory of Laboratory Science Division, ICDDRB, Mohakhali, Dhaka. He also received Post Doctorate degree from Department of Pharmacology, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, USA. He published more than 90 scientific articles in peer reviewed several international journals. He presented several scientific papers in various international scientific conferences including Japan, UK, Europe, USA, China, North and South America etc.
Mr. Md. Akhtaruzzaman
Bachelor of Science – Dhaka University. Post Graduate Diploma in Applied Statistics – Dhaka University, Post Graduate Diploma in Management and Administration – UK. He is the former president ISPAB. He is director of AFA Steel Industries Ltd, HI-Tech Spares Ltd, SARM Associates Limited.
Mr. A. H. M. Al-Faruq
M. Com. (Accounting) from Rajshahi University. He has also a CA (CC) from ICAB. He has a long career of about 29 years in the finance & accounts department of various reputed organizations. He served in Eastern Pharmaceuticals Limited as Accounts Officer. He was the Deputy Controller - Finance in Karanaphuli Group. Presently he is working as the Senior General Manager in HRC Family of Companies.