Board of Directors
 
 
M. Wahidul Haque
Chairman

Mr. M. Wahidul Haque joined the Board of Directors of AB Bank Limited on December 12, 2007 as Director. He was unanimously elected as the Chairman of the Board of Directors in July 2008 and continuous to be the Chairman of the Bank.

Mr. Haque is also the Managing Director of Deundi Tea Company (UK) Limited and The Noyapara Tea Company (UK) Limited both of which are UK registered companies. He had been the Chairman of Bangladesh Tea Association for six (6) years, representing tea plantation owners in Bangladesh.
He is a member of the Executive Committee of Bangladesh Tea Board- a Government body to regulate tea/coffee plantations in Bangladesh.

Mr. Haque also represents the Board of Trustees of Plantation Employees Provident Fund, managed by Government of Bangladesh (Labor Ministry).

He is also a Trustee in the Tea Workers Welfare Trust constituted by the Government for the Welfare and enhancing education etc. for the tea plantation workers. He is the officer bearer of the Bangladesh Employers Federation (Dhaka) as well.

Mr. Haque also holds the position of the Chairman of the Board of the following subsidiary companies of AB Bank Limited:
  • AB Investment Limited
  • AB Securities Limited
  • Cashlink Bangladesh Limited
  • AB Exchange (UK) Limited

He is a nominated Director by AB Bank Limited, to the Board of Amana Bank Limited, Sri Lanka, which is the first Islamic bank of Sri Lanka. AB Bank has 15% equity in Amana Bank Limited.

Mr. Haque has been awarded the prestigious "Atish Dipanker Gold Medal Award" for his contribution to the Tea Industry of Bangladesh in 2010.

Mr. Haque is a graduate of Dhaka University and also holds a Law Degree. Mr. Haque is married with three daughters. He takes active part in social activities and in organizing small & medium sized businesses in Bangladesh.

Salim Ahmed
Vice Chairman

Mr. Salim Ahmed is one of the most renowned & successful entrepreneurs and Industrialists in Bangladesh since last three decades. He is the Vice Chairman of Elite Paints & Chemical Industries Limited and earlier he was the Chairman of the same group.

He is also the Managing Director of Super Group of Companies, Chittagong wherein Super Refinery (Pvt.) Limited is the Industry which is the poineer in manufacturing of Hydro Carbon Solvents from Natural Gas Condensate in the private sector and has been rewarded as CIP (Commercially Important Person) for several times by the Government of Bangladesh in the Large Industrial Category in recognition of his remarkable contribution to the National economy.

Mr. Ahmed is the Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Bank since 2008. He is a member of the Executive body of FBCCI & a Director of Imperial Hospital Limited.

He is the President of Bangladesh Paint Manufacturers' Association (BPMA) and earlier he lead this association as President for consecutive 7 (seven) years. He is an elected Director of Chittagong Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce & Industry (CMCC&I) and Vice President of Chittagong Metropolitan Krira Sangstha.

Mr. Ahmed is also involved with many business apex forums, sports bodies and socio-cultural organizations.

M. A. Awal
Director

M. A. Awal joined in AB Bank Limited as Director on July 16, 2008. He has over 40 years of banking experience serving in senior responsible positions in different Banks including AB Bank. Prior to his Directorship, Mr. Awal served as the Advisor and also the Chief Consultant of AB Bank for about three years. He is also the director of ABIFL, Hong Kong.

Feroz Ahmed
Director

Mr. Feroz Ahmed is a Director of AB Bank Limited and also the former Vice Chairman of the Board. He is also the Chairman of Elite Paint Group and the Managing Director of Elite International Ltd., Hexagon Chemical Complex Ltd. and Ahmed Securities Services Ltd. among others. Apart from business activities, Mr. Feroz is also involved with various Socio-Cultural, Philanthropic and Sports organizations. He was associated with the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) as its AD-HOC Executive Committee Member. He is also Member, Board of Trustees, Chittagong Independent University, life member of Chittagong Zila Krira Sangstha and member of Chattagram Mohanagari Krira Sangstha. He is also life member of Red Crescent Society, Chittagong, Maa O Shishu Haspatal, Chittagong.

Syed Afzal Hasan Uddin
Director

Syed Afzal Hasan Uddin is a Director of AB Bank Limited. He graduated from King's College, London in 1993 and was called to the Bar from Lincoln’s Inn, London in March 1996. Mr. Afzal Hasan Uddin is the Managing Partner of Syed Ishtiaq Ahmed & Associates, one of the prominent law firms of the country. Prior to joining Syed Ishtiaq Ahmed & Associates, he worked for the Civil Litigation Department of Price Waterhouse in London. He enrolled as Advocate of the High Court Division of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh in 2001. Mr. Afzal Hasan Uddin’s area of expertise include advising clients in the areas of telecommunication, energy and power generation, mergers and acquisitions, due diligence of companies and general corporate and commercial affairs. Mr. Afzal also serves on the Board of other prominent listed companies as an Independent Director.

Md. Mesbahul Hoque
Director

Md. Mesbahul Hoque, Director, started his career in Country’s Pharmaceutical Sector in 1969 by joining May & Baker (UK) Ltd. presently known as Aventys (BD) Ltd. At present, he is the Managing Director of Therapeutics (BD) Ltd. and an active member of Bangladesh Pharmaceuticals Society; and the Former Chairman, Reptiles Farm Ltd. (first crocodile captive breeding farm in Bangladesh).

Faheemul Huq
Director

Faheemul Huq, Barrister-at-Law, a distinguished legal practitioner in the country is vastly known for his profound knowledge in Corporate and Banking Sector. Apart from his legal profession, the contribution of Mr. Huq in the policy matter of the bank is significantly conspicuous. Mr. Huq's wide amplitude of knowledge in Banking Sector has assisted the bank in deciding various complicated issues.

B.B. Saha Roy
Director

B.B Saha Roy has completed his MBA from the renowned IBA, DU and has worked as a general manager for Berger Paints Ltd for twenty years. He currently holds the position of Managing Director and CEO of Elite Paint Group of Companies.

Gholam Sarwar
Director

Mr. Gholam Sarwar has held the position of a Director of AB Bank Limited from January 10, 2001 to July 16, 2008 and had been re-appointed for the post again on December 24, 2012. He is also the director of Pacific Industries Limited, Pacific Traders Ltd. and Therapeutics (BD) Ltd. He has about 46 years of experience in Automobile Sector.

Shishir Ranjan Bose, FCA
Independent Director

A fellow of Institute of Chartered Accountants of Bangladesh, Mr. Bose joined AB Bank Limited on July 16, 2008 as a Director of the Board. Having a long 34 years of experience in the field of chartered accountancy profession, Mr. Bose is the Chairman of the Audit Committee of the Board effective from July 22, 2008. He has been nominated as the Independent Director of the Board. He is also the Independent Director of AB Securities Ltd. and Cash Link Bangladesh Ltd.

Prof. Dr. M. Imtiaz Hossain
Independent Director

Prof. Dr. M. Imtiaz Hossain is Independent Director of AB Bank Limited. A PhD holder from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology, Manchester, UK, Mr. Hossain is currently the Vice Chancellor of Islamic University of Technology, Gazipur, Bangladesh. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers, life Fellow of Bangladesh Society of Mechanical Engineers and also a life Member of National Oceanographic and Maritime Institute, Bangladesh.

Shamim A. Chaudhury
President & Managing Director

Shamim A. Chaudhury was appointed as the President and Managing Director of AB Bank Limited on February 23, 2014. Mr. Chaudhury joined the Bank on 16th March, 2008 as Deputy Managing Director and has been promoted to the rank of Additional Managing Director effective from 20th October 2013. After completing MBA, Mr. Chaudhury started his career with American Express Bank Limited in 1980 as Management Trainee. During his over 33 years of experience, he also served in Bank of Credit & Commerce International (Overseas) Limited, Bank of Small Industries & Commerce, Union Bank of Zambia Limited, Al Rajhi Banking & Investment Corporation, CIT Financial Limited, BPB North American Financial Services from 1988 to 2005. He served in ONE Bank Limited as Deputy Managing Director from October 2005 to March 2008.