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Profiles of the Directors


Mr. Golam Mainuddin



Mr. Golam Mainuddin has been the Chairman of British American Tobacco Bangladesh since August 2008. After obtaining his Master of Science degree from Dhaka University, Mr. Mainuddin pursued the first 28 years of his career in the agro-based industry followed by corporate management over the last 20 years. He was a Tea Garden Manager at Duncan Brothers from 1969 to 1982, and then joined BAT Bangladesh to soon become the Head of Leaf in 1985. He was appointed to the Board of Directors in 1986, and was given the responsibility of Deputy Managing Director in 1997. Over the 34 years in BAT Bangladesh and holding different responsibility, he was instrumental in achieving self-sufficiency in tobacco production with strong focus on quality improvements to meet the international standards required for domestic use and export purposes while driving wider introduction of Bangladeshi Tobacco in the world market. He played a key role in popularizing the tree plantation program of BAT Bangladesh, which was greatly recognized throughout the country. He is the Vice-chairman of Bangladesh Cigarette Manufacturer’s Association and played a pivotal role in creating a level playing field for all the Cigarette Manufacturers in the country. Mr. Mainuddin is serving as an Independent Director of Apex Footwear Limited and the Chairman of the Audit Committee. He is also the Director of Advanced Chemical Industries (ACI) Bangladesh and IIFC (Infrastructure Investment Facilitation Company), Ministry of Finance, Govt. of Bangladesh. He is the Vice-President of Bangladesh Employers' Federation and also the Vice-President of Metropolitan Chambers of Commerce and Industries (MCCI). He has been selected as a CIP (Commercially Important Person) by the Government of Bangladesh since 2010.

Mr. Shehzad Munim



Mr. Shehzad Munim joined BAT Bangladesh as Territory Officer in 1997 after graduating from the Institute of Business Administration (IBA) of the University of Dhaka. He worked in various marketing roles within BAT Bangladesh before taking up assignments in BAT New Zealand as Group Brand Manager in 2003. There he subsequently took over the role of Head of Brand Marketing in 2005. In 2006, he took the challenge of developing the innovations process in BAT Australia as Product and Packaging Innovations Manager. Mr. Munim returned to BAT Bangladesh in 2007 as Head of Brand Marketing. In 2008, he assumed the role of Head of Marketing Bangladesh and delivered very strong business results. After completing a very successful tenure as Head of Marketing in Bangladesh, he took over the challenging role of Area Head of Marketing for South Asia. Mr. Munim was appointed as one of the Non-Executive Directors of BAT Bangladesh in October 2010. He was appointed as the Managing Director of BAT Bangladesh in 2013, and is the first Bangladeshi to become the Managing Director of BAT Bangladesh.

Mr. William Francis Pegel



Mr. William Pegel joined British American Tobacco Bangladesh as Finance Director in 2014. William has over 19 years of experience in various BAT companies and successfully performed the role of Finance Director in various end markets including New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and Ghana and has held senior finance roles within BAT Australia and BAT South Africa since 1996. Prior to joining BAT Bangladesh, William was an integral member of the Australasian Finance Leadership Team and Supply Chain Leadership Team, displaying strong leadership and business acumen. William is a Certified Chartered Accountant from the South African Institute of Chartered Accountancy.

Mr. Md. Mosharraf Hossain Bhuiyan ndc



Mr. Md. Mosharraf Hossain Bhuiyan ndc is the Senior Secretary of Ministry of Industries, Government of Bangladesh. He joined the Ministry of Industries as the Secretary on October 2014. He was appointed as the Independent Director of the Company in November 2014. Mr. Bhuiyan started his career in 1981 under the Audit and Accounts Cadre of Bangladesh Civil Service. During the early stages of his service life, Mr. Bhuiyan worked in different offices under the Comptroller and Auditor General (C&AG) of Bangladesh. In 1999, Mr. Bhuiyan was appointed as the Additional Director General (Member, Finance) of Bangladesh Water Development Board. Since then he held the position of Deputy Secretary, Joint Secretary and Additional Secretary of different ministries including the Ministries of Commerce, Education and Finance. He was incumbent to the position of Secretary in-Charge of Bridges Division under the Ministry of Communications on February 2010 and promoted as a Secretary in the same Division on July 2010. In November 2011, he was appointed as the Executive Chairman of Bangladesh Economic Zones Authority under the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO). He also served as a member of the Privatization Commission under PMO from January 2014 to October 2014. He is the Chairman of Karnaphuli Fertilizer Company (KAFCO) and has been holding the position for about two and a half years. Mr. Bhuiyan obtained his Honours and Master’s degrees in Economics with distinction from the University of Dhaka. He also obtained an MA degree in Development Economics from Williams College, USA in 1992. In addition, he took part in several significant training courses, including ‘Asia-Pacific Course on Security Studies’ in Hawaii, USA, ‘Managing at The Top (MATT)’ in Dhaka and Singapore and NDC course in National Defense College, Dhaka. Alongside his professional responsibilities, Mr. Bhuiyan is closely involved with social development activities. He is the President of Narsingdi Thana Jonokollyan Somity, President of Benuka Institute of Fine Arts, Life Member of Bangladesh Economic Association and Bangla Academy. He is also the Secretary General of BCS’81 Forum. Mr. Bhuiyan had the opportunity to travel to many countries across the world such as India, Pakistan, Nepal, Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Iran, Turkey, UAE, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Japan, China, Hong Kong, United Kingdom, Belgium, Netherlands, Denmark, Switzerland, Egypt, USA, Canada, Australia, South Africa, Tanzania, and Ghana.

Mr. Mohammad Moinuddin Abdullah



Mr. Mohammad Moinuddin Abdullah was appointed as Independent Director in the Board of Directors of BAT Bangladesh in October 2012. He was appointed to the Ministry of Agriculture in March 2016. Mr. Abdullah joined the Administration Cadre of Bangladesh Civil Service in 1983. He was appointed as the Secretary of the Ministry of Housing & Public Works in 2014, Secretary of the Ministry of Industries in 2012, Divisional Commissioner of Dhaka in 2010, Director General of Prime Minister’s Office as Additional Secretary in 2009, and Joint Secretary of Cabinet Division in 2008. He served as the Chairman of KAFCO representing the Government, a shareholder of KAFCO, on the board for more than 2 years, during his tenure as Secretary of Ministry of Industries. Apart from holding those positions, he was also ‘Syndicate Member’ of Jahangirnagar University; Jatiya Kabi Kazi Nazrul Islam University; Dhaka University of Engineering and Technology and ‘Regent Board Member’ of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Science & Technology University while he was serving as Divisional Commissioner of Dhaka. Mr. Abdullah obtained his Honours and Master’s Degree in Soil Science from the University of Dhaka. In 1994, he received the international training on ‘Planning & Appraisal of Rural Development Project’ from the UK. He is involved with social and educational organizations for the development of the country.

Mr. K. H. Masud Siddiqui



Mr. K H Masud Siddiqui joined the Bangladesh Civil Service in 1982 after completion of his Masters from the University of Dhaka. He has also earned MA degree in Economics from the University of Manchester, England. He further received a Post Graduate Diploma in Development Administration and Management from the UK. He was appointed as Secretary of the Ministry of Industries on September 2010 and then appointed as Secretary of Ministry of Liberation War Affairs in 2012. Before this, Mr. Siddiqui led Bangladesh Chemical Industries Corporation as its Chairman. During his successful career in the civil service for almost 33 years, he held several important positions at both field administration level and at different Ministries. He also worked in the Prime Minister's Office in the capacity of Director. Mr. Siddiqui joined the Board of Directors of BAT Bangladesh as Independent Director in October 2010 representing the government, a shareholder of the Company, on the board. After moving to the Ministry of Liberation War Affairs, Mr. Siddiqui was re-appointed as the Independent Director of the Company as well as a member of its Audit Committee. Mr. Siddiqui is also a writer. He has five publications to his credit including 'Lok Shadhonar Sangskriti,' 'Tasauf and Other Contexts, ''Malgooddy Days' and 'Behongo Abolokon'.

Mr. Mikail Shipar



Mr. Mikail Shipar has been working as the Secretary of the Ministry of Labour and Employment, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh since February, 2012. He joined the Bangladesh Civil Service, Administration cadre in 1983. He possesses vast experience in administrative duties including Magistracy, Field Administration and also held the post of Director General (Administration) in the Prime Minister’s Office. Moreover, he has experience in diplomatic arena as the First Secretary in the Bangladesh Deputy High Commission in Kolkata, India. He is also serving as Independent Director of British American Tobacco Bangladesh since March 2016. He was awarded his MS degree in Agricultural Extension from Institute of Post Graduate Studies in Agriculture, Gazipur, Dhaka. He graduated from Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensing in 1981. He also received training in Agricultural Research Management from Hyderabad, India and Women in Development from AIT, Bangkok. He was the National Commissioner of Bangladesh Scouts and also was also held the position of Chairman of Governing body Dhaka Women’s College, Uttara, Dhaka. Mr. Shipar is held from Kulura Moulovibazer District. In personal life, he is married and blessed by two daughters and one son.

Mr. Jalal Ahmed



Mr. Jalal Ahmed, born in 1961, has obtained his Honours and Masters degree in Public Administration from the University of Dhaka in 1981-1982. He has been in Bangladesh Civil Service (Administration Cadre) in the year 1983 as a member of BCS 82 regular batch. He was the Vice Chairman of Export Promotion Bureau from August 2010 to October 2011. During that period, the Country attained highest export growth in the history. He was the Chairman of Bangladesh Oil, Gas and Minerals Corporation (Petrobangla) and Chief Metropolitan Magistrate, Dhaka, earlier. He served as Deputy Commissioner in two Districts Thakurgaon and Faridpur. Mr. Jalal Ahmed joined Ministry of Finance as Additional Secretary in September 2012. He represents IFIC Bank Ltd, Bangladesh Submarine Cable Company, Bangladesh Telecommunication Company and Bangladesh Services Limited as a Director. Currently he is Chairman of the Board of Directors of a joint venture Bank, Nepal Bangladesh Bank Ltd. (NBBL) in Kathmandu, Nepal. He joined the Board of Directors of BAT Bangladesh in October 2012 and then has been appointed as a member of Board CSR Committee. Besides, he is an ardent nature lover and a bird-photographer.

Mr. Md. Iftikhar-uz-Zaman



Mr. Md. Iftikhar-uz-Zaman was appointed as the Managing Director of Investment Corporation of Bangladesh (ICB) effective from 4 February 2016. Prior to this appointment, he served as the Deputy Managing Director of Janata Bank Ltd. and ICB. Before that he was the General Manager of ICB. Since joining ICB in 1983 as a Senior Officer, he gained expertise in development and investment banking with supervisory and managerial capability during his long tenure in senior management positions. He is a seasoned professional and has strong knowledge on Capital Market. He has remarkable public relations skill and has been sharing his professional expertise as the Chairman of ICB Capital Management Ltd. As the Managing Director of ICB, he also serves as a Director in the Boards of Linde Bangladesh Limited, GlaxoSmithKline Bangladesh Ltd. (GSK), Renata Limited, Bangladesh Krishi Gobeshona Endowment Trust (BKGET), Credit Rating Agency of Bangladesh Ltd. (CRAB), Credit Rating Information and Services Ltd. (CRISL), Standard Bank Limited, National Tea Company Limited, Apex Tannery Limited, Central Depository Bangladesh Ltd. (CDBL) and CAPM Venture Capital & Finance Ltd. (CVCFL). Mr. Zaman was appointed as Non-Executive Director of the Company in February 2016.

Mr. Md. Azizur Rahman FCS



Mr. Md. Azizur Rahman is a fellow (FCS) and Council Member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries of Bangladesh (ICSB). Recently he has been selected as the Chairman of Audit Committee and Seminar and Conference Committee of ICSB. After obtaining his Master’s degree in Accounting from the University of Dhaka, he completed Chartered Accountancy course at ICAB. Mr. Rahman joined BAT Bangladesh in March 2002 in Company Secretarial function. In his 25 years of career span, he took the challenges of cross functional assignments which developed his expertise in various areas like corporate affairs, finance, audit, legal, intellectual property rights, land management, corporate banking and records management. Apart from his diverse role as Company Secretary, he is also Secretary of the Audit Committee, Board CSR Committee and Trust Funds of the Company. Mr. Rahman performs as a visiting lecturer on corporate affairs in different private universities and professional institutes. As a resource person, he has been conducting various professional management courses for the professionals. In his capacity as the Director General of Intellectual Property Association of Bangladesh (IPAB) and Vice-Chairman of IP Committee of FBCCI, he performs with different national and international organisations for addressing IPR issues in Bangladesh.