About us

Board of Directors

 

Mr. Zia Uddin Ahmed, Ph. D
Chairman

Dr. Ahmed has over 30 years of experience in development finance in South Asia. He has worked with major development agencies such as USAID, DFID, SDC, WB, IFC, ADB, IFAD etc. He has designed an innovative & unique business model for venture capital investment in Bangladesh based on international best practices. He holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Virginia, USA and BA from the University of Oklahoma, USA. He was awarded the Letseizer Gold Medal for the Outstanding Graduating Senior at the University of Oklahoma in 1975. He is the chairman of Venture Investment Partners Bangladesh Limited. He is also the chairman of Terra Resources International Investment & Marketing Services Inc. USA.

 

Brig Gen Rafiuddin Ahmed (Retd)
Director

Mr. Ahmed served in the Bangladesh Army for 34 years as a professional army officer and he retired as a Brigadier General in October 2004. He has a lot of experience in commanding platoons, companies, regiments, brigades and divisions. He also commanded management and logistic staff officers at regiments, divisions and Army headquarters. He served as the Defence Attaché of Bangladesh in the Bangladesh Embassy, Beijing for 3 years and 8 months and received PLA (Peoples Liberation Army) Commemorative Medal from the Govt. of the People’s Republic of China.

 

Mr. Muhammad Fouzul K. Khan, Ph. D
Director

Mr. Khan received his Ph. D. in Economics in 1989 by writing a dissertation on investment from BostonUniversity, USA. He received his Master of Arts in Political Economy from Boston University and B.A. with honors from Dhaka University, Bangladesh. He has taught as full and part time faculty at several renowned universities around the world. He was Secretary, Power Division, Ministry of Power, Energy and Mineral Resources, Government of Bangladesh from 2007-2008.He was the founder Chief Executive Officer of Infrastructure Development Company Limited (IDCOL), a financial institution in Bangladesh.Earlier, he served at the National Board of Revenue and was involved in design and implementation of tax and tariff reform in the early nineties.He worked in consulting assignments of the World Bank, and Asian Development Bank in Papua New Guinea, South Sudan etc. He is also currently the Chairman and CEO of Keystone Business Support Company Limited, and the TA Team Leader for the Asian Development Bank’s Bangladesh Public- Private Partnership.

 

 

 

Mr. Golam Sarwar
Director

Mr. Sarwar holds a MSS and a BSS (HON) degree from Dhaka University. He is a successful businessman both in Bangladesh and in the USA. He is based in Plano, TX and is the Proprietor of Mercer USA which deals with RMG marketing in the US. In Bangladesh, he has extensive investments in the RMG sector. He is the Chairman of Posh Garments Ltd, S.F. Denim Apparels Ltd., S.F. Fashion Wears Ltd. He is also the Managing Director of S.F. Apparels LTD. He sits in the board of VIPB.

 

 

Mr. Upal Rahman
Director

Mr. Rahman is the Founder President & CEO of Intelligent Image Management Inc., USA which provides creative solutions to companies that outsource their business process operations offshore. He is also a director of US Bangladesh Investment Group Inc., USA. He is a committee member of several US trade bodies, formulating standards on offshore BPO services. In Bangladesh, he operates the country’s one of the largest and oldest 100% export oriented information technology company, Digital Architects Ltd. that provides IT solutions to several Fortune 300 companies. Mr. Rahman has a BSc in EE from the Northeastern University, MA. He has work experience as software engineer in companies such as Vitrionics Corp., USA.