About us

Board of Directors


Mr. Zia Uddin Ahmed, Ph. D

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)

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

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

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

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.


Mr. A. K. M. Nazmul Haider

Mr. A. K. M. Nazmul Haider is serving as the ‘Company Secretary’ of Southeast Bank Limited. He obtained Bachelor of Business Administration with Honours and MBA (Major in Accounting) from the University of Chittagong. He worked in South Asia Capital Limited, Square Group, First Security Islami Bank Ltd., National Credit and Commerce Bank Limited in different capacities. He participated in many seminars, conferences, workshops, training programs on various important topics of Business, Banking, Investment and Capital Markets. Mr. Haider also serving as the nominee “Director” of the Bangladesh Rating Agency Limited (BDRAL), a subsidiary of Dun & Bradstreet South Asia Middle East Ltd. (DBSAME)


Mr. Md. Monirul Alam, FCS

Md. Monirul Alam obtained his Masters Degree (M.Com) from Dhaka University. He is a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries of Bangladesh (FCS). Mr. Alam is now working in National Credit and Commerce Bank Limited as Executive Vice President and Company Secretary. He has 30 years of experience in the financial service industry.