Major General Mohammad Ashrafuzzaman Siddiqui, OSP, BSP, SUP, ndc, psc, MPhil

Chairman

Major General Mohammad Ashrafuzzaman Siddiqui, OSP, BSP, SUP, ndc, psc, MPhil is Chairman of Shimanto Bank PLC. He is the 6th Chairman of Shimanto Bank PLC. and the 25th Director General of Border Guard Bangladesh.

Major General Ashraf joined Bangladesh Military Academy with 27th BMA Long course on 08 January 1991 and was commissioned on 20 December 1992 in the Corps of Artillery of the Bangladesh Army. He has attended number of training courses both at home and abroad. To mention a few, he is a Graduate of School of Artillery; Fort Sill, USA; Defence Services Command and Staff College, Mirpur, Dhaka; Defence Services Staff College, Wellington, India and National Defence College, New Delhi, India. He holds a Bachelor degree from Chattrogram University and four master degrees from home and abroad (MDS from National University, MSC and MPhil from Madras University, India and MBA from Bangladesh University of Professionals.

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Major General Ashraf served in numerous command, staff and instructional appointments both at home and abroad. He commanded one Artillery Regiment, two Artillery Brigades, served as Director of Internal Affairs Bureau in Directorate General of Forces Intelligence and as Director Military Training in Army Headquarters. He has also served as an Instructor in Bangladesh Military Academy, Staff Officer Grade three of an Infantry Division, Brigade Major of an Infantry Brigade and Colonel Staff of an Infantry Division.

Major General Ashraf has participated in United Nations Missions in United Nations Mission in Ethiopia (UNMEE) and United Nations Mission in Sudan (UNMIS). He also served as Force Generation Officer in the United Nations Secretariat (UNDPKO) in New York, USA. He is a widely travelled person and visited number of countries. His professional endeavor and strategic vision throughout the career make him the ideal person to lead Shimanto Bank PLC. into it’s next chapter of growth and innovation.

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Brigadier General Md Nurul Amin, BGBMS, PhD, MPH

Director
 

Brigadier General Md Nurul Amin, BGBMS, PhD, MPH is Additional Director General (Medical) of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB). He is Director of Shimanto Bank PLC. He joined Bangladesh Army on 04 January 1994 and was commissioned on BMTC-08 in Army Medical Core. He has attended several professional courses in-country. He completed MPH in 2008 from NIPSOM, Mohakhali, Dhaka. He also obtained PhD in 2019 From Dept of Microbiology, University of Dhaka.

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Brigadier General Nurul Amin has a variety of experience as Medical Officer in Bangladesh Army/ Border Guard Bangladesh. He Participated in the United Nations Peace Keeping Mission on Liberia from 13 May 2012 to 30 Jun 2013 and Central African Republic from 07 October 2019 to 25 September 2020 as Force Medical Officer, FHQ, MINUSCA.

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Brig Gen Tanveer Gani Chowdhury, PBGM

Director
 

Brig Gen Tanveer Gani Chowdhury, PBGM is appointed as Additional Director General (Admin) on 13 April 2023. He was born on 12 Nov 1971 in the District of Chattogram, Bangladesh. He Joined Bangladesh Military Academy on 10 July 1990 and was commissioned on 09 Jun 1992 in the Corps of Infantry.

Brig Gen Tanveer Gani Chowdhury has a variety of experience in different units, training institutions and headquarters in Bangladesh Army and Border Guard Bangladesh. He Served in AHQ as AAG, PA Dte. He also served in President’s Office, Banga Bhaban as PS (Coord). He participated in the United Nations Peace Keeping Missions as Pl Comd and UN MSN Mil Observer.

Brig Gen Md Shahadat Sikder, ndc, afwc, psc

Director
 

Brig Gen Md Shahadat Sikder, ndc, afwc, psc is Addition Director General (HQ) of Border Guard Bangladesh. He was born on 01 Nov 1974 in the District of Rangpur, Bangladesh. He joined Bangladesh Military Academy on 04 Jan 1994 and was commissioned on 29 Nov 1995 in the Corps of Infantry. He has attended several professional courses both at home and abroad. He has completed psc (Staff Course) from DSCSC, Dhaka, Bangladesh. He has completed Armed Forces War Course (afwc) and National Defence Course (ndc) from National Defence College, Bangladesh. He obtained BA (Pass) Degree from National University. He obtained MBA from IBA, Dhaka University and MDS from National University. He has also achieved LLB from National University.

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Brig Gen Md Shahadat Sikder has a variety of experience as Staff and Command in Bangladesh Army and Border Guard Bangladesh. He participated in the United Nations Peace Keeping Missions in Liberia and Sudan.

 

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Colonel Md Mahmudur Rahman, psc

Director
 

Colonel Md Mahmudur Rahman, psc is Deputy Director General (Works) of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB). He is Member of Board of Directors of Shimanto Bank PLC. He was born on 30 Oct 1972 in the District of Dhaka, Bangladesh. He Joined Bangladesh Military Academy on 11 Jul 1990 and was commissioned on 09 Jun 1992. He has attended several professional courses both at home and abroad. He is a graduate of BMA, Bhatiary, Ctg. He has completed PSC course from staff college, Mirpur, Dhaka. He also obtained MDS from National university, Gazipur and MSc in Civ Engg from UAP.

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Colonel Md Mahmudur Rahman, psc has a verity of experience as Commander in Bangladesh Army and Border Guard Bangladesh. He Participated in the United Nations Peace Keeping Missions Angola, Eritria and Liberia.

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Colonel Murad Zaman, BGBMS, PBGMS

Director
 

Colonel Murad Zaman, BGBMS, PBGMS is Deputy Director General (Records) of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB). He is Member of Board of Directors and Risk Management Committee of Shimanto Bank PLC. He Joined Bangladesh Military Academy on 12 Jun 1991 and was commissioned on 20 Dec 1992 in the Corps of Infantry. He has attended several professional courses both at home and abroad. He is a graduate of BSC, Chittagong University. He is a graduate of MBA from Atish Dipankar University of Science and Technology.

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Murad Zaman has a verity of experience as Staff, Instructor and Commander in Bangladesh Army/Border Guard Bangladesh. He Participated in the United Nations Peace Keeping Missions at Sierra Leone and Sudan.

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Colonel Shafiul Azam Parvez

Director
 

Colonel Shafiul Azam Parvez is Deputy Director General (Communication) of Border Guard Bangladesh. He has attended several Professional Courses both at home and abroad. He is a graduate of BMA, Bhatiary, Chattogram and from National University. He has complete his BSc Engineering in Computer Science and Engineering and Masters in ICT from Bangladesh University of Professional, Dhaka.

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In his 27 years of military carrier, he has a verity of experience as Staff and Command in both Bangladesh Army and Border Guard Bangladesh. Wearing blue helmet he has also participated twice in the United Nations Peace Keeping Missions in Liberia.

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Mr. Abu Hena Mohd. Razee Hassan

Independent Director
 

Mr. Abu Hena Mohd. Razee Hassan has been appointed as Independent Director of Shimanto Bank PLC. He was born on 11 September 1956 in the district of Jamalpur. He joined Bangladesh Bank as Assistant Director in 1981 and served the Bank in different positions. He was promoted to Executive Director in 2010. He was appointed by Government as Deputy Governor of Bangladesh Bank in 2012 and extended tenure in 2016 and appointed as Head of BFIU in 2018 where he served up to September 2021. He also worked as Head of BFIU during tenure of Deputy Governor as additional responsibility. He was Director of Bangladesh Bank Board and also represented Bangladesh Bank as Director in the Boards of Bangladesh Sericulture Board, Investment Corporation of Bangladesh and SME Foundation.

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As Deputy Governor, he looked after the banking policy and regulation, foreign exchange policy and investment, off-site and onsite supervision, formulation and implementation of monetary policy, research and statistics, accounts and budgeting, human resources and services management related departments of Bangladesh Bank. As Head of BFIU he played an important role in getting membership of the Egmont Group of FIUs in 2013, bringing out Bangladesh from grey list of risky countries prepared by Financial Action Task Force (FATF) and Asia Pacific Group on money laundering (APG) and proving Bangladesh as compliant country in FATF-APG Mutual Evaluation of 2015. He also acted as Co-Chair of APG for the term 2018-2020.

Mr. Razee Hassan obtained his BSS (Honours) and MSS in Economics from University of Dhaka. He also obtained an MA in Economic Development from Vanderbilt University, USA. He attended many professional courses and seminars at home and abroad. He also attended and led Bangladesh delegations and presided over many sessions of international conferences and meetings. He is a life member of Bangladesh Economic Association, Dhaka University Alumni Association and Diplomaed Associate of Institute of Bankers, Bangladesh.

Mr. Hassan is a widely travelled person. He travelled to 37 countries of the world on official business and personal interests. He is interested in reading books, travelling and talking on current issues. He is happily married to Nazmun Nahar and has one daughter and two sons.

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Rafiqul Islam

Managing Director & CEO
 

Mr. Rafiqul Islam joined as Managing Director & CEO of Shimanto Bank PLC. on 8th August 2022.

Mr. Islam started his banking career with Uttara Bank Limited as a Probationary Officer in 1996. He was posted as a Branch Manager just after successful completion of the one-year probation period and he served there in various branches till 2002. Later, he served Eastern Bank Limited in various capacities including Branch Manager, Manager – Operational Risk, Cluster Head, Zonal Head and Head of Internal Control. Then, Mr. Islam joined NRB Bank Ltd in 2013 and served there as Head of Internal Control & Compliance.

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Mr. Islam joined Shimanto Bank PLC. as SEVP and Chief Operating Officer (COO) in 2016. Later he was promoted as Deputy Managing Director. He also performed as Chief Risk Officer (CRO), Chief Anti-Money Laundering Compliance Officer (CAMLCO) and Head of Business.

Instrumental with business, consumer banking, branch operation, AML and operational risk, control & compliance, Mr. Islam is a certified lead auditor on ISO/IEC 27000:2005 standard from International Register of Certified Auditors (IRCA).

Mr. Islam holds post graduations in International Trade & Business from University of Dhaka. He completed Masters of Business Administration from University of New Castle, USA.

Mr. Islam completed exclusive course on ‘Risk Management for Corporate Leader’ from Harvard Business School-USA; ‘Business, International Relations and Political Economy’ from The London School of Economics and Political Science-UK; ‘International Business and Banking’ from Leeds Beckett University-UK; ‘Business & Leadership Development Program’ from Saskatchewan University-Canada and ‘International Trade & Business’ from Federation University-Australia and Advanced Course in Business Administration from IBA, University of Dhaka.

Mr. Islam was Ex-Chairman of Association of Anti Money Laundering Compliance Officers of Banks of Bangladesh (AACOBB). He is the Life Member of Dhaka University Alumni Association (DUAA) and Registered Graduate of Dhaka University. He is a column writer of the daily newspapers on contemporary issues on Banking, Finance and Economy.

Mr. Islam was born on September, 1970 in Shariatpur district. He is married to Mrs. Jesmin Sarwar and they have one daughter and one son.

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