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The Composition of Board

The Board of Directors of the Reliance Insurance Limited is proudly composed of the widely-acclaimed business personalities of Bangladesh. All of them have first-hand experiences in running goal-oriented organizations, and proven track record of leading conglomerates through their innovative entrepreneurial skills.

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ChairmanDirectorsAdviser
MR. RAJIV PRASAD SHAHA MS. SHAHNAZ RAHMANMR. AKHTAR AHMED
Vice-ChairmanMS. ZAKIA ROUF CHOWDHURYCEO
MR. SHAMSUR RAHMANMR. HABIBULLAH KHAN MR. MD. KHALED MAMUN
PROFESSOR MOHAMMAD ABDULLAH
MR. IMRAN FAIZ RAHMAN
MR. ARSHAD WALIUR RAHMAN
MR. ATIQUR RAHMAN
MR. AMANULLAH CHOWDHURY
MS. ROMANA ROUF CHOWDHURY
MR. IFTEKHARUL HUQ
MS. SRIMATI SHAHA
MR. ANIS-UZ-ZAMAN KHAN
MR. DR. TOUFIQ ALI

MR. RAJIV PRASAD SHAHA

Chairman


Mr. Rajiv Prasad Shaha is the Managing Director of Kumudini Welfare Trust of Bengal (BD) Ltd. and Kumudini Pharma Ltd since January 2000. Mr. Shaha was the Director of Kumudini Welfare Trust of Bengal (BD) Ltd and Kumudini Pharma Ltd since 1987 till December 1999. Mr. Shaha is a Sponsor Director of Reliance Insurance Limited.

Mr. Shaha is the grandson of the great philanthropist Rai Bahadur Ranada Prashad Shaha (R. P. Shaha), the founder of Kumudini Welfare Trust of Bengal (BD) Limited.

MR. SHAMSUR RAHMAN

Vice Chairman


Mr. Shamsur Rahman is the Director of Bangladesh Lamps Limited, Transcom Electronics Limited, Mediastar Limited (Publishers of Prothom Alo), Mediaworld Limited (Publishers of The Daily Star), ABC Radio (FM Radio Station), Marina Tea Co. Limited, Monipur Tea Co. Limited and M. Rahman Tea Co. Limited.

Mr. Rahman is also a Sponsor Director of Reliance Insurance Limited.

Directors


MS. SHAHNAZ RAHMAN


Ms. Shahnaz Rahman is a Director of Transcom Group of Bangladesh, Transcom Beverages Limited (sole franchisee of PEPSI), Transcom Foods Limited (sole franchisee of Pizza Hut & KFC), Transcom Electronics Limited, Transcom Cables Limited (manufacturers of domestic and industrial cables), Transcom Mobile Limited, Eskayef Bangladesh Limited, Transcom Distribution Co. Ltd, Mediastar Limited (Publishers of Prothom Alo), Tea Holdings Limited (Tea Plantations). Major stakeholders in Mediaworld Limited (Publishers of The Daily Star) and National Housing Finance and Investments Limited.

Ms. Rahman is a Sponsor Director of Reliance Insurance Limited.

MS. ZAKIA ROUF CHOWDHURY


Ms. Zakia Rouf Chowdhury obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree from University of Dhaka. She is the Director of Rangs Limited, Rangs Motors Limited, Rangs Properties Limited, Rangs Industries Limited, Rangs Pharmaceuticals Limited, Rangs Workshop Limited, Rancon Motors Limited, Ranks ITT Limited, Ranks Telecom Limited, Ranks Interior Limited, Ranks Real Estate Limited, Shield Security Services Limited, Ranks Steels Limited, Ranks Agro Biotech Limited, Sash Limited, Zest Polymer Limited, Metro Foils Limited, Sea Resources Group.

Ms. Chowdhury is a Director of Reliance Insurance Limited.

MR. HABIBULLAH KHAN


Mr. Habibullah Khan holds a Bachelor of Science degree. He is the Managing Director of Meenhar Group of Companies. Mr. Khan has been recognized as CIP by the Government of Bangladesh for many years for his outstanding contribution towards industrialization of the country. Under his dynamic leadership, Meenhar Sea Foods Ltd was awarded Silver Medal by the Government for its contribution in export sector of the country for the last two consecutive years. He is the founder of Habibullah Khan High School, Feni, Vice President of Bhatiary Golf and Country Club, Chittagong, Member of Japan Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Dhaka. Mr. Khan is the Former Vice Chairman of Bangladesh Marine Fisheries Association, Founder Vice President and former President, Chittagong Stock Exchange, former President of Bangladesh Frozen Food Exporters Association, Bangladesh, Former Member of the Governing Council of Independent University, Bangladesh, Former Executive Committee Member of Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce & Industry.

Dhaka. Mr. Khan is a Sponsor Director of Reliance Insurance Limited.

PROFESSOR MOHAMMAD ABDULLAH


Professor Mohammad Abdullah obtained B.Com (Hons) and M.Com from University of Dhaka. He is also a Fellow of Chartered Institute of Secretaries (FCIS), London, UK. He is an academician having taught in a college and served as a part-time faculty in the Department of Management & Finance, University of Dhaka for nearly 14 years. He held a position of a Director in Islami Bank Bangladesh Ltd. for 18 years. Professor Abdullah had been a Member of Parliament for ten years from 1991-2001.

MR. IMRAN FAIZ RAHMAN


Mr. Imran Faiz Rahman is a member of the Board of Directors of Reliance Insurance Limited. He has completed Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) from a reputed University of USA. He is the Chairman of Imaan Cold Storage Ltd. and Managing Director of Arlinks Ltd.and Imaan Cold Storage Ltd. He is also the Director of R.R Cold Storage Ltd., Aris Holdings Ltd., R R Estates Ltd.

MR. ARSHAD WALIUR RAHMAN


Mr. Arshad Waliur Rahman is a Director of Transcom Beverages Limited (sole franchisee of PEPSI), Transcom Foods Limited (sole franchisee of Pizza Hut & KFC), Transcom Electronics Limited (licensed manufacturers of PHILIPS lighting products and TVs/Radios, manufacturers of TRANSTEC lighting and household appliances, sole distributor of WHIRLPOOL, Transcom Cables Limited (manufacturers of domestic and industrial cables), Transcom Mobile Limited (distributor for SAMSUNG mobile handsets), Eskayef Bangladesh Limited (leading pharmaceutical manufacturers – formerly SmithKline & French), Transcom Distribution Co. Ltd. (distribution of pharmaceuticals – SK&F, NOVO NORDISK, SERVIER, ALLERGAN and consumer brands – Frito Lay, Heinz, Wrigley, Mars, Energizer, Schick, L’Oreál, Garnier, Ferrero, ConAgra Foods, Hemas) Mediastar Limited (Publishers of PROTHOM ALO), Tea Holdings Limited (Tea Plantations). Major stakeholders in Mediaworld Limited (Publishers of THE DAILY STAR), National Housing Finance and Investments Limited.

MR. ATIQUR RAHMAN


Mr. Atiqur Rahman is a member of the Board of Directors of Reliance Insurance Limited. He is the Group Finance Director of Transcom Group of Companies and also a Director of Transcom Electronics Limited (licensed manufacturers of PHILIPS, the sole distributor of WHIRLPOOL), Bangladesh Lamps Limited, Transcraft Limited (modern printing company), Transfin Trading Limited, Trinco Limited, Transcom Cables Limited, Transcom Mobile Limited, Eskayef Bangladesh Limited (leading pharmaceutical manufacturers), Transcom Beverages Limited (PEPSI), Transcom Foods Limited ( Pizza Hut & KFC), Mediastar Limited ( Publishers of Prothom Alo), ABC Radio (FM Radio Station), M. Rahman Tea Co. Limited, Monipur Tea Co. Limited, Marina Tea co. Limited (Tea Plantations)

MR. AMANULLAH CHOWDHURY


Mr. Amanullah Chowdhury is the Vice Chairman of Rangs Group. He is also the Director of Rangs Pharmaceuticals Limited. He is Joint Managing Director of Sea Resources Group of Companies. He was the President of Superpharmacal Laboratories & Vice President of Superpharm Corporation (a pharmaceutical manufacturer in New York from 1979 to 1981). Mr. Chowdhury was District Sales Manager, Calibiochem Behring Corporation, USA from 1977 to 1979. He was a Senior Technical Representative Behring Corporation-a subsidiary of American Hoechst Corporation from 1974 to 1977. Mr. Amanullah Chowdhury was Marketing Manager of Hoechst (Bangladesh) Ltd. Chittagong. He obtained his Bachelor of Pharmacy (Hons.) degree.

MS. ROMANA ROUF CHOWDHURY


Ms. Romana Rouf Chowdhury is a Director of Sea Resources Group of Companies consisting of three export oriented Deep sea Fishing Companies and four other Companies. She obtained Advance Level Mathematics degree.

MR. IFTEKHARUL HAQUE


Mr. Iftekharul Huq is a sponsor Director of Reliance Insurance Limited.

Mr. Huq obtained his graduation in Economics from George Mason University in Virginia, USA. After that he worked for Bangladesh Enterprise Institute as a Research Assistant on the "Counter Terrorism Policy" project. He did internships at Grameen and Airtel.

MS. SRIMATI SHAHA


Ms. Srimati Shaha, daughter-in-law of great philanthropist Rai Bahadur Ranada Prasad Shaha, obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree from University of Dhaka. She is the Director of Kumudini Welfare Trust of Bengal (BD) Ltd., Kumudini Pharma Ltd., Bengal River Service (BD) Ltd. and member of Ranada Prasad Shaha University Trustee Board, Bharateswari Homes Governing Body, Kumudini Nursing School & College. She started her campaign to uplift the empowerment of underprivileged women of our country from the very beginning of her married life and in recognition of her contribution towards education and women empowerment received National award “Begum Rokeya Padak – 2005” of the Govt. of Bangladesh in 2006. Ms. Shaha is also a member of Board of Director of Reliance Insurance Limited.

MR. ANIS-UZ-ZAMAN KHAN


Mr. Anis-uz-Zaman Khan was appointed to the Board of Directors of Reliance Insurance Limited on 9th September 2012 as independent Director of the Company. He is also Chairman of the Audit Committee of Reliance Insurance Limited. Before taking voluntary retirement from the Government of the Peoples’ Republic of Bangladesh, he served as Secretary in the Ministry of Information and Rural Development & Co-operative. He was also a Director of GEC (BD) Ltd. and Managing Director of Social Marketing Company Ltd. He has visited many countries including USA in 1977 on invitation from the US Government under the Leader Exchange Program. Mr. Khan completed his Master of Arts degree from University of Dhaka and obtained his Post Graduate Diploma in Development Administration from University of Leeds, United Kingdom.

DR. TOUFIQ ALI


Dr. Toufiq Ali was appointed to the Board of Directors of Reliance Insurance Limited on 20th March 2013 as Independent Director of the Company. Dr. Ali had vast experience working with the Government, having joined the erstwhile Civil Service of Pakistan (CSP) in 1968 and later moving on to the Foreign Service. His appointments in Foreign Services included holding positions of Deputy Chief of Mission in our Embassy in Washington, Ambassador in the Netherlands, Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador in Geneva, Ambassador to the Holy See and to the UN offices in Vienna. After leaving the Government in 2007, he joined the United Nations Industrial Development Organization in Vienna as a Senior Adviser ( Trade & LDCs) and returned to Bangladesh in 2009.

Dr. Ali obtained B.A. (Hons) and LL.B from Dhaka University and then completed MAPE and Ph.D from Boston University, USA. Dr. Ali is currently holding the position of Managing Director and CEO of Karnaphuly Fertilizer Company Limited (KAFCO).

MR. AKHTAR AHMED

Adviser


After completing B.A. (Honours) and M.A. from Dhaka University in 1970, Mr. Ahmed joined Eastern Federal Union Insurance Company, the largest insurance company in the then Pakistan, as an Executive Officer. Following the nationalization of insurance industry in Bangladesh in 1972, his services were absorbed in Sadharan Bima Corporation. In 1981 he joined Asian Reinsurance Corporation, Bangkok, an inter- governmental organization set up by the United Nations and served in various Managerial position till 1989. In 1989 he joined Arab Insurance Group, the largest insurance organization of the Middle East and served for 14 years in various positions as Chief Manager, Regional General Manager and Chief Executive of its Far East operations, based in Hong Kong and Kuala Lumpur. Mr. Ahmed returned back home in 2003 and served as Managing Director of Sadharan Bima Corporation till February 2004. In early 2005 he completed an assignment as Consultant to KPMG, Abu Dhabi, on a project for setting up of a large Reinsurance company in the Middle East. He joined Reliance Insurance Limited as its Managing Director & CEO in March 2005 and continued till to March 2014 before becoming Adviser of the Company.

MR. MD. KHALED MAMUN

CEO


Mr. Mamun Joined Reliance Insurance in June, 2005 after 11 years of service in Reinsurance Department of the State Owned Sadharan Bima Corporation. Apart from his Masters degree from Dhaka University, he also obtained Diploma in Development Planning from Academy for Planning and Development, Dhaka. He is an Associate Member of Bangladesh Insurance Academy, Dhaka and also the Associate Member of the Chartered Insurance Institute, United Kingdom. He received Advanced Non-Life Insurance & Reinsurance Training from Swiss Insurance Training Centre (SITC) of Swiss Re, Zurich, Switzerland and Reinsurance Management Training from Asian Re, Bangkok, Thailand. Mr. Khaled has also attended a number of seminars on Insurance and Reinsurance at home and abroad.

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The Composition of Board

The Board of Directors of the Reliance Insurance Limited is proudly composed of the widely-acclaimed business personalities of Bangladesh. All of them have first-hand experiences in running goal-oriented organizations, and proven track record of leading conglomerates through their innovative entrepreneurial skills.

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