Profiles of ICAB presidents in chronological order

Abul Qasem FCA (late), the first President of ICAB in 1972, was among the few notable personalities who ventured to take up accounting as a career in the British colonial days braving social, political and financial hurdles. Having graduated with honours from Dhaka University in 1939, Abul Qasem served his articles with M/S A C Roy & Co. in Calcutta. He was qualified as the second Muslim Chartered Accountant in this sub-continent. Thereafter, he started practice in Chittagong under the name of A Qasem & Co, Chartered Accountants firm. Mr. Qasem was the Senior Partner of A Qasem & Co, Chartered Accountants till his death in January 1991.

A Qasem served as a Vice President and Council Member in the then Pakistan CA Institute and after independence of Bangladesh, he became the Founding President of ICAB. He was past president of the Dhaka Chamber of Commerce and Industries (DCCI) and the Lions Club of Motijheel. He also served as a senate member of Dhaka University.

Md Mufazzal Hussain Chowdhury FCA (late), partner of Chowdhury Hossain Zaman & Co, Chartered Accountants, served as President of the ICAB in 1973-74. He was also a Founding Council Member of the Institute. MH Chowdhury drafted the Chartered Accountants Order 1973 and the Bye Laws under it. Through cooperation with others he had the CA Order passed by the Government of Bangladesh.

Born in 1932 at Chandpur, MH Chowdhury graduated in Commerce from Dhaka University in 1950. He was qualified as a Registered Accountant in 1954 and joined A Qasem & Co, Chartered Accountants in 1955 as a partner. In March 1958 he joined Duncan Brothers (Bangladesh) Ltd as an accountant and later he was promoted to the position of the Chairman and Managing Director of the company in 1972. Meanwhile, he was awarded the TPh by the then government of Pakistan which he relinquished in 1971. He continued with Duncan till December 1974.

MH Chowdhury joined National Oil Corporation of Libya in 1974 where he held various positions till he became its Financial Adviser. He returned to Bangladesh in August 1985 and became a partner of A Qasem & Co, Chartered Accountants firm. Also a Founding Council Member of the CA Institute in erstwhile Pakistan, he was also Vice President for two term of the Institute.

Md Saifur Rahman FCA (late), founding partner of Rahman Rahman Huq, Chartered Accountants, was the President of the ICAB for the terms 1974 -’75. He was also a Fonding Council Member of the Institute.

Born in 1932, Saifur Rahman completed his B.Com from Dhaka University in 1953 and qualified as a Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England &Wales in 1958. He had 35 years of multifarious professional involvement in various capacities as advisor and consultant in the national and transnational manufacturing, chemical, oil companies as well as gas exploration and marketing companies, transport systems, banking, insurance and finance, etc.

As a Cabinet Minister of Finance, Planning, Commerce and Foreign Trade of the Government of Bangladesh and Chairman of various Cabinet Committees for over a decade (976-82, 1991-1996 & 2001-2006), Mr. Rahman had been actively involved in defining government’s economic, monetary, fiscal and trade policies. He was the author of VAT in Bangladesh.

Mr Rahman served as Chairman, Board of Governors of IMF and World Bank in 1993-94 and Bangladesh’s Governor of WB, ADB, Islamic Development Bank and IFAD during 1980-82 and 1991-96.

Zahir Uddin Ahmed, FCA FCMA, CGMA was the President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Bangladesh (ICAB) for two terms in 1975 & 76 and 1981. He was in the council ICAB since its inception for 30 years (1973 to 2003). He was also the President of the Institute of Cost Management Accountants of Bangladesh (ICMAB) for two terms in 2008 and 2011. Further ZU Ahmed was the President of South Asian Federation of Accountants (SAFA), an apex body of SAARC for 2002.

Former Finance Director of Bangladesh Jute Mills Corporation and Bangladesh Tobacco Company Limited Mr. Ahmed is also a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management of Accountants, UK. He was honorary lecturer in the Department of Management of Dhaka University.

Mr. Ahmed had served as Member of several committees including the Cost and Price Consultative Committee and Company Law Reforms Committee, Law Commission, National Wages and Productivity Commission 2010 which was formed by the Government of Bangladesh. He has participated in various national and international conferences including the Confederation of Asia and pacific Accountants (CAPA) and SAFA as paper presenter and moderator.

Md Anowar Hossain Miah FCA (late), partner of Chowdhury Hossain Zaman & Co, Chartered Accountants, was ICAB President for the term 1976-77. Born in 1931, Anowar Hossain Miah obtained his Master’s degree in Commerce from Dhaka University in 1954. Having completed his articleship from AC Roy & Co. in 1958, he appeared and passed his RA examination in the same year.

Anowar Hossain joined the then PIDC in 1959 as Deputy Chief of Accounts, in charge of the eastern region of the corporation. He served in WAPDA as Chief Cost Accounts Adviser in 1964, EPIDC and BIDC as Senior Deputy Chief Accountant in 1964-71, BSIC and BSFIC as Director Finance in 1972-76 and BSEC in 1976-81 as Director Finance and Chairman (Acting). He also served the Ministry of Industry as Liquidator of Four Textile Mills upto 1982.

He was the founder Secretary and General Member of the then Institute of Industrial Accountants (PIIA) now named as the Institute of Cost and Management Accountants of Bangladesh. He was also associated with Kachi Kacher Mela.

Noor Mohammad Howladar FCA, partner of Howladar Yunus & Co, Chartered Accountants was ICAB President in 1978. He had been in the Council ICAB for a number of terms since its inception.

Born in 1930 at Chamta in Barisal, he did his matriculation from BM College in Barisal in 1946. Thereafter, having graduated in Commerce from Dhaka University in 1950, he appeared and passed the Registered Accountants Examination from the firm of AC Roy & Co, Chartered Accountants, Dhaka in 1956.

Having served for five years in erstwhile PIDC, Mr. Howladar started public practice in 1961 in Dhaka.

A dedicated academician, Mr. Howlader was associated with education and training of CA students for several years and also held the office of the Chairman of Board of Studies of the Institute for a number of years.

Md Masihur Rahman FCA (late), partner of MM Rahman & Co, Chartered Accountants, was one of the senior most Chartered Accountants of the country. He served as President of the Institute in 1979. His contribution and initiative in construction of the present CA Bhaban is was remarkable.

A fellow member of both ICAB and ICAEW, Masihur Rahman had been in practice for 40 years. During his long professional career, M Rahman had also been connected with several financial and commercial institutions. He was the Founding President of FBCCI. He was also Director of the Bangladesh Shilpa Bank and the Janata Bank. In the eighties he was Member of the Taxation Enquiry Commission of Bangladesh and the National Commission on Money Banking and Credit. He was also a Trustee of the Dhaka Improvement Trust.

Mohammad Jainul Abedin FCA, a senior Member of ICAB was born in 1934. He is  a senior partner of M/S M. J. Abedin & Co., Chartered Accountants. Having graduated in Commerce in 1953, he started studying Chartered Accountancy Course in the same year. He became an Associate Member in 1958 and Fellow Member in 1968 of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan (ICAP). He is one of the founder Members of ICAB.

He served the ICAB as President in 1980. He had been in the Council-ICAB  for several terms. He also served as Covenanted Qualified Assistant with Price Waterhouse Peat & Co. in Dhaka from 1958 to 1962. A dedicated academician, Mr. Abedin was a part-time lecturer in the Commerce Faculty of Dhaka University.

AKM Mosharraf Hossain FCA (late), sole proprietor of Mosharraf Hossain & Co, Chartered Accountants, was the President of the Institute in 1982. A Founding Council Member, Mr. Hossain was in the Council ICAB for many years.

Mosharraf Hossain is an elected member of the Parliament and also fellow of both the ICAEW and the ICAB. A fellow member of the British Institute of Management, he has also received higher training in Management from Administrative Staff College, Henley in UK.

He began his service life in erstwhile EPIDC in 1965. He served as Chief Accountant, Finance Member/ Director in various sector corporations and was promoted as Chairman, BCIC in 1979-1988. Thereafter he was appointed Secretary, Ministry of Industries (1988-1990). He established the Board of Investment in 1989 and was its first Executive Chairman. He also served as Director/Chairman of various company boards including Biman Bangladesh, Titas Gas, KAFCO, IPDC, Banks, DFI’s, etc. He is also Managing Director of the national daily Dainik Dinkal.

Kazi Kamrul Hoda FCA (late), was President of the Institute in 1983. A Founding Council Member, he had served in the Council ICAB from its inception till his death on 29 January 1998.

Born in 1931 in the district of Hugli in Hawra, West Bengal, late Kamrul Hoda was a fellow of both ICAB and ICAEW. Having graduated in honours in Mathematics from Dhaka University in 1952, he obtained his Master’s degree from Oxford University, UK in 1956. Thereafter, he served articles with Thornton & Thornton, Chartered Accountants in Oxford and qualified as a chartered accountant from the English Institute in 1960.

KK Hoda joined Price Waterhouse & Co, London in November 1960 and worked until 1962. He left UK and joined AF Ferguson & Co at Karachi in the same year.

After liberation, Kamrul Hoda became a senior partner of Hoda Vasi Chowdhury & Co, Chartered Accountants.

Md. Yunus FCA (late), founding partner of Howlader Yunus & Co, Chartered Accountants, was President of the Institute in 1984. He had been in the Council ICAB for several years.

One of the senior most Chartered Accountants of the country, Md Yunus was President of South Asian Federation of Accountants (SAFA) in 1988 and President of Dhaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI) for two terms in 1983-84 and 1992-93. He was in the Executive Committee of DCCI for six years and was also a Director of Federation of Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce and Industry for two terms.

Md Yunus qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1963 and since then he had been in practice till his death.

Mohammed Toha FCA, partner of Toha Khan Zaman & Co, Chartered Accountants, was President of ICAB in 1985 and served the Council ICAB for 15 years.

Born in 1936, Md Toha obtained his M.Com degree from Karachi University in 1959, subsequently qualified as a Chartered Accountant from the CA Institute in erstwhile Pakistan in 1965. He also passed his LLB from SM Law College, Karachi in 1961 and Part-IV examination of the Institute of Cost and Management Accountants of London in 1966.

Md Toha was Chairman/Director BCIC, Director Finance of BSFIC and Member Finance of BADC. He was also Chairman/Director of the Board of Directors of all large industrial companies under BCIC, BCFIC, Ciba Geigy Bangladesh Ltd, Titas Gas Transmission and Distribution Company Ltd and Sonali Bank. He was awarded the Atish Dipankar Gold Medal in 1989 under Best Organiser category.

Kamal Ziaul Islam FCA, graduated in B.Sc. from St. Xavier’s College, Calcutta in 1955 and he earned B.Com. (Hons) in Economics from Leeds University in 1960. He was qualified as a Chartered Accountant from England & Wales in 1962. In England, he worked in Price Waterhouse and Co. Chartered Accountants in 1963-64 and Rahman Rahman Huq & Co. Chartered Accountants in 1964-65 in Dhaka.

Thereafter he joined the government as Controller of Accounts & Finance, East Pakistan Industrial Development Corporation (1969-72),   Finance Director of Bangladesh Textile Mills Corporation (1972-76), Finance Director of Bangladesh Small Industries Corporation (1976) and Director, Finance, Bangladesh Petroleum Corporation (1977).

KZ Islam was the President of Bangladesh Cricket Board (1982-86) for four years. He was the President of the Institute of Chartered Accountant of Bangladesh in 1984 and then President of Bangladesh Association of Construction Industry (1993-95).

To add to his confusing life, he switched over to writing and wrote a weekly column for the HOLIDAY weekly newspaper for abut ten years.

AKM Rafiqul Islam FCA, was the President of ICAB in 1987. He had been in the Council ICAB for several terms.

Having completed his B.Com from Dhaka University in 1957, Rafiqul Islam qualified as a Chartered Accountant from the erstwhile Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan in 1965. He also qualified as a Cost and Management Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Management Accountants (ICMA) in UK in 1981. He was a Silver Medalist of the Institute of Insurance for Asia and the Pacific in Manila (UNCTAD Scholarship 1983).

Rafiqul Islam was the Founding Managing Director of Pragati Insurance Ltd (1986) and Chairman of Bangladesh Insurance Association, former Director of FBCCI, Executive Member of MCCI, Member-Secretary of Insurance Law Review Committee-1980-81, Member of WTO Committee and Member-Steering Committee of BSEC. Mr. Islam was also a Rotarian.

Abdul Hafiz Choudhury FCA, senior partner of Rahman Rahman Huq, Chartered Accountants, was President of the Institute in 1988. He was in the Council ICAB for nine years. Having completed his B.Com and M.Com from Dhaka University in 1960, he became a member of ICAEW in 1966. He became a member of the CA Institute in erstwhile Pakistan in 1967.

Hafiz Choudhury is a founder trustee of Independent University, Bangladesh and also its Honorary Treasurer and a member of the Governing Council. He is Chairman of Business Advisory Services Centre, a USAID-funded organization set-up to support development of private business enterprises. He is also a Director of the Board of Dhaka Electric Supply Company Limited. He has been serving as Honorary Treasurer of United Nations Association of Bangladesh since 1976.

A nominated Conciliator for Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), an affiliate of World Bank based in Washington, USA, Hafiz Choudhury has held many important positions including Director of the Board of Bangladesh Bank for more than three and a half years and Director of the Board of Jiban Bima Corporation for three years. He has been an Executive Committee member of MCCI for a number of years, served as Chairman of its various committees and actively participates in various activities of the chamber body.

Jamal Uddin Ahmad FCA, a partner of Ahmad & Ahmad, Chartered Accountants, was President of the Institute for two terms in 1989 and 1992. He had been in the Council ICAB for many years.

One of the senior most and outstanding Chartered Accountants of the country, JU Ahmad held the post of the Deputy Prime Minister of the Bangladesh Government from 1977 to 1982. He also served as Member, Executive Committee of MCCI, Member Company Law Committee and President of Chittagong Association in Dhaka.

Also a fellow of ICAEW, Jamal Uddin Ahmad obtained his Master’s degree in Commerce from Dhaka University in 1954. He spent over 14 years as professional Chartered Accountant with Price Waterhouse & Co, Peat Marwick Mitchell & Co, and AF Ferguson & Co.

A Past President of SAFA, Jamal Uddin Ahmad was also a member of the Public Sector Committee of IFAC during 1993-1995.

ABM Azizuddin FCA, a founding partner of ACNABIN, Chartered Accountants, was president of the Institute in 1990. He had been in the Council ICAB for nine terms upto 2009 and served the various committees of ICAB as Chairman/Member.

ABM Azizuddin served as a national expert to a UNDTCD-funded project in Bangladesh-Training of Chartered Accountants.

A dedicated academician, ABM Azizuddin was a Professor of Commerce at the then Jagannath College Dhaka, Salimullah College Dhaka, Haraganga College, Munshiganj for several years during ’60s. He was author of a number of books on Accounting.

In early seventies, he joined Howladar, Yunus & Co., Chartered Accountants as partner and remained there upto 1978. Thereafter he formed a new Chartered Accountant Firm ‘Aziz Halim & Co. as one of its founding partners and continued there till his joining to UNDTCD funded project in late 1981. Mr. Aziz presented many technical paper on different topics at national international forum including the SAFA and CAPA.

MA Quadir Mollah FCA, sole proprietor of Mollah Quadir Ahsan &Co, Chartered Accountants, was President of the Institute in 1991. He served the Council from 1976-1991.

Having graduated in Commerce from Dhaka University in 1958, MA Quadir Mollah qualified as a Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in erstwhile Pakistan in 1970. He became a fellow of the ICAB in 1979.

Mr. Quadir Mollah served as Senior Executive and Member, Board of Directors in various government and semi-government organisations including the BJEC, BFDC, BRTC, BTMC, etc. for more than a decade. He was Member of National Wages & Productivity Commission for two terms. He was also in the Dhaka University Senate from 1978 to 1981 as an elected member. In 2001, he was a member of Water Board Governing Council under Ministry of Water Resource Division. He actively participated in Language Movement in 1952 and liberation war in 1971.

Muhammed Abdul Halim Gaznavi FCA, partner of Aziz Halim Anwar & Co, Chartered Accountants, was President of the Institute in 1993. He had been in the Council ICAB from 1982 to 1994.

Halim Gaznavi had a long brilliant academic career. Having graduated in Commerce from Jagannath College in 1966, he was qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1973. He was awarded the coveted Gold Medal for securing the top position in Commerce Group in the 1964 HSC Examination from the same college. He also stood first in the Kamel Examination from Madrasah-e-Alia, Dhaka in 1961.

Before starting practice as a public accountant, Halim Gaznavi had served as Commercial Manager at the Telephone Shilpa Sangstha under the Ministry of PT&T from 1974 to 1978. He has actively participated in many national and international conferences and seminars.

Howlader Mahfel Huq FCA, Managing Partner of Mahfel Huq & Co, Chartered Accountants, was ICAB President in 1994. He served the Council ICAB for more than a decade from 1982 to 1996.

Having qualified as a Chartered Accountant from ICAB in 1973, Mahfel Huq started practice as a public accountant in 1974. He became a fellow of ICAB in 1979.

A nominated Member of the Board of Governors of Bangladesh Planning and Development Academy, he also served as Member (part-time) of Turnover Tax Commission, Government of Bangladesh. Mahfel Huq was also Vice President of Lions Club of Pubali.

Badrul Ahsan FCA, Partner of Nurul Faruk Hasan & Co, Chartered Accountants (A Correspondent Firm of RSM International) was President of the Institute in 1995. He served the Council ICAB for two consecutive terms from 1992-1997 and one single term in the ’80s.

Having passed the LLB final examination from Dhaka University with first class first, Badrul Ahsan qualified as Chartered Accountant in 1969 from the erstwhile CA Institute in Pakistan. Thereafter, he joined United Bank Limited of Pakistan as Systems Analyst & Programmer. He was the Controller of Accounts of Janata Bank during 1972-73. While in the Bank, he received the prestigious “Sonali Bank Medal” and “American express Inc Award” from the Institute of Bankers Diploma.

Badrul Ahsan has been in the professional practice almost forty years now, since 1974. Before joining as a Partner of Nurul Faruk Hasan & Co, he was the Partner of Ahsan Mostafa Kamal & Co, Ahsan Kamal Sadeq & Co and A. Qasem & Co. He has a number of publications in his credit.

Abu Nasar Altaf Hussain Siddiqui FCA, partner of Rahman Rahman Huq, Chartered Accountants, was President of the Institute in 1996. He has served the Institute as a Council Member for several terms.

 

Having become a fellow of ICAEW in 1968, Altaf Siddiqui served Thomson McLintock & Co, Chartered Accountants in London office before joining Glaxo Laboratories (Pakistan) Ltd in 1969. He was trained extensively by Glaso Group in its various manufacturing units across the UK and also at Manchester Business School. After serving for about a year as Chief Accountant of Glaxo Laboratories(Pakistan) in West Pakistan, he was transferred to Chittagong in East Pakistan (Bangladesh) in 1970.

After liberation, Altaf Siddiqui continued serving Glaso and was instrumental in forming Glaxo Bangladesh Limited in 1974. He was its Finance Director and Company Secretary when he left in December 1976. He started practicing as a public accountant from the beginning of 1977 as Altaf Siddiqui & Co, Chartered Accountants till he joined Rahman Rahman Huq as a partner in May 1977.

A widely travelled man, Altaf Hussain Siddiqui represented his former employer and also the Institute at many international seminars and workshops, presenting papers and participating actively in various SAFA and CAPA functions.

Anil Chandra Nath FCA,  partner of Basu Banerjee Nath & Co, Chartered Accountants, was President of the Institute in 1997. He served the Council ICAB for three consecutive terms from 1989-1997.

Having qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1968 from the CA Institute in erstwhile Pakistan, AC Nath joined the profession in 1969 as a partner of Basu Banerjee Nath & Co. He graduated in Commerce in 1960 and obtained LLB degree in 1964 from Dhaka University. He became a fellow of ICAB in 1975.

AC Nath actively served as Chairman of various committees and subcommittees of the Institute and has been contributing substantially towards development of the accountancy profession in the country. He has also been a part-time lecturer at ICAB for a few years.

AC Nath is a past president of the Rotary Club of Ramna and held many important positions in the District Central Committee.

Anil Chandra Nath has participated in international conferences held in Paris, Brussels, and Lahore as leader of ICAB official delegation.

Abbas Uddin Khan FCA, became an Associate Member in 1984 and Fellow Member in 1989 of ICAB. He is a Managing Partner of Abbas Khan & Co., Chartered Accountants. He has been in the Council for 23 years since 1989. He was the Vice President of ICAB in 1997 and President in 1998 of ICAB. Former Chairman of Bangladesh Agricultural Development Corporation (BADC), Mr. Khan is a Fellow Member of the Royal Institute of Public Administration (RIPA), UK.

He held the position of Director of Bangladesh Biman Corporation. He was also the Commissioner of Bangladesh Securities & Exchange Commission. Renowned sports organizer, Mr. Khan is also a social worker and patronizer of education.

Md. Anisur Rahman FCA, completed Matriculation in 1960 and passed I. Com. and B. Com from the University of Dhaka respectively in 1962 and 1966. Then he started studying Chartered Accountancy Course. He became an Associate Member in 1973 and Fellow Member in 1979 of ICAB.

Mr. Rahman had been in the ICAB Council since 1991 to 2000. He was the President of ICAB in 1999 and Vice President in 1988 and 1991 of ICAB. He was the Chairman of Dhaka Regional Committee in 1988. He had been working with several Committees of ICAB for several years.

Mr. Anis is Managing Partner of Rahman Anis & Co. Chartered Accountants. In his long career, he had been playing important roles in national and international organizations like British Insulated Calendar Constriction Ltd. (Pakistan) as Commercial Manager, Member of the Board of Directors of SEC, Member of the Board of Directors of Power Grid Company Ltd and Member of the Board of Directors of Dhaka WASA. He was also elected President of Jute Mills Officers’ Association.

Abul Khair Chowdhury FCA, is one of the founder Partners of HVC was trained in A F Ferguson & Co – Chartered Accountants from 1962 – 1967 and qualified as CA in 1968 from ICAP. He was also founding member and Vice President of Chittagong Stock Exchange and Ex-Officio Councilor of Dhaka Stock Exchange (Y2K) and member of SEC Advisory Board. He was Founder Chairman of a full fledged Merchant Banker (South Asia Capital Limited) and Securities trading-house (South Asia Securities Limited) in Chittagong. He is a Sponsor of the first Credit Rating Agency (CRISL) in Bangladesh, and a promoter of Bangladesh Securities Depositary Company Limited, SAFE – South Asia Federation of Exchange, Bangladesh Merchant Bankers’ Association.

He was President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Bangladesh – ICAB in 2000. He was a founder Councilor of ICAB and Founder President of Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA)-Bangladesh Chapter of IIA Inc-USA and One of honorary member of NBR’s Advisory Committee in Chittagong during 1973-97. Mr Chowdhury had the rare distinction of serving the Bangladesh Government in exile at Mujibnagar in between April – December 1971.

Anwaruddin Chowdhury FCA, is a Member Council of the ICAB and Director of the Confederation of Asian and Pacific Accountants (CAPA) Board for the term 2011-15 and serves as Bangladesh Representative on CAPA PSFM Committee.   He served as a Technical Advisor to the IFAC Board (2000-01) and was Executive Secretary SAFA (1995). He served on SAFA CITAG and is now as Member of SAFA PAIB Committee. He served on the UNCTAD ISAR Advisory Committee for 3 consecutive years and was Chairman of ISAR’s Corporate Governance Workshop in 2001. He drafted the ICAB CPE Document and pioneered the Introduction of ICAB National Awards for BPAR. He was Editor of the Bangladesh Accountant during 1990s decade.

Anwaruddin is the founder Managing Director and presently serves as Technical Advisor to Credit Rating Agency of Bangladesh (CRAB) Ltd. He is the DTL and Challenge Fund Manager of the UK DFID funded 5 year (2013-18) “Business Finance for the Poor in Bangladesh” Programme. He is a Director of Amtras Ltd. He is a founder Partner of ACNABIN and served as a Partner of Aziz Halim Anwar & Co. He served as a Director of Dhaka Stock Exchange, National Housing Finance & Investments Ltd and as a Director of several public utility organizations. He served as Challenge Fund Manager of DFID funded RPP Project (2007-11) which effected the automation of Bangladesh Bank.

Anwaruddin is a Financial Management Specialist, with varied experience in the corporate, financial services and development sectors, and in the fields of professional training and academia. He specializes in economic, financial and management consultancies; corporate reporting; audit and advisory services. He has been engaged in diverse consultancy assignments for the World Bank and bilateral donors, particularly the UK Government DFID, for financial sector deepening and multi-faceted innovations.

A dedicated academic, he has been serving as a faculty for over two decades. He has prepared several technical manuals and conducted training programmes for public and private sector entities, professional bodies and financial institutions He served as a resource person and presented many Technical Papers and Reports in various national and international conferences and seminars on contemporary financial, macro-economic topics and professional issues. A strong proponent for harmonization of financial reporting and audit practices, Anwaruddin is now focused on strengthening PSFM and implementation of sustainability and integrated reporting in the financial and corporate sectors of Bangladesh.

Mohamed Abdul Baree FCA, obtained M.Com degree from the Dhaka University securing first class first in ——. In early seventies he was a teacher in the Commerce faculty of the Dhaka University. He obtained M.Sc. in Industrial Administration from Aston Business School, UK and qualified as a Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).

He was a faculty at the National University of Singapore in early eighties. He was also a partner of Rahman Rahman Huq and presently is a partner of Hoda Vasi Chowdhury & Co.

He was the President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Bangladesh in 2002 and participated in many international Conferences in Switzerland, Hong Kong, Sri Lanka, India and Pakistan. He has authored a book on Income Tax and another on Value Added Tax (VAT).

A. K. Gulam Kibria FCA, qualified as a Chartered Accountant from The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Bangladesh in 1982. He completed article ship course from M/S K. M. Alam & Co. Chartered Accountants.

Mr. Kibria was nominated Honorary Director of many state owned companies and enterprises, like Agrani Bank Ltd., Rupali Bank Ltd., Dhaka Electric Supply Co Ltd., Dhaka Water Supply & Sewerage Authority, Power Grid Co. Ltd., Horipur Power Station and Dhaka Stock Exchange Ltd.

He was Council Member of ICAB for several terms. Mr. Kibria was President of ICAB in 2003 and Vice President in 2001. He was the Member of IEB, Developing & Planning Academy. He worked as honorary member for disinvestments of properties under the Ministry of Commerce and honorary member of the committee for determining scope of work for Directorate of Inspection & Audit under the Ministry of Education.

Mr. Kibria has been engaged in public practice as Chartered Accountant under the name and style of M/s. G. Kibria & Co. Chartered Accountants scince March 03, 1983.

Akhtar  Sohel Kasem FCA, was born in 1955. He became an Associate Member in 1981 and Fellow Member in 1986 of ICAB. Prior to that, he completed his articles with Coopers & Lybrand, London and became a member of ICAEW in 1981. He is also an Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario, Canada. He is currently the Senior Partner of A Qasem & Co., Chartered Accountants.

Mr. Kasem is a Council Member of ICAB since 1995. He served as the President of ICAB in 2004 and the Vice President in 2001. He has been working for different Standing and Non-standing Committees of ICAB and SAFA for many years.

Mr. Kasem was also a Board Member of Dhaka Stock Exchange Ltd (DSE) and Power Grid Company Bangladesh Ltd, as well as a member of the DSE Expert Panel. He is a former President of Rotary Club of Dhaka Central and Treasurer of the Bangladesh Squash Rackets Federation.

Sheikh Abdul Hafiz FCA, a senior Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Bangladesh (ICAB), was born in 1941. He became an Associate Member in 1974 and Fellow Member in 1980 of ICAB. He is also a Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW). A past President of ICAB Mr. Hafiz had been in the ICAB council for nine consecutive years from 2004 – 2012. He was the President of the South Asian Federation of Accountants (SAFA) in 2009.

Mr. Hafiz is a former Senior Partner of Rahman Rahman Huq, Chartered Accountants and was a Director of Sonali Bank Ltd. and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Agrani Bank Ltd. Mr. Hafiz was a member of the Sweden Bangladesh Trust Fund Committee and a member of the Government of Bangladesh Gas Utilization Committee.

He is the President of the Dhanmondi Rotary Club and Girls High School in Savar since 2004. He is an Independent Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Bay Leasing & Investment Ltd. Mr. Hafiz is a member of the Executive Council of Bangladesh Medical Studies and Research Institute (BMSRI).

A. S. M. Nayeem FCA, was born in 1947. After completion of his B.Com (Hons) and M.Com in Accounting, Mr. Nayeem joined Chittagong University as a Lecturer. He did his M.Sc. from UK. He is a Fellow Member of ACCA (UK). He is also an Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW). He became an Associate Member of ICAB in 1982 and Fellow Member in 1987.

Currently, Mr. Nayeem is a Partner of ACNABIN, Chartered Accountants. He is a Director of Grameen Fund and Sonali Bank Ltd. He is an ex-Director of Chittagong Stock Exchange Ltd. and ex-Chairman of Bangladesh Shipping Agents Association and Port Users Forum. He was the Managing Director of K & T Logistics and Director of ICAB, National Expert of UNDP and Controller of Accounts of Bangladesh Biman.Mr. Nayeem has been in the ICAB Council for 15 years. He served the ICAB as Vice President for 03 years and the President of ICAB in 2006. He is now the Chairman of Committee on Professional Ethics & Independence,  South Asian Federation of Accountants (SAFA).

Muhammed Farhad Hussain FCA, was born in 1954. He completed his SSC and HSC from Mirzapur Cadet College, “A” Levels from Greenmore College, Birmingham UK and ICAEW Foundation Course from City of Birmingham Polytechnic, Birmingham.

He completed his Article ship training from Calthorpes, Chartered Accountants, Birmingham. He became an Associate Member in 1984 and Fellow Member in 1989 of ICAB. Mr. Hussain, a Council Member of ICAB since 2001. He was the Vice President in 2003 & President in 2007 of ICAB. He is now the Chairman of the Editorial Board of Bangladesh Accountant. He has been working for different standing and Non-standing Committees of ICAB for many years.

Before starting public practice, Mr. Hussain served as Manager, Accounts and Personnel of IPDC Bangladesh Ltd for 6 years and Executive Director of Bengal Jute Division for 6 years. Presently, he is the Managing Partner of Hussain Farhad & Co, Chartered Accountants. He is a Director, Dhaka WASA, Member of SMP Committee of SAFA and Board Member, CAPA and Director, Agrani Bank Ltd. He is also a Member of Dhaka Club and Cadet College Club.

Mohammed Humayun Kabir FCA,  was born in 1960 and completed B. Com (Hon’s) and M.Com in Accounting from University of Dhaka. He also studied on International Capital Market at St. Catherine’s College, Oxford, UK. He became an Associate Member of ICAB in 1984 and Fellow Member in 1989. Mr. Kabir is a Council Member of ICAB since 2001 and was a Vice President in 2002 and finally the President in 2008 of the Institute. He has been involved with ICAB as Chairman of different standing and non-standing Committees for last 13 years.

Mr. Kabir was working for professional (CA) Firm, Financial Institutions and Industries for the last 33 years. He is involved with FBCCI as a Convener/Co-Convener of different standing and non-standing Committees. He is also involved with NBR as a facilitator of ADR. He is currently a member of Management Committees of Bangladesh Employers’ Federation (BEF) and Bangladesh Jute Spinners Association (BJSA). Earlier Mr. Kabir was elected Director of Shippers Council of Bangladesh and Vice-Chairman of Bangladesh Jute Goods Association. He was the Board of Director of Shadharan Bima Corporation, Bangladesh Telecommunication Company Ltd, West Zone Power Distribution Company Ltd and Dhaka Stock Exchange Ltd.

Mr. Kabir has been recognized twice as a CIP (Export) in 2007 and 2011 and awarded Jatiyo Paribesh Padak in 2010 by the Government of Bangladesh.

Nasir Uddin Ahmed FCA, was born in 1961. He obtained his B. Com (Hon’s) degree with first class from the University of Dhaka and M.Com in Accounting from the same University. He was conferred ICAB Medal award in CA Intermediate Examination held in May 1985. He became an Associate Member in 1987 and Fellow Member in 1992 of ICAB. Currently Mr. Nasir is a practicing Chartered Accountant and a Partner of MABS & J Partners, Chartered Accountants. Mr. Nasir worked for more than two decades in two British Multinational Companies, British American Tobacco Bangladesh and Coats Bangladesh. He left corporate jobs in 2010 and started public practice. He is now also working as Financial Management Consultant with The World Bank.

He has been serving the ICAB as Council Member since 2001. He was a Vice President of ICAB for 2 consecutive terms in 2003 and 2004. He was the President of ICAB in 2009. Mr. Nasir was a Board Member of South Asian Federation of Accountants (SAFA).

He was a Board Member and Chairman, Board Audit Committee of Bangladesh Commerce Bank Ltd., Commerce Bank Securities and Investment Ltd, Board Member of Dhaka Stock Exchange Ltd., Bangladesh Telecommunication Co. Ltd. (BTCL), Bangladesh Institute of Capital Market, SME Foundation and Bangladesh Academy for Planning & Development.

He is a Member of ICSB, ISACA-USA, Institute of Internal Auditors-Singapore and Bangladesh Economic Association.

Dr. Jamaluddin Ahmed FCA, was born in 1957. He obtained B.Com (Hon’s), M.Com in Accounting from the University of Dhaka. He also obtained Ph.D from Cardif Business School, University of Wales (UK). He became an Associate Member in 1985 and Fellow Member in 1990 of ICAB. Before starting public practice, Dr. Ahmed served in the IPDC as General Manager and BEXIMCO Pharmaceuti cals Ltd as Financial Systems & HR Manager.

Dr. Ahmed, served the ICAB as a Council Member for the period 1998-2000, 2004-2006, 2007-09 and 2010-12. He served the ICAB as Vice President in 2006 and 2007 and as President in 2010. He was an elected treasurer of Bangladesh Economic Association for the year 2006-07, 2008-09. He was an Executive Secretary of SAFA in 2002 and Technical Advisor of SAFA in 2008 and 2009.

Ms. Parveen Mahmud FCA, is the Founding Managing Director of Grameen Telecom Trust. Ms. Mahmud started her career with BRAC, and was the financial controller of Actionaid Bangladesh. She was the Deputy Managing Director of Palli Karma-Sahayak Foundation (PKSF) and was partner, ACNABIN, Chartered Accountants.

Ms Mahmud was the first women council member in 2007- 2009 and 2010-2012 ICAB Council.  She served ICAB as Vice President in 2008. She was the first female President of the ICAB for 2011 and the first female Board Member in the South Asian Federation of Accountants (SAFA), apex accounting professional body of the SAARC.

Ms Mahmud took initiative to introduce Best Presented Financial Reporting Award for NGO-MFIs in 2005. She was the convenor of sub- committee to develop selection criteria and methodology of the Award. Later, SAFA adopted ICAB criteria and introduced Financial Reporting Award for NGO-MFI in 2006.

She served as Chairman, Committee for Gender Development (2007-2008) of ICAB and introduced three special scholarships for female students with assistance from South East Bank Ltd (SEBL) and National Credit and Commerce Bank Ltd (NCCBL).

Md. Syful Islam FCA, was born in 1960. Soon after completing B.Com (Hon’s) and M.Com in Accounting from the University of Dhaka, he started studying Chartered Accountancy Course. He became an Associate Member in 1991 and Fellow Member in 1996 of ICAB.

Mr. Islam has been in the ICAB Council since 2007. He was the President of ICAB for 2012 and Vice President for 2008 and 2009. He was the Chairman of Dhaka Regional Committee (DRC) in 2003. He has been involved in different Committees (both standing and non-standing) of ICAB for several years.

Mr. Islam is a Managing Partner of Syful Shamsul Alam & Co., Chartered Accountants. Before starting public practice, he was the General Manager of Shamsul Alamin Group.

Mr. Islam was a Board Member of SAFA for the year 2012; Director-Rupali Bank Ltd (2007-2013); Director-DSE (2012), BTCL (2012-2013) and SME Foundation. He is also a Fellow Member of ICMAB, LCCIA (UK) and CEA (UK). He presented a paper on Finance & Money Laundering in Banking Sector-Bangladesh Perspective. He was worked in collaboration with Bangladesh Financial Intelligence Unit (BFIU) for establishment of Guidelines on Prevention of Money Laundering and Combating Financing of Terrorism for Designated Non-Financial Business and Professions (DNFBPs).

Md Abdus Salam FCA, was born in 1954. After completion of B. Com (Hon’s) and M. Com in Accounting from the University of Dhaka, he started Chartered Accountancy Course. He became an Associate Member of ICAB in 1989 and Fellow Member in 1994.

The President of ICAB (for 2013), Mr. Salam has been in the Council since 2010 and served as the Vice President, (Education and Training)) from 2010 to 2012. Furthermore, he has been actively involved in different standing and non-standing Committees for several years.

Former Hon’y Secretary of Dhaka Regional Committee (DRC) and a Member of SAFA Education Committee for the years 2010-12, Mr. Salam   is a life Member of Bangladesh Economic Association. He is also a Board Director of Islami Bank Bangladesh Ltd and Independent Director of IBN Sina Pharmaceuticals Industry Ltd. He was the Board Director of DSE, CSE and the SME Foundation for 2013, the Past President of Lions Club of Meghna. He is a regular Contributing writer to the National Dailies and professional Journal Bangladesh Accountant.

Mr. Salam is a partner of ARTISAN, Chartered Accountants. Before starting Public Practice, Mr. Salam was the Technical Adviser of the World Bank Project-ICAB and Finance Expert of ADB-PLU and Director Accounts (In charge) of Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB).

Showkat Hossain FCA, is President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Bangladesh (ICAB) for 2014. He is a partner of Hoda Vasi Chowdhury & Co Chartered Accountants. Tohmatsu. He was born in 1949.

He is an Independent Director of the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE) nominated by the government. The Chittagong born Chartered Accountant is currently holding the post of Director of Union Bank Ltd, a board member of South Asian Federation Accountant (SAFA) and a Rotarian & Past President of Rotary Club of Islamabad, Chittagong.

Mr. Hossain represents ICAB in the Board of CWASA and is member of various organizations like Finance Sub-Committee of Chittagong Club Ltd, the Advisory Committee in respect of Financial & Taxation of Chittagong Chamber of Commerce & Industries Limited.

He became an Associate Member in 1977 and Fellow Member in 1986 of ICAB. Mr. Hossain has been in the Council since 2004 and served as Vice President in the years 2004, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 and 2013. He has been actively involved with various capacities of ICAB for many years.