DIRECTORS


Dr. Mizanur Rahman Shelley
Dr. Mizanur Rahman Shelley
Chairman

Social scientist, educationist and litterateur Dr. Mizanur Rahman Shelley, son of Late Principal B. M. Rahman was born in a respectable family of Bikrampur/Munsigonj in 1943. He obtained his Masters Degree from University of Dhaka in 1963 and Ph.D. from University of London in International Politics in 1976.

After a brilliant career as a student Dr. Shelley had his stints as a teacher of Dhaka University, a technocrat (non-partisan) Cabinet Minister for Information. Besides, he has worked as consultant on socio-economic matters to various government, non-government and international organizations. After liberation he served as Director (Head of Directorate) of the Directorate of Social Welfare, Government of the Peoples Republic of Bangladesh during 1976-80.

Dr. Mizanur Rahman Shelley is a prominent personality in the country.  He has earned fame in the field of education, literature and journalism for which he is widely known as an intellectual of high standing of National and International repute. Dr. Shelley is a Sponsor Director (up-to-date) and Chairman of PLFL. He was also founder Chairman of Premier Leasing & Finance Limited and Premier Leasing Securities Limited until 2011. His business activities includes responsibilities as Chairman, Centre for Development Research, Bangladesh (CDRB), Mohona Holdings Ltd. He is also current Chairman of South Asia Media Commission, Bangladesh and Chairman of Academic Press and Publishers Library (APPL).

Furthermore, he has deep affinity and attachment with number of Socio-cultural and socio-economic activities which include member of National Education Advisory Council in 1978; Bangladesh Jail Reforms Commission in 1978-80; Bangladesh Film Censor Board in 1985-86; National Disaster Prevention Council in 1988-90; National Population Council of Bangladesh in 1989-90; the Fourth Wage Board for Newspaper Employees in 1989-90 and so on. In recognition of his meritorious and intellectual activities Dr. Shelley was awarded the highest Polish Order of Merit by Lech Walesa, a Nobel Laureate for peace in 1991. He also received the Michael Modhushudan Dutta award for his contribution to creative literature and social service 1999.

Barrister Mehnaz Mannan
Barrister Mehnaz Mannan
Director

Barrister Mehnaz Mannan, only daughter of Mr. Abdul Mannan and Mrs. Nilufar Mannan was born in a well reputed family. Barrister Mehnaz completed her Post Graduation with honors in Political Science from the University of Dhaka. She achieved Bar at Law from Lincon’s Inn, London. Barrister Mehnaz Mannan is a Sponsor Director of Premier Leasing Securities Limited. She is also Director of A.R. Chowdhury Securities Limited, CEO of Bengal NFK Textiles Limited and Deputy Managing Director of Bengal Airlift Limited. She is the owner of Solution De Legal, a law firm. She is also associated with another law firm Khandakar Mahbubuddin Associates.

Barrister Mehnaz Mannan, wife of Barrister Nasiruddin Ahmed Ashim has one daughter Arnaaz and one son Areez.

Engr. A.Z.M. Akramul Haq
Engr. A.Z.M. Akramul Haq
Director

Born in 1953, Engr. A. Z. M. Akramul Haq comes of a respectable family in Dewanganj, Jamalpur. After graduation from Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology (BUET), Dhaka (Session 1972-73), he worked for a brief period with Dockyard & Engineering Works Ltd., BSEC, Narayanganj and Bangladesh Railway in the mechanical engineering cadre. He also worked with King Fahd Industrial port in KSA. He started his own business in the year 1986 and played key role in construction of many large projects in Bangladesh which include 140MW Mymensingh Power Station (phase-I and phase-II) and GK Irrigation Pumping Station (Rehabilitation). He is Managing Director of Contech Engineering & Trading Ltd., Multilink Technical Services Ltd. and partner of TECHNO-CON. He is a Sponsor Director of Premier Leasing & Finance Limited and Premier Leasing Securities Limited. He is also Chairman of Securities Broking and Management Services Ltd.

Mr. Haq is a life Fellow of the Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh (IEB) and Bangladesh Society of Mechanical Engineers (BSME) and Life Fellow of Association of Naval Architects & Marine Engineers, Bangladesh. In 1985, he became an Associate of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA) and Member of the Society of Naval Architects & Marine Engineers (SNME).

As an outstanding sportsman, Mr. Haq was the university Blue. He was also an elected General Secretary of the EUCSU. He is associated with diversified socio-cultural activities. He is President of Dewanganj Samity, Dhaka and was a Vice-President of Jamalpur Samity, Dhaka. He is also Members of Dhanmondi Club Limited, Uttara Model Club Limited and Army Golf Club.

Md. Nasiruddin Choudhury
Md. Nasiruddin Choudhury
Director

Mr. Md. Nasiruddin Choudhury, son of Late Bashirullah Choudhury and Late Aysha Begum was born in 1952. He obtained B.Sc. Engineering in Civil from Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology (BUET) in the session 1972-73. After graduation he engaged himself in different business sectors. He founded Technocon Ltd., a construction company and completed several prestigious landmark buildings within the country and in overseas.

Later on, he was associated with businesses like, Trading, Private Hospital, Banking, Leasing,   Real-Estate and Insurance etc. He is a sponsor Director of Premier Leasing & Finance Ltd. and Premier Leasing Securities Ltd. Mr. Choudhury is the Chairman of Holiday Travels Ltd., Vice-Chairman of Mercantile Bank Securities Ltd., former Director and Sponsor of Mercantile Bank Ltd. Mr. Choudhury is the Managing Director of Technocon Ltd. and Manar Associates Ltd. and a Partner in Techno-Con. Mr. Choudhury is a Fellow of Institute of Engineers, Bangladesh (FIEB), Member of social clubs like Gulshan Club Ltd., Dhaka Club Ltd., Dhanmondi Club Ltd. and Uttara Model Club Ltd.

Mrs. Nargis Anwar
Mrs. Nargis Anwar
Director

Mrs. Nargis Anwar daughter of Late A.M. Aminul Islam Khan and Late Samsun Nahar Khan was born in a reputed family. Mrs. Nargis Anwar, wife of Mr. Md. Anwarul Haque is graduated in Science in 1979. She has also completed B.Ed. in 1981. After education, she engaged herself in Real Estate, Banking and Insurance business. Presently, she is the Chairperson of Living Plus Limited, a reputed Real Estate company in the country. She is also a Sponsor of Mercantile Bank Limited.

Mr. Shimon Inamori
Mr. Shimon Inamori
Director

Mr. Shimon Inamori, son of Mr. A.S.M. Feroz Alam and Mrs. Yoko Inamori was born in 1995 in a respectable family. Presently, he is studying in Honors (Finance) in NIHON University, Japan. He has serious interest in football & athletic. Mr. Shimon skills in Japanese, English and Bengali language.

Mr. S. M. Shafiqul Islam Mamun
Mr. S. M. Shafiqul Islam Mamun
Director

Mr. S.M. Shafiqul Islam Mamun, son of Late Al-Haj Md. A. Ali & Al-Haj Ramiza Khatun was born in 1966 at Dhaka in a respectable family. After completion of his Masters, he started his career in business. He is associated with Banking, Leasing, Housing, Insurance and 100% export oriented RMG business. Mr. Mamun is a Director of Premier Leasing Securities Limited and Mercantile Bank Securities Limited. Besides, Mr. Mamun is the owner of Car Impo being one of the biggest Car importers in Bangladesh and Managing Director of Naomi Sweaters Ltd. and Paragon City Developments Ltd. He is also a Sponsor and Ex-Director of Mercantile Bank Limited.

Mr. A.K.M. Shamsul Alam
Mr. A.K.M. Shamsul Alam
Independent Director

Mr. A.K.M. Shamsul Alam son of Late Munshi A. Rouf and Late Rabeya Khatun was born in 1948. He is a Fellow member of the Institution of Chartered Accounts of Bangladesh (ICAB) and Senior Partner of Syful Shamsul Alam & Co. Chartered Accountants. Mr. Alam has around 27 years of experience in auditing in different sector of corporations like BTMC, BJIC, BIWTC and BPDB. He has working experience in Anti-corruption Commission to find out financial irregularities including Banks during Caretaker Govt. in 2007-2008. He has around 13 years research experiences on Capital Market issues. He has consultancy experience in various listed Companies of DSE & CSE. He has participated different workshops conducted by ICAB (World Bank Project) on International Accounting Standards (IAS) and International Standards on Auditing (ISA). He completed six months course on Income Tax under H & R Block (USA), the largest tax consultant having more than 2,500 tax shops in USA in 1993. He was a member of Government Committee headed by the Chairman of BSEC for making a policy of Revaluation of Assets & Liability of Govt. Companies to be listed with Stock Exchanges. Acted as member of different Committees of ICAB, like International & Public Relations Committee for the year 2005 and Technical Research Committee for the year 2010, Project Development Committee from 2010 to 2013. He worked as consultant Auditor of AAA Consultant & Financial Advisers (a Merchant Banker) for the year from 2001 to 2005 for scrutinizing IPO & right share issue related risk & preparation of documents.

Presently, Mr. Alam is working as Chairman of the Institute of Share Research & Training and Independent Director of Premier Leasing & Finance Limited and Securities Broking and Management Services Ltd and Editor of Share Research (a Magazine on Capital Market since 1998). He is also working as a member of the Committee on Public Finance and Public Sector Accounting of ICAB. Mr. Shamsul Alam traveled all over the world including Canada, UK, USA and the Middle East.

Mr. Sufior Rahman Chowdhury
Mr. Sufior Rahman Chowdhury
Independent Director

Mr. Sufior Rahman Chowdhury (S.R. Chowdhury), son of late A. Mazid Chowdhury and late Rabeya Begum was born in 1943. After completion of his graduation in Commerce, he started his carrer in insurance sector and worked as District Manager of Queensland Insurance Co. Ltd., Manager of Shadharan Bima Corporation, General Manager of United Insurance Co. Ltd. of Duncan Group, Sponsor Director and Deputy Managing Director of Prime Insurance Co. Ltd., CEO of United Insurance Co. (Nepal) Ltd. , Deputy Managing Director of Pragati Insurance Ltd. and Additional Managing Director of Eastlands Insurance Co. Ltd. Apart from that he had been served as Executive Director of SF Group of Industries and also Executiv Director of Eco Inamory Fashions Ltd. Presently, Mr. Chowdhury has been working as Independent Director of Premier Leasing & Finance Limited and Premier Leasing Securities Limited.

Mr. Abdul Hamid Mia
Mr. Abdul Hamid Mia
Managing Director

A veteran Banker Mr. Abdul Hamid Mia is the Managing Director of Premier Leasing & Finance Limited having more than 36 years practical Banking experience in home and abroad under his belt. Prior to this appointment, he was the Additional Managing Director of National Bank Limited.

His varied and well diversified long exposures on different aspects of Core Banking Operations have endowed him with very sound professional depth and matured worldview about overall financial dynamics. He has been instrumental in creating environment for learning, sharing, expanding coverage of financial services, adopting unified regional strategy for profitable deployment of products offerings, enhancing market share and taking initiatives in the key areas that are crucial catalysts to dominate the future of the financial service industry.  Mr. Hamid started his banking career in Sonali Bank Limited in October, 1979 after completion of Post-graduation in Economics from Dhaka University. He has also completed Banking Diploma (DAIBB) from the Institute of Bankers, Bangladesh. He spent above 18 years with IFIC Bank Limited & 5 years with Southeast Bank Limited and held many important positions including General Manager of Oman Bangladesh Exchange Co LLC (OBEC), Muscat, Oman. Mr. Hamid has worked and equally managed every department of Commercial Bank in various capacities. He attended various Trainings/Seminars in home and abroad. Mr. Hamid is the Part time Lecturer of different academy of Commercial Banks & BIBM, specially on the subject of "Negotiable Instrument Act" and "UCPDC". He is the Life Member of Bangladesh Economist Association, Member of Association of Bankers, Bangladesh & Member of Faridpur Club & Faridpur Heart Foundation. He is married fathering one daughter & two sons.