Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Mr. M. Anis Ud Dowla, Chairman

Mr. M. Anis Ud Dowla has been the Chairman of ACI Limited since 30 November 1995. Mr. Dowla obtained his Masters in Public Administration from University of Karachi in 1959. Mr. M. Anis Ud Dowla has worked with the British Oxygen Group of U.K. in Pakistan, Bangladesh and Kenya for 27 years including 12 years as Managing Director of Bangladesh Oxygen Limited. He joined as Group Managing Director of three ICI companies in Bangladesh in 1987 one of which has been divested and re-named as ACI Limited of which he is the Chairman. He occupies Directorship position in all subsidiary and associate companies of ACI Limited. He is also the Director of Credit Rating Agency of Bangladesh Ltd. and Pioneer Insurance Company Limited.

Mr. Golam Mainuddin, Director

Mr. Golam Mainuddin joined ACI Limited as an Independent Director in 2009. He served as the Chairman of the Audit Committee. He also occupies the Directorship position in its subsidiary companies, ACI Salt Limited, ACI Motors Limited, Premiaflex Plastics Limited and ACI Logistics Limited. Mr. Mainuddin has been the Chairman of British American Tobacco Bangladesh since August 2008. He obtained his Masters of Science degree from Dhaka University. Besides, he was a Director of Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industries (FBCCI) and an Executive Committee member of Metropolitan Chambers of Commerce and Industries (MCCI). Currently, he is the Vice-President of Bangladesh Employers' Federation (BEF). Also, he served as Director of Infrastructure Investment Facilitation Company (IIFC) at the Ministry of Finance of the government of Bangladesh. He was declared as a CIP (Commercially Important Person) by the Government of Bangladesh for last two consecutive terms.

Mr. Waliur Rahman Bhuiyan, OBE, Director

Born in 1952, Mr. Bhuiyan obtained a Masters in Economics and an MBA from University of Dhaka and joined Linde Bangladesh Limited (former BOC Bangladesh Limited) in 1975, spent his entire professional life in the organisation and opted for early retirement in 2011 due to health reasons. He was the Managing Director and Adviser of BOC Bangladesh Limited and Linde Bangladesh Limited respectively. He was decorated with the Order of British Empire (OBE) by Her Majesty The Queen of Great Britain in the year 2007. He was the Honorary Consul General of Finland to Bangladesh. He was the Director of Biman Bangladesh Airlines and Chittagong Stock Exchange as well. He served as the President of Foreign Investors' Chamber of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) and Executive Committee Member of Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce & Industry (MCCI) as well as Bangladesh Employers' Federation (BEF). He was also the Member of Bangladesh Better Business Forum, Steering Committee Member of British Business Group and Academic Council Member of BRAC University. Currently, Mr. Bhuiyan occupies the Directorship position in Linde Bangladesh Limited, Infrastructure Development Company Limited (IDCOL) and Eastland Insurance Company Limited. He is also an Executive Board Member of International Chamber of Commerce (ICC).

Mrs. Najma Dowla, Director

Mrs. Najma Dowla joined ACI Limited as Director in 1996. She occupies the Directorship position in ACI Formulations Limited, ACI Salt Limited, Premiaflex Plastics Limited, Consolidated Chemicals Limited, ACI Foods Limited, ACI Motors Limited, Stochastic Logic Limited, ACI HealhCare Limited, ACI Agrolink, ACI Logistics Limited, ACI Chemicals Limited and ACI Foundation. She is also a member of the Audit Committee of ACI Formulations Limited. She completed her Bachelor degree in Arts.

Dr. Arif Dowla, Managing Director

Dr. Arif Dowla obtained Ph.D in Mathematics from the University of California, San Diego, USA. He took over the charge of Managing Director of ACI Limited in July 2005. Prior to his position, he served the Company as Deputy Managing Director from September 2000. Dr. Dowla is the functional head of ACI Group. He manages the affairs of the Company and its subsidiaries with appropriate delegation of authority and accountability while all Business Heads directly report to him. Dr. Dowla is the Chairman of Tetley ACI (Bangladesh) Limited, an India-Bangladesh Joint venture Company. He was the Chairman of Mutual Trust Bank Limited from January 2012 to February 2014 and currently he is serving as the Director of the Bank. He was also the Director of Pioneer Insurance Company Limited from July 2002 to July 2009. He is a Member of Governors Board of Society for Promotion of Bangladesh Art. He is also a Member of Export Sub-Committee and International Trade Fair Sub-Committee (during 2010-2015) of Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (MCCI), Dhaka. Dr. Dowla is the member of the American Mathematical Society and the Society of Quantitative Analyst, New York, as well. He has been included in the Forum of Young Global Leader Honorees 2009 by the World Economic Forum. Dr. Dowla has been serving as the Honorary Consul of Belgium since September 2013. Dr. Dowla has significant contribution in the advancement of Industrial as well as Agricultural sector of the country. His unique business strategy and various backward and forward linkages have diversified ACI business in manifold resulting ACI, a largest turnover based conglomerate in Bangladesh. With his vision to improve the quality of life of the peoples of Bangladesh, he introduced the retail chain business in 2008 in the Group and established country's biggest retail chain under the brand name SHWAPNO having more than 47 outlets. Dr. Dowla is very optimistic to be able to set a benchmark on global scale with this brand shortly. Being the Managing Director of the parent Company, Dr. Dowla has also been appointed as the Managing Director of ACI Pure Flour Limited, ACI Foods Limited, Premiaflex Plastics Limited, ACI Motors Limited, ACI Agrolink Limited and ACI Logistics Limited. Besides, he occupies the Directorship position in all other subsidiary and associated Companies of ACI Limited.

Mr. Abdul Muyeed Chowdhury, Independent Director

Mr. Abdul-Muyeed Chowdhury obtained Degree of Bachelor of Arts with honors in History and Master of Arts (1st Class) from University of Dhaka. Mr. Abdul-Muyeed Chowdhury a CSP, attended Certificate of Participation in an acceptable program of special study in Political Science, Public Administration in the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He is also Director of BRAC Net, MJL Bangladesh Ltd; Omera Petroleum Ltd., Opera Fuels Ltd., Pioneer Insurance Company Ltd., Summit Alliance Port Limited and Tiger Tours Limited. He was also an Advisor in the non-party Care Taker Government of Bangladesh in 2001 responsible for five Ministries - Information, Housing and Public Works, Environment and Forest, Land, and Food and also worked as Chairman, NBR, Managing Director, Bangladesh Biman, Executive Director, Jamuna Multipurpose Bridge Authority and lastly as CEO of the largest NGO in the world, BRAC.

Mr. Kazi Sanaul Hoq, Director (Representing ICB from 23.10.17)

Mr. Kazi Sanaul Hoq has joined the Board of Advanced Chemical Industries Limited as Director nominated by Investment Corporation of Bangladesh (ICB) on 23 October 2017. He has been appointed as Managing Director of ICB on 10 August, 2017. He started his career as a Senior Officer in ICB on 25 October 1984 and served different position in the same organization. Before his joining he acted as Managing Director at Rajshahi Krishi Unnayan Bank (RAKUB). During his service life he served different Banks and Financial Institutions. He served as Managing Director (Current Charge) and Deputy Managing Director at Agrani Bank Ltd. In addition to that Kazi Sanaul Hoq served as General Manager at BDBL and RAKUB. He also served as CEO at ICB Securities Trading Company Ltd. He completed his B. Com (Hon's) and M. Com degree in Accounting from the University of Dhaka.

He has been contributing his professional expertise as the Chairman of ICB Capital Management Ltd. Apart from that he is now serving as the Director of British American Tobacco Bangladesh Co. Ltd. (BATBC), Linde Bangladesh Limited, GlaxoSmithKline Bangladesh Ltd. (GSK), Renata Limited, Bangladesh Krishi Gobeshona Endowment Trust (BKGET), Credit Rating Agency of Bangladesh Ltd. (CRAB), Credit Rating Information and Services Ltd. (CRISL), Standard Bank Limited, National Tea Company Limited, Apex Tannery Limited, Central Depository Bangladesh Ltd. (CDBL).

Ms. Shusmita Anis, Director

Ms. Shusmita Anis completed her graduation on Fine Arts in Graphics Design from San Jose, California, USA. She was inducted as a Director of ACI Limited in 2003. In addition to her current role as a Board member, she also performs as a member of the Audit Committee of the company. Ms. Shusmita Anis has been serving as Managing Director of ACI Formulations Limited from 2012. She is also the Director of ACI Logistics Limited, ACI Foods Limited, ACI Motors Limited, PremiaFlex Plastics Limited, Creative Communication Limited, Consolidated Chemicals Limited, ACI Pure Flour Limited, Stochastic Logic Limited, ACI Salt Limited, ACI HealthCare Limited, ACI Chemicals Limited, Neem Laboratories (Pvt.) Limited, Aloe Organics (Pvt.) Limited, Green Business And Marketing Company (BD) Limited, ACI Foundation and Pioneer Insurance Company Ltd.

Mr. Juned Ahmed Choudhury, Independent Director

Mr. Juned Ahmed Choudhury obtained B.A (Hons) Degree in Economics from Dhaka University in 1957 and Master of Public Administration from Karachi University in 1959. He received training in Human Resource Development at the National Institute of Administration, Paris, and Institute of Labour Studies in Geneva. He was Director of Shell Oil Company Ltd. and Public Affairs Adviser of Bangladesh Shell Petroleum Development B.V. He was decorated Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters by the Government of France for his contribution to promotion of better Bangladesh-France relationship in the fields of language and culture.

Ms. Sheema Abed Rahman, Director

Ms. Sheema Abed Rahman joined the Company in the year 1987. Prior to joining in ACI she worked for British American Tobacco, Bangladesh (BAT) for 14 years. During the 39 years of service, her major contribution is in Corporate Management and Human Resource Management. She has done her Post Graduation in Human Resource Management and is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries of Bangladesh (ICSB). She was inducted as a Director in the year 2001. She is also a Director of Flyban Insecticides Ltd.

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