Mr. Abdul Wahed
Mr. Abdul Wahed is the Chairman of a Family Business Conglomerate of Bangladesh, DBL Group, established in 1991. He is a renowned business personality in Bangladesh. He is a Science graduate.
In 1991, he along with his three brothers ventured into the apparel export business by setting up a factory named “Dulal Brothers Ltd”. His expertise in Textile technicality inspired Dulal Brothers Ltd. to invest in strong backward linkage industries of Spinning, Knitting, Dyeing, Finishing, Printing, Accessories, Washing and Packaging. Making use of state-of-the-art machineries, these factories are providing a strong backbone to DBL’s successes.
Mr. Wahed is actively engaged with the community supporting numerous educational institutions, health centers and hospitals, infrastructure improvement and overall community development. He is also in the management board of multiple schools in different communities.
Mr. Wahed is a freedom fighter. As an eloquent speaker, he enthralls audience in various programs he participates on the social and business fronts. He believes that good business is done with compassion towards humanity.
He was selected as CIP by the Ministry of Commerce, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh
Mr. M. A. Rahim
Mr. M. A. Rahim is the Vice Chairman of a Family Business Conglomerate of Bangladesh, DBL Group, established in 1991. He has a master’s degree in Management.
Mr. M. A. Rahim has been able to bring in transformation in the financial market of Bangladesh. His vibrant leadership allowed DBL to receive low-cost finance from various Development Financial Institutions including the IFC of the World Bank Group and KfWDEG (Germany). This motivated local banks to come up with more innovative lower cost financial products.
He has undertaken various sustainability initiatives that have created enormous impact on the society. He has distinctively led the first public-private partnership of a Mini Fire Station (MFS), between GIZ (Germany), the Bangladesh Fire Service and Civil Defence and DBL. The MFS is a pioneer initiative which is actively serving the community of Kashimpur, Gazipur since 2017. His leadership contributed to DBL in earning local and international recognitions including the HSBC Export Excellence Awards (five times), Textile Institute Sustainability Award (UK) and Carbon Performance Improvement Award (Germany).
Mr. M. A. Rahim is former Vice-President, Finance and currently director of the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA). He is on the Trustee Board of CSR Centre Bangladesh. He envisions to take the Bangladesh apparel industry to the next level through innovation and transformation, contributing to making Bangladesh the leading apparel exporter in the world.
He was selected as CIP by the Ministry of Commerce, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh.
Mr. M. A. Jabbar
Mr. M. A. Jabbar is the Managing Director of a Family Business Conglomerate of Bangladesh, DBL Group, established in 1991. He is a Computer Science graduate from University of Texas at Dallas, USA.
Mr. M. A. Jabbar is highly aware of and compliant to the changing flows in the global markets and is passionate about CSR and sustainability. He has been instrumental in developing a good reputation and continued success for DBL. His dynamic leadership brought in growth opportunities for the company resulting in the evolution of more diversified industries for DBL Group. In a span of three decades DBL has grown and diversified into Ceramic Tiles, Pharmaceuticals, Dredging, Telecom and IT industry, beside its core business Garments and Textiles. DBL had annual turnover of $780 million for the year 2020-21 and employs 40,000 people.
His enthusiasm for excelling, harvesting, and cultivating innovation has roped in professionals from different fields to join the business and articulate their talents to transcending lengths. Being a signatory to UN Global Compact, Mr. Jabbar has aligned the sustainability activities of DBL with the UN SDGs.
Mr. M. A. Jabbar is Vice Chairman of Bangladesh Economic Zone Investors Association (BEZIA) and Vice President of Bangladesh Ceramic Manufacturers & Exporters Association (BCMEA). He is on the Board of Global Compact Network Bangladesh and represents DBL in the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), Bangladesh, and World Economic Forum (WEF).
He has been selected as CIP in both categories Export and Industry, respectively by the Ministry of Commerce and the Ministry of Industries, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh.
Mr. M. A. Quader
Mr. M. A. Quader is the Deputy Managing Director and Group CEO of a Family Business Conglomerate of Bangladesh, DBL Group, established in 1991. He is a graduate in Commerce.
With his dynamic leadership, he has been able to bring in a remarkable transformation in the operations of DBL Group. Among his many achievements, he is credited with effective utilization of technology which has helped in significant reduction of cost and lead times within the supply chain. He believes that operational excellence can be achieved through an integrated approach, engaging all stakeholders.
People is at the forefront of Mr. M. A. Quader’s sustainability agenda. He has led from the front two of UNICEF’s pilot programs: Mothers@ Work focuses on the health of mothers and their children and the Better Business for Children focuses on the development of the community for the children. He believes in empowering a diversified workforce to reap the benefits of innovation. This has been reflected by the women empowerment program and the Quality Control Circle teams in DBL.
He maintains close and cordial relations with stakeholders for business sustainability. He frequently travels to countries in Europe, Asia, and North America for business meetings and seminars.
He has been selected as CIP by the Ministry of Commerce, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh.
Ms. Selina Parveen
Ms. Selina Perveen has obtained her graduation as a Bachelor of Arts. She is wife of Mr. M. A. Jabbar, Managing Director of the company. She is the Director of Matin Spinning Mills PLC.
Ms. Tanzeen Rahim
Ms. Tanzeen Rahim is wife of Mr. M. A. Rahim, Director of the company. She is the Director of Matin Spinning Mills PLC. and also shareholder of Hamza Textiles Limited. She has completed graduation as a Bachelor of Arts.
Ms. Taslima Begum
Ms. Taslima Begum is wife of Mr. M. A. Quader, Director of the company. She is the Director of Matin Spinning Mills PLC. and also a shareholder of Hamza Textiles Limited.
Mr. Md. Hassan Imam
Mr. Md. Hassan Imam joined the company as a Director on June 17, 2010. He is the elder son of Mr. Abdul Wahed, Chairman of the company. He has done his graduation from Ireland. Immediately after completing his studies he joined DBL Group as a trainee in merchandising department and later got trained in garments production and industrial engineering department. Presently, he is working on the Sustainability Development Programs of the company. He has been selected as CIP by the Ministry of Commerce, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh.
Mr. M. Naser Alam
Mr. M. Naser Alam is an Advocate of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh since 1995 and a Barrister at the Bar of England and Wales since 1999. He is currently the Head of Chambers of MNA, Barristers & Advocates. He is an international arbitrator and mediator with specialization in corporate commercial, cross- border complex mergers and acquisition, telecommunication, aviation, oil and gas, electricity, intellectual property, shipping, mediation, and international commercial and investment arbitration. He previously worked with Huq & Co, a prestigious Bangladeshi corporate law firm; the Permanent Court of Arbitration, The Hague; international arbitration group of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer in their Paris office; and taught and supervised distance learning students of LL.M. in International Petroleum Law and Policy at the Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy (CEPMLP), University of Dundee, UK. He acted as consultant for International Finance Corporation (IFC) and Department for International Development (DFID). He was the National Commissioner of International Chamber of Commerce Bangladesh. He provided legal advice and assistance towards establishing the Bangladesh International Arbitration Centre. Mr. Naser holds bachelor degrees in law from University of Dhaka and University of London; LL.M. from Queens’ College, Cambridge and LL.M. in Energy Law and Policy, Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy, University of Dundee. He regularly speaks nationally and internationally on mediation, arbitration, legal rights and other socio-political issues. He has special interests in disability rights, environmental issues, political economy and self-governance. He is currently the Chief Advisor of Physically Challenged Development Foundation (PDF), a charity working for the rights of physically challenged people. He is an Advisor of Bangladesh Youth Environmental Initiative (BEYI). He is also Independent Director of Trust Bank Ltd. Mr. M. Naser Alam completed two tenures from January 15, 2015 to January 14, 2021.
Mr. Md. Abdus Salam
Mr. Md. Salam FCA, FCS is a Partner of ARTISAN, Chartered Accountants. Before starting Public Practice, Mr. Salam was the Technical Adviser of the World Bank and Finance Expert of ADB- for Primary Education Development Program-2 and Director Accounts (In charge) of Bangladesh Power Development Board (BPDB). Mr. Salam was the elected President of ICAB for year 2013 and served as the Vice President, (Education and Training) from 2010 to 2015. He was former Hon’y Secretary of Dhaka Regional Committee (DRC) of ICAB. He was the Member of Education Committee for the years 2010-2012 of South Asian Federation of Accountants (SAFA- a body of the SAARC) and was the Board Member of the SAFA for the year 2013.
Mr. Salam was one of the Council Member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries of Bangladesh (ICSB) since its inception and served the Institute of Chartered Secretaries of Bangladesh in the elected capacity of Treasurer for the year 2004-2005 and the Vice President for the year 2005-2006. Mr. Salam is a life Member of Bangladesh Economic Association. He is an Independent Director of IBN Sina Pharmaceuticals Industry Ltd. and Union Capital Limited. He was Independent Director of Islami Bank Bangladesh Ltd. and Govt. Nominated Board Director of Coal Power Generation Company of Bangladesh & the Electricity Generation Company of Bangladesh.
He was the Board Director of BSEC Capital Market Development Institute, DSE, CSE and the SME Foundation for 2013, the Past President of Lions Club of Meghna. He is a regularly contributing writer in the National Dailies and professional Journal “The Bangladesh Accountant.” He visited Australia, United Kingdom, Canada, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (Hajj), Italy, Switzerland, Geneva, Thailand, India, Pakistan, and Srilanka as official Nominees.
Mr. Shamsul Hasan
Mr. Shamsul Hasan, Barrister-at-Law is an Advocate of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh since 2001. In July 1996 graduated from the University of Buckingham, Buckingham, UK with L. L. B (Honours). In July 1999 was called to the English and Wales Bar as Barrister from the Hon’ble Society of Lincoln’s Inn (UK) On return to Bangladesh in 1999 started working with a law chamber in Dhaka, Bangladesh namely ‘The Law Associates’ under Mr. M. Amir-Ul Islam, Barrister-at-law, who is one of the leading jurists of Bangladesh. While working with ‘The Law Associates’ practiced in wide range of areas, which include advising local and foreign investors, and representing clients in Courts. Worked also as consultant to the World Bank on different projects as part of ‘The Law Associates’ in late 2007 teamed up with Mr. Moyeen A Firozee, Barrister-at-Law and set up the law firm ‘Legal Minds’. Presently practices in wide range of areas. Practice areas include Banking, Commercial Law, Corporate Restructuring, IT & Telecommunication, Shipping and International Trade, Intellectual Property, Real Estate, Power & Energy as well as representing clients in Courts in Writ, Civil, Commercial & Criminal matters. Also advises on complex project finance, structured finance and export finance, preparation of project finance documentation as well as related tax structuring in local and international context. Served on the Board of Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services (Bangladesh) Limited as the Managing Director (Nominated by Bureau Veritas SA) for about two years (2017-2018).