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Profiles of the Directors


Mr. Golam Mainuddin



Mr. Golam Mainuddin has been the Chairman of British American Tobacco Bangladesh since August 2008. After obtaining his Master of Science degree from Dhaka University, Mr. Mainuddin pursued the first 28 years of his career in the agro-based industry followed by corporate management over the last 20 years. He was a Tea Garden Manager at Duncan Brothers from 1969 to 1982, and then joined BAT Bangladesh to soon become the Head of Leaf in 1985. He was appointed to the Board of Directors in 1986, and was given the responsibility of Deputy Managing Director in 1997. Over the 35 years in BAT Bangladesh and holding different responsibility, he was instrumental in achieving self-sufficiency in tobacco production with strong focus on quality improvements to meet the international standards required for domestic use and export purposes while driving wider introduction of Bangladeshi Tobacco in the world market. He played a key role in popularizing the tree plantation program of BAT Bangladesh, which was greatly recognized throughout the country. He is the Vice-chairman of Bangladesh Cigarette Manufacturer’s Association and played a pivotal role in creating a level playing field for all the Cigarette Manufacturers in the country. He is also the Director of Advanced Chemical Industries (ACI) Bangladesh and IIFC (Infrastructure Investment Facilitation Company), Ministry of Finance, Govt. of Bangladesh. He is the Vice-President of Metropolitan Chambers of Commerce and Industries (MCCI). He is also the director of Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI). He has been selected as a CIP (Commercially Important Person) by the Government of Bangladesh since 2010.

Mr. Shehzad Munim



Shehzad Munim joined BAT Bangladesh as a Territory Officer in 1997 after graduating from the Institute of Business Administration (IBA) of the University of Dhaka. He worked in various marketing roles within BAT Bangladesh before taking up assignments in BAT New Zealand as Group Brand Manager in 2003 and subsequently took over the role of Head of Brand Marketing in 2005. In 2006 Shehzad did the role of product and packaging innovations manager role in Sydney before returning to Bangladesh as Head of Brand and subsequently as Head of Marketing. In 2010 he took over the role of Area Head of Marketing for South Asia. He was appointed as the Managing Director of BAT Bangladesh in 2013 and is the first Bangladeshi to become the Managing Director of BAT Bangladesh. In 2017 Shehzad was elected as president of Foreign Investors' Chamber of Commerce & Industry, a representative body of 18o+ foreign companies operating in Bangladesh.

Mr. William Francis Pegel



Mr. William Pegel joined British American Tobacco Bangladesh as Finance Director in 2014. William has over 20 years of experience in various BAT companies and successfully performed the role of Finance Director in various end markets including New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and Ghana and has held senior finance roles within BAT Australia and BAT South Africa since 1996. Prior to joining BAT Bangladesh, William was an integral member of the Australasian Finance Leadership Team and Supply Chain Leadership Team, displaying strong leadership and business acumen. William is a Certified Chartered Accountant from the South African Institute of Chartered Accountancy.

Mr. Mohammad Moinuddin Abdullah



Mr. Mohammad Moinuddin Abdullah was appointed as Independent Director in the Board of Directors of BAT Bangladesh in October 2012. He was appointed to the Ministry of Agriculture in March 2016. Mr. Abdullah joined the Administration Cadre of Bangladesh Civil Service in 1983. He was appointed as the Secretary of the Ministry of Housing & Public Works in 2014, Secretary of the Ministry of Industries in 2012, Divisional Commissioner of Dhaka in 2010, Director General of Prime Minister’s Office as Additional Secretary in 2009, and Joint Secretary of Cabinet Division in 2008. He served as the Chairman of KAFCO representing the Government, a shareholder of KAFCO, on the board for more than 2 years, during his tenure as Secretary of Ministry of Industries. Apart from holding those positions, he was also ‘Syndicate Member’ of Jahangirnagar University; Jatiya Kabi Kazi Nazrul Islam University; Dhaka University of Engineering and Technology and ‘Regent Board Member’ of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Science & Technology University while he was serving as Divisional Commissioner of Dhaka. Mr. Abdullah obtained his Honours and Master’s Degree in Soil Science from the University of Dhaka. In 1994, he received the international training on ‘Planning & Appraisal of Rural Development Project’ from the UK. He is involved with social and educational organizations for the development of the country.

Mr. Mikail Shipar



Mr. Mikail Shipar joined the Bangladesh Civil Service, Administration cadre in 1983. He was the Secretary of the Ministry of Labour and Employment, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh from February 2012 to October 2017. He possesses vast experience in administrative duties including Magistracy, Field Administration and also held the post of Director General (Administration) in the Prime Minister’s Office. Moreover, he has experience in diplomatic arena as the First Secretary in the Bangladesh Deputy High Commission in Kolkata, India. He is also serving as Independent Director of British American Tobacco Bangladesh since March 2016. He was awarded his MS degree in Agricultural Extension from Institute of Post Graduate Studies in Agriculture, Gazipur, Dhaka. He graduated from Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensing in 1981. He also received training in Agricultural Research Management from Hyderabad, India and Women in Development from AIT, Bangkok. He was the National Commissioner of Bangladesh Scouts and also held the position of Chairman of Governing body Dhaka Women’s College, Uttara, Dhaka. Mr. Shipar is held from Kulura Moulovibazer District. In personal life, he is married and blessed by two daughters and one son.

Mr. K. H. Masud Siddiqui



Mr. K H Masud Siddiqui joined the Bangladesh Civil Service in 1982 after completion of his Masters from the University of Dhaka. He has also earned MA degree in Economics from the University of Manchester, England. He further received a Post Graduate Diploma in Development Administration and Management from the UK. He was appointed as Secretary of the Ministry of Industries on September 2010 and then appointed as Secretary of Ministry of Liberation War Affairs in 2012. Before this, Mr. Siddiqui led Bangladesh Chemical Industries Corporation as its Chairman. During his successful career in the civil service for almost 34 years, he held several important positions at both field administration level and at different Ministries. He also worked in the Prime Minister's Office in the capacity of Director. Mr. Siddiqui joined the Board of Directors of BAT Bangladesh as Independent Director in October 2010 representing the government, a shareholder of the Company, on the board. After moving to the Ministry of Liberation War Affairs, Mr. Siddiqui was re-appointed as the Independent Director of the Company as well as a member of its Audit Committee. Mr. Siddiqui is also a writer. He has five publications to his credit including 'Lok Shadhonar Sangskriti,' 'Tasauf and Other Contexts, ''Malgooddy Days' and 'Behongo Abolokon'.

Mr. Jalal Ahmed



Mr. Jalal Ahmed, born in 1961, has obtained his Honours and Masters degree in Public Administration from the University of Dhaka in 1981-1982. He has been in Bangladesh Civil Service (Administration Cadre) in the year 1983 as a member of BCS 82 regular batch. He was the Vice Chairman of Export Promotion Bureau from August 2010 to October 2011. During that period, the Country attained highest export growth in the history. He was the Chairman of Bangladesh Oil, Gas and Minerals Corporation (Petrobangla) and Chief Metropolitan Magistrate, Dhaka, earlier. He served as Deputy Commissioner in two Districts Thakurgaon and Faridpur. Mr. Jalal Ahmed joined Ministry of Finance as Additional Secretary in September 2012. He represents IFIC Bank Ltd, Bangladesh Submarine Cable Company, Bangladesh Telecommunication Company and Bangladesh Services Limited as a Director. Currently he is Chairman of the Board of Directors of a joint venture Bank, Nepal Bangladesh Bank Ltd. (NBBL) in Kathmandu, Nepal. He joined the Board of Directors of BAT Bangladesh in October 2012 and then has been appointed as a member of Board CSR Committee. Besides, he is an ardent nature lover and a bird-photographer.

Ms. Tahmina Begum



Ms. Tahmina Begum, Additional Secretary, Finance Division, belongs to the Bangladesh Civil Service (Administration Cadre) 1985 batch. Having professional knowledge and experience on matters of Expenditure Control of Revenue Budget, Administration and Governance she is a proficient civil servant with a prominent career of 30 years. Prior to this appointment, she has served as Joint Secretary, Deputy Secretary and Senior Assistant Secretary to Finance Division. She had the opportunity to work in different Ministries of the Government. She served in the Ministry of the Health and Family Welfare as Senior Assistant Secretary as well as Assistant Secretary. She also worked in Rural Development and Cooperative Division as Senior assistant secretary. She has the knowledge and acquaintance of serving both in Field Administration and Secretariat. She assumed the position of Upazila Magistrate of Delduwar Upazila of Tangail District in her earlier career. She joined in Bangladesh Civil Service as Assistant Commissioner and Magistrate of Tangail. Academically, she holds a Honours and Masters Degree in Sociology from the University of Dhaka. She accomplished a number of professional training and courses from home and abroad. In her personal life she is married and blessed with one daughter.

Mr. Muhammad Abdullah



Mr. Muhammad Abdullah joined Ministry of Industries as Secretary on July 2017. He obtained his Master’s Degree in Statistics from Dhaka University. He has vast working experience both in field and secretariat level. Mr. Abdullah worked as Upazila Magistrate, Revenue Deputy Collector and Upazila Nirbahi Officer. After that he joined Ministry of Public Administration and Ministry of Health and Family Welfare as Senior Assistant Secretary and Deputy Secretary respectively. He performed as Deputy Commissioner and District Magistrate in Khagrachari Hill district. After that he was posted in Bangladesh Overseas Employment Services Limited (BOESL) as Managing director. He worked in Ministry of Public Administration as Additional Secretary. In 2013 he was appointed as Divisional Commissioner in Chittagong division which is the highest position in field administration. He joined in B.C.S. Administration Academy as Rector on December 2015. He was promoted as Secretary to the Government of Bangladesh on June 2016 and worked there as a Rector till October 2016. He was then posted as Secretary, Bangladesh Election Commission Secretariat and worked there till July 2017. Mr. Abdullah assumed the office of the Secretary, Ministry of Industries in July 2017 and working with his full capacity till now. He is also serving as Non- Executive Director of British American Tobacco Bangladesh since August 2017. Mr. Muhammad Abdullah was born on 28 February 1960 in Jamalpur. He is married and blessed with one son and one daughter.

Mr. Kazi Sanaul Hoq



Kazi Sanaul Hoq has joined as Managing Director of Investment Corporation of Bangladesh (ICB) on 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 Rajshah 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 Tanary Limited and Central Depository Bangladesh Ltd. (CDBL).

Mr. Md. Azizur Rahman FCS



Mr. Md. Azizur Rahman is a fellow (FCS) and Council Member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries of Bangladesh (ICSB). He has been selected as the Chairman of Audit Committee and Seminar and Conference Committee of ICSB. After obtaining his Master’s degree in Accounting from the University of Dhaka, he completed Chartered Accountancy course at ICAB. Mr. Rahman joined BAT Bangladesh in March 2002 in Company Secretarial function. In his 26 years of career span, he took the challenges of cross functional assignments which developed his expertise in various areas like corporate affairs, finance, audit, legal, intellectual property rights, land management, corporate banking and records management. Apart from his diverse role as Head of Public Affairs & Company Secretary, he is also Secretary of the Audit Committee, Board CSR Committee and Trust Funds of the Company. Mr. Rahman performs as a visiting lecturer on corporate affairs in different private universities and professional institutes. As a resource person, he has been conducting various professional management courses for the professionals. In his capacity as the Director General of Intellectual Property Association of Bangladesh (IPAB) and Vice-Chairman of IP Committee of FBCCI, he performs with different national and international organisations for addressing IPR issues in Bangladesh.