A luminary in the field of Accounting and Finance, Professor Dr. Md. Salim Uddin's illustrious career is marked by academic excellence, professional expertise and a relentless pursuit of knowledge.
A triple Fellow of professional accounting bodies, Dr. Salim boasts a Fellow Chartered Accountant (FCA), Fellow Cost & Management Accountant (FCMA), and a Certified Public Finance Accountant (CPFA) among his array of qualifications. His memberships span the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Bangladesh (ICAB), the Institute of Cost and Management Accountants of Bangladesh (ICMAB) and The Chartered Institute of Public Finance & Accountancy (CIPFA), UK.
Dr. Salim's academic journey is nothing short of awe-inspiring. A holder of an Honours in Commerce and a Master in Accounting from the University of Chittagong, he bagged the coveted first place in his M.Com Final examination. His academia prowess was put to use when he joined Accounting Department, the University of Chittagong as a lecturer in 1994, climbing the ranks to Professor by 2010. His dedication to the field led him to pursue an MBA at the University of Brussels, Belgium, earning a degree with distinction. A passion for international accounting took him further to complete a PhD on the "Application of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) in Bangladesh."
He juggles his academic commitments with an array of professional roles. These include directorships at esteemed institutions like Islami Bank Bangladesh Ltd. (IBBL), Chittagong Stock Exchange Ltd., Premier Bank Ltd., Rupali Investment Ltd. and Rupali Bank Ltd. His outstanding contributions led to his appointment as Vice President at ICAB, as well as the Chairman of the Executive Committee at IBBL. Furthermore, his expertise was recognized by the University of Chittagong, where he was named Chairman of the Bureau of Business Research, the Faculty of Business Administration. He also held the position as a member of the Finance Committee of the University of Chittagong. He currently holds the esteemed position of Chairman of the Bangladesh House Building Finance Corporation for an impressive third tenure. In addition, he also carries the prestigious role of Vice-President at the Institute of Cost and Management Accountants of Bangladesh (ICMAB).
A respected Financial Consultant/Advisor since 1993, Dr. Salim's experience spans across designing accounting systems, auditing, assurance practices, project management, business negotiation, regulatory compliance, and more. His academic interests lie in International Accounting, IAS/IFRS, Forensic Accounting, Creative Accounting, and Capital Market. A prolific researcher and writer, Dr. Salim has contributed to over eighty research articles in reputable journals and publications worldwide. His commitment to continuous learning is evident in his active participation in national and international seminars, training programs, workshops, and projects, such as his engagement with E-Brokerage in Belgium.
Dr. Salim's participation in seminars, training programs, and workshops, both national and international, have further enhanced his repertoire of knowledge and skills. Highlights include an extensive training program on IFRS and ISA held in London, UK funded by World Bank and a consultancy training program in Japan. Besides, he has visited the USA, Canada, UK, Japan, France, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Singapore, Hong Kong, China, Malaysia, Thailand, India, Sri Lanka, and Nepal.
Throughout his illustrious career, Dr. Salim has personified excellence and commitment, inspiring countless individuals within and beyond the realm of accounting and finance. His remarkable achievements and vast knowledge continue to shape the landscape of financial academia and industry in Bangladesh and beyond.
also Director of Board of Directors of First Security Islamic Bank Limited (FSIBL).
In his long service career, beside the regimental appointments, he served in different capacities. After retirement he worked as the CEO of Regent Airways, Bangladesh for about two years from 2016 - 2018. He was also Director of Board of Directors of First Security Islamic Bank Limited (FSIBL).
As staff he worked as Assistant Defence Adviser at Bangladesh High Commission in India and Colonel Staff in an Infantry Division. He also performed as Director of Military Operations and Director of Artillery in General Staff Branch, Army Headquarters.
Lieutenant General Akbar commanded an Air Defence Artillery Brigade (ADA) of Bangladesh Army and a Field Artillery Brigade. He was also the first Sector Commander of Bangladesh Sector in Liberia, UNMIL (United Nations Mission in Liberia) where he inducted and commanded a Brigade Group force. Before his last assignment as Commandant, National Defence College (NDC) he was holding the appointment of the Director General (DG) of Directorate General of Forces Intelligence (DGFI). General Akbar was the ‘Colonel Commandant of the Regiment of Artillery’ of Bangladesh Army from March 2010 to February 2015.
He attended a number of courses both at home and abroad. He completed his Anti Aircraft Firing Drone Course from China and Security Intelligence Administration Course from United Kingdom. He is a graduate of Army Command and Staff College, Quetta, Pakistan. He is also a graduate of National Defence College, Bangladesh.
Lieutenant General Akbar earned Bachelor of Science degree in War Studies from Baluchistan University, Pakistan and obtained Bachelor of Arts degree from University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. He completed Masters
in Social Studies (MSS) in Political Science from University of Dhaka and Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from Royal University, Dhaka. He earned his coveted Masters of Philosophy (M.Phil.) from National University of Bangladesh. He completed PhD on “Connectivity in South Asia: Impact on Bangladesh Economy and Development” from Bangladesh University of Professional (BUP), Dhaka.
The General attended a number of International Seminars & Conferences and presented papers on contemporary issues. To mention a few:
a. Shangri-La Dialogue, Singapore (2009).
b. Shangri-La Dialogue, Singapore (2010)
c. Asia Pacific Intelligence Chiefs Conference, Tokyo, Japan (2011).
d. Shangri-La Dialogue, Singapore (2011).
e. Oman Security Conference (2012).
f. Oman Security Conference (2013).
g. Attended Seminar and Program on Managing Defence in Wider Security Context, Dhaka (2013) – Organized jointly by Defence Academy, UK and Cranfield University, UK.
h. Attended Conference on ‘Measures for Forging Indo-Pacific Security’ organised by USI, India on Nov, 2015.
i. Attended conference on ‘Culture as a Tool for Regional Cooperation’ organised by IDSA, New Delhi, India on Nov 2015.
j. Attended conference on “The Raisina Dialogue 2016 - India’s Global Conclave” jointly organised by the Observer Research Foundation, India, and the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India on Mar 2016.
Some of the papers those presented in different conferences and seminars are:
a. Presented paper on Disaster Management: Bangladesh Experience – Asia Pacific Intelligence Chiefs Conference, Singapore (2009).
b. Presented paper on Importance of Information Sharing for Disaster Management - Asia Pacific Intelligence Chiefs Conference, Seoul, South Korea (2010).
c. Presented Keynote paper at National Defence College, Tanzania (2012) on Role of National Defence College on Strategic Planning of National Security and Development.
d. Presented paper on ‘Sri Lanka’s Post Conflict Successes: Implications and Gains in Security for Bangladesh in the Context of Regional Stability’ at Sri Lanka Defence Seminar 2013.
e. Presented Keynote Speech on ‘Strategic Importance of the Indian Ocean to Asian and Global Security’ at Royal Brunei Armed Forces Command and Staff Course, Brunei 2014.
f. Presented paper on ‘Indian Ocean Region: Emerging Strategic Cooperation, Competition and Conflict Scenarios’ at USI International Seminar, India 2014.
g. Presented paper on, ‘Culture as a Tool for Regional Cooperation-Bangladesh Perspective’ at IDSA, New Delhi on Nov 2015.
The General is happily married and proud father of a daughter. He is a keen golfer and has a great knack for studies on international issues. He also likes to travel to different parts of the world.
She is the Director of Infinite CR Strips Industries Limited and Kingston Flour Mills Limited. She is also an expert in Share Market, Security & Investment Sector and acting as the Managing Director of Unique Investment & Securities Limited and Times Securities Limited. She has more than 21 years of business experience.
Bangladesh Petro Chemical Limited, S. Alam Hatchery Limited, Ocean Resorts Limited, S. Alam Properties Limited and Fatehabad Farm Limited. He is acting as the Managing Director of Global Trading Corporation Limited. For business purposes he traveled to United Kingdom, Canada, China, India, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and several other countries of the world. He is a member of Risk Management Committee and Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of Union Bank Limited.
Mr. Morshed has an expertise in the field of trading specially importing commodities. He is the Managing Director of MRM Trading Limited, Chattogram Logistic Limited and Worth Avenue Steels Limited. Mr. Morshed is the Adviser of C & A Fabrics Limited. With his dynamic leadership he made himself a professionally successful businessman in trading sector in Bangladesh. He travelled USA & other countries for professional purpose. He is a member of Audit Committee of the Board of Directors of Union Bank Limited.
She is the proprietor of Brothers Syndicate and Halima Trading Enterprise. She has the expertise of running business for the last 13 years with good reputation. She was the former Director of Reliance Finance Limited. She is a member of Risk Management Committee of the Board of Directors of Union Bank Limited.
Mr. Osman Goni is a nominee Director of C&A Accessories Limited in the Board of Directors of Union Bank Limited. He is a well-established and dynamic businessman who hails from a respectable Muslim family. He was born in Chattogram on April 05, 1967. He has a vast business knowledge in the area of trading, manufacturing, real estate, tourism. He is the Managing Director of S. Alam Cold Rolled Steels Limited and Shah Amanat Prakritik Gas Co. Limited. He is also the Director of S. Alam Cement Limited, S. Alam Trading Company (Pvt.) Limited, S. Alam Bag Manufacturing Mills Limited, Ocean Resorts Limited and Modern Properties Limited. In addition to his business, Mr. Goni is associated with many other philanthropic activities in the country. He has travelled many countries around the world for business purposes.
He is a distinguished person having the high moral value with the knowledge of financial laws, regulatory requirements and corporate law. Besides, he has vast experience in the field of Banking. He was the Independent Director in Agricultural Marketing Company Limited for a period of 3 years. He was a consultant in NRB Global Bank Limited and an Advisor in First Security Islami Bank Limited. He served in a number of state owned banks, private banks and institutions in various responsible positions. He served as the CEO and Managing Director of Janata Bank Ltd. for 3 years and as the Managing Director of Bangladesh Krishi Bank for about 3 years. Before that, he also served successfully in Agrani Bank Limited, Karmasangsthan Bank and Sonali Bank Limited holding different positions for more than 28 years. Mr. Salam was associated with professional bodies like BAFEDA and ABB as Chairman and Vice Chairman respectively. He has expertise in Accounting, Finance and Compliance issues. He completed his honors graduation and post-graduation in Accounting from the University of Dhaka in 1978 and 1980 respectively. He is a fellow of National Defense College under certification of Capstone Course, 2016. Mr. Salam was awarded with “Shilpacharja Joynul Abedin Gold Medal” for his contribution in Banking. He took part in various seminars, trainings and workshops in home and abroad.
He has about 20 years’ experience in banking sector. During his service tenure in banks, he served as the head/wing head of different divisions, departments and branches. By the pathway of his colorful banking career, Mr. Chowdhury explored himself as a dynamic banker and played catalyst roles in achieving the organizational objectives of the banks by leading from the front.
Earlier, he started his career as Probationary Officer in First Security Islami Bank Limited in the year 2001. He is an MBA Graduate, Major in HRM.
Mr. Chowdhury visited United Kingdom, Scotland, Germany, Switzerland, France, Netherlands, Australia, Singapore, Thailand, UAE, Malaysia, Maldives, India, Srilanka and Indonesia. He also attended various training programs, seminars and workshops at home and abroad.