Mr. Mohammed Mahtabur Rahman a seasoned businessman and well versed in a broad range of trade ventures around the world hails from Sylhet. Born in 1958, he completed his education there itself and pursued with passion his traditional family owned business, which was established in the holy city of Makkah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in the year 1970. He mastered the art of craftsmanship of the Fragrance Industry and surmounts the business to new heights. He is currently the Chairman & Managing Director of Al Haramain Perfumes Group of Companies and the Chairman of NRB Bank Limited, which is one of the leading 4th Generation Banks in Bangladesh.
After foreseeing the potential Fragrance Markets in the GCC & MENA region, he moved his entire operation & manufacturing units to the UAE and built the modern and well equipped Head Office fitted with ORACLE-ERP Server in an area of 33,000 sqft and also established a Factory in the UAE covering an area of over 180,000 sqft, which grew into a state-of-the-art manufacturing unit using automatic & semi-automatic ultramodern machineries including ‘Agilent’ quality control equipment in the R&D Department. The quality conscious Al Haramain Perfumes, has been accredited by the authorities with Dual ISO Certificates in QMS (ISO 9001:2015) & GMP (ISO 22716 : 2007) and received scores of Appreciation Certificates & Accolades,
He opened the first branch in Dubai and gradually expanded more than 100 branches all over the UAE/GCC countries & beyond in the name of Al Haramain Perfumes and the following sister concerns:
Currently Mr. Mohammed Mahtabur Rahman is associated with the following organizations:
Mr. Kabir is Vice Chairman of the Board and also a member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of NRB Bank Limited.
Mr. Tateyama Kabir is a dual citizen of Bangladesh and Japan. He is the President of Kabir Auto Export Co. Ltd. He is one of the most successful exporters of cars from Japan around the world. He is expanding his investments in automobile sector in Bangladesh. He has the potentials to build relationship between Japan and Bangladesh. He is also the Managing Director of Sumday Development Company Ltd. and the proprietor of Ocean Auto located in Bangladesh.
Mr. Tateyama Kabir is member of different social and cultural organizations including Dhaka Club, All Community Club and the Elite Lion’s Club, Owners Association, Youth Club in Japan etc. He is equally active in many community development and social services programmes. He has remained an honourable patron to a good number of educational institutions contributing significantly to the advancement of country’s education.
He has completed his Masters in Japanese language from University of Toyama, Japan. He is married to Mrs. Hasina Akther and is blessed with two daughters and one son.
Mr. Kamal Ahmed is Vice Chairman of the Board and also a member of the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors of NRB Bank Limited.
Mr. Kamal is the Deputy Managing Director of Seamark plc in the UK, IBCO Limited (UK), IBCO Enterprise (UK), Seamark (BD) Ltd and IBCO Food Industries in Bangladesh, Seamark (Holdings) Ltd, ManRu Shopping City in Bangladesh and Seamark USA Inc in the USA, which are all part of the Seamark Group of Companies headquartered in Manchester, England. The Group employs 4,000 people worldwide with distribution networks in Europe, the USA and Canada.
He takes full control of the Seamark Group in the absence of its Chairman and Chief Executive and is in-charge of the Group’s operations, including imports and the running of Seamark’s UK factories. He is responsible for all matters related with production, including the processing and value adding of major seafood and their exports to both Western and Eastern European countries, the Middle East and Russia.
He also oversees the running of the Group’s operations in Bangladesh, especially exports resulting in a number of gold medals and trophies for highest exports awarded to Seamark (BD) Limited from the Government of Bangladesh. In 2016, Mr. Kamal received from the Prime Minister the national export trophy award for highest exports during the years 2011-2012 and 2012 – 2013.
Seamark UK is also a recipient of an award for its export achievement - the prestigious Queen’s Award.
He personally ensures that Seamark continues to set high standards in all aspects of food production in terms of hygiene, the environment and working conditions.
In addition, Mr. Kamal oversees the operations of the Group’s hospitality sector – the famous Vermilion Restaurant and the newly opened Vermilion Hall, as well as the retail sector – Restaurant Wholesale Cash & Carry. He always makes time lending his support to many charities and fundraising appeals that the Group is involved in and associated with. He is a Trustee of the Iqbal Bros Foundation Trust registered in the UK.
He has completed a degree in Business Management from Manchester Metropolitan University, UK.
Mr. M Badiuzzaman is the Chairman of Executive Committee and a member of Risk Management Committee of the Board of Directors of NRB Bank Limited.
Mr. M Badiuzzaman is a versatile and experienced business professional with extensive knowledge and networking capacity to revolutionize business decision-making in international trade, commerce and the finance industry.
He is a proficient businessman involved with local and overseas companies in Bangladesh and Singapore. His business affiliations are:
Mr. M Badiuzzaman is a Graduate from Dhaka University and holds corporate/individual membership of Singapore Business Federation (SBF), Singapore, Textile & Fashion Federation (TAFF), Singapore, International Business Forum of Bangladesh (IBFB), Real Estate and Housing Association of Bangladesh (REHAB), Dhaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI) and Indian Importers of Chambers of Commerce & Industry (IICCI BD).
Mr. Ahmed is the Chairman of Audit Committee of the Board of Directors of NRB Bank Limited.
Mr. Imtiaz Ahmed, a UK citizen and an NRB, was born in 1960 in Sylhet. He did his Masters in Social Sciences and obtained a Law degree from Dhaka University. After having moved to the UK for further education, he studied Law at the University of London. His growing interest in the philosophy of education led him to study for and obtain a PGCE from the University of East London. He has since been an educator in various London institutions, and lead the Bangladeshi Achievement Project. He was also the Head of Bilingual Teachers in a borough council of London.
Mr. Ahmed has been enrolled as an advocate with the Bangladesh Supreme Court and a member of the Sylhet District Bar Association.
Dr. Nesar Ahmed Choudhury is the Chairman of Risk Management Committee of the Board of Directors of NRB Bank Limited.
Dr. Choudhury is General Practitioner and Principal Partner of Dr. Choudhury and Dr. Sultan Practice, and a tutor at Manchester Medical School.
Dr. Choudhury is a dual citizen of the UK and Bangladesh. He is the former General Secretary of the Bangladesh Medical Association (UK), Ex-Governor of Mersey Vale Primary School, Heaton Mersey, Stockport UK and Director of N.A. Choudhury Limited. He is involved in other Bangladesh Welfare Services.
He has completed his MBBS from Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College, Bangladesh and his MRCGP from the UK.
Founder and First Chairman NRB Bank Limited
Chairman and Chief Executive Seamark Group of companies and IBCO Food Industries Limited
Seamark Group grew from a small family run business to supply seafood and various food products worldwide. Iqbal pioneered the import and export of frozen seafood in refrigerated containers and was the first to import Black Tiger shrimps into the UK and the EU. It wasn’t long before he began to look at ways of expanding the family business, thus created Iqbal Brothers & Company (now IBCO Limited) in 1976, importing and distributing frozen seafood and all kinds of frozen food products.
As the business grew further, it made sense to Iqbal to create a new company, Seamark which is more reflective of the size and scope of the operation. Seamark’s first factory was set up in Manchester and was officially opened in 1993 by The Rt Hon The Lord Deben, John Selwyn Gummer, the then Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food. In 2000 Iqbal Ahmed established Seamark (BD) Limited in Bangladesh which was inaugurated by HRH Princess Anne.
His clear vision for the business has led to a string of prestigious awards for Seamark in the UK and in Bangladesh. Excellence in the field has been recognised at home in the UK with a Queen’s Award for Export Achievement in 1998 and a number of Gold trophy Awards from the Government of Bangladesh for achieving the highest exports of seafood for nearly every year between 2002 and 2016.
One of Iqbal Ahmed’s biggest achievements is the successful establishment of NRB Bank Limited in Bangladesh, where he brought together 46 NRB (non-resident Bangladeshi) entrepreneur investors from all over the world to invest in Bangladesh. Iqbal had a vision of creating a financial institution for Nonresident Bangladeshi. He dreamt of unlocking a new horizon to the Bangladesh economy by facilitating NRB inward and outward investment to and from Bangladesh, assisting Bangladeshi enterprises to access international market and increasing the inflow of foreign remittances.
Despite his busy schedule Iqbal makes time for charity works. He is connected with, as sponsor, trustee or member, many charitable organizations in the UK and Bangladesh, mainly situated within the educational sector and healthcare involving rehabilitation, training and community work, including the development of Burunga Iqbal Ahmed High School and College for 1400 students in Sylhet. He has supported and raised funds for the Manchester Children’s Hospital Appeal, the Royal Manchester Eye Hospital Appeal and Ahsania Mission Cancer and General Hospital Appeal to name a few. He is the Chairman of UKBCCI (UK Bangladesh Catalyst of Commerce & Industry) which promotes business and entrepreneurship to young people in the UK and Bangladesh. He personally gets involve with his companies’ CSR and has formed a charity registered in the UK called the Iqbal Bros Foundation, which is currently fund raising for the Rohingya refugees.
He has founded and currently chaired Masjid ul Aqsa Islamic Centre, a Mosque and centre built for the community, where they can pray and hold religious and cultural studies.
He received his highest personal recognition when he was awarded an OBE (Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire) at the Queen’s honours list in 2001 for his services to International Trade. He is a CIP (Commercially Important Person) in Bangladesh since 2009.
In July 2017, Iqbal was awarded by Manchester Metropolitan University an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Business Administration for his outstanding achievements in business and his significant contribution to the economy and regeneration of Manchester and Bangladesh.
In October 2017, Iqbal was awarded an Honorary Fellowship Award from University Campus Oldham for his outstanding work in the community.
Over the years Iqbal Ahmed has played an active role as member, advisor or director in a number of government committees, ministries and advisory bodies in the UK and overseas such SAAG (Southern Advisory Group, Competitiveness Council, BOND (a UKTI initiative), MOSAIC under the Business in the Community, New East Manchester, Ethical Trading Champion’s Group, New Enterprise Council, Catalyst UK and Bridge2Bangladesh (B2B).
He is an advisor to the Board of Trade, by invitation from the Rt Hon Dr Liam Fox MP, Secretary of State for International Trade and President of the Board of Trade, to provide advice on promoting British exports, boosting inward investments and delivering successful trade mission abroad.
Iqbal Ahmed has the ability to speak with such authority thus regularly sought as a speaker or panel member in international events and Universities such as Bangladesh Investment Summit in Singapore (2014, 2015), World Islamic Economic Forum in Dubai (2014), Inaugural Bangladesh Investment Summit in London (2013), Entrepreneurs Festival Manchester (2013, 2016), University of Dhaka (2015), and University College London (2015).
He was personally invited by Michael Bloomberg to be a founding delegate of Bloomberg’s New Economy Forum held in Singapore in 2018.
February 2017 saw the Publication of Iqbal Ahmed’s autobiography entitled, King Prawn – Dreaming Big and Making It Happen, the story of the entrepreneurial genius.
Mr. Khandakar R. Amin is the Vice Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of NRB Bank Limited. He is the Chairman of Sonaimuri Upazilla Parishad of Noakhali District.
Mr. Amin is a Bangladeshi origin American Citizen. He was born in Noakhali on 31 December 1956. He is a successful entrepreneur.
He is the proprietor of the following businesses in U.S.A.:
Father Reality Corporation, Surma Reality Corporation, Amin Reality Corporation, Hirapur Reality Corporation, Indian Spice (Indian Restaurant), India Place (Indian Restaurant), Chile’s Chocolate, (Mexican Restaurant), Gallitos Expreess (Mexican Restaurant) and Galliots Mexicans (Restaurant). He is also the proprietor of the following businesses in Bangladesh:
Hotel New York (Residential), KH Carbon Factory, Khandakar Aquaculture Ltd., Amin CNG Filling Station, Amin Gas Station, Cafe New York and Dhaka New York Agro Fishers. Ltd. Mr. Amin is also involved in many social developments in Bangladesh and abroad.
He holds a Bachelor Degree. He is running his business successfully both in America and Bangladesh for the last 28 years.
Mr. Naveed Rashid Khan is the Vice Chairman of the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors of NBR Bank Limited.
He holds a Bachelor’s of Social Science in Economics and Business Finance from Brunel University, London, United Kingdom. Mr. Khan is a second generation entrepreneur in his family business whose entity is one of the largest Commodity Trading Houses in Asia, dealing in Fertilizer and Fertilizer raw materials, and food grains such as rice, wheat and sugar.
Mr. Khan founded his own company, Commodity First DMCC in Dubai, UAE, and is now established there specialized in trading with new markets such as Europe, Africa, Nepal, India and Sri Lanka. His company is also highly involved in supplying Fertilizers to the Bangladesh market both to the public and private sector.
Mr. Khan is a keen traveler and has been fortunate enough to study in Bangladesh, Malaysia, Australia and the United Kingdom. This has enabled him to develop a practical knowledge of the global world today and the importance of reaching out to international markets to be successful.
In his private time, Mr. Khan is a keen enthusiast in natural photography and has attained several diploma certifications from Alliance Francaise, Dhaka in this field.
He has also participated in various Photography Exhibitions. He is a member of the Baridhara Society and also Gulshan Club.
Mr. Iqbal is the Vice Chairman of Risk Management Committee of the Board of Directors of NRB Bank Limited.
Mr. Mohammed Jamil Iqbal is the founder and Chairman of Jamil Iqbal Ltd. which is one of the largest construction companies of Bangladesh. He is a successful NRB entrepreneur and investor. He is the chairman of Manor Trade and Divine Properties Ltd.
Mr. Iqbal is the proprietor of M/S. Md. Jamil Iqbal, J.I. Stone Supplier and the owner of many Crushing plants. He deals in exports and imports. He is used to import construction materials and machineries. Mr. Iqbal is the partner of Al Anood Perfumes Co. (LLC), Deira, Dubai, UAE.
Mr. Iqbal comes of a noble Muslim family of Akakhajana (Borobari), Beanibazar, Sylhet. Having obtained graduation he engaged himself in various types of business. He is a member of the Sylhet Chamber of Commerce and Industry. He is associated with various socioeconomic activities.
Mr. Iqbal is a British Citizen. He is the highest Tax payer in Sylhet and received national award from the Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh from assessment year 2007-08 to 2013-14 (07 years) at a stretch.
Mr. Mohammed Idrish Farazy is the member of Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of NRB Bank Limited.
Mr Farazy, the Chairman of National Exchange Company, Italy, with his continuous succeeding contributions is known to have grown the seeds of remittance business in Italy.
He has obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Business & Administration from the University of Darul Ihsan, Bangladesh.
In 2006, in recognition of his outstanding and proficient contributions in the world of Remittance Business, he was awarded the Mother Teresa International award.
Due to his continuous effort, he was awarded the prestigious, Bangladesh Bank Remittance Award, in 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 in recognition of highest remittance into Bangladesh in regards of National Exchange Company, Italy. He was also ranked as a Commercially Important Person (CIP) for two consecutive years 2012-13 & 2013-14 by the Government of Bangladesh.
He has been playing a vastly important role in revolutionizing the Remittance Business Zone in Italy and all around the world; some of his other business affiliations are as follows:
Mr. Nafih Rashid Khan is a member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of NRB Bank Limited.
An astute entrepreneur, Mr. Nafih Rashid Khan prides himself for being a primary part of the establishment, Deshi Group, since his early age. Its associated company, Bulk Trade International Ltd., is the largest trading house of fertilizer, fertilizer raw materials etc.
Based in Dubai, Mr. Khan is an honourable NRB, the Director of the company Commodity First DMCC that trades in agricultural commodities all over the world. He is also involved in operation of a fleet of ocean going cargo vessels.
Mr. Khan has completed his LLB (Honors) from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland.
Mr. Mohammed Rafique Miah is a member of the Risk Management Committee of the Board of Directors of NRB Bank Limited.
Mr. Mohammed Rafique Miah went to London in 1993 and started work in the family business Greenline, an importing & distributing company.
He established Bangla Town Cash and Carry in 1994 which is well-known in the Bangladeshi community in UK. Mr. Rafique Miah is the Chairman of Bangladeshi Importers Association in the UK. He is also the Chairman of Banglatown group of company; Managing Director of Le Chaina PLC; Director of Klaspad PLC; Director of Greenline Wholesale Ltd; honorary president of Tower Hamlets Cricket Club and Director of British Bangladeshi Chamber of Commerce.
Mr. Rafique graduated in Bangladesh, having completed his degree from MC College, Sylhet in Social Science.
Mr. Abdul Karim is a Member of the Board of Directors of NRB Bank Limited.
Mr. Karim is an experienced businessman in the field of perfume industry. He started his business career by developing an interest towards the making of perfumes. His company, Hassan Shahin Ahmed Perfumes L.L.C. was established in 1982, in Dubai, UAE. The perfumes are imported and exported to and from around the globe. He now holds the position of Managing Director of the company.
His keen concern in helping the needy in every way has given him many opportunities to develop the community. He is the chairman of a charitable organization ‘Sylhet Bivag Unnoyon Porishod’ which is based in Dubai, UAE, the Chief Advisor of another organization ‘Bangladesh Shomaj Kollyan Shomitee’ in UAE, and one of the founder members of Bangladesh Business Council.
Mr. Mohammed Jahed Iqbal is a member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of NRB Bank Limited.
Mr. Mohammed Jahed Iqbal is a successful NRB entrepreneur and possesses excellent business background. He comes of a noble Muslim family of Beanibazar, Sylhet. Having obtained graduation he engaged himself in various types of businesses.
Mr. Iqbal is the owner of M/S. Md. Jahed lqbal, M/S. J I Trading & Co. and the Managing Director of Jamil lqbal Ltd. which is one of the largest construction companies of Bangladesh. He is also a Director of Jahed lqbal Ltd. UK and a partner of Desert Star Trading LLC, UAE. He is also associated with various socioeconomic activities in Bangladesh and abroad.
Mr. Humayen Kabir Khan is a Member of the Board of Directors of NRB Bank Limited.
A young, energetic and promising entrepreneur Mr. Humayen is an able successor of his father Late Mr. Fazlur Rashid Khan who was a sponsor director of the Bank. While contributing to the Bank as one of its Directors, he is steering the business of his late father skilfully aiming towards bringing them to new heights.
Currently, he is associated with following organizations:
Mr. Ali Ahmed is a Director and a Member of Audit Committee of the Board. He is successful entrepreneur and businessman running his enterprises abroad.
He has major contribution in remitting foreign currency in the county alongside different social welfare activities for the betterment of the society. He is contemplating to invest in Bangladesh as a contribution to the economic development of the country.
Currently he is associated with following organizations:
Mr. Abdul Jalil Chowdhury is an Independent Director of NRB Bank Limited and also a member of Audit Committee and Risk Management Committee of the Board of Directors of NRB Bank Limited.
A postgraduate in Physics from Rajshahi University, he started his career in 1977 as Probationary Officer in Janata Bank Limited and retired as Additional Managing Director from Mercantile Bank Limited in 2016.
During his 39 years of long service period, he served a number of reputed Banks i.e. Janata Bank Limited, National Bank Limited, Southeast Bank Limited and lastly Mercantile Bank Limited in various capacities.
Mr. Md. Motior Rahman is an Independent Director of NRB Bank Limited and also a member of Executive Committee and Risk Management Committee of the Board of Directors of the Bank.
A postgraduate in Accounting from Dhaka University, he started his Banking career in 1973 as Probationary Officer in Pubali Bank Limited and retired as Managing Director from Jamuna Bank Limited in 2012.
During his 40 years of long service period, he served a number of reputed Banks i.e. Pubali Bank Limited, Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited, Prime Bank Limited and lastly Jamuna Bank Limited in various capacities.
Mr. Md. Mehmood Husain is the Managing Director and CEO of NRB Bank Limited. Prior to his joining the Bank Mr. Husain was the President and Managing Director of Bank Asia.
A post graduate in Economics from the University of Dhaka, he started his banking career in 1984 as a probationary officer with National Bank Ltd. During 35 years of his banking career he served a number of reputed Banks in various important capacities including Additional Managing Director of Prime Bank Ltd. He attended numerous professional trainings, workshops and seminars at home and abroad.
Mr. Mehmood Husain is a life member of Bangladesh Economic Association and member of Association of Bankers Bangladesh, Cadet College Club and Gulshan Club. He is actively associated with various social organizations.