Ms. Fahima Choudhury was appointed as an Independent Director to the board of BRAC Bank Limited in April 2018. At present, she also serves as the Chair of the Board Risk Management Committee and as a member of the Board Audit Committee.
Since end-2018, Ms. Choudhury also serves as a BRAC Bank Nominated Director on the boards of BRAC-EPL Investments Ltd. and BRAC-EPL Stock Brokerage Ltd.; and is currently the Acting Chair of both these companies. In the end of 2021, she was nominated by BRAC Bank as a Director onto the board of Bkash Ltd.
Ms. Choudhury is a management consultant and a marketing communications & advertising specialist with over 25 years of experience in various entrepreneurial and leadership roles across multiple firms. Due to her long involvement in the advertising business, she has had the opportunity to serve diverse range of local and international clients across a number of sectors and industries.
Ms. Choudhury started her career in Adcomm Limited (one of the oldest and most renowned advertising agencies in the country) rising to the position of Director, before moving on to establish her own integrated marketing communications agency called Marka. Later, Marka was acquired by Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide (part of the WPP Group), and Ms. Choudhury became the Managing Director (and shareholder) of Ogilvy & Mather Bangladesh. In the past she has also been a member of Ogilvy APAC regional council, as well as Assistant General Secretary in the Advertising Agencies Association of Bangladesh. Ms. Choudhury left the advertising industry in 2020 in order to focus on her consultancy business.
Aside from this, Ms. Choudhury is also a Director of Adcomm Holdings which has business involvements in various other industries (including hospitality, media and IT).
Ms. Choudhury did her B.Sc. (Hons.) Management and M.Sc. Management from the London School of Economics & Political Science in the United Kingdom.
Mr. Selim R. F. Hussain is the Director of BRAC EPL Investments Ltd. and Managing Director & CEO of BRAC Bank Ltd. Mr. Hussain is a career banker and an immediate past CEO & Managing Director of IDLC Finance Limited who is widely recognized and highly acclaimed across
the financial sector for being the architect of IDLC Finance’s meteoric rise over the past six years. He was also the Chairman of the Board of Directors from 2010 to 2012 of IDLC Finance’s two subsidiaries – IDLC Investments Limited and IDLC Securities Limited.
Mr. Hussain has an Honours degree in Accounting from Dhaka University and an MBA (Major in Finance) from the Institute of Business Administration, also from Dhaka University. He worked in various roles with the two largest multi-national banks in Bangladesh, ANZ Grindlays Bank and Standard Chartered Bank, for twenty four years, before moving to the IDLC Group in 2010. He has resided and worked in India and Australia for a significant periods of his career and, prior to taking over the helm at IDLC Finance Limited, was the Head of Finance & Strategy for Standard Chartered Bank's Consumer Banking Division in Mumbai, India. Mr. Hussain was also CFO for Standard Chartered Bank, Bangladesh, from 2002 to 2007. Hussain was also a Director at the Credit Rating Agency of Bangladesh (CRAB) and the Vice Chairman of the Bangladesh Leasing & Finance Co Association (BLFCA) since 2012.
Hussain is married with one son and aside from enjoying reading and traveling; he is a keen cricket and football enthusiast.
Tamara Hasan Abed is the managing director of BRAC Enterprises. She has been heading BRAC's 13 social enterprises, including Aarong, BRAC Dairy, BRAC Seed and Agro Enterprise as a senior director since 2014.
Ms Abed brings with her extensive experience in investment banking, entrepreneurship, and social enterprise with a career spanning over two decades, across diverse sectors. Leading by example, she has carved a respectful position as a senior leader in the traditionally male-dominated industries and has inspired more women to come forward and make a mark. She is passionate about driving value-based business models, operating at the intersection of social good, sustainable business and inclusive growth.
Ms Abed began her career in the corporate finance sector in 1995, at Peregrine Capital Ltd, a Hong Kong-based investment bank in Dhaka. Later she moved to New York and worked for Goldman Sachs in Mergers and Strategic Advisory.
She joined Aarong as the general manager for design and product development in 2002. She later took charge of its export division and established the marketing department. In 2005, she was promoted as the head of Aarong and Ayesha Abed Foundation. Under her leadership, Aarong has gone from strength to strength, celebrating 40 years in 2019, as Bangladesh’s most popular lifestyle retail chain. She has been instrumental in driving the expansion of Aarong to 21 national outlets, multiple brands, e-commerce and digital platforms.
In 2006, she was given the charge of BRAC Dairy and since then has built a strong team to take the dairy business in Bangladesh into new heights. BRAC Dairy is currently the third highest dairy processor in Bangladesh with a diverse portfolio of products. Ms Abed served on the board of directors of BRAC Bank for eight years from 2008 to 2016. She currently serves on the boards of IPDC Finance, BRAC EPL Investments, BRAC EPL Stock Brokerage, edotco Bangladesh and BRAC Tea Estates. She also serves on the board of trustees of BRAC University and chairs the board finance committee. She chairs the Board of BRAC Services Limited and is the executive trustee of Ayesha Abed Foundation.
Ms Abed has represented Bangladesh globally and was honoured by the World Economic Forum as a 'Young Global Leader' in 2010. She also represented Bangladesh during the Presidential Summit on Entrepreneurship in Washington in 2010. Ms Abed is an Asia 21 Young Leader. She received the Outstanding Women Leadership Award from the World Women Leadership Congress in 2014.
Ms Abed has an MBA in Finance from Columbia University. She completed her BSC in Economics from the London School of Economics. In 2014, Ms Abed attended an executive course for Young Global Leaders on Transformational Leadership at Oxford University’s Said Business School.
Mr. Mohammod Masud Rana joined as a member of the Board of BRAC EPL Investments Limited as a shareholder director. Mr. Mohammod Masud Rana is currently working at BRAC Bank Limited as Deputy Managing Director (DMD) and Chief Financial Officer (CFO).
He has more than 23 years of diversified experience of public accounting, textile, pharmaceutical and banking. He started his career with SF Ahmed & Co. before joining BEXIMCO Garments & Textile Division in 2001 as Finance Manager. In 2004, he moved to Sanofi-Aventis as Financial Controller.He started his stint with Standard Chartered Bangladesh (SCB) in 2006 as the Financial Controller. During his tenure with SCB, he eventually went on to assume the role of CFO in 2016. Prior to joining BRAC Bank, Mr. Masud was serving the role of CFO in Dhaka Bank Limited. He is a Fellow Chartered Accountant of ICAB and completed his Honors and Masters in Accounting from University of Dhaka.
Dr. Zahid Hussain has been appointed as Nominated Director to the Board of BRAC EPL Investments Limited and he is an independent director to the Board of BRAC Bank Limited. Dr. Hussain served as a Consultant in the World Bank Dhaka Office from July 01, 2019, to June 30, 2020.
He has also served as a Lead Economist in the World Bank Dhaka Office from May 01, 1995, to June 30, 2019. During this time, he was a key member of the Bank’s macro, trade, and investment global practice that provides budgetary support (development support credit) and technical assistance to the government, and prepares growth diagnostics, public expenditure reviews, annual macroeconomic updates, and policy notes on macroeconomic management and structural issues. Dr. Hussain was also engaged as a Lecturer at Boston University, the University of Massachusetts Boston and Framingham State College, Framingham, Massachusetts in the USA during 1987-1992.
He got a Ph.D. in Economics from Boston University, USA, in 1992. He completed his Master of Arts in Political Economy from Boston University, USA, in 1987. He earned his MBA from the Institute of Business Administration, Dhaka University, Bangladesh, in 1979. Dr. Hussain has published numerous journals and articles in Management, Business, and Economics.