Mr. Syed Rashed Hussain is an Investment Banking professional with cross-functional and cross-departmental expertise in Issue Management, Structured Finance, Debt, Quasi-Debt & Equity Financing, Corporate Advisory, Fund Management, Portfolio Management, Merchant Banking Operations, Research Analysis, Administration, Marketing, Sustainability and Corporate Communications.
Rashed joined BRAC EPL Investments Limited in 2011 as an Executive in the Marketing Department and over the last 10 years has shifted across multiple departments gaining on the ground experience across all the business units and support functions of the Company. He has been serving in his current role as the Chief Executive Officer of the company since April 1, 2021.He possesses an exceptional ability to learn and adapt to changes and to undertake new roles, challenges and responsibilities with a track record of taking initiative, personal responsibility, ownership of work and building a reputation for removing obstacles and making things happen.
Rashed completed his Baccalaureate from Monash University (Australia) and his schooling from Mastermind School. He is a keen football enthusiast and an avid fan of AS Roma.
Anup Datta has over 10 years’ experience in investment banking in Bangladesh with specialization in Syndications, M&A, Private Equity and Corporate Advisory. He started his career at DESCO and soon moved into investment banking in RSA Capital Limited. Since then, he has worked in transactions worth over USD 1 billion involving structured finance and investment banking activities, working with both local and foreign entities.
Anup Datta has structured his own career with professionalism, out of the box thinking and learn-it-all attitude. Through this and his plethora of experience in the industry, he has developed an extensive insight into the local financial and regulatory environment.
Mr. Datta completed his BBA and MBA from Department of Finance, University of Dhaka.
Ashraf Ali is working as Head of Portfolio Management of BRAC EPL Investments Limited. He has more than 15 years of experience in Capital Market. He joined BRAC EPL Investments Limited in 2010. Mr. Ali has more than BDT 2.5 Billion Asset Under Management. Prior to joining in BEIL, he worked for SCL Securities Limited. Mr. Ali completed his Graduation from National University. His vast expertise in the capital market has helped BRAC EPL Investments Limited going forward in delivering superior customer experience.
Mr. Zahid Kabir joined BRAC EPL Investments Limited as Head of Finance and Accounts on January 11, 2023. He has over nine years of professional experience in statutory and management reporting, budgeting, risk management and bespoke software development.
Prior to joining BEIL, Mr. Kabir contributed his financial skills as the Manager of Accounts at Shanta Securities Limited. His career began with specialized training at Rahman Rahman Huq Chartered Accountants (KPMG Bangladesh), followed by a role as an Assistant Finance and Accounts Manager at Abdul Monem Group.
Mr. Kabir is a finalist in the global professional accounting body, the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). He holds a BBA in Accounting from Sonargaon University and is currently pursuing an MBA in Finance at the University of Dhaka.
Afzal Ahmad has been working in BRAC EPL Investments Limited as Acting Head of Operations since November 2020. He has more than 10 (ten) years’ experience in Settlement, Billing and Accounts of Merchant bank. He started his career with BRAC EPL Investments Limited in 2011. He obtained BSS and MSS major in Economics from National University. He has participated in numerous seminars and training programs related to the capital market and BSEC and CDBL rules and regulations.
Ms. Samira Nasrin is a seasoned investment banking professional with over 13 years exposure in the capital market. Prior to joining BRAC EPL Investments Ltd, she headed the compliance department of a leading merchant bank, managing all regulatory matters. Besides, the compliance management, she had the exposure to work as portfolio manager and managed over BDT 100 crore portfolio for the previous organization. She worked as a Portfolio Manager, at Prime Bank Investment Ltd. where she was responsible for the compliance monitoring of over 3000 clients with a total asset value of BDT 500 crore (approx.). She has got her expertise in regulatory compliances, risk management and managing capital market instruments. Ms. Nasrin has attended many workshops and seminars organized by Bangladesh Securities and Exchange Commission (BSEC), Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and Bangladesh Bank (BB) over the years.
Ms. Nasrin has completed her BBA and MBA Majoring in Finance and Accounting from North South University. Recently to pursue her interest in development finance, she completed MDS from BRAC University.
Mr. Rafiqul Islam has been working in BRAC EPL Investments Limited as Head of Information Technology since 2017. Mr. Islam brings more than 16 years of experience in the Information and Communication Technology. Prior to joining BRAC EPL Investments Limited he worked for Huawei Technologies (BD) Limited focusing on Team Leading and Project Management. He has also worked for Leads Corporation Limited, where he has successfully accomplished in different roles.
Mr. Islam has sound skills in Software Development, Solution Architecture, Project Management, Data Analytics, Database design and Administration. He has attended many training programs, workshops, seminars, and conferences on ICT.
Having a sound academic track record, Mr. Rafiqul Islam has completed his B.Sc in Computer science and Engineering from the Khulna University and his MBA from Southeast University.
Helal Ahmed, Head of Admin & Marketing, has vast experiences in handling the organization's overall daily operations. His prime responsibility is to ensure a healthy and safe working environment and to administer the entire workforce in the workplace. Prior to rejoining in BRAC EPL Investments Ltd in 2022, Helal worked at Rancon Holdings Limited as Divisional Head of Admin and BRAC EPL Investments Limited from its inception for 8 years. He also worked in Raj Overseas Ltd. as HR & Admin Manager for more than 7 years and in Gulshan Club Ltd, Royal Park Residence, Pan Pacific Sonargaon and Dhaka Sheraton. He acquired Bachelor Degree in Hotel Management from Bangalore University, India and EMBA Degree from Trinity University, Delaware, USA. He has diverse knowledge in this particular sector which helps him to develop and implement organizational strategies and policies in managing all administrative and procurement activities. Helal works independently, thinks strategically, and plans for the long- term success of the organization.
Ms. Sabina Yeasmin currently working as In Charge of Human Resources Department (HRD) since January 2021. She started her career with Banglalink (Orascom Telecom Bangladesh Limited) as Officer, Customer Service Department. Sabina joined BRAC EPL Investments Limited in 2010 as Executive, CEO’s office and over a year has shifted to Administration department, where she gathered more than 10 years’ experience in the area of Facility administration. She also possesses notable experience while dealing with Corporate Affairs related issues of the organization.
She acquired her Bachelors Degree in Business Administration from DIU.