Mr. Kutubuddin Ahmed is recognized to be one of the leading businessmen of Bangladesh, successfully running the conglomerates of Envoy Legacy and Sheltech Group with his visionary leadership, strong principle, and self-motivation. Having graduated from Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology (BUET), Kutubuddin Ahmed commenced his business odyssey starting with Envoy back in 1984 with only a single garment manufacturing unit comprising of 44 machines. Over the years, it has flourished and subsequently transformed into the thriving entity known as Envoy Legacy. In 1988, he pioneered in the real estate sector establishing Sheltech, which currently has more than 12 flourishing entities. Mr. Ahmed’s proactive skills drove him towards his successful tenure as the President of Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers & Exporters Association (BGMEA) and President of Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI), Dhaka. Mr. Ahmed's reputation transcends international boundaries as well; he has been adorned with the prestigious title of Knight Officer of the Spanish Royal Order of Merit in 2020. His passion is not confined only to business sector and philanthropy, rather he expresses his special interest in sports. He was awarded National Sports Award 2002 and also acted as the Secretary General of Bangladesh Olympic Association (BOA). Due to his successful and dynamic entrepreneurship, Mr. Ahmed was honored as 'The Business Person of the Year 2016' by Daily Star-DHL Business Awards. Moreover, earning LEED Platinum Certification for Envoy Textiles Limited in 2016 for Envoy Textiles was his striking success, adding another feather to the crown. Bangladesh's denim export economy owes largely to Mr. Ahmed's long-term contribution.
Dr. Kazi Anowarul Hoque is an accomplished career civil servant, having served as a former Additional Secretary to the Government of Bangladesh. He has extensive national and international experience in public policy formulation, implementation, and coordination. Since his retirement, Dr. Hoque has continued to provide advisory services on formulating priority knowledge products (KP) under various projects, including the My Village-My-Town Project, LGD, HCDP, European Union, and Developing South Asian Livable Cities facility program of the Asian Development Bank (ADB). In recognition of his vast experience working with development partners and engaging with the public sector, Dr. Hoque has been appointed as Vice-Chairman and independent director of the company by the Honorable High Court Division.
Dr. Hoque is also widely recognized as a hardworking national trainer and academic consultant. He is also a visiting resource person on economic diplomacy and South-South cooperation at various national and international universities. He has taught different foundational training courses for civil servants on project management and organizational development. As part of his commitment to national-level networking and communication, Dr. Hoque efficiently coordinated seminars, workshops, rallies, and other events on a range of issues, including LDC graduation, COP review, promoting SDGs, local government initiatives, and water and sanitation.
Dr. Hoque holds a B.Sc. Ag. (Hons) and M.Sc. Ag. degree from Bangladesh Agricultural University, and a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Extension Education from the same University in collaboration with Pennsylvania State University, USA. Additionally, he has attended various professional training courses both in-country and abroad.
Mr. Tanvir Ahmed, Managing Director of the company, was first appointed to the Board on June 27, 2010. With a practical approach to problem-solving and a drive to see things through to completion, Mr. Tanvir Ahmed is a dynamic individual with proven track record of success in his academic and business endeavours. A young successful entrepreneur spanning multiple sectors, Mr. Ahmed is a positive and hardworking individual who is always striving to achieve the highest standard possible. A dedicated, hardworking, and proactive businessperson, he is prompt at thinking outside-the-box and coming up with innovative ideas and solutions. After successfully completing his graduate and post graduate studies in the UK, he returned to Bangladesh and joined the family business. It was not long before he made his presence known in the local business community. Notable accomplishments in his journey include being the director India–Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce & Industry (IBCCI), awarded the Youngest Commercially Important Person (CIP) in 2014 and most recently, being elected as the director of Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) in 2021. He is also the Managing Director of Sheltech Group. Apart from his professional life, Mr. Ahmed has also involved himself in social and welfare initiatives for the underprivileged and works closely with several NGOs to alleviate poverty. He hopes to lead the development of new ventures and incorporate traits of corporate cultures and intends to bring new and innovative ideas within the business by using his management expertise.
Mr. Shafiqur Rahman,Barrister-at-Law, an Advocate of Supreme Court of Bangladesh is the Court-appointed Independent Director. Having obtained LLB (Hons.) and LLM from University of Dhaka Mr. Shafiqur Rahman went to England, studied law in the University of London and achieved a second Honours degree in law. He did his bar vocational course in University of Northumbria at Newcastle and successfully completed it with a ‘very competent’ grade. He became a member of Lincoln’s Inn and was called to the bar in 2002. After coming back to Bangladesh he joined the Chambers of Dr. M. Zahir, a leading corporate and constitutional expert in Bangladesh, and remained with him until his sad demise in 2013. He enjoyed the benefits of working in big corporate chambers of Dr Zahir’s, which included dealing with large multinational corporate clients like Chevron, Lafarge, Youngone, Procter and Gamble, British American Tobacco, US Fibres, Haewae and Cathay Pacific, and prominent local clients like Berger, MJL Bangladesh Ltd., Grameenphone, Renata, IIDFC, IDLC, ACI, ONE Bank, AB Bank, LankaBangla Finance, Independent University, American International University, HRC Shipping, and so on.
He is mainly a litigator in the Supreme Court, though opinion writing, drafting contracts and vetting legal documents are part of his daily routine. His main areas of practice are: Admiralty, Corporate, Commercial, Securities, Banking, Insurance, Judicial Review (Writ) and Arbitration. He is the Legal Retainer of Dhaka Stock Exchange, advising on capital market and securities law. He works for several Protection and Indemnity (P & I) Clubs, including Standard Club Europe, Standard Club Asia, Swedish Club Hong Kong and Japan P & I Club. He regularly contributes legal articles in the law journal “Bangladesh Legal Times”. He is frequently appointed “amicus curiae” by the Company Bench of the High Court Division in critical cases and assist the court in arriving at correct judicial decisions.
Mr. Fakhruddin Ahmed, FCMA, FCA is the Court-appointed Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Ahmed, son of Late Mr. Abdur Rahman, was born in 1963 in a respectable Muslim family of Cumilla. His early education started at Cumilla, where he attended Comilla Zilla School and Victoria Govt. College. He obtained B.Com (Hons.) in Accounting and M.Com (Accounting) from the University of Dhaka in 1983 and 1984 respectively.
He is a Certified Chartered Accountant and Auditor and also a Certified Cost and Management Accountant and Auditor. He is enlisted as a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Bangladesh (ICAB) and the Institute of Cost & Management Accountants of Bangladesh (ICMAB).
Mr. Fakhruddin Ahmed started his early service in Techno Fochi (Bangladesh) Ltd., Dhaka as a Chief Accountant in late 1993 and following year joined Reliance Insurance Limited, Dhaka and has worked in several positions as Deputy General Manager (F&A), General Manager (F&A) & Company Secretary until 1998.
He has also served as an Independent Director of Bangladesh National Insurance Company Limited during the year June, 2015 to September, 2021.
Mr. Fakhruddin Ahmed has also appointed as one of the Independent Director of Bangladesh Industrial Finance Company Limited as per the Hon’ble High Court Division’s Order dated September 09, 2021, passed in Company Matter No. 32 of 2020.
Hon’ble High Court has also appointed him as one of the members of the Board of Directors of E-valy.com Limited as per the Hon’ble High Court Division’s Order dated 18th October, 2021, passed in Company Matter No. 212 of 2021.
Mr. Ahmed has also appointed as one of the Independent Director of Reptiles Farm Limited as per the Hon’ble High Court Division’s Order dated December 09, 2021, passed in Company Matter No. 299 of 2019.
He is currently the Managing Director of Newage Textiles Limited, Newage Accessories Limited, Newage Plastics Limited, Jimay Newage Printing and Dyeing Company. All these companies are operated under Newage Group, reputable for export oriented manufacturing of knit fabrics and garment accessories where he has devoted all his talents and skills to make the company from a single unit company to a multi unit profit oriented industries with sound fiscal responsibilities.
Mr. Fakhruddin Ahmed also engaged as Adjunct Faculty Member in the Department of Business Studies of State University of Bangladesh for MBA & EMBA programs.
Mr. Fakhruddin Ahmed has more than 30 years of professional experience in the field of finance and accounts and has ability to manage complex projects with excellent organization skills and has active professional network of relevant contacts in the local business communities. During his involvement in various positions, companies have experienced huge expansion and have gained the status of one of the leading companies in the related sectors.
Ambassador Syed Shahed Reza has been appointed as an Independent Director by the Hon'ble High Court Division. Mr. Shahed is a dynamic individual who holds a Master's degree in Public Administration from Dhaka University and has extensive experience in the fields of diplomatic affairs, education, social culture, and sports.
He served as Secretary to the Bangladesh Ministry of Foreign Affairs and as Ambassador to the Republic of Yemen and the Bangladesh Embassy in Kuwait. He was also the former President of Dhaka Club Ltd. In addition, he worked as the National Chancellor for the Bangladesh chapter of the International Association of Education for World Peace (IAEWP), an NGO affiliated with the United Nations (ECOSOC), UNDP, UNICEF, UNESCO, and UNCEO.
Mr. Shahed is also an active sports organizer. He previously served as the Secretary General of the Bangladesh Olympic Association and holds leadership positions in various prestigious sports organizations.
Mr. Abdus Salam Murshedy MP, Director of Envoy Textiles Ltd, is a dynamic personality infused with an entrepreneurial spirit. His far-sighted vision and keen business acumen provide the necessary leadership and impetus to the group's activities. He has more than three decades of experience in the apparel and textiles business.
Mr. Murshedy is closely associated with the garment industry movement in Bangladesh. He is one of the finest sports personalities in the country and an active organizer.
He started his business career with RMG in 1984 and is the President of the Exporters Association of Bangladesh and Ex-President of BGMEA. He has been engaged in the development of Bangladesh football for a long time, immediately after retiring as a national football team player, and is serving as Senior Vice President of the Bangladesh Football Federation. Mr. Murshedy is currently serving as a Member of Parliament.
Mrs. Rashida Ahmed, Mrs. Rashida Ahmed, Director of the company, was first appointed to the Board on July 2, 2000. She graduated from University of Dhaka & is the wife of Mr. Kutubuddin Ahmed.
Mrs. Sharmin Salam, Director of the company, was first appointed to the Board on July 2, 2000. She is a graduate from University of Dhaka & is the wife of Mr. Abdus Salam Murshedy, MP.
Barrister Shehrin Salam Oishee, Deputy Managing Director of the Company, was first appointed to the Board on June 27, 2010. She has excellent academic track record, holds a Master's degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice from University of Dhaka and LLM in Commercial Law from University of Derby, London.
She got published as a Barrister at the age of 21 from the honorable society of Lincoln’s Inn, UK.
She is the daughter of Mr. Abdus Salam Murshedy, MP. Her vision of the future is to see the Company as an entity with the highest caliber in regards of work output, quality and legal aspects while incorporating new business ideas to meet the competition in the global market.
Mrs. Sumayyah Ahmed, Director of the Company, was first appointed to the Board on April 12, 2017. She completed Masters in Marketing and Brand Management from University of Essex, UK in 2014.
Mrs. Sumayyah is the daughter of Mr. Kutubuddin Ahmed, Chairman of the Company.
She is playing a vital role in devolvement of Branding for the company.
Mr. Ishmam Salam, Director of the Company, was first appointed to the Board on April 12, 2017. Mr. Ishmam is the son of Mr. Abdus Salam Murshedy, Managing Director of the Company. He is perusing for his bachelor in English honors degree from BRAC University, Dhaka.