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January 25, 2022 - Md. Kyser Hamid, Managing Director and CEO of Bangladesh Finance Limited and Rahel Ahmed, CEO of Nagad, exchanging document after signing an agreement at Bangladesh Finance head office in the capital on Monday. Under the deal, the finance company will be able to provide various digital transaction related services including opening of savings account and deposit collection, SME loan disbursement and repayable loan installment collection, factoring loan disbursement through ‘Nagad’ from now on. Senior officials from both companies were present.
January 24, 2022 - Sheikh Mohammad Salim Ullah, Financial Institutions Division’s Secretary of Finance Ministry, distributing blankets among cold-hit people at Motigonj of Sonagazi Upazilla in Feni district on Friday organized by Rupali Bank Limited. Mohammad Jahangir, DMD, Md Ismail Hossain Sheikh, GM of Cumilla Divisional Office of the Bank and local elites were present.
January 13, 2022 - Tk 600,000 of fish caught at once in Cox’s Bazar
January 13, 2022 - Jahangirnagar University observes 51st founding anniversary
January 12, 2022 - Rezaul made MD & CEO of upay
January 12, 2022 - ABM Mokammel Hoque Chowdhury, Managing Director of Union Bank Limited, distributing blankets among the helpless, sick and cool affected people in the capital recently. Other top officials of the bank were present.
January 12, 2022 - JQM Habibullah, DMD of Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited (IBBL) and Dr Enamul Hoque, Director Operation and COO of Epic Health Care Limited, exchanging document after signing an agreement recently at IBBL Chattogram Zone Office on Monday. Under thedeal, card-holders of the bank will now enjoy special discount in bill payment of the medical center. Top officials from both sides were present.
January 12, 2022 - Mofizur Rahman, Managing Director of Novoair Limited, celebrating its 9th anniversary through cutting a cake at its head office in the capital recently. Top officials of the company were present. 12 January 2022
January 1, 2022 - Sajedul Islam, Director of Aftab Automobiles Limited, presiding over its 41st AGM held through virtually on Thursday. The AGM approved 5% cash dividend and 5% stock dividend to all shareholders for the year ended 30 June 2021. Directors and a large number of shareholders of the company were present.
January 1, 2022 - M. Reazul Karim, Managing Director and CEO of Premier Bank Limited receiving the ‘Letter of Appreciation’ for the outstanding role in distributing 100% of Covid-19 CMSME Stimulus Package in the first phase from Bangladesh Bank Governor Fazle Kabir at the bankers’ meeting held at BB’s head office in the capital on Tuesday.
December 26, 2021 - Rangpur region to produce 63,661 tons of wheat BSS
December 26, 2021 - Climate vulnerable agricultural sectors
December 26, 2021 - Promising new cotton variety may cut Bangladesh’s import dependency
December 26, 2021 - Jessore’s date juice industry in jeopardy
December 26, 2021 - Brac Bank wins 4 prizes at South Asian Business Excellence Awards 2021
December 26, 2021 - REHAB Winter Fair 2021: Plots, flats beyond reach of middle-class
December 26, 2021 - Bangladeshi scientists unveil full genome sequence of salinity and flood tolerant rice
December 18, 2021 - Md Saiful made MCCI president
December 18, 2021 - ICAB gets new body
December 18, 2021 - PM witnesses enthralling cultural show on V-Day and Mujib Borsha celebrations
December 17, 2021 - Brac Bank reappoints Selim RF Hussain as MD, CEO
December 17, 2021 - Bangladesh Bank appoints new executive director
December 16, 2021 - BLRI develops new variety of chicken
December 16, 2021 - 12th International Poultry Show and Seminar will be held in the first week of March 2023
December 14, 2021 - Sheraton appoints Ahmed as Director of Event Management
December 14, 2021 - Marching forward towards a Digital Bangladesh
December 14, 2021 - Finance minister asks taxmen not to exert excessive pressure on taxpayers
December 12, 2021 - Nagad introduces new technological advancement for mobile payments
December 12, 2021 - Md Masud Biswas, newly appointed head of Bangladesh Financial Intelligence Unit (BFIU), pays homage to the portrait of Bangabondhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman with flowers at Tungipara in Gopalganj on Friday. Other senior officials of BFIU were present.
A. Quadir Chowdhury, Managing Director, Phoenix Securities Ltd.

A. Quadir Chowdhury, Managing Director, Phoenix Securities Ltd.

Mr. A. Quadir Chowdhury, a well-experienced banker-turned leasing and capital market personality is currently carrying out his responsibility as the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Phoenix Securities Ltd. After completion of his Masters in History in 1963 from Dhaka University, he started his career as a banker in 1965 with the erstwhile Untied Bank Ltd (UBL), now Janata Bank, where he rose to the position of general Manager in 1993 and was transferred to House Building Finance Corporation (HBFC) where he contributed significantly towards revamping the corporation. He is perhaps the only person in the banking sector who has combined in himself rare blending of banking, housing finance, leasing, capital market financing and investment. He also worked with Agrani Bank as a General Manager till voluntarily retiring in 1995 and switched over to more challenging leasing career and headed Phoenix Leasing Company Ltd. (Subsequently renamed as Phoenix Finance & Investment Ltd.) as the Founding Managing Director which Position he held for long 12 years, finally retiring from the industry in 2007. Mr. Chowdhury was also Chairman of Bangladesh Leasing and Finance Companies Association (BLFCA) during which period he played a Pivotal role in popularizing leasing industry in Bangladesh and received host of Awards from different socio-economic and cultural organizations.

He was also Vice-President for Bangladesh in the Asian Leasing Association (ALA) for consecutive two terms 2000-2002 and 2002-2004. Mr. Chowdhury was also elected as Vice-Chairman of ADFIMI, an Association of Development Finance Institutions of the Member countries of the Islamic Development Bank, IDB held in Kuwait in 2006 for a term of two years 2006-2007. ADFIMI is an International Organization comprising of 59 member institutions of 21 countries of the Muslim World with Headquarter in Istanbul, Turkey. He was also a Consultant for Small and Medium Size Enterprises (SMEs) and Trainer of Business Advisory Service (BAS) of the Dhaka Chamber of Commerce Industries. He was also a member of different Standing Committees of FBCCI. As a member of National Task Force formed by Bangladesh Enterprise Institute, a National Think-Tank under the aegis of the World Bank for formulating Code of Corporate Governance for Bangladesh Mr. Chowdhury had a significant role in codifying the book. He is also a member of Finance & Planning Committee of Dhaka Stock Exchange Ltd. and also a corporate member of Dhaka Stock Exchange & Chittagong Stock Exchange Ltd.

Mr. A. Quadir Chowdhury is also a creative writer. Alongside his professional responsibilities, he wrote may articles on different national issues in The Financial Express, Daily Star, Bangladesh Observer, Daily Ittefaq, Daily Janakantha and many top ranking dailies & weeklies on regular basis. He has also authored a book on Bangladesh Economy titled “Bangladesher Arthonity: Khola Cokhey Dekha” which has been highly acclaimed by all quarters as a good read. He was selected by the World Bank for presenting a ‘Key Note Paper’ on “Urban Transport Financing: Issues, Problems & Options” in an International seminar held in Dhaka, jointly sponsored by BRTA, Ministry of Communication, Bangladesh Bank and the World Bank in February 1999 which was highly acclaimed in many quarters. The paper set clear road map for modernizing the transport service facilities including introduction of Taxicab Service in Dhaka city. For his bold and dynamic initiative, the first meterized Taxi Cap financing project was initiated by Phoenix Leasing Company making a major breakthrough in the transport sector of the city and meeting a long felt demand of the city dwellers.

He is one of the sponsors of Phoenix Securities Ltd. and took over charge as Managing Director of this company in April 2008. He is also associated with numbers of socio-cultural organizations. He is a life member of Dhaka University Etihash Samity, Dhaka University Alumni Association. Life Member of Sylhet Samity Uttara, Dhaka, Life Member of Sylhet Unnayan Parisad, Life Member, Jalalabad Association and also a member of Uttara Club, Dhaka. Mr. A Quadir Chowdhury received many awards in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the Society including the Industry Business Award 2003, The Financial Mirror Business Award- 2003, Sher-E-Bangla National Award- 2004, Shahid Sahrawardi Award- 2005, Begum Rokeya Shining Personality Award- 2006, Arthakantha Business Award-2006, Bishwabiddalaya Porikroma Award-2007 and BBJS Award- 2008.

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