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December 28, 2022 - Lub-rref (BD) approve 10pc cash dividend: Lub-rref (Bangladesh) Limited has been approve 10 percent cash dividend for all shareholders. The declaration came out through its 20th Annual General Meeting (AGM) was held through virtually on Tuesday. Mohammad Yousuf, Managing Director, Salauddin Yousuf, Dr. Israt Jahan, Directors, Prof. Mohammad Moniruzzaman, Wahid Uddin Chowdhury, Independent Director, Md. Moshihoor Rahman, Company Secretary, Helal Uddin,Chief Financial Officer and Mofizur Rahman, Head of Corporate Finance of the company also attends the meeting.
December 28, 2022 - Muhammad Nurul Hoq, Head of Sylhet Zone of Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited and Md. Shahidul Islam, General Manager (Company Secretary) of Jalalabad Gas Transmission and Distribution System Limited (JGTDSL) signed an agreement (MoU), exchange document after signing a MoU at JGTDSL recently. Under the deal, consumers of JGTDSL will be able to pay gas bill on counter at any branch, sub branch of the bank or by using banks app based product Cellfin or iBanking. Top officials from both sides were present.
December 23, 2022 - Romana Rouf Chowdhury, Director of Bank Asia Limited, inaugurates its 131st branch at Rampura in the capital on Tuesday. Adil Chowdhury, President & Managing Director, Md. Sazzad Hossain, SM Iqbal Hossain, Alamgir Hossain, DMDs of the bank and local dignitaries were present.
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December 23, 2022 - Alamgir Shamsul Alamin (Kajal), President of Real Estate & Housing Association of Bangladesh (REHAB), inaugurates the stall of Padma Bank Limited at Bangabandhu International Conference Center (BICC) in the capital on Wednesday. M Ahsan Ullah Khan, SEVP and other senior officials of the bank were present.
November 10, 2022 - Sharfuddin Iqbal, Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) of Swish Global, inaugurates its first shower enclosure with smart door technology at a function held at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre (BICC) on Tuesday. Other senior officials of the company were present.
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November 10, 2022 - Zabed Amin, DMD of Padma Bank Limited and Md. Rafiqul Islam, CEO of Rico International, exchange documents after sign an agreement at the consultancy office in the capital on Tuesday. Under the deal, Rico International students shall be served with priority services ranging from account opening to remittance and beyond at the bank’s specialized Student Care Centers and branches through dedicated relationship managers. Top officials from both sides were present.
November 10, 2022 - Kali Cheron, Chief Financial Officer of Rangs Electronics Limited (REL) andFarzana Sharmeen, Head of IPDC Finance Limited, exchange documents after signing an agreement at IPDC’s corporate head office in the capital recently. Under the deal, consumers across the country will have the facility to purchase electronics products with installments facility of up to 12 months under IPDC Easy. Top officials from both sides were present.
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October 29, 2022 - Dr. H.B.M. Iqbal, Chairman of Premier Bank Limited, celebrates the bank’s 23th founding anniversary programme by cutting a cake at its head office in the capital on Wednesday. M Reazul Karim, Managing Director & CEO, BH Haroon, MP, M Imran Iqbal, Jamal G Ahmed, Nahyan Haroon, Directors, Kaiser A. Chowdhury, Naba Gopal Banik, Independent Directors and Muhammed Ali, Advisor of the bank were present.
October 29, 2022 - AB Bank Limited signed an agreement with Jamuna Electronics and Automobiles Limited under which AB Bank cardholders will enjoy EMI facilities @0% up to 36 months. Syed Mizanur Rahman, DMD of AB Bank Limited and Md. Sazzadul Islam, Head of Business, Jamuna Electronics and Automobiles Limited signed the agreement on behalf of their respective organisations. Senior officials of both the organisations were also present at the ceremony.
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September 29, 2022 - Noor -E- Hafza, Chairman, Board of Directors of Sonali Life Insurance Company Limited (SLICL), presides over its 9th AGM held on Wednesday. The AGM approved 15 percent cash dividend for its shareholders year ended on December 31, 2021. Directors and senior officials of the company were present.
September 29, 2022 - Noor-E-Alam Chowdhury, Chief Whip of Bangladesh Parliament, inaugurates the 386th branch of Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited as chief guest at Shibchar in Madaripur on Wednesday. Mohammed Monirul Moula, Managing Director & CEO, Md. Altaf Hossain, DMD, Miftah Uddin, SEVP and Md. Abdus Sobhan, EVP of the bank, were present.
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Prof. Masuda M. Rashid Chowdhury (Saima),A Leading Woman Entrepreneur & Educationist

Prof. Masuda M. Rashid Chowdhury (Saima),A Leading Woman Entrepreneur & Educationist

Professor Masuda M. Rashid Chowdhury is one of the pioneers among business women in Bangladesh. Born in one of the most illustrious families of Bangladesh, She has played a major and significant role in the business arena of Bangladesh. Professor Masuda M. Rashid Chowdhury has won national and international recognition for her dedication and selfless contribution especially in the fields of educating, women’s development, and social services for the under-privileged and also for the advancement of women entrepreneurs in Bangladesh. She has trained thousands of women in becoming entrepreneurs and grows to be solvent in life. She inherited the family business becoming the Chairman of Abul Mansur & Company and also setup in 1973 her own handicraft industry, which hs become the largest woodcraft industry of Bangladesh. Professor Chowdhury is a leading manufacturer, exporter, distributor and a famous designer. In 1986 she won the Best Women Entrepreneur Award of Asia in Philippines. She has enhanced her business setting up Bengal Crafts, with indigenous crafts and designs, The Craftsmen with modem furniture and other handicraft items Folk, tribe & Traditions, Heritage Bangladesh with culture oriented preservation and promotion, speed Bangladesh assists in entrepreneurship development and environment promotion, educational and creative items production for children. She took over as chairman “The Rashids Group” managing the business ventures with confidence and courage. She is also a Professor of Sociology, University of Dhaka, serving for the last 36 years, Member of Senate, Rover Scout Leader, Advisor, Dhaka Uiversity Tourist Society, Member Governing Body Dhaka University,

Institute of Social Welfare and also involved with various other avtivities of Dhaka University.

She is Presidium Member, Jatiya Party, Senior Vice-President SAARC SME Forum, Kolkata, India, Member, SAARC Entrepreneurs Council, India, Task Force Member, Organization of Islamic Countries (OIC) SME Development, Jeddah Saudia Arabia; Senior Vice President, International Union of Muslim Women NGOs, Tehran, Iran, Member, Confederation of Asia Pacific Chambers of Commerce & Industry (CACCI), Taipei, Taiwan. Among other important positions held are Chairman, Bangladesh Businesswomen’s SME Network, Bangladesh Association of Businesswomen & Professionals; Senior Vice President, World Association of Small & Medium Enterprises (WASME, Bangladesh Chapter); Sr. Vice President, National Association of Small and Cottage Industries, Bangladesh (NASCIB); Senior Vice President Bangladesh Handicraft Manufacturers & Exporters Association (Banglacraft); Senior Vice President, Bangladesh Association of Union Parishad Members; Member SME Foundation, Ministry of Industries GOB. She was the Director of SAARC Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Kathmandu, Nepal and the Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FBCCI), where she set a record by being the first woman to win the elections with the highest votes.

Professor Chowdhury  passed her Senior Cambridge form Cambridge University in 1964 (First in Pakistan, 10th in International merit) HSC in 1966 (Star marks in Science Group), BFA in Fine Arts in 1971 (first girl to stand first), MSS in Sociology in 1976 (First in First Class), Phd. (Dhaka University 2007-8). She has won numerous awards, both nationally and internationally, wining the Best Woman Entrepreneur of Asia Award in 1990, having her biography in Women Entrepreneurs Guide Book, printed by FAMD & Techno net Asia from Philippines, Bangladesh National Women Entrepreneurs Award 2003; Best Women Entrepreneurs Award of 2003, 2004 2007, 2008 and 2009 by various business organizations. Best Women Entrepreneur Award of 2008 by Dhaka International Trade Fair; Women Personality Award for Education in 2007, 2008 (International  Women’s Day Award), Rokeya Padak, Mujib Gold Medal and Award, Bangamata Fazilatunnesa Gold Medal for her contributions towards women’s empowerment and entrepreneurship development. She has won 19 international and 16 national awards for lkebana, flower arrangement, handicraft development, 3 celebrity Award 6 Award of Excellence for her contributions for the education of youth and women and income generation of the destitute and underprivileged. She has been awarded the prestigious award as successful mother on international Mother’s Day 2008.

She has written 14 Books and has 68 national & international publications to her credit. she is widely travelloed having led delegations (Trade and others) to 46 countries, presented papers at more than 2008 International Conferences form 1976 till today and participated as a 3rd World Leader and Women Activist in conferences held in 36 countries. Professor Chowdhury has completed research on 26 projects including women issues, tribal societies and ethnic subjects, sociological issues art, crafts, culture and aesthetic subjects, business, Industries and entrepreneurship issues. She has taken training on various issues including handicraft development. Research educational issues & business management including 33 training for product and entrepreneurship development.

Her father late Abul Mansur was a renowned business magnet of Pakistan and her mother Mousufa Mansur was well-known social worker establishing the BAWA School and College at Chittagong, her husband Alhaj Advocate A.B.M. Fazle Rashid Chowdhury (Hiru) was a noted politician and lawyer and her father-in law, A. K.M. Fazlul Kabir Chowdhury was Leader of the Opposition in East Pakistan Assemble. They have been her source of inspiration under whose guidance she has emerged Successful in her endeavors in life. Her daughter Sanjana, successful interior designer and son Barrister Sanjeed Rashid Chowdhury an enterprising and established businessman, are inspired by her activities which they desire to continue for the betterment of humankind and the underprivileged of this nation.

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