Introducing the Directors

 


Muhammed Aziz Khan
Chairman

Mr. Muhammed Aziz Khan, a renowned and pioneering leading business personality in power sector of Bangladesh. After graduation Mr. Khan did his MBA in 1980 from the Institute of Business Administration (IBA), University of Dhaka. Mr. Khan has established himself as a dynamic and pro-active entrepreneur who has built Summit Group-recognized as the largest infrastructure Industrial organization of Bangladesh. He is also the Chairman of Khulna Power Co. Ltd., country's first Independent Power Producer (IPP). Mr. Khan has helped to formulate the Private Sector Power Generation Policy of Bangladesh. He has 36 years of business experience, setting up country's first Inland Container Depot (ICD)-"Ocean Container Ltd", First Tanks Terminal- "Summit United Tanks Terminal", now known as "South Eastern Tanks Terminal". Mr. Khan was the Founder President of Bangladesh Energy Companies Association (BECA), which is formed to represent and to promote the interests of private sector business organizations engaged in the energy sector.

Mr. Khan has set up "Siraj Khaleda Trust"- a social wing of Summit Group, which is setting up 200 beds for medical services on charitable basis in Dhaka Cantonment. He enthusiastically takes part & contributes to social activities such as to help to acid burn and drug victims to mention a few amongst host of other activities.

 

 

Md. Latif Khan
Vice-Chairman

Mr. Md. Latif Khan was born 1958 in Dhaka. He pursued BA in Public Administration at Dhaka University, and subsequently left for higher studies to the U.S. in 1981. There, he worked for over 15 years in the financial sector. He was a stockbroker and a financial analyst at Prudential Insurance of America where he received numerous sales achievement awards. He also worked as a Financial Officer at Wells Fargo Bank in California. He returned to Bangladesh in 1997 and thereof joined Summit Group as the Managing Director of Summit Shipping Limited. Mr. Khan has established himself as a sound and dynamic businessman of the country.

 

 

Lt Gen( Retd) Abdul Wadud
Managing Director

This is Lt Gen(Retd) Abdul Wadud is the Managing Director of Summit Power Limited .He is a B.Sc Engineer from Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology ( BUET) .
Mr. Wadud obtained M.Sc in Resource Planning and Management from USA & also a PhD from USA .He has vast knowledge on Power and Energy sector of Bangladesh. Prior to retirement he was the Principal Staff officer in the Armed Forces Division .During his illustrious career ,among many assignments, he was the Chief Engineer, Managing Director of Bangladesh Machine Tools Factory and Engineer-in-Chief. Mr. Wadud has attended various training courses both at home and abroad.

 

 

Anjuman Aziz Khan
Director

Mrs. Anjuman Aziz Khan, wife of Mr. Muhammed Aziz Khan has 22 years of business experience in Summit. Mrs. Khan is a member of Siraj Khaleda Trust- a social wing of Summit Group, which is setting up 200 beds for medical services on charitable basis in Dhaka Cantonment. She enthusiastically takes part & contributes to social activities such as "Assistance of Blind Children" and "women's entrepreneurship development".

 

 

Md. Farid Khan
Director

Mr. Md. Farid Khan was born in 1960. Mr. Khan is a business graduate from Dhaka University. He is involved in business since 1980. He started his business career with trading in plastic compound, fertilizer and other commodities. He was an integral part of the team that pioneered export of molasses and fertilizer from Bangladesh. Mr. Farid Khan has proved to be an entrepreneur with special skills in the development of new projects. He was solely instrumental in setting up Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) project and Tanks Terminal in Mongla.

 


Ayesha Aziz Khan
Director

Ms. Ayesha Aziz Khan completed her graduation in Economics and Business from the University College of London (UCL) in 2002 and Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from the Columbia University, New York, USA. Ms. Khan holds the position of Director in several companies of Summit Group. Ms. Khan has extensive experience in the power sector of the country specifically in financial management for power generation companies, infrastructure finance and structured finance. In her career, she has spearheaded the financial close for multiple power projects, which includes - Summit Uttaranchal Power Company Limited (SUPCL) Summit Purbanchal Power Company Limited (SPPCL), Summit Narayanganj Power Limited (SNPL) and Summit Power Limited (SPL). Her career as Director Finance has been enriched due to her expertise in building relationships and take ownership of deal shaping and contract negotiations. Her responsibilities include reporting to the Board in the preparation of budgets and financial reports and reports for Government regulatory agencies. She works towards the company objectives by providing advice and guidance on financial strategy and overseeing all accounting procedures and systems used by the Company. She meets with the Board of Directors regularly to keep them informed, reviewing reports and analyzing projections of sales and income against actual figures and suggesting methods of improving the planning processes. She is a valuable member of SAARC Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Federation of Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce & Industry (FBCCI),
Prime Minister's business delegation to India & United States of America.

 

 

Helal Uddin Ahmed
Director

Mr. Helal Uddin Ahmed completed his Masters from Dhaka University in 1978. After completion his education he started his career as a businessman. Mr. Helal formed SAN Engineers in 1982 and engaged with the business of Bangladesh Chemical Industries Corporation (BCIC) for supplying various chemicals items such as Liquid chloride, Caustic Soda, Hydrogen peroxide Soda Ash, PVC compound etc. Mr. Helal is the Director of Savar Refractories Ltd. which is a public limited company and largest producer of refractories materials in Bangladesh. He is the founder member of Kabi Nazrul Islam University at Trishal, Mymensingh.

 

 

Abbas Uddin Ahmed
Director

Mr. Abbas Uddin Ahmed, a leading light of the banking industry of Bangladesh carries with him 41 years of commercial banking experience of which almost 12 years as Managing Director & CEO of three very large and successful private sector Banks – The City Bank Limited and IFIC Bank Limited in Bangladesh and Nepal-Bangladesh Bank Limited in Kathmundu, Nepal. He is a Professional Member of the “Institute of Bankers, Bangladesh”. Starting his career in 1966 with the Habib Bank – the then top private sector bank of the country- he has worked his way through both public and private sector banks at home and abroad. He has successfully opened a new bank in Maldives as CEO. He is credited to have steered and consolidated the process of turnaround of the City Bank Limited and got it removed from the Bangladeshi banks list of the problem bank. He is a pioneer in computerizing the entire operation of a bank in Bangladesh. Mr. Ahmed also has rich experience of the ethos of both public and private sector banks of Bangladesh.  

 

 

Mr. Jafer Ummeed Khan
Director

Mr. Jafer Ummeed Khan was born on 10th May 1957. After completing his studies in the United Kingdom, he joined Summit Group in 1987. He spearheaded the development & expansion of Summit Group, particularly of Summit Industrial & Mercantile Corporation (Pvt.) Limited and later of Summit Power Limited. Because of his contribution in the Power Sector, Mr. Jafer Ummeed Khan was also unanimously elected as the Vice-President of Bangladesh Energy Companies Association, which post Mr. Khan is holding till date.

 

 

Mr. Faisal Karim Khan
Director

Mr. Faisal Karim Khan was born on 29th July 1985. He has completed Mechanical Engineering from University College London (UCL) with Finance degree from London School of Economics (LSE), UK on June 2007. From February 2008 he has engaged himself with Ocean Containers Ltd. and Summit Alliance Ports Ltd as a Dy. Managing Director. He has also increased his responsibility by taking the Directorship of Summit Industrial and Mercantile Corporation Ltd. and Cosmopolitan Traders Ltd.

 

 

Syed Fazlul Haque FCA
Director

A Chartered Accountant by profession, Syed Fazlul Haque, started his career as Partner of A Qasem & Co., Chartered Accountants in mid 1971. In April 1975 he moved to executive career by joining Biman Bangladesh Airlines, as its Controller of Accounts and since then his long varied career included increasingly higher positions in different local and multinational organizations. Leaving Biman in May 1978, Fazlul went to Libya to serve in Ammonia Plant, Benghazi for a short span of two years. On return, Fazlul joined Burmah Eastern Limited (now Padma Oil Co. Ltd.) in January 1981 as Finance Manager & Company Secretary and was promoted as CEO of the Company in September 1991. Fazlul left Padma in January 1993 to join Glaxo Bangladesh as Finance Director where he was made Managing Director of the Company in August 1997. Fazlul served the company (subsequently renamed as GlaxoSmithKline Bangladesh after merger with Smithkline Beecham in November 2000) until he retired on 31st December 2002.

During the tenure of his long career, Fazlul served as committee member of Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce & Industries, Foreign Chamber of Commerce & Industries and Bangladesh Employers Federation. Fazlul is married to Rebecca and they are blessed with one daughter and a son.

 

 

Mr. Ziaul Hasan Siddiqui
Independent Director

Mr. Ziaul Hasan Siddiqui accomplished professional excellence in the area of Central Banking exceeding 35 years of extensive and versatile experience. He served as Deputy Governor for more than 5 years with specialization in monetary policy, foreign exchange policy and reserve management. He also served as the Head of Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) of Bangladesh to upgrade Anti Money Laundering (AML) and Combating Financing of Terrorism (CFT). He did his Masters in Public Administration (MPA) from Harvard University (USA) with outstanding skills of communication, management and leadership.

Mr. Siddiqui coordinated the entire arrangements for country’s sovereign rating (Bangladesh achieved very good rating which is only next to India in South Asia and as good as Vietnam and Venezuela) by Moody’s and S & P. He was involved in the negotiation of Industrial Sector Adjustment Credit and Railway Recovery Program with representatives of IMF, World Bank and Asian Development Bank. He contributed in drafting the current Guidelines for Foreign Exchange Transactions; initiated DIBOR, SWAP, Forward Contract, Hedging Product etc. He acted as the Managing Director of the Security Printing Corporation (Bangladesh) Ltd. and was a Member of the Board of directors of Karmashangthan Bank, Bangladesh Overseas Employment and Services Ltd. and Security Printing Corporation (Bangladesh) Ltd. Mr. Siddiqui also worked as a committee member of the “Third General Assembly” of APRACA in 1980.

Apart from his banking career, Mr. Siddiqui has teaching experience too. He taught microeconomics, macroeconomics, and managerial economics in different private universities in Bangladesh including University of Asia Pacific, Northern University, IUBAT, and National University. Currently he is engaged as Adviser of Prime Bank Limited and Adjunct Professor of BRAC University. He is also an Independent Director of Union Capital Ltd., a non-bank financial institution. He authored several research papers and articles on banking and finance.