DIRECTORS' PROFILE


Imran Ahmed

Chairman
Mr. Imran Ahmed is the CEO & Managing Director of Duncan Brothers (Bangladesh) Limited and Chairman of Board of Directors of United Finance Limited. He has vast experience in tea and financial services sectors. He represents Lawrie Group Plc in the Board of United Finance Limited. He had been associated with Bangladesh Tea Association. Mr. Ahmed graduated from the University of Dhaka.







Susan A. Walker

Director
Mrs. Susan A. Walker is a Group Finance Director of Camellia Plc., UK, the holding company of Lawrie Group. She joined Camellia Group with more than 24 years’ work experience, majority of which (21years) was with KPMG. In Bangladesh, she represents Lawrie Group Plc on the Board of United Finance Limited and is also a Board member of The Lungla (Sylhet) Tea Co. Ltd., The Allynugger Tea Co. Ltd., Amo Tea Co. Ltd., The Chandpore Tea Co. Ltd., The Mazdehee Tea Co. Ltd., Surmah Valley Tea Co. Ltd. She is a Fellow of the Associate of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA).





A. Rouf

Director
Mr. A. Rouf is a Chartered Accountant and carries with him over 50 years of professional experience in Accounting, Finance and Management. In his early professional life, he worked in a Public Sector Corporation. He then joined the private sector in the American Petroleum Company, ESSO Eastern Inc. and worked in senior position including Director in one of its Associates. In 1975, he joined in Duncan Brothers group of companies and has been working as Director in several of the sterling tea companies under its management operating in Bangladesh. He was also the founding Managing Director of United Finance Limited. He had been associated with various Chambers of Commerce and Associations such as MCCI, FBCCI and Tea Association of Bangladesh. He has been trustee of various charitable and educational institutions such as Camellia Duncan Foundation which runs hospital, school and other charities.



A.F.M. Misfaqus Samad Choudhury

Director
Mr. A.F.M.M. Samad Choudhury is a Mechanical Engineer, graduated in 1976 with advanced training on transport in Germany. In his early professional life, he has worked in private sector and then in Bangladesh Railway. Mr. Samad is involved in procurement and operation in Duncan Group. He joined Duncan Brothers group of companies in 1991. Mr. Choudhury is a Fellow of Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh and is an Executive Committee Member of Bangladesh Tea Association






Lutful Hakim Khan

Director
Mr. Lutful Hakim Khan is Chairman of National Brokers Limited. He has nearly 50 years’ experience in tea broking. He joined National Brokers in 1965, became its Managing Director in 2006 and has been Chairman since 2010. He represents United Insurance Company Limited on the Board of Directors of United Finance Limited and is a member of Audit Committee. He has been associated with various social activities. He is also actively involved in Bhatyari Golf and Country Club. Mr. Khan is a graduate from the University of Dhaka






Shama Rukh Alam

Director
Ms. Shama Rukh Alam is a Chartered Accountant and fellow member of Institute of Chartered Accountants of Bangladesh. In 2006, she joined Duncan Brothers group of companies and has been working as a Group Finance Director. In her early professional life she worked in Canada. In Bangladesh she has worked in a pharmaceutical company and multinational tobacco company in senior position before joining Duncan. She represents Surmah Vellay Tea Company Limited on the Board of Directors of United Finance Limited. She had been associated with voluntary organisation working to promote awareness against drug abuse.





Md. Mustafizur Rahman

Director
Mr. Md. Mustafizur Rahman graduated in Electrical & Electronics Engineering from BUET in 1994, MBA from Institute of Business Administration, University of Dhaka and Masters in Engineering Management from University of Alberta, Canada. Mr. Rahman is involved in Engineering in Duncan Group. He joined the Group in 2010 with diversified work experience in Banking & Finance, Strategy Formulation & Implementation, Technical Project Management, Supply Chain Management and Engineering Operations both at home and abroad. Prior to joining the Group Mr. Rahman worked in various foreign banks in Bangladesh. He also worked in Canada for various organizations. He represents Surmah Valley Tea Company Limited on the Board of Directors of Untied Finance Limited. He is an Executive Committee Member of Bangladesh Tea Association and had been associated with many voluntary activities.





Md. Abdul Wahed

Independent Director
Mr. Md. Abdul Wahed is a pharmacist by profession and has graduated from the University of Dhaka and then obtained his Bachelors in Pharma from Queen’s University of Belfast in United Kingdom in 1960. He joined Glaxo Laboratories in England. He joined Fisons Group, Dhaka in 1968 and retired in 1996 after serving 18 years as Managing Director. He is an independent director of United Finance Limited and Chairman of the Audit Committee.






Daud Khan Panni

Independent Director
Mr. Duad Khan Panni graduated from the University of Dhaka in 1968. He has over 30 years’ experience in the field of management. He was entrusted with many special assignments and acquired considerable expertise in the operation of aviation organisations. Among his diversified interests, he has been actively involved in sports since his youth. He represented, the then East Pakistan in first class cricket and shooting. The Board co-opted him as an independent director of United Finance Limited.






Syed Ehsan Quadir

Ex-Officio Director
Mr. Syed Ehsan Quadir is the Managing Director of United Finance Limited and therefore an ex-officio Director of the Company. He was appointed as a Managing Director in January 1, 2006. Prior to joining the Company, he was Deputy Managing Director at IDLC (renamed IDLC Finance Limited) and held various positions over 18 years there. He is an MBA from Institute of Business Administration (IBA), University of Dhaka.