Profile of the Board of Directors

Mrs._Shahnaz_Rahman

Mrs. Shahnaz Rahman
Chairman

Mrs. Shahnaz Rahman joined the Board of Directors of Bangladesh Lamps Limited in October 1993, soon after taking over the ownership of the Company by Transcom Limited. She has been appointed as Chairman of the Company on April 04, 2013.

Mrs. Rahman is also a Board Member of various companies under Transcom Group. Besides, she is a Director of Reliance Insurance Limited.

Group companies include, Eskayef Pharmaceuticals Limited (leading pharmaceutical manufacturers – formerly SmithKline & French), Transcom Consumer Products Limited (first ever PepsiCo Foods Franchisee in the world – salty snacks, Quaker Oats), Transcom Distribution Co. Ltd. (distribution of pharmaceuticals – SK+F, NOVO NORDISK, SERVIER, ALLERGAN and consumer brands – Frito Lay, Heinz, Mars, Energizer, Schick, L’Oreál, Garnier, Abbott Nutrition and ConAgra), Transcom Beverages Limited (sole franchisee of PepsiCo, USA – Pepsi, 7-Up, Mirinda, Mountain Dew, Evervess, Slice, Aquafina), Bangladesh Lamps Limited (manufacturers of lighting products), Bangladesh Electrical Industries Limited (manufacturers of SAMSUNG and TRANSTEC TVs), Transcom Foods Limited (sole franchisee of Pizza Hut & KFC), Transcom Electronics Limited (distribution of SAMSUNG, WHIRLPOOL, DAIKIN, HITACHI, PANASONIC, PHILIPS and TRANSTEC household appliances), Mediastar Limited (Publishers of PROTHOM ALO, country’s largest circulated Bengali Newspaper), Ayna Broadcasting Corporation Limited (FM Radio Station) and Tea Holdings Limited.

Transcom Limited is a stakeholder in Mediaworld Limited (Publishers of the country’s leading English language newspaper – THE DAILY STAR), General Insurance (Reliance Insurance Limited), housing finance (National Housing Finance and Investments Limited), IDLC Finance Limited and Pubali Bank Limited.

Mr._Latifur_Rahman

Mr. Latifur Rahman
Managing Director

Mr. Latifur Rahman joined the Board of Directors of Bangladesh Lamps Limited in August 1993, soon after taking over the ownership of the Company by Transcom Limited. Mr. Latifur Rahman was elected Chairman of Bangladesh Lamps Limited in August 1997. He resigned as Chairman of the Company on April 04, 2013. At present, he continues in his position as Managing Director of Bangladesh Lamps Limited.

Mr. Latifur Rahman is also the Chairman of various companies under Transcom Group. Besides, he is the Chairman of National Housing Finance and Investments Limited.

Group companies include, Eskayef Pharmaceuticals Limited (leading pharmaceutical manufacturers – formerly SmithKline & French), Transcom Consumer Products Limited (first ever PepsiCo Foods Franchisee in the world – salty snacks, Quaker Oats), Transcom Distribution Co. Ltd. (distribution of pharmaceuticals – SK+F, NOVO NORDISK, SERVIER, ALLERGAN and consumer brands – Frito Lay, Heinz, Mars, Energizer, Schick, L’Oreál, Garnier, Abbott Nutrition and ConAgra), Transcom Beverages Limited (sole franchisee of PepsiCo, USA – Pepsi, 7-Up, Mirinda, Mountain Dew, Evervess, Slice, Aquafina), Bangladesh Lamps Limited (manufacturers of lighting products), Bangladesh Electrical Industries Limited (manufacturers of SAMSUNG and TRANSTEC TVs), Transcom Foods Limited (sole franchisee of Pizza Hut & KFC), Transcom Electronics Limited (distribution of SAMSUNG, WHIRLPOOL, DAIKIN, HITACHI, PANASONIC, PHILIPS and TRANSTEC household appliances), Mediastar Limited (Publishers of PROTHOM ALO, country’s largest circulated Bengali Newspaper), Ayna Broadcasting Corporation Limited (FM Radio Station) and Tea Holdings Limited.

Transcom Limited is a stakeholder in Mediaworld Limited (Publishers of the country’s leading English language newspaper – THE DAILY STAR), General Insurance (Reliance Insurance Limited), housing finance (National Housing Finance and Investments Limited), IDLC Finance Limited and Pubali Bank Limited.

Mr. Rahman is currently the Vice President of International Chamber of Commerce – Bangladesh. He is also a member of the Governing Body of BRAC, world’s largest NGO. Mr. Rahman has been re-elected as a Member of the Executive Board of International Chamber of Commerce, Paris for a second 3-year term w.e.f 1st July 2017.

He is a former President of Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Dhaka and held the position for seven terms. He is also a former President of Bangladesh Employers’ Federation (two terms) and Member, Executive Committee, Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FBCCI), Bangladesh Jute Mills Association and Bangladesh Tea Association.

Mr Latifur Rahman had been closely involved with the fiscal and trade policy making bodies of the Government as Chairman, Tradebody Reforms Committee, Member – Bangladesh Better Business Forum, Advisory Committee on WTO, National Committee on Export Promotion and Consultative Committee on Jute. He was Member of the Executive Board of Bangladesh Bank (Central Bank).

Mr. Rahman is an Honouree of “Oslo Business for Peace Award 2012” for socially responsible and ethical business practices. He was also awarded Business Executive of the Year 2001 by the American Chamber of Commerce in Bangladesh.

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Mr. Saifur Rahman
Director

Mr. Saifur Rahman joined the Board of Directors of Bangladesh Lamps Limited in March 1993, soon after taking over the ownership of the Company by Transcom Limited.

Mr. Saifur Rahman is also the Director of Transcom Limited, Transcom Beverages Limited (PEPSI), Transcom Electronics Limited (Marketing and Distribution of PHILIPS, WHIRLPOOL, SAMSUNG & TRANSTEC products), Bangladesh Electrical Industries Limited (licensed manufacturers of PHILIPS TV/Radio), Eskayef Pharmaceuticals Limited (former SmithKline & French – manufacturers of pharmaceutical products), Transcom Foods Limited (PIZZA HUT & KFC), Transcom Distribution Company Limited, Mediastar Limited (Publisher of the country’s leading Bangla daily PROTHOM ALO), Transcraft Limited (modern printing press), Ayna Broadcasting Corporation Limited (FM Radio Station), M. Rahman Tea Company Limited (Saif Tea Estate), W. Rahman Jute Mills Limited, Quantum Pharmaceuticals Limited, Transfin Trading Limited, Trinco Limited, Transcom Mobile Limited, Transcom Cables Limited and Transcom Consumer Products Limited.

He is the Managing Director of Monipur Tea Company Limited, Marina Tea Company Limited, Heritage Agro Farms Limited and Nimbus Limited.

Mr. Saifur Rahman is a founder trustee of Education, Science, Technology, and Cultural Development Trust (ESTCDT), Trustee of the parent Trust of Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB), Dhaka and Chittagong Independent University. He is also a founder Director of United Hospital Limited.

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Mr. Atiqur Rahman
Director

Mr. Atiqur Rahman joined the Board of Directors of Bangladesh Lamps Limited in March 1993, soon after taking over the ownership of the Company by Transcom Limited.

Mr. Atiqur Rahman is the Chairman of Heritage Agro Farms Limited and a Board Member of various companies under Transcom Group. Besides, he is a Director of IDLC Finance Limited.

Group companies include, Eskayef Pharmaceuticals Limited (leading pharmaceutical manufacturers – formerly SmithKline & French), Transcom Consumer Products Limited (first ever PepsiCo Foods Franchisee in the world – salty snacks, Quaker Oats), Transcom Distribution Co. Ltd. (distribution of pharmaceuticals – SK+F, NOVO NORDISK, SERVIER, ALLERGAN and consumer brands – Frito Lay, Heinz, Mars, Energizer, Schick, L’Oreál, Garnier, Abbott Nutrition and ), Transcom Beverages Limited (sole franchisee of PepsiCo, USA – Pepsi, 7-Up, Mirinda, Mountain Dew, Evervess, Slice, Aquafina), Bangladesh Lamps Limited (manufacturers of lighting products), Bangladesh Electrical Industries Limited (manufacturers of SAMSUNG and TRANSTEC TVs), Transcom Foods Limited (sole franchisee of Pizza Hut & KFC), Transcom Electronics Limited (distribution of SAMSUNG, WHIRLPOOL, DAIKIN, HITACHI, PANASONIC, PHILIPS and TRANSTEC household appliances), Mediastar Limited (Publishers of PROTHOM ALO, country’s largest circulated Bengali Newspaper), Ayna Broadcasting Corporation Limited (FM Radio Station) and Tea Holdings Limited.

Transcom Limited is a stakeholder in Mediaworld Limited (Publishers of the country’s leading English language newspaper – THE DAILY STAR), General Insurance (Reliance Insurance Limited), housing finance (National Housing Finance and Investments Limited), IDLC Finance Limited and Pubali Bank Limited.

Shamsur_Rahman

Mr. Shamsur Rahman
Director

Mr. Shamsur Rahman joined the Board of Directors of Bangladesh Lamps Limited in September 1993, soon after taking over the ownership of the Company by Transcom Limited.

Mr. Shamsur Rahman is also the Director of Transcom Electronics Limited (distribution of SAMSUNG, WHIRLPOOL, DAIKIN, HITACHI, PANASONIC, PHILIPS and TRANSTEC household appliances), Mediastar Limited (Publishers of PROTHOM ALO, country’s largest circulated Bengali Newspaper), Ayna Broadcasting Corporation Limited (FM Radio Station), M. Rahman Tea Company Limited (Saif Tea Estate), Marina Tea Company Limited, Monipur Tea Company Limited, Reliance Insurance Limited and Mediaworld Limited (Publishers of the country’s leading English language newspaper – THE DAILY STAR).

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Mr. Obaidur Rahman Khan
Director

Mr. Obaidur Rahman Khan is a Director of Bangladesh Lamps Limited.

Mr. Obaidur Rahman Khan is also the Director of Transcom Electronics Limited (distribution of SAMSUNG, WHIRLPOOL, DAIKIN, HITACHI, PANASONIC, PHILIPS and TRANSTEC household appliances), Bangladesh Electrical Industries Limited (manufacturers of SAMSUNG and TRANSTEC TVs), Transcraft Limited (modern printing press), Mediastar Limited (Publishers of PROTHOM ALO, country’s largest circulated Bengali Newspaper) and Transfin Trading Limited.

Arshad_Waliur_Rahman

Mr. Arshad Waliur Rahman
Director

Mr. Arshad Waliur Rahman is a Director of Bangladesh Lamps Limited.

Mr. Arshad Waliur Rahman is also a Board Member of various companies under Transcom Group. Besides, he is a Director of Reliance Insurance Limited.

Group companies include, Eskayef Pharmaceuticals Limited (leading pharmaceutical manufacturers – formerly SmithKline & French), Transcom Consumer Products Limited (first ever PepsiCo Foods Franchisee in the world – salty snacks, Quaker Oats), Transcom Distribution Co. Ltd. (distribution of pharmaceuticals – SK+F, NOVO NORDISK, SERVIER, ALLERGAN and consumer brands – Frito Lay, Heinz, Mars, Energizer, Schick, L’Oreál, Garnier, Abbott Nutrition and ), Transcom Beverages Limited (sole franchisee of PepsiCo, USA – Pepsi, 7-Up, Mirinda, Mountain Dew, Evervess, Slice, Aquafina), Bangladesh Lamps Limited (manufacturers of lighting products), Bangladesh Electrical Industries Limited (manufacturers of SAMSUNG and TRANSTEC TVs), Transcom Foods Limited (sole franchisee of Pizza Hut & KFC), Transcom Electronics Limited (distribution of SAMSUNG, WHIRLPOOL, DAIKIN, HITACHI, PANASONIC, PHILIPS and TRANSTEC household appliances), Mediastar Limited (Publishers of PROTHOM ALO, country’s largest circulated Bengali Newspaper), Ayna Broadcasting Corporation Limited (FM Radio Station) and Tea Holdings Limited.

Transcom Limited is a stakeholder in Mediaworld Limited (Publishers of the country’s leading English language newspaper – THE DAILY STAR), General Insurance (Reliance Insurance Limited), housing finance (National Housing Finance and Investments Limited), IDLC Finance Limited and Pubali Bank Limited.

Simeen_Hossain

Ms. Simeen Hossain
Director

Ms. Simeen Hossain is a Director of Bangladesh Lamps Limited.

Ms. Simeen Hossain is the Managing Director & CEO of Eskayef Pharmaceuticals Limited, Transcom Consumer Products Limited and Transcom Distribution Co. Limited and a Board Member of various companies under Transcom Group.

Group companies include, Eskayef Pharmaceuticals Limited (leading pharmaceutical manufacturers – formerly SmithKline & French), Transcom Consumer Products Limited (first ever PepsiCo Foods Franchisee in the world – salty snacks, Quaker Oats), Transcom Distribution Co. Ltd. (distribution of pharmaceuticals – SK+F, NOVO NORDISK, SERVIER, ALLERGAN and consumer brands – Frito Lay, Heinz, Mars, Energizer, Schick, L’Oreál, Garnier, Abbott Nutrition and ConAgra), Transcom Beverages Limited (sole franchisee of PepsiCo, USA – Pepsi, 7-Up, Mirinda, Mountain Dew, Evervess, Slice, Aquafina), Bangladesh Lamps Limited (manufacturers of lighting products), Bangladesh Electrical Industries Limited (manufacturers of SAMSUNG and TRANSTEC TVs), Transcom Foods Limited (sole franchisee of Pizza Hut & KFC), Transcom Electronics Limited (distribution of SAMSUNG, WHIRLPOOL, DAIKIN, HITACHI, PANASONIC, PHILIPS and TRANSTEC household appliances), Mediastar Limited (Publishers of PROTHOM ALO, country’s largest circulated Bengali Newspaper), Ayna Broadcasting Corporation Limited (FM Radio Station) and Tea Holdings Limited.

Transcom Limited is a stakeholder in Mediaworld Limited (Publishers of the country’s leading English language newspaper – THE DAILY STAR), General Insurance (Reliance Insurance Limited), housing finance (National Housing Finance and Investments Limited), IDLC Finance Limited and Pubali Bank Limited.

Ms. Simeen Hossain is also a Member of the Executive Committee of Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Dhaka.

Shahzreh_Huq

Ms. Shahzreh Huq
Director

Ms. Shahzreh Huq is a Director of Bangladesh Lamps Limited. She is also a Board Member of various companies under Transcom Group.

Group companies include, Eskayef Pharmaceuticals Limited (leading pharmaceutical manufacturers – formerly SmithKline & French), Transcom Consumer Products Limited (first ever PepsiCo Foods Franchisee in the world – salty snacks, Quaker Oats), Transcom Distribution Co. Ltd. (distribution of pharmaceuticals – SK+F, NOVO NORDISK, SERVIER, ALLERGAN and consumer brands – Frito Lay, Heinz, Mars, Energizer, Schick, L’Oreál, Garnier, Abbott Nutrition and ConAgra), Transcom Beverages Limited (sole franchisee of PepsiCo, USA – Pepsi, 7-Up, Mirinda, Mountain Dew, Evervess, Slice, Aquafina), Bangladesh Lamps Limited (manufacturers of lighting products), Bangladesh Electrical Industries Limited (manufacturers of SAMSUNG and TRANSTEC TVs), Transcom Foods Limited (sole franchisee of Pizza Hut & KFC), Transcom Electronics Limited (distribution of SAMSUNG, WHIRLPOOL, DAIKIN, HITACHI, PANASONIC, PHILIPS and TRANSTEC household appliances), Mediastar Limited (Publishers of PROTHOM ALO, country’s largest circulated Bengali Newspaper), Ayna Broadcasting Corporation Limited (FM Radio Station) and Tea Holdings Limited.

Transcom Limited is a stakeholder in Mediaworld Limited (Publishers of the country’s leading English language newspaper – THE DAILY STAR), General Insurance (Reliance Insurance Limited), housing finance (National Housing Finance and Investments Limited), IDLC Finance Limited and Pubali Bank Limited.

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Mr. Ahmad Shafi Choudhury
Independent Director

Mr. Ahmad Shafi Choudhury was appointed to the Board of Directors of Bangladesh Lamps Limited as Independent Director. He is also the Chairman of Audit Committee of the Company. A diversified and successful business personality, Mr. Choudhury was actively associated with Tea industry and was a member of Bangladesh Tea Board for 3 years, Central Committee of Bangladesh Tea Association for 20 years and is still associated with a number of companies for more than thirty (30) years in the areas of banking, manufacturing etc. He is a Director of Eskayef Pharmaceuticals Limited. He is also a Director and Audit Committee member of Pubali Bank Limited. Mr. Choudhury was a Director of United Insurance Company Ltd. and Director & Audit Committee Chairman of Reliance Insurance Limited for quite a long period of time. Mr. Choudhury graduated from Dhaka University.

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Mrs. Rokia Afzal Rahman
Independent Director

Mrs. Rokia Afzal Rahman was appointed to the Board of Directors of Bangladesh Lamps Limited on December 24, 2012 as an Independent Director. She is a leading woman entrepreneur and a former Adviser (Minister) to the Caretaker Government of Bangladesh. She started her agro-based company and further diversified her business into insurance, media, financial institution and real estate.

Mrs. Rahman is the Chairman of R. R. Group & Arlinks Group of Companies. She is the Chairperson of Mediaworld Limited (owning company of “The Daily Star”, the largest circulated daily English newspaper in Bangladesh) and MIDAS Financing Limited. She is a Director of Mediastar Limited (owning company of “Prothom Alo”, the largest circulated daily bangla newspaper in Bangladesh) and Ayna Broadcasting Corporation Limited (FM Radio Station). She is also member of the Board of Directors of Marico Limited and Grameenphone Limited.

Mrs. Rokia Afzal Rahman is the Vice President of International Chamber of Commerce – ICC Bangladesh and a Trustee Board member of Transparency International Bangladesh – TIB.

She served as Board Member of the Central Bank of Bangladesh and is also former President of the Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce & Industries – MCCI, Dhaka.

Mrs. Rokia Afzal Rahman serves on the board of BRAC. She is Chairperson of Banchte Shekha, Jessore – working for the underprivileged and extreme poor. She is a board member of MRDI (Management and Resource Development Initiative).

She is the founder President of Bangladesh Federation of Women Entrepreneurs (BFWE). In 1994, the first Women Entrepreneurs Association (WEA) was formed in Bangladesh with Mrs. Rokia Afzal Rahman as founder President. In 1996 Mrs. Rahman formed Women in Small Enterprises (WISE) to further promote women into small enterprises and industries.

Mrs. Rahman is the chairman of Presidency University.

Mrs. Rahman has received several international and national awards.

Anis-uz-Zaman Khan

Mr. Anis-uz-Zaman Khan
Independent Director

Mr. Anis-uz-Zaman Khan was appointed to the Board of Directors of Bangladesh Lamps Limited on September 29, 2014 as an Independent Director. Before taking voluntary retirement from the Government of the Peoples’ Republic of Bangladesh, he served as Secretary in the Ministry of Information and Rural Development & Co-operative. He was also a Director of GEC (BD) Ltd. and Managing Director of Social Marketing Company Ltd. He was also the Ombudsperson of BRAC for a tenure. He is a Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Reliance Insurance Limited. He has visited many countries including USA in 1977 on invitation from the US Government under the Leader Exchange Program. Mr. Khan completed his Master of Arts degree from University of Dhaka and obtained his Post Graduate Diploma in Development Administration from University of Leeds, United Kingdom.