Saturday, 29 January 2022     3:27 pm

Board of Directors


Mr. Md. Kamal Hossain Gazi,

Mr. Md. Kamal Hossain Gazi is currently Deputy managing Director of Investment Corporation of Bangladesh (ICB). He has been appointed as the Chairman of the Board of ICB Securities Trading Company Limited (ISTCL), a subsidiary Company of ICB. Prior to joining as Deputy Managing Director of ICB, he served as Deputy Managing Director of Bangladesh Development Bank Ltd and PalliSanchay Bank.

Mr. Md. Kamal Hossain Gazi joined Investment Corporation of Bangladesh (ICB) as a Senior Officer in the year 1987. In the year 2016 he has been promoted as General Manager of ICB and performed duties as CAMLCO. Throughout his long career he served in many divisions & departments namely Accounts & Finance division, Legal Affairs division, AML/CFT Unit, Special Fund Management Unit, including Branch Head & Manager of Bogura Branch, Khulna Branch & Chattogram Branch of ICB. He obtained B.Com (Hon’s) & M. Com degree in Marketing from the University of Dhaka. He is a Diplomaed Associate of the Institute of Bankers, Bangladesh(DAIBB). He participatedvarious training programs on finance & banking from different training institution of Bangladesh. He traveled to Nepal, India and West Germany for training and job related affairs. Previous responsibilities includes as Chairman of Bangladesh Welding Eloctrodes Ltd, Aziz Pipes Ltd and ICB Asset Management Company Ltd. He also was in the Board of Islami Bank Bangladesh Ltd. as a nominated Director from ICB.


Muhammed Iqbal Hussain,
Director and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Muhammed Iqbal Hussain is the General Manager of Investment Corporation of Bangladesh (ICB). He obtained Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degree in Economics from Jahangirnagar University in 1982 and 1983 respectively. He completed Banking Diploma (Part-1) from the Institute of Bankers, Bangladesh (IBB).

The Government of the Peoples' Republic of Bangladesh promoted Mr. Muhammed Iqbal Hussain as General Manager on 07 November 2016 and posted him in ICB. Then the Government posted its General Manager in ICB Securities Trading Company Limited (ISTCL) in the capacity of Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Muhammed Iqbal Hussain took the charge of ISTCL in 10 November 2016. He also acts as the Company Secretary, Compliance Authority and TREC Representative of the Company (ISTCL).

Mr. Muhammed Iqbal Hussain started his career as a Senior Officer with ICB in 1987 and was posted in the Central Accounts Department. He worked in that department along with Audit & Methods and Securities Reconciliation Department for 7 years. Then he got promotion in the rank of Senior Principal Officer. In that capacity he worked in Chittagong Branch, ICB. The Corporation deputed Mr. Muhammed Iqbal in its subsidiary company ICB Capital Management Limited, Chittagong Branch as the Branch In Charge from 2003 to 2007. After that the Corporation promoted him to the rank of Assistant General Manager in 2007. In that capacity he served the Venture Capital, Secretaries and Leasing Department respectively. In 2010, he was promoted to the post of Deputy General Manager (DGM). As a DGM, he made valuable contributions in the Credit, Leasing, Internal Control and Compliance as well as Administration Division. Mr. Muhammed Iqbal Hussain also served the Sylhet Branch, ICB as Branch In Charge in 2015.


Ms. Hasina Akther,

Ms. Hasina Akther, General Manager, Investment Corporation of Bangladesh (ICB) has been appointed as a director of “ICB Securities Trading Company Limited” in february 2021 by ICB. She obtained B.Com (hons.) and M.Com in management from Chottagram University in1983 and 1985 respectively. She completed banking diploma (part-1& 2) from the Institute of Bankers, Bangladesh (IBB).


Ms. Hasina Akther started her career as a senior officer with ICB in 1987 and was posted computer division and after then she was posted ICB Chottagram branch. Then she was promoted to principle officer in 1994, senior principle officer in 1998, and served audit department, share department. After promoted as AGM she served departmental head of law department, Audit department, and EEF Division. She was promoted to the post of Deputy General Manager acted as divisional head of subsidiary affairs division, portfolio management division and branch head in ICB local office & Chottagram branch. Along with during long career Ms. Hasina Akther attended a number of training programs on different title at home.

Other Responsibilities:

  • Director, Aziz Pipes Ltd.
  • Director, Aramit Thai Aluminium Ltd.
  • Director, Suraia Mannan Agro Fisheries Ltd.
  • Director, Ureca Implex Ltd.

Dr. Mohammed Helal Uddin,
Independent Director

Dr. Mohammed Helal Uddin obtained his Ph.D in Agricultural and Resource Economics from the University of Maryland at College Park, USA in 2008. Before that he completed M.S. in Agricultural and Resource Economics from the same institution in 2004. He completed his M.A. in Economics from the University of Florida at Gainesville, USA in 1999. He obtained B.S.S. (Hons.) and M.S.S. in Economics from the University of Dhaka in 1991 and 1992 respectively.

Dr. Mohammed Helal Uddin is a Professor at the Department of Economics, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. He started his teaching career as a lecturer at the Department of Economics, Shahjalal University of Science and Technology, Sylhet in May 1996. Dr. Helal continued his teaching profession there as an Assistant Professor until July 2002. After his PhD, Dr. Helal joined in the Department of Economics of Dhaka University in 2008. He served the Department as an Assistant Professor from July 2008 to May 2014. Then Dr. Helal has been promoted to Associate Professor and till now he is serving the department.

Besides Dhaka University, Dr. Helal is currently working with the World Bank Group on Food Prices, Middlemen and Marketing Institutions. He worked at the World Bank head office, Washington D.C. from May 2006 to April 2008 on African Infrastructure. He worked as a Consultant of International Labour Organization (ILO), Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and World Food Programme (WFP) of the United Nations and as a Research Associate of Public Utility Research Center (PURC) of the University of Florida.


Joarder Israil Hossain,
Independent Director

Mr. Joarder Israil Hossain is the General Manager at the Governor's Secretariat, Bangladesh Bank. He passed B.S.S. (Hons) and M.S.S. in Economics from the University of Dhaka in 1983 and 1984 respectively. After that, he completed MBA in Management from the same University in 2007. He completed "DAIBB" (Diplomaed Associate of the Institute of Bankers, Bangladesh) from IBB (Institute of Bankers Bangladesh).

Mr. Joarder Israil Hossain started his career in Bangladesh Bank as an Assistant Director. During his long career, he worked in Bangladesh Bank in different capacities at different times. He worked in the Agriculture Credit Department and Banking Regulations & Policy Department from 1988 to 1996 in the capacity of Assistant Director. Then he worked as a Deputy Director in the Banking Regulations & Policy Department and Department of Banking Inspection from 1996 to 2002. He worked as a Joint Director in the Human Resources Department from 2002 to 2007.

He was Deputy General Manager of the same organization in the Department of Currency Management and Banking Regulations & Policy Department from 2007 to 2011. After that, he served the Bangladesh Bank Training Academy (BBTA), Financial Sector Support & Strategic Planning Department and as Currency Officer of the same organization in the capacity of General Manager.


Mr. Mohammad Anamul Huq,
Independent Director

Mr. Mohammad Anamul Huq is currently working as a Deputy Secretary in the Financial Institutions Division (FID) of the Ministry of Finance. He joined the Bangladesh Civil Service in 2006 as a member of the 25th Batch of BCS Customs & Excise Cadre. Prior to joining as a civil servant, he was serving as the Upazila Rural Development Officer / Assistant Director of Bangladesh Rural Development Board (BRDB) in Banshkhali Upazila of Chattogram District. After joining Bangladesh Civil Service he served as Assistant Commissioner / Divisional Officer of Customs, Excise, and VAT in Kushtia Division with geographical jurisdiction located in Kushtia, Chuadanga, Rajbari & Meherpur District; Jashore Division - comprising tax administration of Jashore, Norail, Magura, Jhenaidah, Faridpur & Gopalganj District; Incharge of Dorshona Land Customs Station & Mohishkundi Corridor (Bordering India) of Customs, Excise & VAT Commissionerate-Jashore.

Apart from these Mr. Anam also worked as Assistant Commissioner of customs for Hazrat Shahjalal International Airport (HSIA) under Dhaka Customs House; Assistant Commissioner in Rajshahi Division – comprising Rajshahi, Chapainawabganj, Natore & Naogaon District; & Bogura Division – comprising Bogura, Sirajgonj & Joypurhat District; under Customs, Excise & VAT Commissionerate, Rajshahi; He served as Second Secretary in National Board of Revenue (NBR) of Internal Resources Division (IRD) under Ministry of Finance for more than two & half years.

After being promoted to Joint Commissioner of Customs, Excise & VAT he worked for Mongla Customs House in Mongla Seaport, Khulna; Customs, Excise & VAT Commissionerate - Chottagram - collecting revenue from Chottagram, Bandarban, Khagrachari & Cox’s Bazar District & at Teknaf Land Port Station (Bordering Myanmar); Mr. Anam is experienced in practicing the implementation of “The Customs Act 1969”, Value Added Tax Act 1991” and other Allied Acts for about 10 years as a First Class magistrate & Adjudication Officer. He worked as a member and member secretary of the different committees such as Anti Money Laundering Regional Committee formed under United Nations Regulations, Committees formed under PPA & PPR at various Government offices and Recruitment Committee, etc.

His native village is in Cumilla. He obtained Honours and Masters Degree in Soil, Water & Environment from the University of Dhaka. He also obtained LLB Honours Degree from Bangladesh Open University. Mr. Anam participated in different training and attended seminars program on Rural Development, Microcredit Operation & Management, Foundation Course on Customs Administration, Foundation Course on Public Administration, Customs GATT Valuation, Customs HS Nomenclature, Regional Export Control & Counter-Proliferation, Risk Management in customs Assessment & Examination, Trade Negotiation & Trade Friction, Revenue Management, Advanced Course on Administration and Development, Development Administration Management,  Bank & Monetary Management, Cambridge FinTech Regulatory Innovation, Gender Responsive Budget, Good Governance & Effective public Administration, State-Owned Enterprise Management, Government Innovation Using Digital Technologies in the Post-COVID-19 Era, etc. at home and aboard. He visited India, China, the USA, and Thailand for professional purposes.


Mr. Mahmudul Hasan Khusru FCA ,
Independent Director

Mr. Mahmudul Hasan Khusru FCA, has been the Council Member of ICAB since 2016. He was Vice Presidentof the Institute in 2016 & 2018.

Mr. Khusru is the Director & CEO of Expo Group, Bangladesh and Director & CEO of DataFort Limited (a franchisee of InfoFort LLC, UAE). He is alsoa Board Director of InfoSapex Limited, Freight Options Ltd & MASCO International Ltd and the Founder of

Mr. Khusru has been serving as the faculty member of ICAB for more than 17 years and engaged in the development of learning materials.He is also deeply involved in the continuous development process of ICAB in various capacities.

Mr. Khusru acquired degree on Innovation and Strategy from the Harvard University, USA. Presently, he is pursuing PhD on ‘Information Technologies for public sector reporting in Bangladesh’. He is extensively involved in advocacy role on various laws and policy formation process of Government including preparation of various research papers.