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Mrs. Salina Ali

Chairperson


Mrs. Salina Ali is a prominent business personality of the country having interest in Real Estate, Hospitality Management & Tourism, Banking Services and many more. She is the Chairperson of Unique Hotel & Resorts Limited as well as Unique Group - a renowned business conglomerate in Bangladesh. Mrs. Ali has been involved with The Westin Dhaka from the very beginning of its commercial operation. Mrs. Ali re-joined as a Director of Eastern Bank Ltd. on 28 March, 2012. She is also a Director of Borak Travels (Pvt.) Ltd., Unique Eastern (Pvt.) Ltd., Borak Real Estate Ltd. and Unique Ceramics Ltd. Mrs. Ali accomplished her Bachelor’s (honors) & Master’s degrees in Sociology from the University of Dhaka. She was born in an aristocratic family of Bangladesh in 1958. She is involved in many social and philanthropic activities. Mrs. Ali has travelled extensively across the globe on business trips .


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Mr. Mohd. Noor Ali

Managing Director


Mr. Mohd. Noor Ali is a prominent entrepreneur of the country having interest in Real Estate, Hospitality Management & Tourism sector, Ceramic Industry, Power Plants, Manpower Export, Banking Services, Housing Finance & Investment, Human Resource Development, Land Development and many other businesses.

He is the Managing Director of Unique Hotel & Resorts Limited and the Unique Group, a renowned business conglomerate in Bangladesh. Mr. Ali is perhaps the only Bangladeshi entrepreneur who has ventured to set up a 5-Star Hotel (The Westin Dhaka) in the private sector. The Westin Dhaka is already very popular amongst the local and foreign communities. During the eight years of its business operation The Westin Dhaka has achieved enviable success under Mr. Ali’s leadership.

Mr. Ali accomplished his Bachelor’s (honors) & Master’s degrees in Sociology from the University of Dhaka. He was born in an aristocratic Muslim Family in 1953 at Nababganj under Dhaka District.

Mr. Ali was the former Chairman of Eastern Bank Limited. He was also President of Bangladesh Association of International Recruiting Agencies (BAIRA) and a member of Federation of Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce & Industry (FBCCI).

Mr. Mohd. Noor Ali is involved in many social and philanthropic activities. He has linkage with various trade Bodies / Associations. He is the life member of Gulshan Club Ltd. and Dhaka University Alumni Association.

He is a widely traveled person across the globe including USA, UK, Switzerland, Canada, China, Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Maldives, Thailand, Russia, Libya, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Kuwait and India and attended many seminars at home and abroad.

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Mr. Md. Khaled Noor

Director


Md. Khaled Noor is a nominated Director on the Board of Unique Hotel & Resorts Limited, representing Borak Real Estate Limited. He was born in 1975 in Lakshmipur. Mr. Khaled accomplished his Bachelor (Honors) in Economics from the University of Delhi.

Mr. Khaled is the founder CEO of Noor Trade House, a leading food service importer of Bangladesh. He was the former CEO of Unique Enterprise & Unique Tours and Travels.

Mr. Md. Khaled Noor is a widely traveled person and attended quite a few sales & supply chain management training programs. He also participated in many business conferences & seminars at home and abroad, including Australia, German, USA, Thailand, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, China and India.

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Dr. Chowdhury Nafeez Sarafat

Director


Dr. Chowdhury Nafeez Sarafat is an iconic entrepreneur, investor, investment banker and philanthropist. As an investment banker, he has recognizable footmark for his noteworthy contributions for sustainable economic development and SDG achievements of Bangladesh. He has established successful large-scale Mutual Funds, Private Equity Funds, Bonds, Banking Institutions and Financial Institutions which strengthened both the money market and capital market of the country to a great extent.

He is a Director at Unique Hotel & Resorts Ltd., Chairman of Padma Bank Ltd. (4th generation commercial bank); Managing Director of Unique Meghnaghat Power Ltd. (a joint-venture with General Electric, USA and one of the largest Independent Power Producer of Bangladesh with 600 MW of R-LNG based power plant); Founder & Chairman of RACE Management PCL and the Sponsor Director of LIC Bangladesh (the multinational insurance giant).

Dr. Sarafat’s appearance in the field of education is well appraised. To take this nobility forward, he has benevolently taken the initiative to establish a “Canadian Education Hub” in Purbachal, Dhaka (the biggest planned township in Bangladesh). Canadian University of Bangladesh, of which he is the Founder & Chairman, is a part of this Hub. This licensed university has embarked on the mission of improving education sector by implementing world-class Canadian education system in Bangladesh. Canadian Education Hub aims to include a College, Secondary School, Primary School, Kindergarten and an Academy in Purbachal, Dhaka.

Dr. Sarafat is well-appraised for his global business network and participation in international summits, assemblies, symposiums and business conferences. He attended and represented Bangladesh as a prestigious business delegate and specialist adviser in numerous occasions including the 42nd G7 Summit in Japan, UN General Assembly 2016 & 2017, Global Fund Fifth Replenishment Conference 2016, and Budapest Water Summit 2016 to mention a few.

He completed his MBA from University of New Castle (UK), Masters in Corporate Social Responsibility from London Graduate School (UK) and Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA) from Commonwealth University (UK).

Currently, he is a board member of Association of Private University of Bangladesh (APUB), Chairman of ‘The Association of Asset Management Companies and Mutual Funds' of Bangladesh, President of Canada-Bangladesh Chamber House (Canada) where he is constantly involved in establishment of a platform for the Canadian-Bangladeshi citizens so that they can add real value to advance mutual trade, business, educational and social developments. He is also associated with Bangladesh-Malaysia Chamber of Commerce (Member), Kurmitola Golf Club (Member), Army Golf Club (Member) and World Chess Federation (Bangladesh Chapter) as Vice President, Bangladesh Economic Association (Member), Information Systems Audit & Control Association, USA (Member).

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Mr. Gazi Md. Shakhawat Hossain

Director


Mr. Gazi Md. Shakhawat Hossian, nominated Director of Unique Hotel & Resorts Limited represents Unique Eastern (Pvt.) Limited. He was born on 01 February in 1969 at Senbag, Noakhali. He earned his Master’s degree in Commerce (Accounting) in 1990 from the University of Dhaka. Mr. Hossain has a commendable expertise in the areas of Financial Management & business operation.

He is the Director (Planning & Finance) of Unique Group. Mr. Hossain is the chairman of Bay Hill Hotel & Resorts Ltd., and Managing Director of Purnima Construction Ltd.

Mr. Hossain has been serving as Director to the Board of Directors of Eastern Bank Limited since 2003. He is also a member of the Audit Committee & Risk Management Committee of Eastern Bank Limited. Mr. Hossain is a member of the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors of Unique Hotel & Resorts Limited.

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Mr. Mohammad Golam Sarwar FCA

Director

Mr. Mohammad Golam Sarwar FCA, nominated Director of Unique Hotel & Resorts Limited represents Unique Eastern (Pvt.) Limited and the Group Chief Financial Officer and Director- Operations of Unique Group. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Chartered Life Insurance Company Ltd. Mr. Sarwar is a seasoned professional having experience of more than 15 years in the leadership of corporate arena. He is the Acting Editor of Daily Amader Shomoy which is one of the leading daily newspapers of Bangladesh. Before taking the responsibility of Acting Editor, he carried out the responsibility of Managing Editor of the Amader Samoy. In Journalism, he has achieved the name and fame for his responsibility and sincerity.

Mr. Golam Sarwar was born on 12 October 1978 at Lakshmipur and came from an aristocratic Muslim Family. He obtained his Masters’ degree in Accounting from National University and Qualified as Chartered Accountant in August 2005 from “The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Bangladesh” (ICAB and a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Bangladesh (ICAB).

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Mr. Mohammed Forkan Uddin FCA

Independent Director


Mr. Forkan Uddin was born on 31 December 1971 at Feni District in Bangladesh and hailed from a respected Muslim Family. He possesses Masters in Accounting and qualified as a Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Bangladesh (ICAB) in year 2005. He is a fellow member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Bangladesh (ICAB). Presently he is one of the partners of M M Rahman & Co. Chartered Accountants, a member firm of Russell Bedford International, UK. He is about 22 years’ experience ranges from Auditing, Accounting, Taxation, Company matters, Financial Management, Corporate Affairs, Capital Market, Merchant Banking, Portfolio Management, Underwriting, IPO management etc. He also frequently attend in talk shows on economic and capital market issues with many TV Channel in Bangladesh and infrequent contributor to the National Dailies. Mr. Forkan is a teacher in a number of Universities, Training Institute, Tutorial Homes & ICAB among others and Trainer of BCS Tax Academy etc.

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Mr. N K A Mobin FCS,FCA

Independent Director


Mr. N K A Mobin FCS, FCA is a seasoned professional and fellow member of the country leading professional body ICAB & ICSB. He is one of the Sponsor Directors of the Emerging Credit Rating Ltd. (ECRL) and also the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Company. Mr. Mobin joined in the Board of Unique Hotel and Resorts Limited as Independent Director on 27 January 2021. He was born on 25 December 1959 in Dhaka, Bangladesh. He is the member of the Audit Committee of the Company. He was the former Director (Nominated by the government) of the state-owned Airlines Company ‘Biman Bangladesh Airlines Limited’ for 5 years. Mr. Mobin is the fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Bangladesh (ICAB)and the Institute of Chartered Secretaries of Bangladesh (ICSB). Mr. Mobin accomplished his Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) and Masters’ of Business Administration (MBA) in Finance from the University of Dhaka. Mr. Mobin has vast experience in the field of Finance, Accounting, Taxation, System design, ERP system and Company Secretarial Practices. He is widely travelled person and attended various training programs in home and abroad, including Stockholm Business School in Sweden, National University of Singapore, INSEAD in France and also AOTS/HIDA in Japan. Prior to Joining Emerging Credit Rating Ltd., he worked at Grameenphone Ltd. For 11+ years in various capacities as Director Finance, Director Administration, Director Projects and Company Secretary. Before joining Grameenphone in 1998, he worked in the swiss pharmaceuticals Co. named Novartis Bangladesh Limited for 3 years as Director Finance and Company Secretary, Karnaphuli Fertilizer Co. Ltd. (KAFCO) for 5 years as Manager Finance & IT and Dhaka Match Industries Co. Ltd. for 5 years as Chief Accountant. Mr. Mobin is Currently the independent Director of MJL Bangladesh Limited, Shasha Denims Ltd. and Bangladesh Submarine Cable Company Limited (BSCCL), all of those are listed. Mr. Mobin is currently the Senior Vice President of Dhaka Chamber of Commerce and Industries (DCCI) and the elected Council member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Bangladesh (ICAB). Being the permanent member of Kurmitola Golf Club (KGC)- he is a regular golf player. He is also an Phf Rotarian.

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Prof. Mohammed Ahsan Ullah


MBA, IBA , DU, PGD (TIM) (UK & Austria)

Independent Director


Mr. Mohammed Ahsan Ullah joined in the Board of Unique Hotel and Resorts Limited as Independent Director on 27 January 2021. He was born on 31 December 1950 at Lakshmipur District in Bangladesh and hailed from a respective Muslim Family. Mr. Mohammed Ahsan Ullah is currently holding the position of Treasurer & Vice Chancellor (officiating), IBAIS University, Dhaka. He has completed MBA from the Institute of Business Administration, University of Dhaka (1973) and Post-graduate Diploma in Tourism Management (Austria & UK). He has been listed as a Tourism Professional of Bangladesh in the prestigious international publication: WHO’S WHO International 1998 (USA) edition and has more than 48 years’ experience in the Tourism and Hospitality Management. He has served the national tourism organization (BPC) in various capacities including GM (Commercial) and Principal, NHTTI for 35 years. He is the founder principal of ATAB tourism training institute. He has achieved many Awards: The Best Tourism Personality Award 2005, Best PR MAN Award 2005 declared by Nattya Shava, Srimoti Indira Ghandi Award 2019 for special contribution in Tourism education, Lifetime Achievement Award for contribution in tourism by the daily Rangamati in 2018, Lifetime Special Award 2019 by Shere Bangla AK Fazlul Huq Research Council, National poet Kazi Nazrul Islam Memorial Award 2019, Bengal Hero General Osmani Award 2019, Mother Teresa Award 2019 for special contribution in Tourism education and industry. He has also attended in various prestigious training programs i.e, Tourism Management at the National Hotel & Tourism Training Institute, Dhaka in 1975, Post-graduate Diploma Course in Tourism Management at the Hotel & Tourism Management Institute, Salzburg, Austria in 1979, Post-graduate Diploma Course in Institutional Management at the Weston Super Mare College of Further Education, UK followed by study tour to Ireland, Switzerland and Italy in 1987 under the UNDP/ILO fellowship Program, Performed four weeks’ Internship Program at the UN World Tourism Organization (WTO) Head Quarter in Madrid, Spain in 1995.He has also participated in many National & International training programs, seminars, fairs and workshops.