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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. Mohammad Mohsin

Director


Mr. Mohammad Mohsin was born on 19 August 1955 in an aristocratic family in Bangladesh. He had a very distinguished career in Government Service. He retired as a Secretary of the Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh. As a bureaucrat, Mr. Mohsin has gained vast experience in administration. Mr. Mohsin earned his Bachelor’s (honors) and Master’s degrees in Economics from Dhaka University in 1975 and 1976 respectively. He also obtained an MBA in Human Resources Management from England in 1991.

He is a nominated Director of Unique Hotel & Resorts Limited to represent Borak Travels (Pvt.) Ltd., and he is also the member of the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors of the Company. Mr. Mohammad Mohsin has been serving as the Chief Advisor of Unique Group for more than 4 years.

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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. Chowdhury Nafeez Sarafat

Director


Mr. Chowdhury Nafeez Sarafat is a corporate leader with a track record of leading large teams as multifunction head. Mr. Sarafat possesses experience of leading strategic initiatives in the field of various financial and education sectors. Over the years, he had served various renowned financial institutions. He holds a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from University of New Castle, UK.

Mr. Sarafat is the Chairman of RACE Management PCL and ARGUS Credit Rating Services Ltd., the Sponsor Director of Farmers Bank Ltd. and the Chairman of Audit Committee of same institution. He is also the Sponsor Director of LIC Bangladesh, the only insurance company with the highest ever paid-up capital worth BDT 100 crore of the country. Other than this, he has significantly contributed the industries by successful large scale Mutual Fund, Private Equity and Bond closing, while bringing efficiency in other business lines.

His appearance in the field of education is well appraised as he made notable contribution for education of children and adults in rural areas, those who lives below the poverty line. From the dream of equal education for all, managed and ensured quality education for deprived children and adults by donating in different NGOs and educational centers in rural areas of the country. To take this nobility forward, he has voluntarily taken the initiative to establish a “Canadian Education Hub” within the capital of Bangladesh. Canadian University of Bangladesh (CUB), of which Mr. Sarafat is the Founder Chairman of Board of Trustees, is a part of this hub. The licensed university has embarked on the mission of improving education sector by embracing values of the world-class Canadian education system in Bangladesh. Canadian Education Hub aims to include a College, Secondary School, Primary School, Kindergarten and an Academy in future. He is also the President of Canada-Bangladesh Chamber House.

Mr. Sarafat has attended numerous training programs and workshops (Locally and Internationally- Canada, Singapore, Germany, Korea, Thailand, Malaysia, China, India, Australia, United States of America, South Africa, New Zealand, Middle East etc.). His proven track record of establishing business & operational excellence, fostering team spirit and leadership qualities, knowledge development and structured analytical approach are the keys to the tremendous success of the respective organizations.

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Rtn. Ghulam Mustafa

Independent Director

Mr. Ghulam Mustafa is an Independent Director of Unique Hotel & Resorts Limited and his appointment has been approved by the shareholders of the company in its 11th Annual general Meeting held on 18 October, 2012.

Mr. Ghulam Mustafa was born in an aristocratic Muslim Family of Village: Darbarpur, P.S: Fulgazi, under Feni District. Mr. Mustafa accomplished his post graduation degree in Economics from the University of Chittagong in the year 1976.

Mr. Ghulam Mustafa is the Managing Director of Prantik Travels & Tourism Ltd. & Prantik Express Ltd. He is also a Director of Chartered Life Insurance Co. Ltd. & Human Resources Development Company Ltd., HURDCO international School, Grameen Fund & Grameen Knitwear Ltd. Mr. Mustafa is involved in many social activities and has linkage with various trade associations.

Mr. Mustafa was former President of Bangladesh Association of International Recruiting Agency BAIRA (2008-2010) & also the member of Federation of Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce & Industry (FBCCI). He was Fellow member of EDI of the World Bank in 1979.

He is a widely traveled person. He has travelled many countries across the globe including USA, UK, China, Korea, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Brunei, Russia, Brazil, France, Scotland, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Kuwait, Nepal, Sri Lanka and India for business purpose.

Mr. Mustafa is a valiant Freedom fighter. He was the commander of section of the Pioneer Platoon of 10 East Bengal Regiment (EBR).

A dedicated Rotarian, Mr. Mustafa was the District Governor in 2013-14 of Rotary District 3281 (Dhaka and entire North & South Bangladesh), which is the highest position of a Rotary District.

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Mr. K. Mahmud Sattar

Independent Director


K Mahmood Sattar, a veteran banker, joined the local banking industry after 20 years of senior management experience, with banks like Standard Chartered and ANZ Grindlays at home and abroad. He is reputed to have shaped the banking industry in Bangladesh adopting the best practices of foreign banks.

He was former Chairman of SWIFT Users Group, Bangladesh and former Chairman of the Association of Bankers, Bangladesh. K Mahmood Sattar also held reign of Eastern Bank Limited as Managing Director & CEO from 2001 to 2007. Joining City Bank in 2007 as Managing Director & CEO, he transformed the bank from its traditional method of operations to a centralized model, thus making City Bank the second bank in the country to have adopted the new way of banking. Mahmood Sattar led the launch of the country’s first dual currency credit, debit, prepaid cards and also American Express Credit Cards and forged strong tie-ups in the Middle East, Europe, and the US for the efficient inflow of remittances from overseas Bangladeshi workers. In recognition of running the Bank successfully on its ground breaking change management processes, he himself received ‘The QFC – Asian Banker The Leadership Achievement award 2010’ for his exemplary leadership. Under his leadership, City Bank became the first local Bank in Bangladesh to have received the ISO 9001:2008 accreditation from the international certification body, Moody International for its entire back end and technology operations. He has been accredited with achieving the ‘Best Bank in Bangladesh for 2012’ by Finance Asia; “The Strongest Bank in Bangladesh award” in 2010 from The Asian Banker; “American Express Marketing Award” for Outstanding New Card launch in 2010 from American Express, and, “Money Gram International’s Best Corridor Collaboration – South Asia in 2011” in recognition of the bank’s inward remittance growth, for City Bank.

Mahmood left City Bank, after 32 years in the banking industry in November 2013 to pursue raising a Private Equity Fund for country specific, Bangladesh. Currently he is the Chairman of RSA Advisory Limited a boutique invest bank in Bangladesh.



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