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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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Mr. Rtn. Ghulam Mustafa

Director


Rtn. FF Ghulam Mustafa is a leading business personality of the country and Nominated Director of Unique Hotel & Resorts Limited representing Borak Real Estate Ltd. He is the Managing Director & CEO of Prantik Express Ltd. and Prantik Travels & Tourism Ltd. which are related to Freight Forwarding and Manpower Exporting business. Apart from Manpower Export, he is also engaged in Global Logistics Industry and the services are: Air Freight, Ocean Freight, Rail Freight, Trucking, customs Brokerage, Removal & Relocations, Warehousing, Distribution, Project Handling and Documentation. Born at Feni in the year 1950 Mr. Mustafa is the son of renowned Teacher Late Abdul Wadud Master and grandson of an illustrious lawyer late Adv Abdul Mazid. He did his M.A. in Economics with honors’ from Chittagong University in 1976. Mr. Ghulam Mustafa is married to Ms. Kaiser Sultana Runu, an M.Sc. in Psychology from the University of Dhaka. They are blessed with two sons and a daughter.

A valiant Freedom Fighter Mr. Ghulam Mustafa is also involved with various socio-cultural organizations. He is a Rotarian and served as President of Rotary Club of Dhaka Cosmopolitan in RY 1999-2000 and Governor of Rotary International D-3281 Bangladesh. A frontline Freedom Fighter Ghulam Mustafa was the commander of a unit of pioneer platoon of 10 East Bengal Regiment (EBR). He was also a Staff Officer to the C.O of 10 East Bengal Regiment during War of Liberation and fought gallantly against the 15 Balooch Regiment and 24 Frontier Force Regiment of Pakistani Occupation Army. The fierce battle called “Second Battle of Belonia Bulge” where Mr. Mustafa fought gallantly, have been included as lesson curriculum at Bangladesh Military Academy and many other Military Academies of the world. This illustrious personality has been honored with more than 100 awards from local and foreign countries which in short are CIP (5 times), Fellow of the World Bank, 3 Gold Medals for business ethics, professionalism and humanitarianism in business, Golden Key of Manila city by its Mayor, Arthakantha Business Award and so on

FF Ghulam Mustafa is the author of 3 books on our great Liberation War and 1 on Rotary Service apart from innumerable articles published in many renowned newspapers of the country. He also appeared in different local and foreign TV channels many times and spoken on the Liberation War, Remittance earning through manpower export for the socio-economic development of the country, ethical business practices, current issues of the country etc. Mr Mustafa 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, professional conference, tourism etc.

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Mr. Saiful Islam

Director


Mr. Saiful Islam is a Nominated Director of Unique Hotel & Resorts Limited, representing Purnima Construction (Pvt) Ltd. He has appointed as Nominee Director in April 2021 against the casual vacancy.

Mr. Islam has nearly 25 years of global and local experience in key business and support roles. Mr. Islam was born in Cumilla, Bangladesh, and he had done his Bachelor's Degree of Commerce (B. Com) in Management from Dhaka University. Mr. Islam holds a highly recognized MBA degree jointly awarded by Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University, USA and Smith School of Business, Queen's University, Canada.

Mr. Saiful Islam is also the Director of BRAC EPL Stock Brokerage Limited. In mid-2000, Saiful Islam and his partners set up Equity Partners Limited and Equity Partners Securities Limited, the predecessor companies of BRAC EPL Investments and BRAC EPL Stock Brokerage Limited. He managed both companies for nine years until the companies entered into a joint venture partnership with BRAC Bank Limited in mid of 2009.

Before setting up Equity Partners, Mr. Saiful Islam worked as Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice President at Union Capital Limited, a brokerage house, merchant bank, and leasing company in Bangladesh. Prior to UCL, Mr. Islam was Head of Operations of Peregrine Capital Limited (PCL), Bangladesh Branch Office, Manager, Securities Operations, of PCL and Manager, Settlements and Client Services, Custodial Services of Standard Chartered Bank, Bangladesh.

Apart from the professional activities with BRAC EPL, Mr. Islam is very much involved with the capital market development activities. He was the Vice Chairman of South Asian Federation of Exchanges (SAFE), held the office of Senior Vice President of Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) for two consecutive terms, and served as Director of Dhaka Stock Exchange for more than six years. He held a Board position in the Board of Canada Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CANCHAM). Mr. Islam is a Member of the American Chamber of Commerce in Bangladesh (AMCHAM), Foreign Investors' Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FICCI).

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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.

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Mr. Shakawath Hossain

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)