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).