Green Delta Dragon Asset Management Company Limited

What is a Mutual Fund?

A mutual fund is a professionally managed fund that pools money from investors, including individuals and institutions, and invests them collectively into various types of assets including stocks, bonds and/or money market instruments. The prevalent form of mutual fund structure used around the world is the Open-End Mutual Fund of unlimited size and tenor. Mutual funds invest in many different Financial Assets enabling small-scale investors to diversify investment risk. A mutual fund also benefits directly from the resources of its asset manager that conducts research, analysis and due diligence on potential and existing portfolio investments of the mutual fund.

Mutual funds have various objectives with corresponding investment mandates, such as Growth Funds, value funds, money market funds, fixed income funds, alternative investment funds and hybrid funds. Growth Funds predominantly invest in equity Securities with the objective of capital appreciation.

WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF MUTUAL FUNDS?

An open-end mutual fund is a type of investment where there is no set maturity period. Investors can purchase or sell units of the fund through the asset manager, and there are no limits on the number of Units the fund can issue.   

On the other hand, a closed-end mutual fund has a predetermined maturity period and a set number of Units that are issued during its launch. Investors can participate in the fund during the initial public offering (IPO), but after that, they can only buy and sell units of the fund through stock exchanges.

WHAT IS THE EXPECTED RETURN?

While there is no guaranteed percentage of return, mutual funds have shown empirically to generate higher returns than all other asset classes over the long term.

Sponsor: In the structure of a mutual fund, the sponsor initiates the fund by subscribing to at least 10% of the total fund size and appointing the trustee, asset management company, and custodian.

Trustees: The board of trustees is an independent body licensed by the regulator, responsible for safeguarding the interests of the Unit Holders, and not affiliated with the sponsor or asset management company.

Custodian: The custodian, also licensed by the regulator, is responsible for the physical handling and safekeeping of the assets managed by the asset management company and operates independently of the sponsor and asset management company.

Asset Management Company (AMC): The asset management company, responsible for launching and managing the mutual funds in compliance with Bangladesh Securities and Exchange Commission regulations, follows the guidelines set forth by the trustee.

WHAT IS THE NAV PER UNITS?

The Net Asset Value (NAV) of a mutual fund shall be equal to the fair value of assets minus the fair value of liabilities of the Fund. NAV per Unit shall be calculated by dividing the NAV of the fund by the number of Units outstanding at the measurement date. The NAV of GDD EBCGF will be calculated by GDDA on behalf of the Fund at the close of Business Hours on each Trading Day.

HOW IS NAV CALCULATED?

The below formula is used to determine the Fund’s per Unit NAV:

Total NAV of the fund = Value of Assets – Value of Liabilities

NAV per Unit = Total NAV of the fund / No. of Units outstanding

CAN THE NAV GO BELOW THE FACE VALUE OF MY INVESTMENT?

NAV of a fund can fluctuate depending on changes in the market value of the assets held by the fund. If the market value of the assets decreases significantly, there is a possibility that the NAV could fall below the face value of the fund.

WHAT IS ENTRY LOAD?

A front-end load is a commission fee that is charged at the time of purchasing units in a mutual fund, and is deducted from the total investment amount. It is worth noting that mutual funds offered by GDDA do not have a front-end load.

WHAT IS EXIT LOAD?

The term used to describe the fee charged to a Unit Holder when  Units from a mutual fund are sold is known as a back-end load or exit load. It represents a discount or charge applied below the NAV (net asset value) of the mutual fund Units being redeemed and is intended to discourage Unit Holders from withdrawing their investments before a specified period has elapsed. Other than potential exit load associated with SIP investing, GDD EBCGF bears no exit load.

WHO CAN INVEST IN A MUTUAL FUND?

Mutual funds are open to investment from both individuals (either singly or jointly) and institutions, whether they are local or foreign. Additionally, other mutual funds and collective investment schemes are also able to invest in mutual funds. This allows for a diverse range of investors with varying investment goals and risk appetites to participate in any mutual fund.

HOW DO I KNOW WHERE MY MONEY IS BEING INVESTED?

GDD EBCGF may invest moneys collected only in Securities listed or to be listed with a stock exchange, and money market instruments including Government Securities. Not less than 50% (fifty percent) and not more than 90% (ninety percent) of total assets of the GDD EBCGF shall be invested in listed Securities. Investments in listed Government Securities shall be excluded from this condition. The specific composition of its portfolio will be disclosed on a monthly basis to provide transparency and accountability to Unit Holders and potential investors..

HOW DO I RECEIVE RETURNS FROM A MUTUAL FUND?

Two types of returns any Unit Holder can get from investing in mutual fund:

  • Capital Gain
  • Dividend
HOW DO I DEPOSIT MY MONEY TO INVEST IN A MUTUAL FUND?

Investors have options for submitting their investment in Green Delta Dragon. They can submit payment by cheque, pay order, or demand draft to the office of Green Delta Dragon or any selling agent appointed by the Asset Management Company. Alternatively, investors can directly deposit or use BEFTN to transfer the funds to the designated bank account of the mutual fund. By offering multiple payment options, Green Delta Dragon aims to provide convenience and flexibility to its investors.

DO I NEED A BO ACCOUNT TO INVEST IN A MUTUAL FUND?

Yes, it is mandatory to have a BO account as Units of the mutual fund will be credited to the designated BO account of the Unit Holder.

IS THERE A LOCK IN PERIOD FOR MY INVESTMENT?

No, there is no lock-in period for GDD EBCGF.

IS THERE ANY TRANSFERABILITY OPTION FOR MY INVESTMENT? THE UNITS OF GDD EBCGF ARE TRANSFERABLE BY WAY OF INHERITANCE/GIFT AND/OR BY SPECIFIC OPERATION OF THE LAW OF THE GOVERNMENT OF BANGLADESH. WHAT IS AN INVESTOR’S PURCHASE PRICE?

The price at which an investor can purchase one Unit of an GDD EBCGF is referred to as the investor’s purchase price.

WHAT IS OFFER & BID PRICE?

Bid Price refers to the GDD EBCGF repurchase price per Unit provided to Unit Holders. The Asset Manager, on behalf of GDD EBCGF, will calculate GDD EBCGF’s Holder sale price) per Unit (Bid Price) at the beginning of each new Trading Day, with the Offer Price being the NAV per Unit at fair value as calculated per clause 3.8 of this Prospectus at the close of Business Hours on the preceding Trading Day. GDD EBCGF Offer Price and Bid Prices shall be published on the website of the Fund (www.greendeltadragon.com/EBCGF), GDDA and through authorized Selling Agents as prescribed in the Rules.

CAN I PURCHASE MUTUAL FUND UNITS AFTER THE IPO?

Yes, investors have the option to purchase Units of a mutual fund after the IPO (Initial Public Offering) has closed. However, there is a difference in the purchase price during and after the IPO. During the IPO, investors can purchase units at face value, which is typically BDT 10. After the IPO of GDD EBCGF, investors can purchase units at the Green Delta Dragon’s bid price, which is based on the NAV (Net Asset Value) of the fund.

HOW LONG DO I HAVE TO WAIT TO RECEIVE MY MONEY AGAINST SALES PROCEEDS?

After  the sale of  the Units, the sale proceeds will be credited to the Unit Holder’s bank account within five (5) working days, provided that the DP40 report is available from the respective Broker. To complete the Sale Procedure, the Unitholder must submit the Surrender Form to the Asset Manager and the CDBL Transfer Form to the designated Broker House.

DO I RECEIVE PROOF OF PURCHASE AFTER MY INVESTMENT?

When an investor submits the “Purchase Form” along with the cheque, an acknowledgement slip will be provided. After the units are credited to the BO account of the Unit Holder, a “Confirmation of Unit Allocation” will be issued to the Unit Holder. Additionally, all investors of mutual funds managed by GDDA will have access to a Unit Allocation Certificate on the digital platform.

FOR HOW LONG DO I NEED TO REMAIN INVESTED IN THE FUND?

Mutual funds are typically considered as long-term investments, although the length of investment can vary depending on the investor’s goals and objectives. ]

HOW WILL INVESTORS BE ALLOTTED UNITS IN THE SCHEME?

Units will be allotted to investors after the invested amount is realized and the NAV of the Units is determined, considering any applicable load structure. The units will be allotted in fractions up to 3 decimals.

CAN INVESTORS APPOINT NOMINEES FOR THEIR INVESTMENTS IN MUTUAL FUND UNITS?

Individuals, whether applying for or holding units singly or jointly, have the option to make nominations.

WHERE CAN INVESTORS TRACK THE NAV?

For GDD EBCGF, the Net Asset Value (NAV) of the mutual fund shall be calculated every business day in compliance with the guidelines set by the Bangladesh Securities and Exchange Commission (BSEC). GDD EBCGF is the first mutual fund in Bangladesh to report Daily NAV. The NAV, along with the Offer (investors’ purchase price) and Bid(Unit Holder’s  sale price) prices, will be displayed and available for public access at the corporate office and website. Additionally, the NAV, Offer and Bid prices will be published in at least two daily newspapers on all business days in accordance with BSEC guidelines.

HOW DO INVESTORS SALE THEIR UNITS?

Unit Holders may sale their entire holdings either in full or in part. Unit Holders have the option to request redemption of a specified number of Units of GDD EBCGF. The sale  amount payable will be the number of Units multiplied by the applicable Offer  price in BDT. If the request for saleexceeds the total holdings of the  Unit Holder, the account of the Unit Holder will be closed, and the entire holding to the Unit Holder’s credit will be sold at the applicable Bid price.

Partial Sale is allowed without any additional cost subject to minimum sale quantity is 500 (five hundred) units for individuals and 5,000 (five thousand) units for institutions. Upon partial sale, the unit holder will be issued with a new Confirmation of Unit Allocation representing the balance of her/his unit holding.

Sale of the Units must be done by transferring Units from Unit Holder’s BO Account to GDD EBCGF’s designated BO Account. The DP40 report shall have to be submitted to the Green Delta Dragon Asset Management Company Ltd. /Selling Agent for confirming the sale of units. Units can be sold on all business days except the book closure periods of GDD EBCGF.

ARE THERE ANY TAX BENEFITS FOR INVESTING IN MUTUAL FUNDS?

In Bangladesh, investments in specific mutual funds may qualify for tax benefits as per the guidelines set by the National Board of Revenue (NBR). The tax benefits and provisions may vary, mutual funds and investors are advised to refer to the respective offer documents and NBR guidelines for more information.

Mr. Md. Nazmul Islam Nishad

Executive, IT

Md. Nazmul Islam Nishad, an accomplished IT executive, embarked on his professional journey in January 2024 with GDDA. Armed with a degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the esteemed American International University Bangladesh (AIUB), he significantly enriches GDDA team with his extensive knowledge and expertise.

His adeptness extends across diverse domains, showcasing a specialized skill set in server management, website development, IT support, and streamlined back-office operations. Nazmul has diligently cultivated his proficiency through targeted training initiatives, exemplified by his participation in the “IoT Trainee” program conducted by EDGE projects BCC and IIT.

Mr. Abdul kader Raju

Executive, Portfolio Management

“Mr. Raju began his Research & Investment career back in 2022 with a top equity brokerage firm in Bangladesh as an Equity Research Analyst, where he covered Pharmaceuticals, Telecom, Engineering, and Cement sectors along with the key macroeconomic indicators of the country. His work and expertise focus on Investment Research and Portfolio Management, with 2 years of experience in Sell-side Equity Research. He completed his Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree majoring in Finance from the University of Dhaka and is currently pursuing the Chartered Finance Analyst (CFA) from CFA Institute, USA.”

Mr. Abrar Bin Rashid

Executive, Investment Research

Abrar Bin Rashid embarked on his finance journey in August 2023 with GDDA. A Finance graduate from Ahsanullah University of Science & Technology (AUST), Abrar had consistently ranked among the top achievers in the School of Business, garnering scholarships and accolades for his academic excellence. During his tenure at AUST, he actively immersed himself in the intricacies of the capital market industry, forging significant collaborations with major corporations and enriching his knowledge through workshops and hands-on experiences in financial modeling and valuation methods. Now, as a key member of the GDDA team, Abrar continues to refine his skills in financial modeling, investment research, stock valuation, and marketing, poised to leave an indelible mark on the finance landscape

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Mr. Farhan Uddin Ahmed

Executive, Investment Research

Mr. Farhan joined Green Delta Dragon as Analyst in May 2023.  He previously worked at LightCastle Partners and EBL Securities Limited. He has experience in macro-economic research and financial analysis. He completed his Bachelor of Business Administration Degree with a major in Finance from Institute of Business Administration (IBA), University of Dhaka. He has passed Chartered Finance Analyst (CFA) Level 2 from the CFA Institute, USA.

Ms. Nusrat Jahan Niloy

Executive, Investment Research

Ms. Nusrat joined Green Delta Dragon as Analyst in March 2022. She started her career at British American Tobacco Co. Bangladesh in July 2019. She has experience in diverse roles including financial accounting, audit and reporting.  Being an ACCA affiliate, she is well-versed in International Financial Reporting Standards, International Accounting Standards and International Standards on Auditing. Nusrat graduated in Applied Accounting from Oxford Brookes University.

Ms. Umme Maksuda Lucky

Senior Executive, Investment Research

Ms. Lucky has 4 (four) years of experience in buy-side research as an Investment Analyst. Prior to joining Green Delta Dragon, she started her career at AIMS of Bangladesh Limited in 2019 where she was responsible for macro-economic analysis and equity valuation. Her keen interest and passion for the equity industry earned her the necessary skills required in the field. She completed her Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree majoring in Finance from the University of Dhaka and is currently pursuing the Chartered Finance Analyst (CFA) from CFA Institute, USA.

Mr. Mohammad Asrarul Haque

Senior Manager, Investment Research

Mr. Haque has almost a decade of extensive professional experience in the field of equity research and investment analysis.  Prior to joining Green Delta Dragon, he was the Team Leader at EBL Securities Ltd Equity Research Department. Haque is highly adept at business modeling and organizational performance analysis based on financial & non-financial metrics and has both extensive buy-side and sell-side research experience. He managed a core research team at EBL Securities Limited, where he initiated several successful global research distribution agreements with partners like, Bloomberg, Eikon Refinitiv, CFA ARX, Research Pool, RSRX, 1857 Advisors etc.  Mr. Haque has a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in Finance from the University of Dhaka and is presently studying for a Master of Science Degree in Economics from North South University.  He also pursuing CFA credentials from the CFA Institute, USA and has passed the CFA Level 1 Examination.

Mr. Farhan Uddin Ahmed

Executive, Investment Research

Mr. Farhan joined Green Delta Dragon as Analyst in May 2023. He previously worked at LightCastle Partners and EBL Securities Limited. He has experience in macro-economic research and financial analysis. He completed his Bachelor of Business Administration Degree with a major in Finance from Institute of Business Administration (IBA), University of Dhaka. He has passed Chartered Finance Analyst (CFA) Level 2 from the CFA Institute, USA.

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    Taikur Aziz

    Assistant Manager, Institutional Clients Sales

    • Almost 5 years experience in Portfolio Management, Equity and Macroeconomics Analysis.
    • Bacheors in Actuarial Science from SUNY Binghamton University.
    Ms Jemima Farhin

    HR & Admin Coordinator

    Almost 5 years’ experience in Human Resource management working with Local & Multinational Companies also solely involved with planning HR and Administration activities.

    Bachelor’s & master’s in Human Resource Management (BRAC University). She is sorely involved with Planning HR and administration activities, overseeing recruitment, Managing the payroll function, Developing, and ensuring compliance with organization policies and procedures, running employee relations programs, Overseeing the office management function, Support the development and implementation of HR initiatives and systems, HR Operation, Payroll, Provide counselling on policies and procedures. Also actively involved in recruitment & managing the hiring process & Leading the HR department.

    Saymon Shahid Nishat

    Executive, Sales & Marketing

    Saymon is a seasoned professional with a diverse background encompassing Strategic Marketing and Finance. Saymon possesses a unique blend of skills that bridge the gap between marketing strategies and financial insights. Graduating with a bachelor’s degree from North South University, specializing in Finance and Marketing, Saymon brings a comprehensive understanding of both disciplines to the table. His ability to navigate the complexities of the financial landscape while leveraging marketing techniques sets him apart as a valuable asset in driving business growth and achieving organizational success.

    Mr. Suvro Prokash Roy

    Asst. Manager, IT

    5+ years of experience in IT and asset management sector, Mr. Roy specializes in server, Firewall, IT support, Back Office management & CDBL Operation.Prior to joining Green Delta Dragon, he worked as IT In charge in Prime Finance Asset Management Company Limited. He completed his B.Sc in Electronics and Telecommunication Engineering from Daffodil International University and is currently pursuing the Masters on Applied Finance and Capital Market from Bangladesh Institute of Capital Market (BICM).

    Mr. Sorwar Hossain

    Assistant Manager, Finance & Accounts

    Mr. Sorwar Hossain joined Green Delta Dragon Asset Management Company Limited. as the Assistant Manager of Accounts & Finance in February 2022. Prior to joining Green Delta Dragon Asset Management Company Limited, he worked at Capitec Asset Management Limited for more than three years. During that time, along with the operation of Accounts and Finance of the Company and undertook different responsibilities ranging from preparing the financial statements of an AMC, different mutual funds, corporate tax & Vat. Mr. Sorwar obtained his MBA with a major in Finance & Banking from the International Islamic University of Chittagong also pursuing Chartered Management Accountancy at The Institute of Cost and Management Accountants of Bangladesh (ICMAB). Additionally, he received training on VAT and Supplementary Duty Act 2012, International Financial Reporting Standard (IFRS) & International Accounting Standards (IAS).

    Ms. Nusrat Jahan Niloy

    Junior Investment Analyst

    • 3 years of experience in Diverse Roles including Financial Accounting, Auditing and content Writing.
    • ACCA affiliates.
    • Graduated in Applied accounting from Oxford Brookes University.
    Ms. Umme Maksuda Lucky

    Senior Executive, Investment Research

    Ms. Lucky has 4 (four) years of experience in buy-side research as an Investment Analyst. Prior to joining Green Delta Dragon, she worked as a  Research Analyst in AIMS of Bangladesh Limited. She is well-versed in macro-economic analysis, equity valuation and technical analysis of financial instruments. Her keen interest and passion towards the equity industry earned her the expertise required in the field. She completed her Bachelor of Business Administration degree majoring in Finance from the University of Dhaka and is currently pursuing the Chartered Finance Analyst (CFA) from CFA Institute, USA.

    Mr. Tipu Sultan

    Assistant Portfolio Manager

    Mr. Sultan began his investment career in 2016 with a top equity brokerage firm in Bangladesh as an Equity Research Analyst, where he covered Banking, Telecom, Leather, and Textile sectors along with the key macroeconomic indicators of the country. His work and expertise focus on Investment Research and Strategic Planning, with 2 years of experience in managing High Net-worth Investor (HNI) funds. He holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree in Finance and a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree in Finance and Economics from North South University, Bangladesh. Earlier, he completed Ordinary Level (O’ Level) and Advanced Level (A’ Level) from Mastermind, Bangladesh.

    Sadat M Faisal

    Portfolio Manager

    • 8 years of experience in Investment Research and Portfolio Management.
    • Graduated in BBA from North South University
    • CFA level-3 candidate.
    Mr. Marzuk Hussain

    Senior Manager, Sales & Marketing

    Mr. Hussain began his banking career in 2012 with BRAC Bank Limited. Throughout his 10 years career in two reputed local banks, he worked in transaction banking and mainly dealt with corporate client deposits. With his vast market knowledge and corporate network he has the competency to deal with large corporates and high net worth individuals offer them best investment solutions. He completed his BBA in Marketing from Independent University, Bangladesh in 2011. Earlier, he completed his Ordinary Level (O’ Level) and Advanced Level (A’ Level) from Little Jewels School, Chittagong.

    Mr. Prosenjit Saha

    Senior Manager, Risk & Compliance

    Mr. Saha has 12 (twelve) years of experience in the asset management industry of Bangladesh. During his career he has actively engaged in mutual fund operations, portfolio management, equity research, client relationship management and risk management. He is well-known in the industry for his proficiency in asset management company operations in Bangladesh, and he has successfully launched and managed several mutual funds within the Bangladesh market. Prior to joining GDDA, he was the Head of Operations at GM Equity Ltd. and Capitec Asset Management Ltd. Saha completed his Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in Finance and Accounting and a Master of Business Administration with concentration in Finance at the American International University Bangladesh.

    Mr. Mohammad Asrarul Haque

    Senior Manager, Investment Research

    Mr. Haque has 9 (nine) years of professional experience in the field of equity research and investment analysis.  Prior to joining GDDA, he was the Team Leader at EBL Securities Ltd Equity Research Department. Haque is highly adept at business modeling and organizational performance analysis based on financial & non-financial metrics and has both extensive buy-side and sell-side research experience. He managed a core research team at EBL Securities Limited, where he initiated several successful global research distribution agreements with partners like, Bloomberg, Eikon Refinitiv, CFA ARX, Research Pool, RSRX, 1857 Advisors etc.  Haque has a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in Finance from the University of Dhaka and is presently studying for a Master of Science Degree in Economics from North South University.  He also pursuing CFA credentials from the CFA Institute, USA and has passed the CFA Level 1 Examination.

    Mr. Mahmudul Hasan

    Chief Financial Officer

    Mr. Hasan is the former Country Finance Manager of CPP Group. Hasan has over 20 years of experience in the field of Finance and Accounts in various Local and Multinational Companies from various sectors including telecommunications, insurance, real estate, and IT. Hasan’s vast career of over 2 decades gave him the expertise in reporting and planning and providing unique financial insights for every strategic decision making. He has professional and leadership proficiency in financial and audit services, budgeting and forecasting, treasury and cash management and strategic planning. His eventful career acquired him the robustness, adaptivity and dynamism towards accomplishing his role. Hasan completed his MBA in Finance and finished professional level of Chartered Accountancy under ICAB.

    Mr. Shahbaj Talat

    Managing Director & CEO

    Mr. Talat was appointed as the Managing Director & CEO of Green Delta Dragon Asset Management Company Limited at its inception. Talat is a seasoned corporate and investment banking professional with more than 18 (eighteen) years of experience in corporate banking and fund management at top-tier private commercial banks in Bangladesh. Prior to joining GDDA, he was the Executive Vice President & Dhaka Area Head of Corporate & Institutional Banking at Prime Bank Limited, where he managed a portfolio of approximately US$ 1 bln. (United States Dollars one billion). Talat is an experienced manager and is highly adept in risk management and business development. He completed a Bachelor of Business Administration with Major in Finance from the University of Dhaka.

    SYED ALIUL AHBAB FCCA

    Director

    Syed Aliul Ahbab is the Finance Controller of Green Delta Insurance Company Limited and oversees the operation of the finance and accounts function of the organization including overseeing and supervising the financial reporting and regulatory reporting processes. He is also involved in assisting strategy designing and implementation and continuous process development within the finance function of the Company. Ahbab is a fellow member of the Fellow of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA, UK). Ahbab has also worked as a Senior Manager, Corporate Finance at KPMG in Bangladesh. At KPMG, he was the responsible manager for Deal Advisory and Corporate Finance engagements he has experience of working jointly with many other KPMG offices across the globe. Ahbab has extensive knowledge and experience in Financial Reporting, Financial Planning & Budgeting, Statutory & Internal Audit, Internal Control Systems development and Corporate Finance backed up by proficiency on International Financial Reporting Standards, local Tax & VAT laws and Companies Act of Bangladesh.Ahbab’s working experience covers many industries and service sectors, which includes Insurance, Healthcare, Pharmaceuticals, Manufacturing, Textile and Garments, Travel & Tourism, Power, Real Estate, Super Stores, Securities & Stock Exchange and Technology.

    QUYEN DUONG DO

    Director

    Quyen graduated from the University of New South Wales in 2003 with a Master’s Degree in commerce, and joined Mekong Capital, a Vietnam-focused PE firm, in the same year. She initially worked as a deal partner, and then in 2006 was put in charge of due diligence and execution. In 2007, she led the fund raising of the $100m Vietnam Azalea Fund. She managed the Fund, and served on its Board of Directors and its Investment Committee. Quyen left Mekong Capital in 2008 to become the Vietnam Consultant at Lombard Investments, a PE firm operating in Southeast Asia. In 2010 she joined Dragon Capital as Head of Private Equity and was promoted to lead the Principal Investments department of Dragon Capital in 2017.

    SYED MOINUDDIN AHMED

    Director

    Mr. Syed Moinuddin Ahmed is the Additional Managing Director and Company Secretary of Green Delta Insurance Company Ltd. (GDIC) and Managing Director of its subsidiary GD Assist Ltd. With a career spanning more than 20 years, Mr. Ahmed possesses an extensive experience in the banking and financial industry. Majoring in Finance from the University of Dhaka, he started his career at Southeast Bank and then worked in various roles with several reputed commercial banks in Bangladesh for significant periods of his career prior to joining the GDIC in 2009 and subsequently taking over the role as an Additional Managing Director and Company Secretary. Since joining GDIC, he has assumed senior management roles encommpassing managing Board affairs and engaging in business development, business process optimization, forging strategic alliances, human resource development and implementation of special projects and best practices. Mr. Ahmed’s contribution in evolving the GDIC Group into its present exalted status has been a highlight of his long and illustrious career.

    DOMINIC SCRIVEN, OBE

    Director

    Mr. Scriven is the Chairman & Co-Founder of the Dragon Capital Group. Mr. Scriven graduated from Exeter University with a degree in Law and Sociology in 1985. Soon after, he came out to Hong Kong, where he worked in fund management and broking, with firms such as M&G, Sun Hung Kai, Citicorp and Peregrine. In 1991 he moved to Vietnam. He studied Vietnamese for two years in Hanoi, achieving full fluency, and then co-founded Dragon Capital in 1994. Mr. Scriven was awarded an OBE in 2006 for his contribution to relations between the United Kingdom and Vietnam. He sits on the Board of several public companies and is an active advocate for development of the country’s capital markets. For his work in Vietnam, he received a Recognition Award from the HCMC People’s Committee in 2008, and an Order of Labor Medal from the Vietnamese Government in 2014.

    FARZANAH CHOWDHURY

    Director

    Ms. Farzanah Chowdhury, Chartered Insurer (ACII, UK), is the Managing Director & CEO of Green Delta Insurance Company Ltd. (GDIC). Being the first female Managing Director & CEO within the finance sector in Bangladesh, Ms. Chowdhury promotes the modernization of the industry to provide “Insurance for Everyone”. She has pioneered the first comprehensive insurance scheme for women in Bangladesh – Nibedita – and is heavily engaged in the empowerment of Bengali women and youth via education and the eradication of poverty. Ms. Chowdhury was recognized as a Local Social Development Goals (SDG) Pioneer in 2016 by the UN Global Compact in the Global Leaders’ Summit announced by H.E. Ban Ki-moon. She is one of the only ten individuals in the world to have received this accolade for her work in achieving SDG 5 for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment. Prior to joining GDIC in 1998, Ms. Chowdhury worked in the field of micro-finance with BRAC and Small and Medium Enterprise financing with BRAC Bank Ltd., where she was deeply involved in the design, development and implementation of insurance products. Ms. Chowdhury received an MBA from Monash Business School, Monash University in Melbourne, Australia and has a Diploma in Insurance from The Chartered Insurance Institute (CII-UK) and from the Malaysian Insurance Institute (DMII).

    MD. RAFIQUL ISLAM

    Director & Vice Chairman

    Md. Rafiqul Islam is an Investment Banker with almost 20 years of experience. He has built his career on advising clients around debt, equity and M&As in various sectors across the South Asian & Southeast Asian regions to create sustainable impact with acceptable financial returns. He advised & structured many M&As transaction across the south and southeast Asian regions including the first ever cross-border acquisition transaction for a Bangladeshi conglomerate. He was elected in various leadership position in Bangladesh such as Chairman of FDI Standing Committee of Bangladesh-Malaysia Chamber of Commerce & Industry (BMCCI) for 2018-19 and Member of Sub Committee on Investment 2018 of Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Dhaka (MCCI). He obtained certificate course on Business, International Relations and the Political Economy from London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

    JOSEPH J. HOESS

    Director & Chairman

    Mr. Hoess has worked for Dragon Capital Management (HK) Ltd. for over 10 years as the Head of its Financial Institutions Group and the Investment Manager of Dragon Capital’s Mekong Brahmaputra Clean Development Fund L.P. Prior to joining Dragon Capital, Mr. Hoess worked as a career expatriate for ABN AMRO Bank NV from 1991-2006. While with ABN AMRO, Mr. Hoess was posted in the United States, Europe, Brazil, China, Singapore and Thailand. He has held several senior positions in both commercial and investment banking capacities, with his last posting being Country Manager in Thailand. Mr. Hoess has a B.A. in History from Northern Illinois University and an MBA from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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