ChairmanLL.B (Hon's), LL.M, Ndc. Graduate of Human Rights (France), Judicial Education (Canada), Advocate Supreme Court of Bangladesh. Former Sr. District & Sessions Judge, National Consultant, Law Commission (UNDP), Senior Consultant, LAW FOCUS, Mobile: 01301-281712
Hasan Shaheed Ferdous (Former Sr. District and Session Judge at the rank of Secretary of government) is the Court-appointed Director and Chairman of People’s Leasing And Financial Services Limited pursuant to the Hon’ble High Court Division’s Company Bench Order No. 96, 132&; 143 dated 12.07.2021, 31.10.2022, and 25.05.2023 respectively in the Financial Matter No. 1 of 2019. He was born on the 5th October in 1955 and hails from a respectable Muslim family of Dhaka. He studied at Mirzapur Cadet College and obtained a Bachelor's with Hons and a Master's in Law from Dhaka University with Economics and History Subsidiary subjects with distinctions. He joined the Bangladesh Civil Service (Judicial) Cadre as an Assistant Judge and retired as Senior District and session Judge. Now he is an Advocate of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh, and Senior Consultant of LAW FOCUS, a reputed law firm dealing with Business Law, in Gulshan. He started his legal career as a junior of eminent jurist Dr M Zahir. He holds degrees in International Law and Human Rights from the University of Strasbourg, France and Judicial Education from Canada. He was Project Director (PD) [Joint Secretary] and PD on various projects of the World Bank, DANIDA, and SIDA etc. He was the founder Director-Training of the Judicial-Administration Training Institute. He was the founder of the Court Automation of the World Bank Pilot Project in Gazipur by developing the basic work of using technology in court (ICT). He visited India, Canada, Denmark, Thailand, Indonesia and Australia to represent the government on institutional development for the Ministry of Law. He is experienced in the restructuring of sick companies and authored a good number of books. He was associated with the historical struggle for national liberation in 1971.
Dr. Kazi Anowarul Hoque is an accomplished career civil servant, having served as a former Additional Secretary to the Government of Bangladesh. He has extensive national and international experience in public policy formulation, implementation, and coordination. Since his retirement, Dr. Hoque has continued to provide advisory services on formulating priority knowledge products (KP) under various projects, including the My Village-My-Town Project, LGD, HCDP, European Union, and Developing South Asian Livable Cities facility program of the Asian Development Bank (ADB). In recognition of his vast experience working with development partners and engaging with the public sector, Dr. Hoque has been appointed as Director of the PLFSL by the Honorable High Court Division. Dr. Hoque is also widely recognized as a hardworking national trainer and academic consultant. He is also a visiting resource person on economic diplomacy and South-South cooperation at various national and international universities. He has taught different foundational training courses for civil servants on project management and organizational development. As part of his commitment to national-level networking and communication Dr. Hoque efficiently coordinated seminars, workshops, dialogue and other events on a range of issues, including LDC graduation, COP review, Voluntarism, promoting SDGs, local government initiatives, and Rural Development. Dr. Hoque holds a B.Sc. Ag. (Hons) and M.Sc. Degree from Bangladesh Agricultural University, and a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Extension Education from the same University in collaboration with Pennsylvania State University, USA. Additionally, he has attended various professional training courses both in-country and abroad.
Barrister Reshad Imam is court-appointed Director of PLFSL. Former Independent Director of Phoenix Finance & Investments Limited, a leading financial institution in Bangladesh, in light of his expertise in the financial sector and corporate ethics. Director of Finance, Academy of Law and Policy (ALAP). Reshad is a Partner at Akhtar Imam & Associates, one of the most respected law firms in Bangladesh, ranked in renowned legal directories like Chambers and Partners and Legal 500. He is an Advocate of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh. Upon completing his LLM from the University of Cambridge, he worked under the renowned politician and counsel, Dr. Abhishek Singhvi in Delhi, India before returning to Bangladesh. He also completed LLB, University of Buckingham, UK and Barrister-at-Law, Hon’ble Society of Lincoln’s Inn, UK. He has permission to practice in the Appellate Division, Supreme Court of Bangladesh. His experience in Bangladesh has been acquired over 13 years. He specialises in Company and Commercial Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Banking, Finance and Securities Law and Labour and Employment Law. He regularly challenges decisions of government authorities through High Court proceedings (judicial review), appears on behalf of national and multinational companies in proceedings before the Company Bench, appears as counsel in domestic and international commercial arbitrations and provides corporate advisory services to private and public sector clients across diverse industries. He has built up a reputation as a dynamic litigator who always walks the extra mile for his clients. He has advised clients like British American Tobacco Bangladesh (BATB), Japan Tobacco International (JTI), Radiant Pharmaceuticals Ltd., GBB Power Limited, Millennium Group, Aman Group, Brittania Group, Pubali Bank Ltd., Delta Life Insurance Ltd, Padma Bank Ltd., Premier Bank Ltd., Bangladesh Commerce Bank Ltd, VISA Inc., Facebook Inc., Marico Bangladesh, SSL Wireless, SSL Commerz and a host of other foreign and local companies over the years. Reshad is one of the Founder Trustees and Director of Finance of the Academy of Law and Policy (ALAP), a registered trust set up with the lofty goals of, among others, dissemination of legal knowledge, research on and advocacy for much-needed law and policy reform and public interest litigation on pressing issues of national importance. He is also an independent director of Phoenix Finance & Investments Limited (PFIL), a leading financial institution in Bangladesh.
He advised different entities of Visa around the world (Bombay, Middle East, Australia, Singapore, etc.) on various corporate, commercial and financial matters including the following:
- Cross-border money transfer into Bangladesh; impact, if any of the anti-money laundering rating of the sending country and sanctions, political or otherwise, against UAE or Saudi Arabia.
- Electronic signatures and contract formalities in Bangladesh.
- Anti-corruption& bribery laws of Bangladesh. And Represented in Court and advised SSL Wireless, the first and the largest Merchant Solution Provider (MSP) in the country having 3500+ top e-commerce merchants under coverage through its secure online Payment Gateway platform SSLCOMMERZ, on various legal issues arising from the ongoing e-commerce scandal in Bangladesh.
Mr. Mohammed Atiqkur Rahman Atiq is a politician and by profession businessman having ownership and control over the reputed firms. He was born in a reputed Muslim family in Sylhet on 18th August 1960. He is a court-appointed Director of PLFSL since October 2022. The lead person representing the depositors’ who was an applicant to the Company Bench of the Supreme Court High Court Division against the liquidation order vide number of Financial Matter No. 1 of 2019. The Hon’ble Court pursuant to their application instead of liquidation was kind enough to take recourse to restructuring of the Company. Mr. Mohammed Atiqkur Rahman Atiq has devoted his wholehearted efforts to the best interest of the Company.
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Md. Sagir Hossain Khan Joined People’s Leasing and Financial Services Ltd. (PLFSL) as Managing Director in May 2023. Prior to joining PLFSL, he was the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Bangladesh Infrastructure Finance Fund Limited (BIFFL), a fully government owned Non-Bank Financial Institution (NBFI). He also served as Chief Risk Officer (CRO) and Chief Anti Money Laundering Compliance Officer (CAMLCO) of BIFFL. Before joining BIFFL, he served Saudi Bangladesh Industrial and Agricultural Investment Company Limited (SABINCO) as Deputy Managing Director & CRO. He also served The City Bank Limited as Head of Special Asset Management and Head of Credit Administration. He started his career with Rupali Bank Limited as a Senior officer in 1986 through the recruitment of Bankers Recruitment Committee (BRC) of Bangladesh Bank. He also worked for National Bank of Pakistan, Faisal Islamic Bank of Bahrain and Bank Alfalah Limited in different mid level management positions in Credit during the period of 1996-2007. He did his Master of Businees Administration (MBA) from Institute of Business Administration (IBA) of University of Dhaka. He is an Associate of Institute of Bankers, Bangladesh (IBB).