Board of Directors
Prof. Rubina Hamid, Chairperson
Mrs. Rubina Hamid, daughter of Late Col. A. Maleque, Psc(Retd.) and wife of Dr. Kazi Aktar Hamid, was born in a respectable Muslim family of Manikgonj. She obtained B.Com(Hons), M.Com (Management) from the University of Dhaka and had her higher education in Canada. Just after completion of her academic education she joined the University of Dhaka as a lecturer and at present, she is a Professor, Department of Management Studies, University of Dhaka. She is the founder sponsor Director and Chairperson of Sunlife Insurance Company Ltd. She is also a sponsored Director and Chairperson of a number of companies, which include Bangladesh Thai Aluminium Ltd., BD Thai Food and Beverage Ltd., and BD Thai Cosmo Ltd. Her contribution to the development of the company is remarkable. Due to her outstanding contribution to Sunlife Insurance Company Limited, she received the “Moulana Bhasani Research Award” in 2007 and General Osmani Gold Medal in 2014, for the best female entrepreneur in the insurance industry. She also received Jaita Gold Award for her outstanding performance in female entrepreneurship.
She is a member of the executive committee and 1st Vice President of Bangladesh Insurance Association (BIA) and Director of Bangladesh Insurance Academy. Apart from this, she is a person of a pleasant personality, a renowned social worker and an ideal housewife in her personal life. She is a Bangladeshi National. She has traveled to many countries in connection with business and education.
Mrs. Fouzia Maleque, Sponsor Director
Mrs. Fouzia Maleque was born in the year 1942 in a renowned family in Bangladesh. Her husband Late Col. A Maleque, psc (Retd), was the Mayor of Dhaka City Corporation and former Cabinet Minister of Bangladesh. She is involved with different business houses as Director such as Bangladesh Thai Aluminum Ltd. Rahat Real Estate and Construction Ltd. and Pristine Colour Ltd. She is 79 years old and has been also a founder Director of Sunlife Insurance Company Ltd. Mrs.
Fouzia Maleque is a Bangladeshi national and woman of amiable personality. She is the golden mother of two brilliant children, Mr. Zahid Maleque MP and Professor Rubina Hamid.
Mrs. Shabana Maleque, Sponsor Director
Mrs. Shabana Maleque, W/O Mr.Zahid Maleque MP honorable State Minister of Health & Family Welfare, Government of the Peoples Republic of Bangladesh was born in a respectable Muslim family of Rajshahi. She obtained a BA from Eden Mohila College under the University of Dhaka. She is the founder-director of Sunlife Insurance Company Ltd.
Mrs. Shabana Maleque is involved with different business houses as Director. She is also Director of Bangladesh Thai Aluminum Ltd, Rahat Real Estate and Construction Ltd, and Pristine Colour Ltd. She is 47 years old and has been serving Sunlife Insurance Ltd. for the last 13 years as sponsor Director. She is a woman of an amiable personality and ideal housewife in her personal life. She is a Bangladeshi national.
Dr. Kazi Aktar Hamid, Sponsor Director
Dr. Kazi Aktar Hamid has a Doctorate of Laws (LL.D) degree from the University of Ottawa, Canada and a Masters’s degree in Law from The Howard University Law School, Washington, D.C. He is a law practitioner and a Senior Lawyer of The Supreme Court of Bangladesh. He is the Vice-Chairman of BD Thai Cosmo Ltd, Director of the Sunlife Insurance Company Limited and BD Thai Food & Beverage Ltd. He is also the legal advisor of BD Thai Aluminum Limited, Sunlife Insurance Company Limited, Rahat Real Estate & Construction Ltd., BD Thai Cosmo Ltd, and BD Thai Food & Beverage Ltd. He plays an influential role in the policy matters of the companies. He is the Head of Chambers of the law firm “Dr. Hamid and Associates” and has also served as a consultant of The Law Reform Commission of Canada (LRCC) under the Justice Department of Canada.
1) Practicing lawyer(Bar at Law), Supreme Court of Bangladesh.
2) Vice-Chairman of BD Thai Cosmo Ltd.
3) Director of BD Thai Aluminum Limited, Sunlife Insurance Company Limited, Rahat Real Estate & Construction Ltd. and BD Thai Food & Beverage Ltd.
4) Law Advisor of BD Thai Aluminium Limited, Sunlife Insurance Company Ltd, Rahat Real Estate & Construction Ltd, BD Thai Food & Beverage Ltd
Doctorate of Laws (LL.D) degree from the University of Ottawa, Canada.
Adv. Shaila Ferdous Santaj Banu, Director
Adv. Shaila Ferdous Santaj Banu was born in the year 1965. Her husband Mr. Nurul Fazal Bulbul is an imminent social worker and entrepreneur and co-founder of Exim Bank Ltd and Board Consultant of Sunlife Insurance Company Limited. She did her MSc and LLB from the University of Dhaka. She was a former APP(1996) and Notary public for the whole Bangladesh and Advocate of High Court Division. Supreme Court, Dhaka Bangladesh (1998). She has been serving for 8 years in Sunlife Insurance Company Ltd. as a Director.
She is also a Director of Japan Bangladesh Friendship Hospital Ltd. and Doreen power Generation Co.Ltd. and sponsor of Exim Bank Ltd. She is 46 years old and of a pleasant personality and an ideal housewife in her personal life. She is a Bangladeshi national.
Alhaj Mafizur Rahman, Sponsor Director
Alhaj Mafizur Rahman, son of Late Alhaj Majid Madbor, was born in the year 1955 in a respectable Muslim family. He did his BSC from Shahid Sohowardi College under the University of Dhaka. After completion of his academic education, he started his business career.
He is a sponsor Director of Sunlife Insurance Company Ltd. He is involved in different businesses. He is a man of 56 years and has been serving is the Sunlife Insurance Company Ltd. for the last 13 years as a sponsor Director. He is a Bangladeshi national.
MR. Rahat Maleque, Director
Mr. Rahat Maleque is the son of Mr. Zahid Maleque MP and State Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Government of the Peoples Republic of Bangladesh. He is the Managing Director of Rahat Real Estate & Construction Ltd. and BD Sunlife Securities Ltd. and one of the Directors of Sunlife Insurance Company Limited, Rahat Real Estate & Construction Ltd., BD Sunlife Securities Ltd, and BD Thai Food & Beverage Ltd. Like his father, he is dynamic, highly qualified and is extremely capable of administrating the aforesaid companies.
1) Managing Director of Rahat Real Estate & Construction Ltd and BD Sunlife Securities Ltd.
2) Director of Sunlife Insurance Company Limited, Rahat Real Estate & Construction Ltd., BD Thai Food & Beverage Ltd, and BD Sunlife Securities Ltd.
Masters in Finance, Queen Mary, University Of London.
Mr. Ryan Hamid, Director
Mr. Ryan Hamid was born in 1990 in a respectable Muslim family.
He has completed his LL.B Honours from the University of London and LLM from the Cardiff University of the UK.
He is also the director of BD Thai Cosmo Limited, BD Thai Food & Beverage Limited. Mr. Ryan Hamid is a Bangladeshi national and man of amiable personality. He has been serving in the Sunlife Insurance Company Limited for 6 years as a Director.
Adv. Abdus Salam
Adv. Abdus Salam was born in the year 1950. He is a member of the Manikgonj Bar Association. He is also Chairman of Governing Body of Begum Zarina Degree Collage and Ideal Teachers Training College Manikgonj.
He is an advisor of Manikgonj Zilla Freedom Fighter Parishad and Former Director of Rupali Bank Ltd. and Bangladesh Development Bank Ltd.
Mr. Joynal Abedin FCA
Mr. Joynal Abedin FCA is a Chartered Accountant and Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountant of Bangladesh. He was born in 1960. He acquired vast knowledge in the field of finance, Accounts, Marketing, Business Strategy and Planning.
He served in various positions in many limited companies such as The Partex Group, Total Thread (Bangladesh) Ltd, Bangladesh Lamps Ltd (Philips). He participated in Training programs and different Workshops in Malaysia, Philippines, Hongkong, Thailand, and China.
Mr. A K M. Shariful Islam, Chief Executive Officer
Mr. AKM Shariful Islam is a competent and dynamic personality who is acknowledged for his exemplary contribution to the field of Insurance. In a very brief duration, he has managed to reach the upper echelons of his field through constant hard work and perseverance. The year 1985 marked the inception of his career as he joined Jiban Bima Corporation as a Junior Officer where he received extensive training on computer programming like COBOL and Fortran as well as various aspects of Life Insurance.
In 1988 he joined Delta Life Insurance Company as an Executive officer. Within a short span of time, he was promoted to the position of Senior Executive. Due to his exemplary service and integrity, he was further promoted to Assistant Vice President and Vice President respectively. He played a significant role in obtaining Bangladeshi Expatriate Wage Earners’ Group Insurance through which the company earned a premium of around Tk 350 million in two years.
Mr. Islam joined National Life Insurance Company in 1998 as Vice President and Head of Group Insurance Department. By virtue of his commendable contribution to the company’s growth, he got promoted to the position of Senior Vice President shortly. His leadership skills were corroborated as he successfully shouldered the responsibility of the HR Head of the company, Group Insurance Development, Policy Servicing, and Development Administration Department. Furthermore, he successfully reformed the Group Insurance department and introduced Health & Overseas Insurance Scheme.
He joined Golden Life Insurance in the year 2011 as Deputy Managing Director. The Board of Directors was thoroughly impressed by his remarkable leadership and promoted him to the prestigious position of Additional Managing Director in less than a years’ time. He joined Diamond Life Insurance Company as the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director in the year 2014. As Managing Director he strived round the clock to guide the company towards new heights of success.
He joined Sunlife Insurance Company on 4th June 2017 as Chief Executive Officer.
From his early life, he was involved in various extra-curricular activities which include the prestigious Film Society Movement. He represented the country in FICC Grand Assembly held in Czechoslovakia in the year 1987. He also performed Jury responsibilities in the following international festivals:
- Gent International Film Festival held in Belgium in 1988.
- London Film Festival in the year 1988.
- Leipzig International Festival in Germany 2002.
- Tromso International Film Festival held in Norway in 2006.
- Festival of Film Clubs held in Italy 2003 & 2004
- Hyderabad International Film Festival held in India 2008.
Besides Jury Duty, his achievements pertaining to the Film Society Movement are as follows:
- Represented the country in FICC Grand Assembly held in Czechoslovakia in 1987.
- Visited Paris on the invitation of the French Film Institute in 1988.
- Visited Stockholm on the invitation of the Swedish Film Institute.
- Attended Grand Assembly of FICC held in Italy in 2007.
Mr. Sharif has volunteered service as vice chairman to Social Upliftment Network(SUN) founded by Founder & Chairman Actuary Shafqat Ahmed Chaudhari.
He is married and blessed with two children. Mrs. Islam completed her Honors and Masters in Philosophy from Dhaka University. She is currently working as an Assistant Professor in a university-college in Dhaka.