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Board of Directors & Top Management

Board of Directors:

Mr. Shafiul Islam, Chairman


Born in 1949, Mr. Shafiul Islam Kamal, son of Late Alhaj Aftabuddin Ahmed, had his early education in science related subjects. He joined the Islam Group in 1968 to begin what was to become a successful career in the automotive as well as in construction, real estate business. In the early years, he gained valuable experience by being involved in the management of the Group’s diverse business operations. He played a major role in establishing Navana as the premier car company in Bangladesh, and later, in setting up Aftab Automobiles.
He was also responsible for the construction company named: Bengal Development Corporation (BDC) and he was directly responsible for the construction work of BDC in Middle East and from 1981 he was also taking care Eastern Housing Limited, then the largest real estate developing company in Bangladesh. In 1996, after the death of Mr. Jahurul Islam, the then Chairman of Islam Group, he separated from Islam Group with Navana Ltd. and Aftab Automobiles Ltd. and formed Navana Group. He has been the key person of the business of Islam Group and he was a person responsible to take care all problems and to maintain public relation with all the top politicians, bureaucrats, top military officials and other key persons. With the background and the amount of acceptability that he had, nobody else in this country enjoys that.

Mr. Saiful Islam, Managing Director


Mr. Saiful Islam (Shumon), son of Mr. Shafiul Islam Kamal, had his education in business related subjects from New Delhi University, India. While attending his university studies, Mr. Islam joined his father in Navana Group.
He gained valuable experience by being involved in the management of the group’s diverse business operations. In 2000 Mr. Islam accepted the responsibilities of the management and operations of Navana Limited, Navana Group’s flagship company. Since this time Mr. Saiful Islam has also contributed his experience and management skills to the operations of Navana Real Estate Limited, Navana Construction Limited and Navana CNG Ltd.

Mrs. Khaleda Islam, Director


Mrs. Khaleda Islam is the wife of Mr. Shafiul Islam Kamal, Chairman of the Navana Group. Mrs. Khaleda Islam has experience in business for more than 30 years. At present, Mrs. Khaleda Islam is a Director of Navana Group, consisting of thirty eight companies, involved, amongst others, in vehicles assembling, body building and trading; real estate; construction; CNG conversion and CNG stations; textiles; car rental; electronics; IT; petroleum and renewable energy.

Mr. Sajedul Islam, Director


Mr. Sajedul Islam, second son of Mr. Shafiul Islam Kamal, return from Boston University, USA, and joined Navana Group in 2003. His return to Bangladesh was much anticipated as assumed the leadership and management of Navana Group, Construction and Real Estate Division.
Mr. Sajedul Islam is also very active in the management and operations of the Navana Group flagship company, Navana Limited and most recent Navana CNG Ltd.

Ms. Farhana Islam, Director


Ms. Farhana Islam, a young enthusiastic entrepreneur of the country, joined the Navana Group in 2004. In the early years, she gained valuable experience by being involved in the management of the Group’s diversified business operations. She took various business related professional courses at home and abroad and has been playing a dynamic role in group businesses.

Mr. M. Obaidur Rahman, FCA- Independent Director


He is a Chartered Accountant from ICAB in the year 1967. He has about 46 years professional experiences on Audit, Taxation, Project Consultancy and foreign investment promotion service.  Presently he is senior partner of M. M. Rahman & Co., Chartered Accountants.

Mr. Syed Masud Hasan – Independent Director

Mr. Syed Masud Hasan graduated in Mechanical Engineering (BUET) and obtained his Master Degree in Industrial Engineering and Administration from CIT, UK. He also received training at home and abroad in the different field of management namely Experiential Learning Approach, Team Development, Performance Improvement Programming, Social Accountability 8000, Maintenance Management, Systematic Problem Solving and Quality Management etc.
Mr. Hasan has more than 35 years experience in Management Consultancy and Training. He joined Bangladesh Management Development Centre (BMDC) a leading institution in the field of Training, Consultancy and Research as a Management Counsellor in 1975. Currently, Mr. Hasan is the Managing Director of the Centre for Management Development. He was also involved in many consultancy assignments under ILO, UNICEF, UNFPA, UNDP/World Bank, EU, DFID and USAID funded and Dutch Assisted Projects.


Top Management:

Mr. Shafiul Islam                             – Chairman

Mr. Saiful Islam                               – Managing Director

Mrs. Khaleda Islam                        – Director

Mr. Sajedul Islam                            – Director

Ms. Farhana Islam                          – Director

Mr. M. Obaidur Rahman, FCA                     – Independent Director

Mr. Syed Masud Hasan                                  – Independent Director

Mr. Mohammad Jaman Khan, FCS            – Company Secretary

Mr. Noornavi Bhuiyan, FCA                         – Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Mohammad Jaman Khan, FCS – Company Secretary

Mr. Mohammad Jaman Khan is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries of Bangladesh (ICSB). He joined at Aftab Automobiles Limited as Company Secretary on September 11, 2019. He did his Graduation and Post Graduation in Accounting & Information System from Jagannath University. In his more than 9 years of career span, he took the challenge of cross functional assignments which developed his expertise in areas like Corporate Affairs, Corporate Governance, Companies Act, Accounts, Finance, Taxation, Audit, Securities Laws and Share Management etc.

Mr. Noornavi Bhuiyan, FCA – Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Noornavi Bhuiyan FCA is a qualified Chartered Accountants from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Bangladesh (ICAB), Dhaka in the year 2011. He joined at Aftab Automobiles Limited as Chief Financial Officer sice December 2020. He did his Post-Graduation from Comilla Victoria Govt. College. In his career span of more than 10 years he worked in Accounts, Finance, Auditing, Taxation, Corporate Affairs, Cost Accounting, and other key areas.