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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. Md. Kausar Alam, FCMA- Independent Director

Mr. Md. Kausar Alam, M.Com. (AIS, DU), MBA(IBA), FCS, FCCA(UK), ACA(England & Wales), FCMA, has joined at Aftab Automobiles Limited as an Independent Director on 04 January 2021. He is the Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary of Seven Circle Cement (Bangladesh) Limited, a subsidiary of Shun Shing Group, Hong Kong. He is a Fellow of The Institute of Cost and Management Accountant of Bangladesh, an Associate member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, a Fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries of Bangladesh and a Fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountant of United Kingdom. He has done his Masters in Accounting from the University of Dhaka and MBA from the Institute of Business Administration, University of Dhaka.

He has about 25 years professional experience in global multinational, British American Tobacco and large business group, Rahimafrooz Bangladesh in top level finance positions as Head of Manufacturing Finance and Group CFO respectively. He holds vast knowledge in managing Finance and Accounts functions of large manufacturing, trading, retail and distribution businesses. He is a General Body Member of FBCCI for the year 2019-21 as a representative from IPAB. He is a member of Standard Setters Working group (SSWG), Financial Reporting Council (FRC) of Bangladesh. He is also one of the founding members of Intellectual Property Association of Bangladesh (IPAB) and current Executive Board Member and Treasurer of IPAB. He is an honorary Finance and Governance advisor of a reputed Non-Profit Organization, ARK Foundation, working in economic research and social development sectors of Bangladesh. Further, He is a life member of Bangladesh AOTS-HIDA and Bangladesh Japan Training Institute (BJTI). He is a part time faculty in ICSB, ICMAB and in government and private Universities and contributors in professional Journals.

Dr. Melita Mehjabeen – Independent Director

Dr. Melita Mehjabeen has joined at Aftab Automobiles Limited as an Independent Director on 04 January 2021. She is a Professor of the Institute of Business Administration (IBA), University of Dhaka.
She was the Manager of Global Transaction Services, Citibank, N.A. She has done her MBA from the Institute of Business Administration (IBA), University of Dhaka and PhD from The University of Manchester, UK. She bears 11+ years of experience as an academia in teaching, research work and consultancy coupled with five years experience in the corporate sector.


Top Management:

Mr. Shafiul Islam                             – Chairman

Mr. Saiful Islam                               – Managing Director

Mrs. Khaleda Islam                         – Director

Mr. Sajedul Islam                            – Director

Ms. Farhana Islam                           – Director

Mr. Md. Kausar Alam, FCMA          – Independent Director

Dr. Melita Mehjabeen                     – Independent Director

Mr. Md. Mostafizur Rahman           – Company Secretary (Acting)

Ms. Sharmin Hossain                      – Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Abdur Razzak                            – Head of Internal Audit & Compliance (HIAC)

Mr. Md. Mostafizur Rahman – Company Secretary (Acting)

Mr. Md. Mostafizur Rahman has been appointed as Company Secretary (Acting) of Aftab Automobiles Limited on 15th September 2022. He has 12 years of working experience in Corporate Affairs and Share Division at Navana Group.

Sharmin Hossain – Chief Financial Officer

Sharmin Hossain has joined with Aftab Automobiles Limited as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) on June 01, 2021.

Prior to joining Aftab Automobiles Limited, Sharmin has been the Head of Finance and Accounts at Reliance Bangladesh LNG & Power Limited. Sharmin has a Master of Accounting and Financial Management from Latrobe University Australia and an MBA from Royal Roads University, British Columbia. She is also a current student of Certified Practicing Accountants, Australia. Sharmin brings valuable experiences from her prior careers both in Bangladesh and overseas with Telenor Health, Bangladesh Petrochemical Company, Medibank Australia, ANZ Bank Australia, Santos Bangladesh, Cairn Energy Scotland, and Shell Exploration & Development Bangladesh.