Mr. Aftab-ul Islam
IOE (Bangladesh) Limited.
Having 37 years of field experience in the private sector, Mr. Aftab ul Islam, graduated first in Commerce (B.Com) and then in Law (LLB). Later he went on Chartered Accountancy and is a fellow (FCA) of Institute of Chartered Accountants of Bangladesh (ICAB).
Mr. Islam began his career with U.S.A based multinational IT Company NCR Corporation and headed the organization for a number of years. In 1992, he launched his own business, IOE (Bangladesh) Ltd.
With his spectacular achievement in the IT and office automation business he was elected President of the Bangladesh Computer Samity (Association) (BCS) and he is still widely recognized at home and abroad for persuading the government towards using information technology for efficiency and competitiveness and making it duty free for its wider usage. He was instrumental and played the key role in setting up BCS Computer City at IDB Bhaban. He was elected President of the country’s premier Chamber, Dhaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI), on the back of his positive contribution in the ICT sector.
In the year 2001, Mr. Islam was elected President to lead the prestigious forum of AmCham (American Chamber of Commerce in Bangladesh), which works to promote trade and economic cooperation between US and Bangladesh. He was elected as Director FBCCI (Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry) for the period 2005- 2010 and again for the term of 2017-2019. Honorable Prime Minister of Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh nominated Mr. Islam as the Chairperson of the SME (Small and Medium Enterprise) Foundation for two years in 2009.
Mr. Islam was again elected President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Bangladesh from October 2009 which he hold for several more terms till 2015. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Bangladesh Bank; a member of the executive committee of International Chamber of Commerce in Bangladesh (ICC); recently elected as Director of SMC Enterprise Limited; a member of Board of governors of Institute of Business Administration (IBA), University of Dhaka and also a member of the Board of Advisers for BRAC Business School (BBS), BRAC University.
Mr. Islam is the chairman of Asia Pacific General Insurance Company Ltd; founded BD Venture Ltd as Chairman, the first Venture Capital Company of Bangladesh; Chairman of ATAZ DocuNet, a leading outsourcing company and Chairman of Impact PR, country’s first Public Relation agency.
Mr. Aftab ul Islam, FCA has an unblemished, clean tax and banking records.