Board of Directors

Abdul WahedChairman

Abdul Wahed is the Chairman of a Family Business Conglomerate of Bangladesh, DBL Group, established in 1991. He is a renowned business personality in Bangladesh. He is a Science graduate.

In 1991, he along with his three brothers ventured into the apparel export business by setting up a factory named “Dulal Brothers Ltd”. His expertise in Textile technicality inspired Dulal Brothers Ltd. to invest in strong backward linkage industries of Spinning, Knitting, Dyeing, Finishing, Printing, Accessories, Washing and Packaging. Making use of state-of-the-art machineries, these factories are providing a strong backbone to DBL’s successes.

Wahed is actively engaged with the community supporting numerous educational institutions, health centers and hospitals, infrastructure improvement and overall community development. He is also in the management board of multiple schools in different communities.

Wahed is a freedom fighter. As an eloquent speaker, he enthralls audience in various programs he participates on the social and business fronts. He believes that good business is done with compassion towards humanity.

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M. A. JabbarManaging Director

Mohammed Jabbar is the Managing Director of a Family Business Conglomerate of Bangladesh, DBL Group, established in 1991. He is a Computer Science graduate from University of Texas at Dallas, USA.

Jabbar is highly aware of and compliant to the changing flows in the global markets and is passionate about CSR and sustainability. He has been instrumental in developing a good reputation and continued success for DBL. His dynamic leadership brought in growth opportunities for the company resulting in the evolution of more diversified industries for DBL Group. In a span of three decades DBL has grown and diversified into Ceramic Tiles, Pharmaceuticals, Dredging, Telecom, VLSI and IT industry, beside its core business Garments and Textiles. DBL had annual turnover of $600 million for the year 2018-19 and employs 38,000 people which includes business expansion in Ethiopia.

His enthusiasm for excelling, harvesting, and cultivating innovation has roped in professionals from different fields to join the business and articulate their talents to transcending lengths. Being a signatory to UN Global Compact, Jabbar has aligned the sustainability activities of DBL with the UN SDGs.

Jabbar is Vice Chairman of Bangladesh Economic Zone Investors Association (BEZIA) and Vice President of Bangladesh Ceramic Manufacturers & Exporters Association (BCMEA). He is on the Board of Global Compact Network Bangladesh and represents DBL in the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), Bangladesh, and World Economic Forum (WEF).

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M. A. RahimVice Chairman

Mohammed Rahim is the Vice Chairman of a Family Business Conglomerate of Bangladesh, DBL Group, established in 1991. He has a master’s degree in Management.

Rahim has been able to bring in transformation in the financial market of Bangladesh. His vibrant leadership allowed DBL to receive low-cost finance from various Development Financial Institutions including the IFC of the World Bank Group and KfW-DEG (Germany). This motivated local banks to come up with more innovative lower cost financial products.

He has undertaken various sustainability initiatives that have created enormous impact on the society. He has distinctively led the first public-private partnership of a Mini Fire Station (MFS), between GIZ (Germany), the Bangladesh Fire Service and Civil Defence and DBL. The MFS is a pioneer initiative which is actively serving the community of Kashimpur, Gazipur since 2017. His leadership contributed to DBL in earning local and international recognitions including the HSBC Export Excellence Awards (five times), Textile Institute Sustainability Award (UK) and Carbon Performance Improvement Award (Germany).

Rahim is Vice-President, Finance of the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA). He is on the Trustee Board of CSR Centre Bangladesh. He envisions to take the Bangladesh apparel industry to the next level through innovation and transformation, contributing to making Bangladesh the leading apparel exporter in the world.

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M. A. QuaderDeputy Managing Director & Group CEO

Mohammed Quader is the Deputy Managing Director and Group CEO of a Family Business Conglomerate of Bangladesh, DBL Group, established in 1991. He is a graduate in Commerce.

With his dynamic leadership, he has been able to bring in a remarkable transformation in the operations of DBL Group. Among his many achievements, he is credited with effective utilization of technology which has helped in significant reduction of cost and lead times within the supply chain. He believes that operational excellence can be achieved through an integrated approach, engaging all stakeholders.

People is at the forefront of Quader’s sustainability agenda. He has led from the front two of UNICEF’s pilot programs: Mothers@Work focuses on the health of mothers and their children and the Better Business for Children focuses on the development of the community for the children. He believes in empowering a diversified workforce to reap the benefits of innovation. This has been reflected by the women empowerment program and the Quality Control Circle teams in DBL.

He maintains close and cordial relations with stakeholders for business sustainability. He frequently travels to countries in Europe, Asia, and North America for business meetings and seminars.

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