Mr. Syed Manzur Elahi, Director (Founding
Mr. Syed Manzur Elahi is the Founding Chairman
of Mutual Trust Bank (MTB) and Pioneer Insurance Company. Mr. Elahi is a
prominent businessman of the country and is the Chairman of Apex Group,
a leading business organization of the country. He is the Chairman of Apex
Tannery Ltd., Apex Footwear Ltd., Apex Pharma Ltd., Blue Ocean Footwear
Ltd., Apex Enterprise Ltd., Apex Investment Ltd., Grey Advertising (Bangladesh)
Ltd., Quantum Market Research, Manusher Jonno Foundation, the Holiday Publications,
Bangladesh Freedom Foundation and Central Depository Bangladesh Ltd. (CDBL).
He is also a Director of the Financial Express, Credit Rating Agency of
Bangladesh Ltd. (CRAB) and East West University.
Mr. Elahi is the former Chairman
of Bangladesh Association of Banks, and has served as a Director on the
Boards of Bangladesh Bank, Sonali Bank, and Bangladesh Krishi Bank. He has
served as President of the Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce and Industry
(MCCI) and as Vice Chairman of the Bangladesh Association of Publicly Listed
Companies. Mr. Elahi was the Chairman of the East West University Foundation.
He has also served as a Director of the Export Promotion Bureau, Bangladesh.
Besides being an eminent industrialist, Mr. Elahi was also appointed Adviser
to the Caretaker Government of Bangladesh, twice (1996 & 2001), for
his leadership qualities, professionalism and non-partisanship.
He is past President of the Dhaka University Alumni Association and a Trustee
Board member of the Centre for Policy Dialogue. He was also the Honorary
Consul for Belgium in Bangladesh. He has won various awards for his contributions
to the business sector of the country, including "Business Executive
of the year 2000" by the American Chamber of Commerce, Bangladesh and
later the "Business Person of the Year 2002" award, sponsored
by the Daily Star and DHL Worldwide Express. Mr. Elahi holds an M.A. (Econ.)
from the University of Dhaka.