Mr. Syed Manzur Elahi is the Founding Chairman
of Mutual Trust Bank Ltd. (MTB). He began his career as a professional with
a leading multinational company and then became an entrepreneur in the early
post-liberation days. Mr. Elahi is a prominent businessman of the country
and is the Chairman of Apex Group, a leading business organization of the
country. Throughout his illustrious career, he has made significant contributions
to the founding and development of various industrial and business enterprises
including bank. He is the Chairman of Apex Tannery Ltd., Apex Adelchi 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 Holidy Publications and Central
Depository Bangladesh Ltd. (CDBL). He is also the 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 the President of the Dhaka University Alumni Association and a Trustee
Board member of the Centre for Policy Dialogue. He was also the Honorary
Consul of the Republic of 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.