The Executive Committee meets on a quarterly basis and its scope of work includes: business review; budget approval; and senior management appraisal.
Executive committee comprises of five members : Mr. O.K. Chowdhury, Nazmul Hassan, Rabbur Reza, Ali Nawaz and Afsar Uddin Ahmed.
Mr. O.K. Chowdhury, who are members of the board, are also members of the Executive Committee.
Nazmul Hassan MP
Mr. Nazmul Hassan is the Managing Director of Beximco Pharmaceuticals Ltd. He also serves as the Managing Director of Shinepukur Ceramics Ltd., and Director of Beximco Group.
Since joining Beximco Pharma in 1987, Mr. Hassan has served in various capacities including Chief Executive Officer and Director Marketing & Commercial.
Mr. Hassan obtained Bachelors degree in Public Administration and an MBA degree from the University of Dhaka and Executive Education in Marketing & Strategy at University of California, Los Angeles & North Western University, Chicago, USA.
Mr. Nazmul Hassan is a prominent and highly respected executive in the region known for his business acumen and strategic thinking. He was awarded prestigious Asia’s Most Influential Leader at the Asian Brand Summit 2013, Dubai for his outstanding business leadership.
Mr. Hassan is currently the Advisor to Bangladesh Association of Pharmaceutical Industries (BAPI) where he had served as the Secretary General for four consecutive terms. He has been on various national and international committees and task force on healthcare and drugs policy, including as a Consultant to Commonwealth Secretariat in London, UK. He is considered an expert on issues related to Drug Policy, Intellectual Property Rights, TRIPs etc.
Nazmul Hassan is the President of Bangladesh Cricket Board, IBA Alumni Association and MBA Club. He is also an elected Member of the National Parliament of Bangladesh and a member of parliamentary standing committee for Health and Agriculture. He is a Member of the American Management Association and a Member of the Australian Institute of Management.
Chief Operating Officer
Rabbur Reza is serving as Chief Operating Officer of the Company since March 2009. He has over 20 years of in-depth experience and knowledge in the various aspects of the generic pharmaceutical industry, including sales, marketing and brand management, international business development, operations management and regulatory and business strategies.
He holds a Bachelor of Pharmacy from Panjab University, India and an MBA from Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Australia. He has also participated in executive education in Strategy and Leadership at Harvard Business School, USA and London Business School, UK. He joined Beximco Pharma in 1992 and continued until 1997 before he left to pursue higher studies in Australia. He worked for six years with Biotech and Milton Pharmaceuticals, Australia. He rejoined Beximco Pharma in March 2005 as Executive Director, Marketing and promoted to Director, Marketing and Business Development in February 2006.
He is a fellow of Australian Institute of Management, a member of Pharmaceutical Society of Australia, and also a member of Montreal Protocol’s Medical Technical Options Committee (United Nations Environment Program – UNEP). Rabbur Reza received “Australian Alumni Excellence Awards 2014” in the category of Business and Leadership in recognition to business leadership, commitment to responsible business practices and inspiration to others.
Chief Financial Officer
Ali Nawaz qualified as a CMA from the institute of Cost and Management Accountants of Bangladesh in 1988, and is currently a Fellow Member of the Institute. He obtained an MBA from the Institute of Business Administration, University of Dhaka in 1990.
After joining as a management trainee in 1990, he worked for different entities within the Beximco group of companies, in varying capacities. He was appointed Chief Financial Officer of Beximco Pharma in 2003.
Afsar Uddin Ahmed
Mr. Ahmed completed his MBA in 1987 from the Institute of Business Administration (IBA), University of Dhaka, with a major in Marketing. Mr. Ahmed also attended a training program at International Management Centre, IIkley College, IIkley, West Yorkshire, UK.
Since his joining BPL in 1989, Mr. Ahmed has worked in and supervised a number of operational areas including- Marketing, Sales, Distribution, Exports, Planning, Procurement, MIS, Business Development, Project Management and API business. Mr. Ahmed also worked as the Country Manager of BPL’s Pakistan operation.
He worked for sanofi-Aventis as Director Marketing of its Bangladesh operation from March’02 to April’03. In this role, Mr. Ahmed oversaw the marketing operations of several business units.
Mr. Ahmed rejoined Beximco Pharma in May’03 as Director Marketing and currently he is working as the Director Commercial of BPL.