Directors Profile


Chairman, The Peninsula Chittagong Limited

Mr. Mahboob ur Rahman has been the Chairman of The Peninsula Chittagong Limited since 30th october 2014. Mr. Rahman started his career in the USA as an Information Communication Technology Expert. In the year 1999, he returned to his home country Bangladesh after 12 years and became an innovative entrepreneur starting two successful companies in Entertainment and Information Technology and running two leading companies in Construction and Hospitality industry.

Mr. Rahman is the Founder Chairman of Show Motions Limited, the first and only Multiplex Cinema Theater in Bangladesh under the STAR Cineplex brand. He has also founded BASE Limited, a leading ITES company providing information technology solutions, consulting services in management and finance and technical training to enterprises and government in Bangladesh. In Finland Mr. Rahman co-founded IT Services Company and assisted the Finnish companies to set up an offshore development center in Bangladesh. Since 1999, in the capacity of Managing Director, Mr. Rahman has been leading GasMin Limited, one of the largest Gas Pipeline Construction firm in the country completing many large projects in Gas Pipeline, Drill Pad Development and Civil Structures. Mr. Rahman recently founded Sayeman Holding Limited with a vision to build, operate and own several destination resorts in Bangladesh. He is also the Managing Director of Sayeman Beach Resort Limited the most remarkable beach front hotel in Cox’s Bazar.

Mr. Rahman earned his Bachelor degree in Information Systems and Computer Science from the University of Texas, USA and an M.B.A from Helsinki School of Economics, Finland.

Mr. Mustafa Tahseen Arshad

Director, The Peninsula Chittagong Limited

Mr. Mustafa Tahseen Arshad, achieved Bachelor of Science in Electronic Engineering Technology from Southeastern Oklahoma State University, USA. He also specialized in Industrial Technology and Management System under direct Supervision of University of Oklahoma, USA. He also the Director of The Peninsula Holdings Limited and Proprietor of Voyager Trading.

During school year he was working part-time with several famous restaurant chains during summer job and well as his management training period. From 1981-1985 he was working as management and employee trainer for Steak & Ale Corporation’s subsidy, Bennigan’s (An Irish restaurant), a very famous restaurant all over USA and 15 countries worldwide. His prime duty was to introduce new line of food and menu implementation from scratch including ensuring the food to be taste for multi ethnic people upscale clientele. From selection of ingredients, shelve life; ease of preparation with minimum training time, waste control. Costing was the main area of his job activity. He play a very vital role in his current project and spend a very good number of hours every week with the F&B team and Executive Chef to design and implement new and wide varieties International and fusion menu for the hotel food outlets. His favorite hobby of cooking different international fusion food became very handy on his practical life. In addition of his present job responsibilities, he is currently consulting for few properties as a freelancer namely Sayeman Beach Resort in Cox’s Bazaar and upcoming Sayeman Heritage in Cox’s Bazaar.

Mr. Mustafa Tahseen Arshad attended Special Programmed on National Aero Space on Waste Water Management and Retrieval system, course organized by NASA, USA. He attended an International Training Course ‘Natural Gas Pipeline Construction and Management’ Course Conducted by Canadian Petroleum Institute (CPI), Canada under Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) development Fund. He attended Special Seminar on Waste Management in Industrial Area and Surroundings, Industrial Gas Recovery and Management. This Course Organized by Environment Protection Agency (EPA), USA, and a Special Seminar on Occupational Safety and Health Alert (OSHA).USA.

Mr. Mustafa Tahseen Arshad is an IT expert; He managed network for Knoll Inc. New York office, Support 86+ users with Lotus CC Mail and internal database, Upgrade PC’s and large Scale Printer, ACAD plug-ins and other Software Support. He managed network and user support for Boardman Publishing, New York. He managed PC and MAC network Support for Scot Rudin Production (A famous Hollywood Director/Producer, New York).

Mrs. Ayesha Sultana

Director, The Peninsula Chittagong Limited

Mrs. Ayesha Sultana is the Director of The Peninsula Chittagong Limited. Mrs. Sultana completed her Higher Secondary School Certificate (HSC) from Chittagong College in 1966. She is the daughter of Founder-Chairman of The Peninsula Chittagong, Late Dr. Golam Arshad and mother of current Chairman, Mr. Mahboob-Ur-Rahman.

Mrs. Ayesha Sultana holds positions and shares in several leading companies in Bangladesh. Mrs. Sultana is the Chairman of GasMin Limited, a leading Pipeline and Civil Construction Company and Director of Sayeman Holdings Limited, Sayeman Beach Resort Limited and The Peninsula Holdings Limited. Mrs. Sultana is a shareholder of Republic Insurance Company Limited.

Mrs. Bilkis Arshad

Director, The Peninsula Chittagong Limited

Mrs. Bilkis Arshad, graduated from Chittagong Govt. College, is the Director of The Peninsula Chittagong Limited. She is also the Director of The Peninsula Holdings Limited. She is an Ex-Director of VOYAGER COMPUTER & COMMUNICATION NY, an IT Company based in Long Island, NY from 1993 to 2001. She also manages total inventory, ordering require equipments for each jobs, managing shipments, warranties etc. related issues.

Mrs. Bilkis Arshad, active director of The Peninsula Chittagong Limited, managed all the businesses during the long time absence of the managing director in the country in 2008-09. Managing F&B sections ideas, as well as all events taken place thought-out the year. She worked closely with Executive Chef on rolling out new menu lines and popular new food to create a new taste among the guest.

Professor Dr. Sultan Ahmed

Independent Director, The Peninsula Chittagong Limited

Professor Dr. Sultan Ahmed has been appointed as an independent director of the company on 8th march 2021. He was born in a prestigious Muslim family at Chittagong in Bangladesh on 8th November 1956. He has been engaged in teaching and research profession for more than 39 years. Currently he is working as a professor and chairman in department of Banking and Insurance University of Chittagong. He obtained post doctorate from Sheffield hallam University (England) in 2002 and PhD from University of Kalyani (India) in 1992. Dr. Ahmed obtains his Master’s degree (M.Com) in accounting with first class and first position from Chittagong University in 1978. He has published 30 research articles in reputed journals of the home and abroad.

Dr. Ahmed is the member of various professional Organizational like Finance committee in Chittagong University, Advisory Council in Raozan Upazila Awamileague, and Finance committee in Chittagong independent University, Board of Advanced Studies, Board of governors, Board of Health and discipline committee in Chittagong University. He is also involved in different examination committee in University of Chittagong and University of Dhaka University, Rajshahi University, Kushtia University, Khulna University and Comilla University.

Dr. Ahmed Achieved various award from Bangladesh, India and England. He get merit scholarship on SSC, HSC, B.Com and M.Com examination and Indian Government scholarship and Commonwealth fellowship from England. During his profession he visit various countries Like UK, France, Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, Denmark, Austria ,Italy ,India, UAE, Saudi Arabia Malaysia Srilanka and Nepal.

Dr. Sheikh Mohammed Shafiul Azam

Independent Director, The Peninsula Chittagong Limited

Dr Sheikh Mohammed Shafiul Azam was born in a well known Muslim family in a village of Urkirchar, Raozan on 5th September ,1958. He obtained MBBS degree from Chittagong Medical College, C.U. in 1990. After passing MBBS, he joined Chittagong Medical College Hospital (CMCH) and worked there as Medical Officer in different departments. He also passed LLB from Chittagong University in 1983, MSS (Sociology) from Chittagong University in 1984 and M.Sc( Food & Nutrition) in 1992 from Dhaka University. Dr Sheikh Shafiul Azam has passed the Bar Vocational Examination in 1988 and is a member of Bangladesh Bar Council, Chittagong. In 1997, he completed FRSH(Accredited) from Royal Society Hospital London, FCCP(Chest Disease Internal Medicine) from American College of Chest Physician(USA) in 2006, FMD(Family Medicine) from USTC in 2007 and FCGP(Post Graduate Diploma in Medicine) From Bangladesh College of General Practitioners.

He is a Freedom Fighter and from His student life he was involved in Political Activities and hold several posts like Executive Member of Bangladesh Chhatro League(BSL), Central Committee(Jalal-Jahangir Committee),President-Bangladesh Chhatro League, Ctg. North District, President-Bangladesh Chhatro League, Ctg Medical College Branch. He was also the Organising Secretary of Bangladesh Awami League, Ctg North District for a long period of time and President of Bangladesh Medical Association (BMA),Ctg . Currently he holds many positions including Vice President, Bangladesh Medical Association (BMA), Central Committee, Managing Board Member-Bangladesh Red Crescent Society, Chairman (Acting) Bangladesh Red Crescent Society, Ctg District unit, President-Swadhinata Chikitshok Parishad(SWACHIP), Ctg & Managing Board Member, Chittagong WASA.

During his long career in medical service, he gathered vast knowledge and experience on hospital industry. Dr. Sheikh Mohammed Shafiul Azam has also been associated with different welfare organizations by his active participation and generous donations and is the Director of Ekushey Hospitals PVT Limited & Sheba Hospital PVT Limited. He travelled many countries of Asia, Europe and America attending several international conferences and seminars on Medical Science and Social Welfare Programmes.

He Achieved many Awards including UNESCO GOLD MEDAL for the Contribution in the field of Medical Science for the year 2010 , Gold Medal from Bangabandhu Academy , Dhaka, Life time Achievement Award from SAARC CULTUREAL FORUM and Achievement Letter from Bangabandhu Sk. Mujib Memorial Trust for conducting free Health Camp in different Upazilla of Chittagong in Bangladesh. In short, Dr.Sheikh Mohammed Shafiul Azam is a renowned Doctor, Social Worker & Political leader of Bangladesh.

Mr. Md Abul Hossain

Director (ICB Nominated), The Peninsula Chittagong Limited

Md. Abul Hossain has joined as Managing Director of Investment Corporation of Bangladesh (ICB) on 21 August, 2019. He started his career as a System Analyst/Senior Principal Officer in ICB on 19-02-1998 and served different position in the same organization. Before his joining he acted as Managing Director at Karmasangsthan Bank (KB), During his service life, he served different Banks and Financial Institutions. He served as Managing Director (Additional Charge) and Deputy Managing Director at Bangladesh Krishi Bank (BKB). In addition to that Md. Abul Hossain served as System Manager/Deputy General Manager and General manager at Investment Corporation of Bangladesh (ICB). He completed his B.Sc (Hon’s) and M.Sc degree in Statistics from Jahangirnagar University.

He has over 29 years of diversified experience in investment banking, specialized and commercial banking, Islamic banking, Asset management and ICT works. He were always instilled by the changed and research oriented, dynamic management that focused innovations, creativity and organizational increased efficiency and effectiveness, resulted in higher value addition to the organizational, stakeholders and the society as well.

During the long journey, he served 16 (sixteen) organizations with different capacities. He served as a chairman of 03 (three) organizations before of which two are the subsidiaries of ICB (ICB Asset Management Company Limited & ICB Securities Trading Company Limited) and the others is Aziz Pipes Limited. In addition to this, he served as a Director to a number of organizations like Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited, The Farmers Bank Limited (Now Padma Bank), Nitol Insurance Company Limited, AllTex Industries Limited, ICB Securities Trading Company Limited, Aramit Limited, Kay & Que (Bangladesh) Limited, Business Automation Limited, DNS Satcomm Limited and Upload Yourself Systems Limited.

He has been contributing his professional expertise as the Chairman of ICB Capital Management Ltd. Apart from that he is now serving as the Director of British American Tobacco Bangladesh Co. Ltd. (BATBC), Linde Bangladesh Limited, GlaxoSmithKline Bangladesh Ltd. (GSK), Renata Limited, Bangladesh Krishi Gobeshona Endowment Trust (BKGET), Credit Rating Information and Services Ltd. (CRISL), Standard Bank Limited, National Tea Company Limited(NTC), Apex Tannery Limited, Central Depository Bangladesh Ltd. (CDBL), United Power Generation & Distribution Company Limited(UPGDCL), Aramit Limited, Industrial Infrastructure Development & Finance Company Limited(IIDFC), Bangladesh Institute of Capital Market(BICM), Apex Footwear Limited, Aramit Thai Aluminum Limited, The Peninsula Chittagong Limited, Lafarge Surma Cement Limited, Standard Bank Securities Limited, SBL Capital Management Limited, Ratanpur Steel Re-rolling Mills Limited(RSRM), Heidelberg Cement Bangladesh Limited, Padma Bank Limited and some other Directorships.

Mr. Mustafa Tahir Arshad

Managing Director, The Peninsula Chittagong Limited

Mustafa Tahir Arshad has been appointed as a director of the company on 25th October 2021. He was born in a prestigious family at Chittagong in Bangladesh on December 25th 1958. He completed his Bachelor degree in Fine Arts from Chittagong University in 1982 and obtained an Associates degree in Commercial Arts from The Fashion And Art Institute Of Dallas in 1982. A connoisseur of various art forms and photography. His artistic theme and presentations are usually Avant-Garde. His thirst to explore more about the contemporary form of the world art has taken him to various parts around the world, including the United States, the Middle East and South East Asia. During his stay in Bangladesh, he participated in various art exhibitions.

His first solo art exhibition was at South Eastern Oklahoma University in 1985, first group exhibition at Bronx Museum of Fine Arts in 1989 and Broom Street Gallery, Soho New York. In 2016 he held a joint art exhibition at the Embassy of Bangladesh at Washington DC with world famous artist Kalidas Karmakar. In 2018 at Doha Qatar he held another joint art Exhibition with Kalidas Karmakar at Katara Cultural Village situated at Doha Qatar. A graphic designer and entrepreneur as well for last 34 years, he is the founder of a successful Sign company in New York City from 1995. His company engages in manufacturing and installing exterior and interior signs for various multinational companies in East coast of USA. He also founded two art studios one in New York City and another one at Greentown Pennsylvania. These studios are an artist in residence studios to promote Bangladeshi Arts and cultures. He regularly holds art related events, which often consists of artist reunions, peer discussion, musical and artistic performances and such.