Former senior secretary of the Financial Institutions Division Eunusur Rahman was on Monday elected chairman of the Dhaka Stock Exchange by its board of directors for the next three years.
Eunusur, who was appointed an independent director of the DSE recently, replaced professor of accounting at Dhaka University Abul Hashem as the bourse’s chairman.
Hashem, who was also an independent director, completed his second term as the DSE chairman on February 13.
As per the dimutualisation law, the DSE chairman must be an independent director.
The DSE board’s decision came after the Bangladesh Securities and Exchange Commission approved the appointment of Eunusur and five others as independent directors of the bourse for a three-year term.
Previously, Eunusur was engaged as a part-time senior policy adviser of the Business Finance for Poor in Bangladesh project which is financed by DFID.
He joined the administration cadre of the Bangladesh Civil Service in 1983 and served at different ministries and divisions as secretary and other capacities before becoming senior secretary of the FID.
Apart from Eunusur, the BSEC approved the appointments of Dhaka University marketing department professor Masudur Rahman, FID additional secretary (PRL) Salma Nasreen, Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry senior vicepresident Muntakim Ashraf, former Bangladesh Bank economic adviser Habibullah Bahar and industrial and production engineering department professor of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology EAKM Masud.
Of the six persons, Masudur Rahman has become an independent director for the second term after completing his first three-year term.
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