Sharif Zahir Elected as Chairman of National Finance

Sharif Zahir has recently been elected as the chairman of National Finance at the company’s 207th board meeting. This appointment marks a significant milestone for the non-bank financial institution (NBFI), which aims to leverage Zahir’s extensive expertise in financial management and strategic growth.

Zahir, the managing director of Ananta Group, is a prominent figure in Bangladesh’s apparel and textile industry. His leadership at Ananta Group has been marked by significant diversification into real estate, banking, and e-commerce, setting new benchmarks in each sector. Before his tenure at Ananta Group, Zahir accumulated valuable experience at United Commercial Bank and Vanguard Asset Management.

In addition to his professional achievements, Zahir holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in economics and finance from the University of Texas at Austin, equipping him with a solid foundation in financial principles and strategic decision-making.

The NBFI expressed confidence in Zahir’s capabilities in a recent press release, highlighting his dynamic leadership and extensive background in finance as key assets for the company.

Alongside Zahir’s appointment, National Finance also announced the appointment of Maruf Akter Mannan as vice-chairman. Mannan, an eminent businessman, serves as director of OMC Group of Companies, which is renowned for its diverse activities in healthcare, steel, textile, footwear, life sciences, and construction sectors. He brings over 44 years of experience and a rich background in science and technology solutions.

Mannan holds a bachelor’s degree in finance and information systems management from North South University and a master’s degree in finance and information systems management from the New Jersey Institute of Science and Technology at Newark in the US.

With these strategic appointments, National Finance is poised for a new era of growth and innovation under the leadership of Sharif Zahir and Maruf Akter Mannan.

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