Board of Directors

Mr. Md. Zia Uddin, Chairman

Mr. Md. Zia Uddin has been the Chairman of Active Fine Chemicals Limited since 2012. Soon after graduation in Business Administration; he started his career with diversified business and took control of his family business, Hamid Industrial Corporation (Pvt.) Ltd. which has been running successfully with an excellent reputation since 1970.  He concurrently  serves as a Chairman of Nakazia Holdings (Pvt.) Ltd., Managing Director of Faijun Industries (Pvt.) Limited, Director of AFC Agro Biotech Limited, AFC Capital Limited and Hamid Industrial Corporation (Pvt.) Ltd. as well as Proprietor of Ziauddin Metal Industries.

Mr. Zia is a prominent business magnate, investor and philanthropist within the business community. He is serving the position of Secretary-General in Bangladesh API & Intermediaries Manufacturing Association (BAIMA) and as Convener in Standing Committee on Industrial Relations, Factory Compliance, Dhaka Chamber of Commerce & Industries (DCCI). He is also the Integration Chair of Entrepreneur’s Organization Bangladesh, the biggest global network exclusively for entrepreneurs and is a Life Member of SAARC CCI, The Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI).

He has participated in various national and international seminars and workshops in the UK, Germany, India, Singapore, Dubai, China, Korea.


Mr. S.M Saifur Rahman, Managing Director

S.M Saifur Rahman is the Managing Director and key visionary founder of Active Fine Chemicals Ltd., has a very strong background in scientific research in chemicals technology. He also holds the position of Chief Scientist at Active Fine Chemicals Ltd. He was born in 1979 at Dhaka in a reputed business family. Mr. Rahman completed his bachelor’s degree from the University of Rochester, the USA in Chemical Engineering in 2000, and a master’s degree in Chemical Engineering in 2001. He was enlisted in the Dean of Engineering School’s honor list for his outstanding academic achievements. He also won the 2001 prestigious Forbes Young Entrepreneur award for his high-tech Business proposal on a futuristic drug discovery system. He worked on a collaborative research program with Merck Pharmaceuticals and the University of Rochester as a PhD candidate for 3 years before he left for Bangladesh. The concept of this project was generated during his tenure as a Process Development Scientist at UofR. Over there he worked to improve the manufacturing process of critical drugs. He was able to get hands-on experience in running and maintaining a complex API (Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient) manufacturing unit. At that point, he realized how vital and potential it is for Bangladesh. Later on, he got selected as a PhD research scientist at the University of Rochester, where he published many research articles in scientific journals. Exploring the great potential of such a high-tech project requires leadership with cutting-edge knowledge in relevant technology. Active Fine Chemicals Ltd has the potential leaders to lead this company into the high-tech industrialization era of Bangladesh. The leadership’s in-depth knowledge of the future of the therapeutic industry, vision and hard work will propel this organization to a 21st century’s standard true global company. He is also Managing Director of Intelligent Design & Dynamics Limited & AFC Health Ltd and Director of AFC Capital Ltd.


Mr. Md. Afzal, Director

Md. Afzal is a Director of the Company. He was born in 1976 in Dhaka. He completed his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, major in marketing and minor in Management from Independent University, Bangladesh in 2001. This Company is looking forward to utilizing his experience and insight in marketing and management. He is also Managing Director of AFC Agro Biotech Limited and Director of AFC Capital Limited & AFC Health Limited.


Mr. Nazmul Anwar, Independent Director

Nazmul Anwar is an Independent Director of Active Fine Chemicals Ltd. He completed his Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Dhaka. He has vast experience and visible achievements in business development which adds great value to the board and company. He is the Adviser of RAK Ceramics (Bangladesh) and an Independent Director of AFC Agro Biotech Ltd.


Mr. Md. Sarwar Hossain, Independent Director

Major General Sarwar joined in Bangladesh Army in 1985. He obtained a Masters in Management Studies from Hyderabad University, India and PhD from Dhaka University. Major General Sarwar held a number of operational, staff and instructional appointments during his career. He commanded 4 East Bengal & 305 Infantry Brigade both in CHT. He obtained varied experience serving in the Army within and outside the country. General Sarwar served as the Military Secretary to the Honourable President. Major General Sarwar participated in a number of seminars and symposiums at home and abroad. He has authored several monographs and articles on contemporary issues. Random Thoughts – an erudite collection of Major General Sarwar’s ideas and themes viewed through a practitioner’s lens is his first published book. His recent work on Bangladesh Liberation War titled “1971: Resistance Resilience & Redemption” is also published in Bangla. He was awarded DU Mirza Banu & Sirajul Islam Endowment Fund Award and Citi-Ananda Alo Literary Award 2019 for his recent publication. He is a member of Bangla Academy, Dhaka Club, Kurmitola Golf Club and Gulshan Club. He is an Adjunct Faculty of NSU.


Mr. Md. Shahiduzzaman, Independent Director

Mr. Md. Shahiduzzaman obtained B.S.C (Hon’s) and Masters in Mathematics from the University of Dhaka. He is an Ex-Director General (Administration, Establishment & Finance) of the Anti-Corruption Commission and has proven track records in administration, establishment and financial matters. Exceptionally organized with great ability to multi-task, deliver workload and maintain smooth functioning of the wing motivating diverse groups to achieve targeted goals. He has widespread experience in handling quite a sizeable number of landmark cases on inquiry and investigation of corruption related facts and controlling the workforce of the wing with effective guidance, monitoring and supervision in a systematic manner using modern management and administration approaches over the last 32 years.
Mr. Zaman received special training on capacity-building issues in Enquire, investigation, Money Laundering, CRPC, BPC and Asset Recovery arranged in home and abroad.