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Pragati Ins gets new directors

September 15, 2021 00:00:00

Syed Muhammad Jan and Tajwar M. Awal have been elected directors of the board of Pragati Insurance Ltd., a leading non-life insurance company in the country, in the 35th AGM of the company held in Dhaka recently, says the company in a statement.

Syed Muhammad Jan was born in 1985. He has completed his Bachelor Degree from Clark University, Massachusetts, USA.

After completing his graduation degree, he pioneered large-scale trading in food grains, fertiliser and commodities, as Director of W&W Grains Corp., representing Cargill Inc., USA in Bangladesh. He has spent considerable time traveling internationally in order to attend various conferences, business fairs and seminars.

He is Managing Director & CEO of WW Tech Limited, Director of SMJAN, Business Director of SMJ Automobiles & Bikes (Sales & Servicing). As a Director of W&W Grains he is monitoring and maintaining the operations of WW Warehouse, Baroipara, Gazipur. He is also Director of WW Assets & Developments. He has a distinguished career and rich experience in the fields of food grains, crop nutrition, Cargill's food ingredients and bio-industrial business, business development, real estate, resorts, high-rise building construction, information technology (IT), Business Operations and Sales & Distribution.

As a Director of W&W Grains, he represents the company as a member of the Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Dhaka (MCCI), Dhaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI), American Chamber of Commerce in Bangladesh (AmCham), Australia-Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ABCCI), Switzerland-Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SBCCI) and a Graduate Member of the National University of Singapore Alumni Association.

Jan is a member of Gulshan Club Limited, Kurmitola Golf Club, Gulshan Society, Baridhara Society and American Alumni Association (AAA).

Tajwar M. Awal comes from a respectable Muslim family in Feni. He has completed his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (Cum Laude) majoring in Marketing and Master of Science, majoring in Finance from Suffolk University, Massachusetts, USA. Upon completion of his studies, Mr. Tajwar moved back to Bangladesh to join his family-owned business, Multimode Group as its Director in 2011.

He is the Technical Director of Lal Teer Seed Limited, the only export-oriented seed company in Bangladesh.

Tajwar is a founding director of Bangladesh Petrochemical Company Limited (BPCL). He is an active member of Bangladesh Crop Protection Association (BCPA).

He is also a member of Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industries (FBCCI). He is also a board member of American International School Dhaka Alumni Association.

He is also the coach of American International School Dhaka Football Team. Mr. Tajwar is the Vice President of NOFEL Football Club. He also worked as the Relief Aid Coordinator at Women Entrepreneurs Association of Bangladesh (WEAB). He achieved several awards, namely, South Asian Business Excellence Award-2017, Bangladesh Business innovation Award 2019, Young Asian Entrepreneurs Award 2019-2020.

Mr. Tajwar has extensive travel and work experience in four continents, with particular expertise in South Asia, Southeast Asia, the Middle East, Europe and North America.

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