Dr. Arif Dowla, Managing Director Dr. Arif Dowla obtained Ph.D in Mathematics from the University of California, San Diego, USA. He took over the charge of Managing Director of ACI Limited in July 2005. Prior to his position, he served the Company as Deputy Managing Director from September 2000. Dr. Dowla is the functional head of ACI Group. He manages the affairs of the Company and its subsidiaries with appropriate delegation of authority and accountability while all Business Heads directly report to him. Dr. Dowla is the Chairman of Tetley ACI (Bangladesh) Limited, an India-Bangladesh Joint venture Company. He was the Chairman of Mutual Trust Bank Limited from January 2012 to February 2014 and currently he is serving as the Director of the Bank. He was also the Director of Pioneer Insurance Company Limited from July 2002 to July 2009. He is a Member of Governors Board of Society for Promotion of Bangladesh Art. He is also a Member of Export Sub-Committee and International Trade Fair Sub-Committee (during 2010-2015) of Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (MCCI), Dhaka. Dr. Dowla is the member of the American Mathematical Society and the Society of Quantitative Analyst, New York, as well. He has been included in the Forum of Young Global Leader Honorees 2009 by the World Economic Forum. Dr. Dowla has been serving as the Honorary Consul of Belgium since September 2013. Dr. Dowla has significant contribution in the advancement of Industrial as well as Agricultural sector of the country. His unique business strategy and various backward and forward linkages have diversified ACI business in manifold resulting ACI, a largest turnover based conglomerate in Bangladesh. With his vision to improve the quality of life of the peoples of Bangladesh, he introduced the retail chain business in 2008 in the Group and established country's biggest retail chain under the brand name SHWAPNO having more than 47 outlets. Dr. Dowla is very optimistic to be able to set a benchmark on global scale with this brand shortly. Being the Managing Director of the parent Company, Dr. Dowla has also been appointed as the Managing Director of ACI Pure Flour Limited, ACI Foods Limited, Premiaflex Plastics Limited, ACI Motors Limited, ACI Agrolink Limited and ACI Logistics Limited. Besides, he occupies the Directorship position in all other subsidiary and associated Companies of ACI Limited.
Pharma, Clinical research, Pharmaceutical sciences