Mr. Gerald K Adams
Chairman since 2004
Mr. Jerry Adams is a professional company director. His directorships include: Chairman, Berger Paints Bangladesh Ltd.; Chairman, Bolix SA [a building materials company in Poland]; Member of the Advisory Council of Berger Paints India Ltd; the University of Adelaide Business School Advisory Board; the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, South Australia (as chairman). His previous directorships include Axiom Energy Ltd; the Joint State of South Australia and Carnegie Mellon University Advisory Board; and Sundrop Farms Advisory Board [greenhouse technology and horticulture].
His previous executive roles include: Managing Director of Orica Consumer Products (Australia and New Zealand); President and CEO of Box USA (USA); Chief Executive of Amcor Fibre Packaging (Australia); Vice President and Director, Business Development, of Kraft Foods, (Asia-Pacific); and consultant, the Boston Consulting Group (USA). He has also served as the interim Dean of the University of Adelaide Business School and the interim CEO of the RSPCA SA.
He was educated at the Harvard Business School (MBA, 1979); and the University of Washington (BA, 1975). He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Mr. Adams was born in 1953 in the US and now resides in Australia.
Ms. Rupali Chowdhury
Managing Director since 2008
Ms. Rupali Chowdhury is an MBA from IBA, University of Dhaka, and completed her Graduation with Honors in Chemistry from the University of Chittagong.
She started her career with the multinational pharmaceutical and chemical Company, Ciba Geigy (Bangladesh) Limited and was Brand Manager while leaving the company in 1990.
Ms. Rupali Chowdhury joined Berger Paints Bangladesh Limited in 1990 as Planning Manager and during her tenure she worked for various departments such as Marketing, Sales, Supply Chain and Systems under different supervisory capacities. Ms. Chowdhury was promoted to the position of Managing Director of the Company on 1 January 2008. She is also Managing Director of Jenson & Nicholson (Bangladesh) Limited, a 100% subsidiary of Berger Paints Bangladesh Limited and Director of Berger Becker Bangladesh Limited, a joint venture between Berger Paints Bangladesh Limited and Becker Industrial Coatings Holding AB, Sweden. She is a Director of SMC Enterprise Limited.
She is the President of Foreign Investors’ Chamber of Commerce & Industries (FICCI). She was born in 1960.
Mr. K. R. Das
Director since 1992
Mr. K.R. Das was born in India in 1931.
On completion of his graduation in science with honors, he started his career with Gillanders Arbuthnot & Co. Limited in 1951.
He was Head of Pigments Division when he left Gillanders in 1965.
He joined Jenson & Nicholson Limited in 1965 and left the company in 1975 as General Sales Manager after a long 10 years of service.
He joined Berger Paints India Limited in 1975 and after 20 years of service retired in 1994 as Executive Director. Mr. Das has been working as Management Consultant since 1994. He is a director of Berger Paints India Limited, and Chairman of RDG Systems (Pvt.) Ltd, India.
Mr. Das is the Regional Supervisory Director of Berger Paints Bangladesh Limited, and Chairman of Jenson & Nicholson (Bangladesh) Limited.
He is also a member of the Audit Committee of Berger Paints Bangladesh Limited.
Mr. Anil Bhalla
Director since 1994
Mr. Anil Bhalla was born in India in 1946. He graduated in Economics (Hons) from the University of Delhi and is a Fellow Chartered Accountant.
He is the managing partner of JC Bhalla & Co., a reputed Chartered Accountants firm of India.
He has four decades of experience in professional services in both India and abroad. He has a wide range of experience in auditing, joint venture consultancy, tax consultancy, strategic business consultancy, business valuations, and mergers & acquisitions.
He was a Member of the Northern India Regional Council of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) from 1976 to 1979 and its Chairman from 1978 to 1979. He has served ICAI as member of different Committees namely Company Law, Expert advisory and Auditing and Assurance Standards Board. He was an Executive Committee member of the Income Tax Appellate Tribunal Bar Association of Delhi. He was President of the Institute of Internal Auditors, Florida, USA Delhi Chapter.
He is a Member of the Advisory Council of Berger Paints India Ltd. and Director of Jenson & Nicholson (Bangladesh) Limited. He is also a member of the Audit Committee of Berger Paints Bangladesh Limited.
Mr. Jean-Claude Loutreuil
Director since 1998
Mr. Jean-Claude Loutreuil was born in 1945 at Saint Laurent sur mer in France.
He is an MBA from the University of Paris. He graduated from Pharmaceutical and Chemical High School of Anguerny, France.
He was Managing Director in Janssen Pharmaçeutica (Flubenol), Belgium and Managing Director (Veterinary sector) of Shering Plough.
In 1988 he was in charge of U K Paint France as Director in connection with Russia.
He served U K Paint Russia as Managing Director in Moscow and Krasnodar.
He has been working for the last four decades mostly in Pharmaceutical and Chemical sectors as consultant.
Ms. Rishma Kaur
Director since 2013
Ms. Rishma Kaur holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Business Studies from University of Buckingham, United Kingdom.
She was Chairperson of Paints & Allied Products Panel of Chemicals & Allied Products Export Promotion Council (CAPEXIL), India from 1997 to 1999.
Presently, she is Director and National Business Development Manager (Retail) in Berger Paints India Limited.
Her other directorships include Seaward Packaging Ltd., U K Paints (India) Ltd., BJN Paints India Ltd. and Berger Jenson & Nicholson (Nepal), Jenson Nicholson (Bangladesh) Limited.
She is also a member of the Audit Committee of Berger Paints Bangladesh Limited. Her previous directorships include: BJN Holdings Ltd, Surjit Plantations Pvt. Ltd, Anshana Forests Pvt. Ltd, Harman Greenfields Pvt. Ltd, Amrit Plantations Pvt. Ltd and Rishma Meadows Pvt. Ltd.
She was born in 1972.
Mr. Kanwardip Singh Dhingra
Director since 2016
Mr. Kanwardip Singh Dhingra holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering from University of Akron, Akron, Ohio, USA with specialization in Polymer Engineering and Minor in Chemistry.
He is Director & National Business Development Manager of Berger Paints India Limited.
Mr. Dhingra gathered working experience in the field of paints and specialty coatings in The Rohm & Haas Company, Texas, USA and The Sherwin Williams Company, Ohio, USA.
He was born in 1982.
He is a member of the Audit Committee of Berger Paints Bangladesh Limited.
Mr. Anis A. Khan
Director since April 2016
Mr. Anis A. Khan has three decades of experience in bank and NBFI.
He is a fellow of the Institute of Bankers, Bangladesh and the Managing Director & CEO of Mutual Trust Bank Limited (MTB), one of Bangladesh’s leading private sector banks, since April 2009.
Prior to joining MTB, he headed IDLC Finance Limited the country’s largest financial institution (non-banking) for six years, as its CEO & Managing Director.
He currently serves as Chairman, Board of Governors of the Association of Bankers, Bangladesh (ABB); Chairman of Primary Dealers Bangladesh Limited (PDBL); Chairperson of the SWIFT Member & User Group of Bangladesh; Vice President of the Bangladesh Assoiciation of Public Listed Companies (BAPLC); Director of Industrial and Infrastructure Development Finance Company Limited (IIDFC); Director of BD Ventures Limited, a venture capital company, Member and Board of Governors of the Bangladesh Institute of Bank Management (BIBM).
He is the Chairman of the Audit Committee of Berger Paints Bangladesh Limited.
Mr. Masud Khan
Independent Director January 2017
Mr. Masud Khan is an experienced professional with four decades work experience in leading multinational companies in senior management positions. In the course of his career Mr. Khan has dealt with multilateral agencies in raising project finance, project management, tax planning and management, financial and management control, IFRS and financial reporting, IT, Internal audit, Strategy, HR techniques such as Hay evaluation, pay and benefits survey and assessment centers.
Mr. Khan is currently the Finance Director at Lafarge Surma Cement Limited and is responsible for Finance and IT, he is also overseeing the Legal function and is responsible for Stakeholder management and Strategy. He is a regular lecturer at the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Bangladesh since 1980 and has been conducting workshops on IFRS and EVA at the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Bangladesh and Management Accountants of Bangladesh. Mr. Khan has a Bachelor of Commerce degree (with Honors in Accountancy) from the University of Kolkata and is a Chartered Accountant, Fellow Member (FCA) of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and a Cost Accountant, Fellow Member (FICWA) of the Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India.
He is a member of the Audit Committee of Berger Paints Bangladesh Limited.
Mr. Abdul Khalek
Director since 2004
Mr. Khalek is a Fellow Chartered Accountant, and has his Masters of Commerce in Accounting from the University of Dhaka. He joined ‘Proshika Manobik Unnayan Kendra’, a leading national NGO in 1985 as an Auditor. He was Chief Internal Auditor while leaving Proshika in June 1993. Mr. Khalek joined Berger Paints Bangladesh Limited in 1993 as Management Accountant. Over the period, he served the company under different capacities and is presently holding the position of Director- Finance & Company Secretary. Mr. Khalek is also a member of the Board of Directors of Jenson & Nicholson (Bangladesh) Limited, and Berger Becker Bangladesh Limited.
Mr. Khalek has been a member of the Taxation & Corporate Laws Committee of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Bangladesh for the last 19 years. He is serving the Foreign Investors’ Chamber of Commerce & Industries as a member of Trade, Tariff, Taxation & Company Affairs Sub-committee for the last 16 years and currently serving as convener of the committee. He is serving the Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce and Industries as member of Tariff & Taxation Sub-committee for the last 6 years. Apart from his service, he has been one of the faculty members of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Bangladesh for the last 20 years and has authored a good number of articles on trade and commerce. He is a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors of Bangladesh and Intellectual Property Association of Bangladesh. He is also a member of the Audit Committee of Berger Paints Bangladesh Limited. He was born in 1959.