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]; and the University of Adelaide Business School Advisory Board. 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. 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. She became the Managing Director of the Company on 1 January 2008. She is also Chairman and 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) and Berger Fosroc Limited (a joint venture between Berger Paints Bangladesh Limited and Fosroc International Limited, UK). She is also a member of the Audit Committee of Berger Paints Bangladesh Limited.
Ms. Rupali is the President of the Foreign Investors’ Chamber of Commerce & Industries (FICCI) for the third term. She is a Member of the Advisory Board of UNICEF Bangladesh and President of Bangladesh Paints Manufacturers Association. She is an Independent Director of Linde Bangladesh Limited and Bata Shoe Company (Bangladesh) Limited.
Mr. Kuldip Singh Dhingra
Director Since July 2018
Mr. Kuldip Singh Dhingra is a Science Graduate from Delhi University and a distinguished alumnus awardee of his alma mater. He is the fourth generation of his family which has been in the paints business since 1898 and has personally over fifty years of experience in paints and related industries. He is an eminent industrialist and for twenty-five years is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Berger Paints India Ltd which is amongst the largest paint producers globally, with a multinational presence through wholly-owned subsidiaries in Poland, Nepal, Russia, UK, France, and Ukraine.
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 over 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 a 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 also a member of the Audit Committee and Nomination & Remuneration 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 the Pharmaceutical and Chemical sectors as a consultant.
Ms. Rishma Kaur
Director since 2013
Ms. Rishma Kaur holds a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Business Studies from the 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 Executive 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., Berger Jenson & Nicholson (Nepal), and Jenson Nicholson (Bangladesh) Limited. She is also a member of the Audit Committee and Nomination & Remuneration Committee of Berger Paints Bangladesh Limited and Supervisory Board member: Bolix S.A Poland. She was born in 1972.
Mr. Kanwardip Singh Dhingra
Director since 2016
Mr. Kanwardip Singh Dhingra is an Executive Director of Berger Paints India Limited. Mr. Dhingra holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Akron, Akron, Ohio, USA, with a Specialization in Polymer Engineering, and a Minor in Chemistry. Mr. Dhingra gathered working experience in the field of Paints and Specialty Coatings in The Rohm & Haas Company, Texas, USA. Prior to The Rohm & Haas Company, he had also worked with The Sherwin Williams Company, Ohio, USA, in the field of Sales and Marketing. Mr. Dhingra is also a member of the Entrepreneur’s Organization. He is a member of the Audit Committee and Nomination & Remuneration Committee of Berger Paints Bangladesh Limited.
Mr. Abhijit Roy
Director since 2017
Mr. Abhijit Roy graduated in Mechanical Engineering from Jadavpur University and did his MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore in 1991. He started his career with Asian Paints (I) Ltd., and thereafter joined Lab Garnier, a division of L’Oreal in 1994. He joined Berger Paints India Ltd. in the year 1996 as Product Manager for Color Bank Tinting System. He handled various assignments with Berger India including General Manager (Marketing), Vice President (Sales & Marketing), COO, and finally took over as MD and CEO in 2012. He is also the Chairman of Confederation of Indian Industry (Eastern Region) and a Management Committee member of the Bengal Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Ex-President of the Indian Paint Association.
Mr. Anis A. Khan
Independent Director since 2016
Mr. Anis A. Khan, a Fellow of the Institute of Bankers, Bangladesh is the former Managing Director & CEO of Mutual Trust Bank Limited. Prior to joining MTB, he headed IDLC Finance Limited for six years. He served earlier for 21 years with the then Grindlays Bank plc, ANZ Grindlays Bank, and Standard Chartered Bank. He has sound knowledge in merchant banking, stock brokerage services, leasing, factoring, legal and compliance, mergers and acquisitions, business process re-engineering and transformation, and up-gradation of information technology platforms. He has presented papers on the economy of Bangladesh at the University of Harvard, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA at the Bangladesh Development Conference held there in 2015, and at Yale University in 2019. He serves as Vice President of MCCI Dhaka and Life Member of the SAARC Chamber of Commerce and Industry. He has served as Chairman of the Association of Bankers, Bangladesh Limited, and Primary Dealers Bangladesh Limited. He was presented the ‘Business & Entrepreneur Excellence Award 2016’ by the UK Bangladesh Catalysts of Commerce & Industry in the category of “Inspirational Leader of the Year”. He is an Adjunct Professor in the School of Business of Independent University Bangladesh. He also serves as Independent Director of Summit Alliance Port Limited, Ananta Apparels Limited, and Trust Bank Limited. He has recently been inducted on the board of Central Counterparty Bangladesh Limited, a newly formed company for the clearing operations of the stock exchanges. He is the Chairman of the Board Audit Committee and Nomination & Remuneration Committee of Berger Paints Bangladesh Ltd.
Mr. Masud Khan
Independent Director since 2017
Mr. Masud Khan is the Chairman of GSK Bangladesh (to be reconstituted shortly as Unilever Consumer Care Ltd) and Chief Advisor of the Board of Crown Cement Group Bangladesh. He is a seasoned professional with 40 years of work experience in leading multinational and local companies in Bangladesh. He served LafargeHolcim Bangladesh as Chief Financial Officer for 18 years and British American Tobacco for 20 years. He speaks and writes articles on professional and industry issues in newspapers, electronic media, and at educational institutions e.g. ICAB, ACCA, and ICMA Bangladesh. He is a lecturer in the ICAB for the past four decades. He did his Bachelor of Commerce with Honours from St Xaviers’ College under the University of Kolkata. Thereafter, he qualified with distinction both as a Chartered as well as a Cost and Management Accountant from the Indian Institutes being a silver medalist at all India levels in the Chartered Accountancy Examination in the year 1977. He is also an independent director of Marico Bangladesh Ltd. Singer Bangladesh Ltd., Community Bank Ltd., and Viyellatex Ltd. He is a member of the Audit Committee of Berger Paints Bangladesh Limited.
Ms. Parveen Mahmud
Director since 2019
Ms. Parveen Mahmud is the Chairperson of the Underprivileged Children Education Program (UCEP) – Bangladesh.
She has diverse experiences in board leadership in different positions with national and international development agencies, corporates, and as a practicing accountant. She is the Founding Managing Director of Grameen Telecom Trust. She was a partner in ACNABIN & Co., Chartered Accountants. She is the first woman President of ICAB and also, the first female board member of the South Asian Federation of Accountants. She sits on numerous Boards including BRAC International, Transparency International Bangladesh, Centre for Policy Dialogue, Bishwo Shahittyo Kendro, PKSF, RDRS, Ghashful, Manusher Jonno Foundation, DAM Foundation for Economic Development, Cider Int. School, Chittagong and Grameenphone Ltd. She is an Independent Director of the Apex Footwear Ltd. She was the Chairperson of MIDAS, Acid Survivor’s Foundation, and Shasha Denims Ltd. She is a Melvin Jones Fellow and the President, Lions Club of Chittagong Parijat Elite, Lions Clubs International, District 315-B4, Bangladesh. She is a member of the Audit Committee of Berger Paints Bangladesh Limited.
Mr. Sunil Sharma
Director since 2020
Mr. Sunil Sharma was born in November 1951 in Delhi, India. He graduated in Economics Honours from Shri Ram College of Commerce, Delhi University in 1972 and then did his MBA from Faculty of Management Studies, Delhi University passing out in 1974. He has spent over 45 years in the Paint Industry, starting with Goodlass Nerolac Paints and the last 29 years have been with the Berger group. He retired as President, British Paints (SBU of Berger Paints India Ltd) in November 2014 and is on the Board of Berger Becker Coatings, India since the inception of the Company in 1997.
Mr. Sazzad Rahim Chowdhury
Director & CFO since 2020
Mr. Sazzad Rahim Chowdhury is a Fellow Chartered Accountant with almost three decades of professional experience leading the finance functions of multinational companies in diverse industries. Prior to joining BergerPaints Bangladesh Limited, he served Novartis Bangladesh Limited for six years as Finance Director & Company Secretary and CFO for Distribution Markets Sri Lanka & Maldives. He was Chief Financial Officer of Citycell (a joint venture of Singapore Telecom and Pacific Bangladesh Telecom Ltd.). He also served different finance leadership positions at British American Tobacco Bangladesh Limited; Unilever Bangladesh Limited and KAFCO. He joined Berger Paints Bangladesh Limited as Chief Financial Officer in June 2019. He is a Director of Jenson & Nicholson (Bangladesh) Limited, Berger Becker Bangladesh Limited, and Berger Fosroc Limited.