Tapan Chowdhury


Mr.Tapan Chowdhury is the former Chairman of Pioneer Insurance Company Ltd.

Mr. Chowdhury is a Director of Square Pharmaceuticals Ltd. since 1986 and was appointed as Managing Director in 1995. He is the son of late Samson H Chowdhury, Founder Chairman of Square Group. A science graduate from the University of Dhaka, Diploma in Marketing &Management, United Kingdom, Trained in Pharmaceutical Product Marketing from Hoffman La-Roche, Switzerland & Janseen Pharmaceuticals, Belgium, and has completed different advanced courses on Business Management in Europe.

Having a prosperous experience of more than 42 years in Pharmaceuticals, Hospitals, Textiles, RMG, IT, Healthcare, Toiletries, Food & Consumer Products, Organic Tea Plantation, Capital Market Operation & Satellite TV Broadcasting. Mr. Tapan Chowdhury is also Sponsor Director in 25 other private limited companies namely Square Pharmaceuticals Kenya EPZ Ltd., Square Hospitals Ltd., Square Lifesciences Ltd., Square Textiles Ltd., Square Toiletries Ltd., Square Food & Beverages Ltd., Square Fashions Ltd., Square Denims Ltd., Square Apparels Ltd., Square Informatics Ltd., Square Securities Management Ltd., Square Agro Development and Processing Ltd., Square Air Ltd., ASTRAS Ltd., Sabazpur Tea Company Ltd. and Maasranga Communications Ltd (Maasranga Television) under the Square Group. He was an Adviser (Minister) to the Caretaker Government of Bangladesh in 2007.

Mr. Chowdhury was also a former President of the Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI), Bangladesh Textile Mills Association (BTMA), Bangladesh Association of Publicly Listed Companies (BAPLC), Bangladesh YMCA, and National Church Fellowship of Bangladesh.

At present, he is the Chairman of Bangladesh Herbal Product Manufacturing Association, Koinonia Bangladesh, Vice President of Baptist World Alliance and Asia Pacific Baptist Federation, Member of the Advisory Committee, Ministry of Commerce, Executive Committee of International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), Independent Board of NIRAPON, Advisory Committee of Bangladesh Association of Pharmaceutical Industries (BAPI), Board of Governors of Bangladesh Enterprise Institute (BEI), and Core Member of United Baptist Church Trust Association.


Mr. Tapan Chowdhury has been awarded several times as the highest individual taxpayer in the Country.