Mr. M. Anis Ud Dowla


Mr. M. Anis Ud Dowla, the Chairman of ACI Group, is one of the most successful personalities in Bangladesh business circle. Mr. Dowla has maintained a high profile, and has provided leadership to the business community in different capacities. Mr. Dowla served in the British Oxygen Group of UK in Pakistan, Bangladesh and Kenya for 27 years, including 12 years as Managing Director of Bangladesh Oxygen Ltd. In 1987, he was appointed as Group Managing Director of the three ICI companies in Bangladesh. In 1992 ICI divested its operation in Bangladesh which Mr. Dowla acquired in a management buyout and formed a conglomerate named ACI group. With experience gathered while working with two British multi-nationals for over 32 years, Mr. Dowla has continued to maintain the multinational culture and management style in ACI, with especial emphasis on quality, productivity and customer services. ACI was the first Company in Bangladesh to have received certification of ISO 9001 Quality Management System in 1995 and ISO 14001 Environmental Management System in 1998. He was the President of Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce & Industries, Dhaka in 1977, 1978, 1995 and 2010. Mr. Dowla has considerable contribution in the field of Industrial Relations of the country. He was elected President of Bangladesh Employers' Federation for the first term in 1975-1976 and served for four terms.


Besides, he was the President of the Bangladesh Seed Association for three consecutive terms. Currently, he is the Chairman of Pioneer Insurance Company Limited and Director of the Credit Rating Agency of Bangladesh. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Independent University of Bangladesh