Boards of directors
Mr. Abdallah Massaad
Mr. Abdallah Massaad, Chairman of the Company is also a member of the Board of Directors of RAK Power Pvt. Ltd. and R.A.K. Security and Services (Pvt) Ltd. [subsidiary companies of RAK Ceramics (Bangladesh) Limited].
Mr. Massaad has led RAK Ceramics PJSC as Group Chief Executive Officer since June 2012.
He is also a representative on the board and management of several subsidiaries of RAK Ceramics. He is extremely knowledgeable in the fields of ceramics and industrial manufacturing, and is instrumental in helping companies engage in the forward and backward integration of the ceramics supply chain.
His tenure with RAK Ceramics began in 2004, when Mr. Massaad was invited as a Marketing Consultant to assist the CEO office, and upgrade the branding and positioning of the company in preparation for future sales and marketing challenges arising from ambitious expansion plans.
Mr. Massaad formally joined RAK Ceramics in 2006 as Deputy CEO, responsible for operations management, strategy development, implementation and RAK Ceramics’ global interests. He supported the Chairman and CEO with strategic planning and expansion initiatives enabling the company to reach the milestone of 1 billion square metres of global sales since it began. He was also responsible for implementing Corporate Governance regulations and overseeing the strategic refocusing of the business portfolio.
June 2014 marked a transformational point for RAK Ceramics under Mr. Massaad’s leadership, when Samena Capital acquired 30.6% of the business and implemented a "Value Creation Plan" aimed at unlocking value for shareholders. As part of the Value Creation Plan, RAK Ceramics started a re-focused strategy which aims to streamline global businesses and identify its most profitable operations.
In 2015, Mr. Massaad won an International Business Stevie® Award for ‘Executive of the Year (Manufacturing)’. The efforts of Mr. Massaad as a visionary CEO were also further recognized when he was awarded ‘Industry CEO of the Year’ at the CEO Middle East Annual Awards 2015.
Having over 24 years of experience from field sales, to sales management, to product marketing, Mr. Massaad has highly developed business leadership skills in national and international markets. Prior to joining RAK Ceramics, Mr. Massaad was the General Manager of International Ceramics Company SARL (ICC) Lebanon.
Mr. Massaad holds post graduate qualifications in Management ‘DEA in Business Administration’ (1998) and an undergraduate degree “Maitrise in Business Administration – Marketing” from USEK (Université Saint-Esprit de Kaslik), Lebanon. He is well versed in Arabic, French and English.
Mr. S.A.K. Ekramuzzaman
Mr. S.A.K. Ekramuzzaman, Managing Director of the Company is one of the local investors having equity partnership with RAK Ceramics (Bangladesh) Limited. Besides managing diversified business interests of RAK Group, he is involved in a number of other business interests in Bangladesh.
Mr. Ekramuzzaman is also the member of the Board of Directors of RAK Power Pvt. Ltd. and RAK Securities and Services Pvt. Ltd., subsidiaries of RAK Ceramics (Bangladesh) Limited.
Mr. Pramod Kumar Chand
Mr. Pramod Kumar Chand is the Group Chief Financial Officer of RAK Ceramics PSC , Director of RAK Power Pvt. Ltd. and RAK Securities and Services Pvt. Ltd., subsidiaries of this Company. He is also a member of the Audit Committee of RAK Ceramics (Bangladesh) Limited.
Mr. Pramod has wide experience in dealing with corporate finance matters including treasury/working capital financing, project finance, venture capital, debt & equity capital market instruments, fund raising processes and general management.
Mr. Pramod’s professional credentials span over 3 decades of post qualification experience with blue chip employers including Birla Corporation Ltd. and OCL India Ltd. in India and Rak Investment Authority in UAE.
Mr. Pramod is a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (CA) and has been a rank holder and winner of A F Ferguson award.
Mr. Wassim Moukahhal
Mr. Wassim Moukahhal is the Director of RAK Ceramics (Bangladesh) Limited and its subsidiary companies. He also serves as a Member of the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee for RAK Ceramics PSC and as a Member of the Board of Directors of RAK Porcelain.
Mr. Moukahhal has more than 11 years of experience in private equity investments and is currently a Senior Vice President of Samena Capital Investments Limited in Dubai, focusing on investments within the MENA region.
Mr. Moukahhal holds an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics & Finance from McGill University.
Mr. Faheemul Huq
Mr. Faheemul Huq, is the Independent Director of the Company and also the Independent Director of subsidiary companies of RAK Ceramics (Bangladesh) Limited. He is the Chairman of the Audit Committee of the Company.
Mr. Huq completed his LL.B.(Hon’s) from the University of Dhaka and the University of Wolverhampton, UK., PGDL, Bar Vocational Course, Lincoln's Inn, UK, Barrister-at-Law and was Called to the Bar from Hon'ble Society of Lincoln's Inn, UK. He is enrolled in the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh. Mr. Huq is one of the senior Advocate in the Supreme Court of Bangladesh with more than 18 years of experience in Bangladesh.
Mr. Huq is a Member of the Bangladesh Supreme Court Bar Association and the Dhaka Bar Association, Bangladesh.
Mr. Huq is involved in many social activities such as the Chairman of Fazlur Rahman Foundation and Farida Huq Foundation, Life Member of Diabetic Association of Bangladesh, Member of Patient Welfare Committee of Diabetic Association of Bangladesh, Member of Legal Affairs Committee of Diabetic Association of Bangladesh and Member of Managing Committee of Dr. Farida Huq Memorial Ibrahim General Hospital, Kaliakair, Gazipur. He is also Life Member of the Dhaka Club Limited and the Banani Club Limited.