Syed M. Altaf Hussain is the present Chairman of Pragati Insurance Ltd. He is one of the promoters and a sponsor Director of the company. He was elected Chairman of Pragati Insurance Ltd. in December 2015 and continuing this position. He represents Pragati Insurance Ltd. in the Bangladesh Insurance Association as its member. He has got a long and distinguished career in the fields of food grains, crop nutrition, business development, highrise building development, technology, business operations and financial institutions with over 36 years of experience. He is a sponsor director and notably the founding Chairman of Pragati Life Insurance Ltd. As Chairman and CEO of WW Grains Corp. representing Cargill Inc., USA, he pioneered large-scale trading of food grains and fertilizer commodities over three decades. Through his work, he has spent considerable time travelling internationally and had the opportunity to attain an Engineering degree from the University of Texas as well as successfully completed Grain Marketing & Agroceutical courses from North Dakota State University and Harvard Business School. Additionally, he holds the Chairman title in the following businesses: Sonic Allied Industries Ltd., WW Properties Ltd. and the editorial board of ‘The Daily Janata’. He was former Chief Advisor of ATDP-II projects funded by the USAID. Several social, governmental and educational institutions at home and abroad have acknowledged his agrobased expertise.
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