Syed Javed Iqbal, 48, MBA, started his career in 1985 as a banker with the erstwhile Bank of Credit and Commerce International (O) Ltd. (Renamed Eastern Bank Limited). Later, upon completion of his MBA at the Assumption University, Thailand, he became a full-time lecturer at the same university and taught Managerial Accounting, Corporate Finance and Business English. In 1994, he returned to Bangladesh and joined Industrial Promotion and Development Company of Bangladesh Ltd. (IPDC). He became the General Manager and Head of Investments at IPDC and successfully completed many financial deals including large syndications and introducing for the first time in Bangladesh ‘cumulative redeemable preference share’. In 2002, he left IPDC to join Khulna Power Company Ltd, (KPCL) and became the Vice President & Chief Operating Officer. KPCL is the first independent power producer (IPP) in Bangladesh, and was a subsidiary of El Paso Corporation, USA, a company that was listed on New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and also owned of the largest natural gas transmission pipeline network in North America. Upon divestment of its shares in KPCL by El Paso, Mr. Iqbal left KPCL and started his own business. Currently, Mr. Iqbal is also the Chairman of Silver Sand Realty Ltd., a real estate development company, and Director of RZ Power Ltd., a power generation company that currently owns and operates a 50 MW diesel power plant in Thakurgaon, Bangladesh.