Dhaka: E-commerce firm Evely has a new five-member board of directors. According to the High Court’s decision, the resigned board will hand over its responsibility to the new board on Thursday, according to the Commerce Ministry and ECAB.
According to sources, the new five-member board of directors includes the company’s former chairman Shamima Nasreen, her mother Farida Akhter and sister’s husband Mamunur Rashid. Apart from this, Commerce Ministry Deputy Secretary Kazi Kamrun Nahar and E-Commerce Association of Bangladesh (ICAB) Vice President Mohammad Sahab Uddin are present.
On August 24, the High Court bench of Justice Muhammad Khurshid Alam Sarkar ordered that Shamima Nasreen, her mother and sister-in-law be included as members of Evaly’s board of directors in the board meeting held on September 22. The order also asked to inform the High Court in the form of an affidavit by September 25.
It is known that according to the order of the court, the outgoing board has already prepared an audit report on Evaly. And Evaly was owned in the name of its Chairman Shamima Nasreen and Managing Director (MD) Mohammad Russell. Each of the two owns 50 percent of the company’s shares.
It should be noted that the 5-member board of directors formed by the High Court 11 months ago for Evaly resigned on Monday. Former Supreme Court Appellate Division Judge HM Samsuddin Chowdhury Manik was the head of that council. Others on the board included former secretary Mohammad Rezaul Ahsan, former additional secretary Mahbub Kabir Milan, chartered accountant Fakhruddin Ahmed and lawyer Khan Mohammad Shamim Aziz.
Meanwhile, Mohammad Russell has been in prison since September 21 last year. Shamima Nasreen was also in jail. He was released on bail on April 6. Meanwhile, Shamima Nasreen gave a part of her share to her mother and sister-in-law.
Bangladesh Time: 0059 hours, September 21, 2022
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