Board Of Directors

Mr. Saif Khondoker


Mr. Saif Khondoker completed his BBA with a specialization in Strategic Management from the University of Toronto, and his MBA from the prestigious Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto. He is also a certified Project Management Professional (PMP)®. Under his leadership, Shanta strives to strengthen its strategic marketing and branding, enhance operational efficiencies, and incorporate state-of-the-art technologies and best practices. Moreover, his focus on quality and driving product innovation by incorporating modern features into Shanta projects continue to truly differentiate it from competitors, ensuring it remains unparalleled in design and quality.

Mr. Arif Khan, CFA FCMA

Vice Chairman

Mr. Arif khan, is the Vice Chairman of Shanta Asset Management Limited. Over the past 30 years of his career, Mr. Khan has played numerous pivotal roles in different organizations. Prior to partnering up with the Shanta Group, Mr. Khan led IDLC Finance as its Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer. Before joining IDLC, Mr. Khan served as the commissioner of Bangladesh Securities and Exchange Commission (BSEC). During his tenure in BSEC, he played a vital role in developing the capital market of Bangladesh. Prior to working at BSEC, he served at IDLC Finance for almost 15 years during his first tenure in the company. Mr. Khan commenced his career in 1991 as a probationary officer at AB Bank Limited. Later, he served in multifarious renowned companies including Beximco Fisheries and British American Tobacco (BAT) Limited. Mr. Arif Khan served many volunteer roles during his professional career. He is the founding president of both the Bangladesh Merchant Bank Association (BMBA) and the CFA Society, Bangladesh. He also functioned as the president at the Institute of Cost and Management Accountants of Bangladesh (ICMAB). He graduated in Finance and Banking from the University of Dhaka and obtained his MBA degree from the Institute of Business Administration (IBA), University of Dhaka. Furthermore, he is a member of the CFA Institute, USA and a fellow member at the Institute of Cost and Management Accountants of Bangladesh (ICMAB).

Ms. Mayesha Khondoker


Ms. Mayesha Khondoker is the daughter of Mr. Khondoker Monir Uddin, Founder and Managing Director of Shanta Holdings Limited. Ms. Mayesha Khondoker finished her bachelors’ degree in Administrative Studies from York University, Canada. She possesses a shrewd acumen when it comes to devising marketing strategies, technological and different organizational theory. Before joining Shanta Asset Management Limited, Ms. Khondoker acted as a head of Corporate Branding and Market Communications at Apollo Dhaka, STS Life Care Centre and STS Pharmacy. She transformed these brands into a united whole, for which they are known in Bangladesh today. Also, she has envisioned the formulation of Shanta Multiverse that secures the international franchise rights to Marble Slab Creamery for launching the brand’s flagship store in the city of Dhaka.