Jowher Rizvi
Chairman , Alliance Finance PLC

Mr. Rizvi started his professional career with Bank of Credit and Commerce International (BCCI) in 1977. He was also engaged with Institute of Business Administration (IBA) as a part time (Honorary) Lecturer. From 1991 to 1997, he served Union Bank Zambia Ltd., Zambia as its founder Managing Director. Within a short span of 6 years Mr. Rizvi took the new bank to the 2nd leading position (amongst local private banks) in the competitive Zambian banking sector and had his achievements recognized with the prestigious Banker of the Year award.


Returning to Bangladesh he established Alliance Holdings Limited and started his journey as an entrepreneur. In 1997, in partnership with Summit Group, he entered the Off-Dock business where Mr. Rizvi served as the Managing Director of Ocean Containers Limited (OCL). Subsequently in 2003, the two sponsors jointly made another valuable addition to the expanding Off-Dock industry of the Country by establishing Summit Alliance Port Limited, which is the only company of its kind now listed with the two major bourses of the country. OCL was merged with SAPL in 2012.

Mr. Rizvi, through Alliance Holdings Limited, also has substantial investment in Textile, Prefabricated Steel Building Manufacturing, Real Estate Development, Financial Institutions, Lubricant Blending, Pharmaceutical etc. In spite of his busy schedule, he still finds time to pursue his favorite passion and teaches on part time (honorary) basis at North South University (NSU), Chittagong Port Authority (CPA) Training Institute and National Defense College (NDC).

Mr. Jowher Rizvi completed his MBA degree in International Finance and Accounting from Indiana University, USA. He also earned MA in Economics with Honors from Dhaka University.