Admiral Nizamuddin Ahmed, (C), OSP, ndc, psc, BN

Admiral Nizamuddin Ahmed is the Chairman of Chittagong Dry Dock Ltd. He was born in Madaripur in 1960. His father late M. A Rashid was a teacher and his mother late Fazilatunnesa was a housewife. He passed from Madaripur United Islamia Govt. High School obtaining first division with four letters in 1976. He also passed from Madaripur Nazimuddin Govt. College obtaining first division in 1978. He joined Bangladesh Navy on 30 January 1979. He was graduated from Marshal Tito Naval Academy of former Yugoslavia. He was commissioned on 1st August 1981. He studied in ASW School at INS VENDURUTHY, India and completed his specialization course with distinction marks. Admiral Nizam did Inter Forces Staff Course from Paris, France. He also attended various courses in USA and Canada.

Admiral Nizam served in Naval Headquarters as Director of Personnel Services and Secretary to the Chief of Naval Staff. As specialist, he also served as the Instructor of TAS School as well as in Bangladesh Naval Academy. He was the Director of Operations at Bangladesh Coast Guard Headquarters. Admiral Nizam also got the responsibility of selecting the officers of armed forces while holding the appointment of Deputy President of ISSB.

Admiral Nizam Commanded Torpedo boats, Minesweepers, Gun boats and various Patrol Craft. He had the proud privilege of commanding all the three Ex-RN frigates. He also commanded various bases and subsequently took over the command of the biggest area of Bangladesh Navy at Chittagong. He served more than two years as Area Commander and earned the commendation from the Chief of Naval Staff. Admiral Nizam was awarded “Osamanyo Sheba Padak” (OSP) by the Honorable Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for his commendable service in Bangladesh Navy.

Admiral Nizam also completed NDC at the National Defence College, Mirpur. He willingly participated in the peacekeeping mission in Ivory Coast during the time of tense situation as Military Observer. Admiral Nizam joined Chittagong Port Authority as Chairman on 26 February 2012 and has been serving successfully till to date. As the chairman Chittagong Port Authority he took lot of initiative and opened the first Inland Container Terminal of the country at Pangao near Dhaka. It is worth to mention that Chittagong Port was not closed for a single day due to labour unrest or hartal/strike during his tenure. Admiral Nizam did put up his best efforts to establish the country’s much-needed third Sea Port (PAYRA) in the southern region of the country. He has been working relentlessly as the Chairman of Payra Port Authority in addition to Chittagong Port since its inauguration by the Honorable Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on 19 November 2013. In fact, the long service carrier of Admiral Nizam is blended with very important and sensitive Staff & Command experience in the Navy, Coast Guard, Inter Services Organizations, United Nations and Port Authorities of Bangladesh.

Admiral Nizam visited a wide range of countries in the world. He can speak and write in French and Serbo-Croatian language. He is married to Nazmun Nahar and blessed with two sons.


Commodore Mohammad Nazmul Karim Kislu, (C), NGP, ndc, psc, BN

Commodore Mohammad Nazmul Karim Kislu took over the duties of ‘Managing Director’ Chittagong Dry Dock Limited on 26 April 2016. Prior joining his present billet he was serving as Director of Naval Training (DNT) in Naval Headquarters. A graduate from Defence Services Command and Staff College (DSCSC) and National Defence College (NDC), he was commissioned in Executive Branch of Bangladesh Navy (BN) on 01 January 1987. He obtained his masters in Strategy and Development Studies (MSDS) from Bangladesh University of Professionals (BUP).
During his long service career, Cdre Kislu underwent various professional courses at home and abroad. As a young Lieutenant he did ‘Officers Physical Training’ (OPT) course from Army School of Physical Training and Sport (ASPTS) and ‘Missile Command and Tactics Course’ from Fast Attack Craft School and Centre. He did ‘Surface Warfare Officers Course’ form USA, ‘Communication Specialization Course’ from Pakistan and ‘Principal Warfare Officers Course’ from United Kingdom.
Beside traditional naval courses Cdre Kislu attended numerous short courses and seminars like  Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) Course in Singapore, Humanitarian Protection and Assistance Course under International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), International Military Operations and Law Conference in Canada, etc. He also did ‘Senior Staff Course’ from Bangladesh Public Administration Training Centre (BPATC).
Cdre Kislu commanded almost all types of warships which include Fast Attack Craft (Missile), Patrol Craft, Offshore Patrol Vessel, Corvette and three Frigates of BN. He was the ‘Project Officer’ for acquisition of USCGC JERVIS from USA and the first Commanding Officer of BNS SOMURDA JOY and navigated the ship from USA to Bangladesh.  As a navy Captain he has sailed across both Atlantic and Pacific Ocean with BN ships.
Cdre Kislu was an instructor in Bangladesh Naval Academy (BNA) and School of Maritime Warfare & Tactics (SMWT). He was the ‘Officer in Charge’ of Signal School and FAC School and Centre. He successfully commanded the largest Naval Base of Bangladesh Navy BNS ISSA KHAN. He did Dignitary Protection Course (DPC) in Bangladesh as well as VIP Protection Course form Thailand and served as a Director Special Security Force (SSF).
Cdre Kislu served for the greater cause of international peace and humanity under United Nations as a ‘Military Observer’ in Congo (MONUC) and as a ‘Contingent Member’ on board BNS OSMAN in Lebanon (UNIFIL). He also served as an instructor in Bangladesh Institute of Peace Support Operation Training (BIPSOT) for training the Bangladeshi Peace keepers.
During his diversified service career Cdre Kislu visited number of  countries which include USA, Canada, UK, Switzerland, Turkey, Cyprus, OMAN, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Lebanon, Congo, Kenya, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, and China etc.
Cdre Kislu received ‘Chief of Naval Staff Commendation’ for becoming ‘Honour Graduate’ and obtaining distinction marks in Surface Officers Course in USA. He was also honoured with ‘Now Gowrav Padak’ (NGP) for his extra ordinary contribution in ‘International Relief Operation’ soon after typhoon ‘Hyan’ hit Philippines in 2013. He is happily married and blessed with a son and a daughter.


Captain Atiqur Rahman, (G), afwc, psc, BN

Captain Atiqur Rahman is the first General Manager Administration of Chittagong Dry Dock after Bangladesh Navy takes over the responsibility of management of the yard. Prior assuming duties, he completed M Phil Part-I on Strategy and Development Studies and studied Masters in Business Administration.
Captain Atiqur Rahman joined Bangladesh Navy in the Executive Branch on 01 July 1989. During long 27 years of career, he has completed various courses at home and abroad. On security, he has undergone courses on Counter Sabotage from NSI and VVIP Protection from SSF, Bangladesh. On management, the officer attended International Defense Management course conducted by DRMI, Monterey, USA (held at BIPSOT), Port Management Course from Chittagong Port Authority and Comprehensive Crisis Management Course from Asia Pacific Centre for Strategic Studies (APCSS), Hawaii, USA. On military profession, he is a Gunnery specialist officer. Beside basic courses, he has completed Command and Tactics Course from Dalian Naval Academy, China, Staff Course from Defense Services Command and Staff College (DSCSC), Mirpur and Naval Staff Course from US Naval War College, Rhode Island, USA. In academic degree, besides M Phil and MBA,  Capt Atiq has obtained Masters in Defense Studies (MDS) from National University of Bangladesh.
Captain Atiq has a diversified working experience both in military and civil sector. He commanded number of ships of BN and credited a long sea service career. He has served in various staff appointments in Bangladesh Navy and Coast Guard. He served in Special Security Force as Deputy Director. Other appointment includes  Training Commander of Bangladesh Naval Academy and School of Maritime Warfare and Tactics and Chief Staff Officer to Commodore Commanding Khulna. Captain Atiq served United Nations as Military Observer in Liberia.
During long service career the officer widely travelled in USA, China and West Africa. Some other travelled countries includes India, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Qatar, UAE, Turkey, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia etc.
The captain is fond of reading and research works. He has number of articles published in various international and national journals to his credit. Captain Atiq is a sportsman and loves playing golf and traveling.
In personal life, Commander Atiq is happily married to Mrs Dilruba Sharmin and blessed with a lovely daughter and a son.
At present, Captain Atiqur Rahman is serving as the General Manager (Admin) at Chittagong Dry Dock Ltd and putting all out effort to contribute in reforming CDDL an efficient business organization in global environment. Besides administration, he also looks after management of berthing ships in CDDL jetty for various purposes. He may be contacted at

At present, Captain Atiqur Rahman is serving as the General Manager (Admin) at Chittagong Dry Dock Ltd.


Captain Mohammad Abdul Latif, (L), psc, BN

Captain Mohammad Abdul Latif, (L), psc, BN joined Bangladesh Navy on 01 January, 1991 and was commissioned in the Electrical Branch on 01 July, 1993. He has completed his graduation in Electrical & Electronics Engineering (EEE) from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) with first class. Captain Latif has done Missile Officers Course in BNS ISSA KHAN. He has done his Specialization both at home and abroad (Pakistan). He has done his Staff Course both at home (Defence Services Command and Staff College, Mirpur) and abroad (Malaysian Armed Forces Staff College). He has done Diploma in Strategic Studies from University of Malay with “Distinction” marks. He has also obtained Masters in Defence Studies (MDS) under Open University, Bangladesh. He did Dignitary Protection Course (DPC) in Bangladesh as well as VIP Protection Course form Thailand with “Excellent Performance” award.  During his service carrier Captain Latif has served onboard various types and size of old and modern ships of BN including BNS BANGABANDHU as Electrical Officer. He has served Bangladesh Naval Academy (BNA) as instructor. He has served Special Security Force (SSF) as Deputy Director. He has also working experience in BN Dockyard as DMP (W&E). He has worked as the Project Weapon Electrical Officer in a Project Team to supervise two new building warships (guided missile corvettes) in Wuchang Shipbuilding Industry Co Ltd, Wuhan, China. Captain Latif visited number of countries which include Italy, UK, Scotland, Pakistan, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, China, etc. He is happily married and blessed with a son and a daughter.
At present, Captain Latif is serving as the General Manager (Production and Maintenance) at Chittagong Dry Dock Ltd.


Md. Yasir Arafat, Asst. Naval Architect

Md. Yasir Arafat has obtained his BSc in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology on 2014. Since his graduation he has worked on prominent shipyards and gathered knowledge in ship design and construction. He has joined in Chittagong Dry Dock Ltd. as Assistant Naval Architect and currently involved in DPM and Frigate projects. He is also looking after the IT and Marketing section.