About Southtech

Southtech Group started its journey in 1996 with a vision of providing ICT solutions for the betterment of society.

Over a period of 23 years the Group has attained prolific growth and fulfilment that eventually led to spreading its footprint outside of Bangladesh. At present the Group comprises of 6 companies across 5 countries.

Southtech Limited is a CMMI Level 5 appraised and ISO 9001:2015 certified software company. Our certifications and appraisals re-establish our mission of working towards excellence. This is because Southtech is proven to manage projects with an established set of practices in our daily routines.

In addition to our certifications, Southtech is also a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and an Oracle Gold Partner. In 2016, business magazine, APAC CIOoutlook recognised Southtech Limited as one of the “25 Most Promising Banking Technology Solution Providers 2016”. Southtech Limited was also recognized as one of the Top 500 companies in Bangladesh by Dun & Bradstreet in 2010.

Southtech has financial and enterprise software solutions for banks, NBFIs, MFIs, MFBs, large multi-branch retailers, hospitals, recruitment firms and restaurants. Some of Southtech’s key customers in the financial sector include Bhutan Development Bank, Pact Global Microfinance Fund and BRAC.Southtech’s ERP solution ensures security and integrity of client data allowing smooth data access to multiple functions used by different business units of an organization.Southtech’s solutions are tailored to cater to the different needs of businesses in a range of industries.Presently, Southtech has more than 80 clients in 5 countries across 3 continents, with more than 3,500 successful implementations.

Our philosophy

The vision is to be a highly respected global ICT solution provider that satisfies the demands of society and works positively towards the interests of humanity.

About our future

Our mission is to pursue win-win relationships with customers, employees and shareholders at all levels of corporate activity by being creative, innovative, and imaginative in the use of management science and technology to solve real life business problems.

Management

The visionaries

Syed Maqbul Quader

Chairman

Mr. Syed Maqbul Quader is currently the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Southtech Limited, Bangladesh and Independent Commissioner of Indosat Ooredoo, Indonesia.

He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Dhaka University and has served in the banking industry for more than 40 years.

Mr. Syed Maqbul was VP of The Chase Manhattan Bank NA, in London and Bahrain and was the Group Chief Risk Officer of Qatar Islamic Bank, Doha. Additionally, he was the General Manager of Corporate Banking, Al Rajhi Bank in Saudi Arabia. He has vast experience in the area of corporate banking, risk, investment and portfolio management. Moreover, his expertise lies in managing start-up projects, like the Corporate Banking Group at Al Rajhi Bank, Saudi Arabia.

Syed Mamnun Quader

Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Syed Mamnun Quader is the MD and CEO of Southtech Group. Under his leadership, Southtech evolved from a small local IT company to become an international ICT solution provider. During this time, he was responsible for the creation of a number of financial and enterprise software products that are now being used both in the domestic and global markets.

Having felt the need to have a joint effort into building Bangladesh’s software and IT sector, Mr. Syed Mamnun Quader is a Founding Member of BASIS. BASIS (Bangladesh Association of Software and Information Services) is the national trade body for Software & IT Enabled Services, of which he is also a former Senior Vice President.

Prior to founding Southtech Limited in 1996, he worked in the banking industry for 13 years. He was responsible for Risk & Controls Management of the Proprietary Trading Group in Investcorp Bank EC, Bahrain.

Having attained an MBA from Cass Business School, City University, UK, he has work experience in the UK, USA, Bahrain and Bangladesh.

Humaira Quader

HR Director & Company Secretary

Mrs. Humaira Quader is a founding member of Southtech Limited and its sister concerns. She is currently working as the HR Director and Company Secretary of Southtech Limited.

She has been serving the company for 16 years and as HR Director, has helped in growing the company’s resource pool and its talent acquisition process.

She completed her Diploma in Project Management from the Bangladesh Institute of Management. Additionally, she completed her Diploma in Information Technology from IBM ACE, Bangladesh.

Syeda Wedad Quader

Regional Director, Southtech Solutions Limited

Syeda Wedad Quader is currently the Regional Director of Southtech Solutions Limited, UK.

She completed her BSc in Information Management for Business from University College London, UK. After attaining her degree, she worked as an Account Manager in Cisco Systems, UK.

She joined Southtech Limited in 2016 as a Consultant to the Strategy and Relationships Department. During her tenure as Consultant, she advised, hired and restructured the team and oversaw internal projects and implementations.

PEMA TASHI​

Advisor, Southtech (Bhutan) Private Limited

Mr. Pema Tashi is currently the CEO of Southtech Bhutan Private Limited. He has over 26 years of experience in the field of IT and Financial Services. During this time, he has worked as the IT Head of Bhutan Development Bank Limited (formerly known as Bhutan Development Finance Corporation Limited) for 14 years.

He started his professional career with State Trading Corporation of Bhutan Limited (STCBL) as a programmer. During his career, he developed many proprietary software solutions like fixed asset management, biometric attendance register and payroll management software. These are currently in use by many corporate and government offices of Bhutan.

Bijan Bishi

Director & Chief Executive Officer,Southtech Myanmar Limited

Prabir Ranjan Bishi Bijan has 17 years of experience in conducting international trade and has been doing business in Myanmar since 2000. Immediately after completing his Master’s degree from Dhaka University in 1994, he was involved in a start-up focusing on importing and exporting goods to and from Bangladesh. He founded his own trading and export company based in Myanmar in 2000 for mainly pulses, rice and medicine.

He presently serves as CEO & Managing Director of Trust Technologies Limited (A Myanmar based IT company), Managing Director of Aarjan Enterprise (A Singapore based Trading & General Supply company) and Chairman of MEDCOM Myanmar Ltd. (A Myanmar based media and advertising firm) and CEO & Director for Southtech Myanmar Ltd.

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