Mr. Anisul Islam Mahmud is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Shasha Denims Ltd. He is the Sponsor Director of Shasha Denims, Shasha Garments Ltd., Shasha Textiles Ltd. In his versatile business career, he expands his business from textiles to power generation.
Mr. Mahmud was educated at the University of Dhaka (BA Economics, 1969), Quaide Azam University in Karachi (MSc Economics) and the University of Essex (MA Economics, 1972). He was called to the Bar at Lincoln's Inn in 1975. He was a Lecturer of Economics at the University of Dhaka from 1969 to 1970, a Senior Research Associate in Economics at the University of East Anglia from 1972 to 1973, and Lecturer of Economics at the University of Hertfordshire from 1973 to 1977.
He was elected to the parliament of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh (Jatiya Sangsad) in 1979, 1986, 1988, 2014 and 2018. Mr. Anisul Islam Mahmud is the former Minister of Environment and Forest and also the Water Resources in the Cabinet of Bangladesh. He previously served as Minister of Foreign Affairs from July 1985 to December 1990.