Mr. Md. Abdul Jalil, M.P, was born on January 21, 1941
in a respectable Muslim family at Naogaon. He had his
schooling in the local educational institutions and fi nally
got admitted into Dhaka University in the year 1960
and obtained B.A (Hons.) in Political Science in 1963
and got his Master Degree in the year 1964. He went
to London to study Law. While studying Bar-at-law in
Lincons Inn, London, he came back to the country at the
call of Bangabandhu Sk.Mujibur Rahman, father of the
nation and took part in the independent movement and
liberation war of Bangladesh.
On returning home he joined his family’s jute trade at
Naogaon. He is associated with his business companies
M/s. Jalil Traders and M/s Fayez Uddin Cold Storage
Ltd. - one of the largest cold storage facilities in North
Apart from being a businessman of repute he is also a
prominent personality in Bangladesh. He was the General
Secretary of Bangladesh Awami League.
He visited many countries of the world representing
Bangladesh, Mercantile Bank as well as in individual
capacities. He has notable contributions in the socioeconomic
development of the country and founded many
organizations relating to Education, Culture, Sports, etc.
Mr. Jalil was the Commerce Minister in the previous
government during 1996-2001 and contributed
substantially in formulating trade and commercial policies
of the country.
He founded Mercantile Bank Limited on 02 June 1999
and since inception he is the founder Chairman of the
Board of Directors.