A distinguished and perceptive entrepreneur, Mr. Khondoker Monir Uddin, the founder promoter of Shanta, opts to do business by providing world-class products and services in Bangladesh. With his visionary leadership and extensive business knowledge, Shanta drives forward to not only provide superior quality products and services but to demonstrate unparalleled foresight by developing iconic projects which are the epitome of modern architecture, safe, functional and comfortable living. The reputation and success of Shanta are testaments to his strong ethics and relentless focus on quality, innovation and social responsibility.

Mr. Monir completed both his Bachelors with honors and Masters degrees from the Department of Accounting, University of Dhaka. Over the past three decades, he has established Shanta as one of the leading corporate houses in Bangladesh, with successful investments in diversified sectors and thus has been continually recognized as a Commercially Important Person (CIP) by the Government of Bangladesh since 2000 till date. Mr. Monir is also a founder and Managing Director of the prestigious STS Group - which revolutionized the healthcare and education sectors of the country by establishing international standard institutions like Evercare Hospital Dhaka (previously Apollo Hospitals Dhaka), International School Dhaka (ISD) and the DPS STS schools. He is also a sponsor Director and former Chairman of Dhaka Bank Limited, and the Managing Director of Shanta Securities Limited.



Mrs. Jasmine Sultana, wife of Mr. Khondoker Monir Uddin, obtained her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Dhaka and has been a key stakeholder behind the success of Shanta Holdings Limited over the past decades. She is an experienced entrepreneur with a long track record and is also ex-Chairperson of Dhaka Bank Limited. She is also recognized as a Commercially Important Person (CIP) by the Government of Bangladesh for her contributions. Under her strong leadership and entrepreneurial spirit, Shanta has become one of the leading real estate developers in the country.



Mr. Saif Khondoker completed his BBA with a specialization in Strategic Management from the University of Toronto, and his MBA from the prestigious Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto. Under his leadership, Shanta strives to strengthen its strategic marketing and branding, enhance operational efficiencies, and incorporate state-of-the-art technologies and best practices. Moreover, his focus on quality and driving product innovation by incorporating modern features into Shanta projects continue to truly differentiate it from competitors, ensuring it remains unparalleled in design and quality.

Apart from his active involvement in the management and executive decision-making of the company, he is also the Chairman of Shanta Asset Management Ltd and a Director of Delta Life Insurance Company Ltd.



Ms. Mayesha Khondoker is the Founding Director of Shanta Lifestyle and the Managing Director of Shanta Multiverse. Ms. Khondoker completed her Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) with Specialized Honors in Marketing from York University. Ms. Khondoker was formerly the Head of Marketing at Evercare Hospitals Dhaka where she led the development of an in-house graphic design and communications team which drove the robust rebranding and modernization of the hospital in 2014. Under her leadership, the team increased hospital revenue by 120% and increased its’ social media profile from 10,000 followers to 200,000 in one year. Her team also developed the hospital’s first TV Commercial in 8 years.
During her time at Evercare Hospital, Ms. Khondoker developed the Child Development Centre, Bangladesh’s first private hospital pediatric department that specializes in the diagnosis, consultation, treatment and physiotherapy of children with disabilities and mental health issues. Ms. Khondoker also led the redesign of the pediatric ward to be more interactive, joyful, and child-friendly. Additionally, she worked with the staff of the Emergency Room to develop a specialized pediatric ER room and experience that reduces the stress felt by children and families when in the emergency room.
In 2016, Ms. Khondoker founded Shanta Multiverse Ltd and signed an international franchise agreement with Marble Slab Creamery of USA, and has successfully launched the brand in Dhaka City. In the same year, she founded The White Canary Cafe chain, both brands are currently operating multiple stores across the capital.