In Fond Remembrance
Late Group Captain Taher Quddus (Retd) President, BPSSPA (2004 – 2013)
Group Captain Taher Quddus started his career in the Pakistan Air Force as a General Duties Navigator (GDN) in 1958 . In 1965 , he saw active combat flying sorties in the PAF’s B-57 Bomber Squadron during the Indo-Pak War. He was attached to the Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi in 1968. In 1970 he was on deputation with the Royal Saudi Arabian Air Force in Riyadh and was brought back and imprisoned as a POW in Shaghai Fort in Pakistan during the Liberation war.
He returned to Bangladesh in 1973 , joining the Bangladesh Air Force as Director of Air Intelligence and retiring in 1979 as Base Commander Chittagong. He was made Chairman of Parjaton Corporation and finally left Government Service by 1981. In 1988 he started Securex Limited, possibly the first commercial private security company in Bangladesh. Taher Quddus took over as President of Bangladesh Professional Security Services Providers Association BPSSPA in 2004 till his death in 2013. Group Captain Taher Quddus is fondly regarded as the “Father” of Private Security Services in Bangladesh and his contribution to this sector is immeasurable . May He Rest in Peace
Late Major Syed Golam Mokaddes (Retd) Secretary-General, BPSSPA (2005-2021)
Major Syed Golam Mokaddes, a visionary leader of the professional security service business of Bangladesh. He ascended through the ranks, from a valiant freedom fighter, to a decorated army officer, to a passionate entrepreneur – training and leading tens of thousands of men and women with empathy and heart.
Major Syed Golam Mokaddes was born on July 31st, 1955 in Thakurgaon, Dinajpur. In 1971, he fought the glorious Liberation War in Sector 7, Hamzapur District. He was commissioned in Bangladesh Army on Nov 2, 1975 as a 2nd Lieutenant in Bengal Cavalry. He was a part of a contingent that spent 8 months in China for special Armoured course. Upon returning from China, he was promoted to a Captain of the 93 Armoured Brigade and posted at the Armoured Headquarters in Bogura. In 1983, after having worked in the G3 Intelligence at the 93 Armoured Brigade, he was promoted to the rank of Major and posted as the Officer in Command of the Field Intelligence Unit (FIU). Following which, in 1985, he was on deputation in Jessore as the Officer in Command of the 8 Battalion of formerly Bangladesh Rifles (BDR).
Post retirement in 1992 , he started his entrepreneurial journey in 1992 by forming Vigilance Security Services as a partnership venture. In 1994, he started his own private security service company- Punarbhaba Security Services Limited. His passion, dedication and determination established PSSL as one of the leading security agencies in Bangladesh. He was elected as the Secretary-General of BPSSPA in 2005 in which he remained till his death in 2021. In the last 27 years, he dedicated his career to security services, employing tens of thousands of Bangladeshis. Throughout his career he was deeply involved with the people he served and those that he employed, commonly recalling the names of all his employees, their ages, and where they were born as proof of his exemplary leadership.