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Ten Successful entrepreneurs in Bangladesh
« on: August 06, 2012, 12:12:13 PM »
Mr. A. K. Khan - Founder Chairman of A. K. Khan & Co. Ltd.



We have all heard of the late Abul Kashem Khan, commonly known as A. K. Khan. But if asked who exactly the man was, not many would be able to answer properly. Some may remember him as a former minister during the Pakistan period while others will recognise him as a businessman or an industrialist. He was an extraordinary man, a scholar of English and an honest judge. He was also a noble politician and a real patriot.
A. K. Khan was born in 1905 in Mohora, Chittagong to a respectable Muslim family. His father, late Abdul Latif Khan, served as a government officer in the colonial British regime. From his boyhood, A. K. Khan was a meritorious student and always secured first position in his academic pursuits. He completed his honours and master’s degree in English from Presidency College, Calcutta and then he decided to become a lawyer. He passed the B.L. examination and later joined the Bar Association of the then Calcutta High Court. He then appeared for the Bengal Civil Service examination and secured the highest position, joining the government service as Munsif. During that period A. K. Khan was posted in Barisal. An honest and courageous man, he had delivered a historic verdict during his time at the Barisal Court Chamber. A British Superintendent of Police illegally tortured a native person. The victim had registered a case with the court. A. K. Khan, as a judicial judge, passed a verdict against the S.P. of Barisal. It was not easy for a native government service holder to pass a verdict against an English S.P. But A. K. Khan as a judge made his historical judgement in favour of true justice. Late Mr. A. K. Khan was an eminent and courageous judge in the judicial history of the subcontinent.  During that period A. K. Khan played a great role to established a Girl’s High School for the education of the females. A. K. M. Fazlul Hoque the then Chief Minister of Bengal extended his cooperation for the cause of the Girl’s School. By establishing this school, A. K. Khan started a golden chapter for female education. A. K. Khan had the opportunity to take up teaching and become a professor of English and could easily secure a job at Calcutta University or Dhaka University. But he did not do so as he wanted to bear the beacon of truth and justice.
Later, he gave up his job as a justice and returned to Chittagong and became member of constitution in undivided Bengal in 1946. In 1952 once again, he became a member of parliament of National Assembly.       
From 1958 to 1962, A. K. Khan became central minister for Industries, Works, Irrigation, Power and Mineral Resources.
During this period A. K. Khan decided to set up an industrial estate in the then East Pakistan. A. K. Khan was a pioneer Muslim Bangladeshi industrialist who created job opportunities for many.
A. K. Khan has also been appreciated for his great role as a philanthropist. He was the pioneer leader who established the Chittagong Arts & Crafts College. He also extended his cooperation to establish child and mother Hospital in Chittagong, which has benefited the common people of Chittagong. The name of A. K. Khan is also associated with a number of other health care institutions. For example, he was the founding president of the Chittagong Diabetic Hospital. He also helped establish the Chittagong Eye Infirmary Hospital, which is still providing services to the people of Chittagong.
A. K. Khan’s efforts towards the enrichment of health care services in Chittagong have made him immortal in the hearts and minds of the people. He was not only a human being, but was also an institution by himself, who stood up for the welfare of the people.
A. K. Khan also set up the first steam navigation company with a Bangalee ownership. He was also a founder of Eastern Mercantile Bank – the then East Pakistan based bank.
A. K. Khan played great role in taking initiative in favour of our liberation war. In March, 1971 A. K. Khan lost his brother and relatives to the brutality of the Pakistani Army. He left Chittagong and took shelter in Calcutta and whole heartedly extended his cooperation in support of the liberation war.   
Late A. K. Khan, before his death, donated 30 per cent profit from his business to the A. K. Foundation. As per his desire, educational institutions and poor meritorious students are being given financial support. In addition, the helpless poor families are also given rice, wheat and other essentials from A. K. Foundation once a week. Recently, it was learnt that the A. K. Foundation has already allocated 17 crore taka for the construction of A. K. Khan Law Faculty of Chittagong University.
A. K. Khan is not with us anymore, but his philanthropic activities have made him immortal. May Allah give his soul eternal peace. We hope A. K. Foundation will continue their charitable activities in the days ahead to materialise the dream of A. K. Khan.

The writer is a former Regional Director of Bangladesh Betar, Chittagong


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Sir Fazle Hasan Abed, Founder & Chairperson, BRAC



 
Fazle Hasan Abed, Founder & Chairperson, BRAC was born in Bangladesh in 1936. He was educated at Dhaka and Glasgow Universities. The 1971 Liberation War of Bangladesh had a profound effect on him, then in his thirties, a professional accountant who was holding a senior corporate executive position at Shell Oil. The war dramatically changed the direction of his life; he left his job and moved to London to devote himself to Bangladesh's War of Independence. There, he helped to initiate a campaign called "Help Bangladesh" to organise funds to raise awareness about the war in Bangladesh.

When the war over, he returned to the newly independent Bangladesh, finding the economy in ruins. Millions of refugees, who had sought shelter in India during the war, started returning to the country and their relief and rehabilitation called for urgent efforts. It was then that he established BRAC to rehabilitate returning refugees in a remote area in north-eastern Bangladesh. He directed his policy towards helping the poor develop their capacity to better manage their lives. Thus, BRAC's primary objectives emerged as alleviation of poverty and empowerment of the poor. Under his leadership, in the span of only three decades, BRAC grew to become the largest development organisation in the world in terms of the scale and diversity of its interventions.

Sir Fazle has received numerous national and international awards for his achievements in leading BRAC, including the David Rockefeller Bridging Leadership Award (2008), the Inaugural Clinton Global Citizen Award (2007), the Henry R. Kravis Prize in Leadership (2007), the Palli Karma Sahayak Foundation (PKSF) Award for Lifetime Achievement in Social Development and Poverty Alleviation (2007), Gates Award for Global Health (2004), UNDP Mahbub ul Haq Award for Outstanding Contribution in Human Development (2004), Schwab Foundation Social Entrepreneurship Award (2002), Olof Palme Award (2001), UNICEF's Maurice Pate Award (1992) and the Ramon Magsaysay Award for Community Leadership (1980).

He is also recognised by Ashoka as one of the "global greats" and is a founding member of its prestigious Global Academy for Social Entrepreneurship. In 2010, he was appointed by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to the Eminent Persons Group for the Least Developed Countries. Sir Fazle has received several honorary degrees including Doctor of Humane Letters from Yale University in 2007, Doctor of Laws from Columbia University in 2008, Doctor of Letters from the University of Oxford in 2009 and Doctorate of Laws from the University of Bath in 2010. In February 2010, he was appointed Knight Commander of the Most Distinguished Order of St. Michael and St. George (KCMG) by the British crown in recognition of his services to reducing poverty in Bangladesh and internationally. He was awarded WISE Prize, the world's first major international prize for education by Qatar Foundation in November 2011.

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TOMMY MIAH

 

Entrepreneur and Celebrity Chef Tommy Miah is one of the leading Bangladeshi businessmen in the United Kingdom where he owns the award-winning Raj Restaurant in Edinburgh, where he has substantial property interests. Edinburgh is also the home of his uniquely inspired Original Raj Hotel Group of individually styled Indian-themed boutique hotels.

He is the founder and promoter of the International Indian Chef of the Year Competition: the most prestigious event in the Indian culinary calendar, attracting 5000 entrants – both amateur and professional – from all corners of the world. The competition is climaxed at a special awards ceremony held in conjunction with The Curry Ball, a black-tie event hosted by Tommy to raise funds for the Sreepur Village Orphanage in Bangladesh.

Tommy Miah returns regularly to Bangladesh where he has diverse business interests and commitments including his signature restaurant The Heritage - the home of his original bangla-fusion style of cooking and fine dining. He devotes an increasing amount of his business energy to projects, ranging from clothing and textiles to food manufacture, in his native Bangladesh in an effort to raise the profile of his spiritual home and increase opportunities for Bangladeshis.

Drawing upon his status as a media celebrity and TV chef, coupled with wide experience of international dining and catering, has resulted in the foundation of the Tommy Miah Institute of Hospitality Management to train young Bangladeshis and equip them to succeed in the international hospitality industry.

In 2005, Tommy further extended his Bangladesh-based business interests with the launch of One Consumer Products bringing under one roof the Best of Bangladesh from original spices to fashion, textiles and household goods.

His work for charities, both in Bangladesh and the UK, includes Cancer Research UK, Shishu Polli (Sreepur Village), Centre for the Rehabilitation of the Paralysed (CRP), ORBIS Flying Eye Hospital.

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Kaniz Almas Khan, CEO of Persona
 

Kaniz Almas Khan, CEO of Persona, a renowned makeover artist, beauty specialist and successful woman entrepreneur in Bangladesh. She has discovered people's beauty in a new dimension which turned her into a successful Woman Entrepreneur in Bangladesh.

Now Persona is an organization which provides world class beauty care services with all new features that anyone can ever dream off in Bangladesh. Whoever thought about a beauty parlor with a management team, executives, service providers and many other stake holders? The visionary of this vision is Kaniz Almas Khan.

Journey of Persona: Like other successful entrepreneurs in the world, Kaniz Almas Khan had a long-term vision which is enabling Persona to grow rapidly.

1990-1998 Beginning of journey as Glamour.
1998 – 2002 Starting of Persona with 12 performers working in 1800 sqft.
2002 Extension of Persona with 50 performers working in 3800 sqft.
2002 – 2004 Growth of Persona with 100 performers working in 3800 sqft.
2005 Introducing the largest beauty care facility in Asia with around 200 performers
working in 11000 sqft with Studio Persona.

A global standard fashion magazine named Canvas, which is a sister concern of Persona.
Very first male beauty care center named Persona Adams.
A joint venture beauty care center of Persona with famous Indian beauty care specialist Jawed Habib named Habibs @ Persona.
Persona is going to open a Gym named Persona Health.
Persona has introduced Studio Persona, a fully equipped modern photo studio in its premise.
Persona has already introduced a Spa center named Persona Spa.
Persona has just launched Persona Institute of beauty and life style, the first ever institute of its kind in Bangladesh. It is an approved center of Edexcel International UK to offer BTEC Diploma in Bangladesh.


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Abdul Awal Mintoo

 

Abdul Awal Mintoo was born in 1949 in Aleyarpur, a small and remote village in the Feni district of Bangladesh. He belongs to a family of landowners who initiated his primary education in the village school. Abdul Awal Mintoo began his career aspiring to be a ship captain. However, in the 1980s, after completing his bachelors and masters degrees he turned to business. Since the very start, he has achieved outstanding success as a leading entrepreneur of Bangladesh

Education
 
Mr. Mintoo completed his BSc in 1973 with a degree in Marine Transportation Science from the State University of New York. He followed that with a Master's degree in Transportation Management and Advance Chartering Problems and Arbitration. He returned to Bangladesh in 1981, and since then has involved himself with various businesses and industrial establishments.
 
Career
 
Mr. Abdul Awal Mintoo is involved in various businesses including manufacturing, information technology, energy, agriculture and biotechnology, finance, insurance, FMCG, hotel/resorts and various other enterprises.
Mr. Abdul Awal Mintoo is the CEO of Multimode Group and also sits on the board of various enterprises, social associations and institutions. Below is a table of some of the positions he holds.
 
 
Name of Organization   Nature of Business   Position
Multimode Limited   Distribution of Microsoft, Red Hat/Linux Products. Involved in remittance via Western Union.   Chairman
A & A Investment Limited   Investment in real estate, land development, shares.   Managing Director
NFM Limited   Investment in mineral resources, power generation, land procurement and development.   Managing Director
Multimode Transport Consultants Limited   Automobiles Distributorship / Shipping /Chartering   Managing Director
M F Consumers Limited   Marketing and sole distribution of (i) Johnson & Johnson Products in Bangladesh
(ii) CavinKare Bangladesh Pvt. Ltd.   Chairman
HeidelbergCement Bangladesh Ltd.   Cement clinker grinding and quality cement manufacturing   Director
Dulamia Cotton Spinning Mills Ltd.   Manufacturing of quality yarn   Advisor
Kay & Que (Bangladesh) Ltd.   Manufacturing of carbon rods for drycell battery, CNG Station, chemicals   Advisor
East West Seed (Bangladesh) Limited   OP and Hybrid Vegetable seeds production, processing and research   Chairman
North South Seed Ltd.   OP and Hybrid seed production, processing and marketing   Director
Pragati Insurance Ltd.   General Insurance (one of the largest private general insurance company in the Bangladesh)   Chairman


In addition to his business ventures and positions, Mr. Mintoo, has been active in the following organizaitons:
•   The Confederation of Asia-Pacific Chambers of Commerce and Industry (CACCI)- Vice President (2005-2006)
•   SAARC Chamber of Commerce and Industry
•   European Economic Chamber of Trade, Commerce and Industry (EEIG)
•   The Federation of Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI)- President (2003-2005) (1998-2000)
•   Bangladesh Association of Banks (BAB) –Chairman (1997-1999)
•   Bangladesh Employer's Federation- President (1997-1999)
•   Bangladesh Ocean Going Ship Owners Association- Chairman (1988-2000)
•   Bangladesh India Chamber of Commerce & Industry (BICCI) Chairman
•   Bangladesh Seed Merchants Association Adviser
•   Bangladesh Marine Fisheries Association EC Member (1992-1995)
•   Bangladesh Olympic Association- Vice President
 
Major Business Achievements
 
Mr. Mintoo has been credited for playing a significant role in the development of Bangladesh. Starting with encouraging remittances through formal channels, which contributes significantly to the development of the country by bringing Western Union to Bangladesh, to promoting agricultural sustainability and increased productivity through Lal Teer Seeds Ltd. and its pioneering efforts and development of seeds that now are the chosen product of majority of farmers throughout the country. Additionally, he helped introduce one of the first privately held banks, National Bank Ltd. in Bangladesh which encouraged private sector investments and helped meet the daily needs of people. His career and activities, each step of the way, is exemplified as one that has and continues to help towards the greater growth and development of the nation.

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ANNISUL HUQ, President of BGMEA


                                     
               




01.   Name      :   ANNISUL HUQ
02.   Father's Name   :   Md. Shariful Huq
03.   Date of birth   :   27TH October 1952
04.   Marital Status   :   Married
05.   Spouse Name   :   Rubana Huq
06.   Mailing Address (Office)   :   Mohammadi Group
                  Lotus Kamal Tower                
            Tel   :   880 2 8952704
            Fax   :   880 2 8959254
            E-mail   :    annis@mohammadigroup.com

07.   Present Address (Res.)   :   House # 80, Road # 23,
                  Block - A, Banani Residential Area
                  Dhaka, Bangladesh.
            Tel   :   880 2 9887344, 8822525

08.   Permanent Address      :   Village – Goshbag, P.O – Kabirhat,
                  P.S – Sudharam, District – Noakhali.

09.   Educational Qualification   :   Master in
10.   Nationality         :   Bangladesh by birth.
11.   Religion   :   Islam

12.   Self employed businessman as of 1986:
   Chairman and CEO of Mohammadi Group consisting of the following companies: a)   The Mohammadi Limited (A woven garment factory)
b)   Mohammadi Group Limited ( do )
c)   Anirban Garments Limited ( do )
d)   MG Shirtex Limited ( do )
e)   Mohammadi Fashion Sweaters Limited (A Sweater Factory)
f)   MG Knit Flair Limited (A Sweater Factory)
g)   Arrow Apparels Limited (A woven garment factory, Leased)
h)   Mohammadi Packages Limited (Packaging Company)
i)   TechnoVista Limited (One of the largest growing software development company)
j)   Chairman, Boarding Vista Limited (A joint venture Software development company with Denmark)
k)       Chairman, MG Properties Limited (Real estate Company)
l)   Chairman, Desh Energy Limited (Power manufacturer company)
13.  Served as President of Bangladesh Garments Manufacturer and Exporter’s
       Association (BGMEA) for two terms 2005 & 2006.
       Has been on the Executive committee board of BGMEA for 12 years.
14. Served as  the only signatory & negotiator of the Minimum Wage Board of readymade garments & textile sector and negotiated for 4 months in 2006 to finalize minimum wage of garments & textile sector, which concluded successfully and enforced from October’ 22, 2006
15. Initiated negotiation for duty free access of Bangladesh apparels and the formation of the 17 member Caucus of the members of the Senate and Congress of USA.
16. Raised and placed two bills for Duty Free access for readymade garments of Bangladesh in USA congress & senate in the month of January & February respectively in 2005.
17.   Worked extensively for changing of European Union’s Rules of Origin favoring Bangladesh duty free access.
18.   Worked as Director of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)
19.   Currently serving as President of the following foundations in Noakhali:
   a)  Sharif Rowshan Memorial Trust (Kobirhat Government college)
   b) Sharif Rowshan welfare foundation (Donation for members of the municipality)
20. Currently serving as Vice President of the following foundations in Noakhali :
a)  Rakeya Lutful Huq Memorial Trust (Korirhat High School)
b)  Maimuna Rashid Zohrul Huq Memorial Trust ( Kobirhat Senior Madrasa)
21. Currently serving as President of the Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI)
22.   Extracurricular   :
a)   As a popular T.V personality, interviewed Prime Minister & other political leaders of the country in important national issues.

b)   Commercial status:   Commercially Important Person (C.I.P.) of the Government of Bangladesh since 1992.


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Abdul Matlub Ahmad,Chairman, Nitol-Niloy Group of Industries


 

Abdul Matlub Ahmad is a leading business personality, an industrialist and an entrepreneur with a vision of development in Bangladesh. He is the Chairman of Nitol-Niloy Group of Industries, one of the prime conglomerates of the country. He established the flagship company Nitol Motors Ltd. in 1982 and is the main driving force of the Group. At present the Group is having a total number of 1500 employees. The Nitol-Niloy Group consists of Nitol Motors Ltd. (sole Distributor of TATA Vehicles in Bangladesh), Nita Co. Limited (Joint Venture vehicles Assemble Factory with TATA), Niloy Cement Industries Limited (Grey Cement), Nitol Cement Industries Limited (First White Cement Plant), Nitol Insurance Company Ltd., Nitol Sugar Mills Ltd., Nitol Pulp & Paper Mills Ltd., Nitol Tours & Travels, Nitol plastic Industries Ltd. (Luggage Mfg. Industries) and Fidelity Assets &. Securities Ltd. (Lease Financing Institution).

Mr. Matlub is the founder President of India-Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce & Industries. He was the President of Bangladesh-Malaysia Chamber of Commerce & Industries (BMCCI), Founder President of Bangladesh Automobiles Assemblers’ Association (BAAMA), President of Bangladesh Cement Manufacturers’ Association (BCMA), Director of Bangladesh Insurance Association (BIA), Director of the Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce & Industries and also the Director of Rupantarita Prakritik Gas Co. Ltd. (RPGCL).

In the recent past he participated in the following foreign delegations:

a)    Member of Hon’ble Prime Minister’s (Sheikh Hasina) entourage during her official visit to New Delhi, India in January 2010.

b)   Member of Hon’ble Prime Minister’s (Begum Khaleda Zia) entourage during her official visit to Singapore in March, 2005 and Pakistan in February, 2006.

c)    Participated in the QIC Conference in Malaysia as a member of the delegations from FBCCI in June, 2005.

d)   Participated in the INTERCEM ASIA (9th International Conference on Cement) in New Delhi in September, 2005, INTERCEM AMERICAS in Florida in November, 2005, INTERCEM MARRAKECH in Morocco in February, 2006; INTERCEM 20th ANNIVERSARY LONDON 2006 in June, 2006; INTERCEM DUBAI Conference in Hanoi, Vietnam in April, 2007.

e)    Participated as the Co-Chairman of Task Force Meeting on Bilateral Trade between Bangladesh and India held from 20th June, 2006.

f)     Led Private Business Delegation to Meghalaya on 20th June Mizoram on 22nd June, 2006 on Investment & Trade Issues.

g)   As leader of Bangladesh delegation he participated in 3rd World Islamic Economic Forum held on 24-29 May, 2007 in PWTC, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Mr. Matlub received highest vote for the post of President in FBCCI election 2003 and he was walked out in protest as Election was not conducted as per rules. He is concerned about the World Environment situation and in actively working to keep Bangladesh environment congenial for the future generation. He is also giving priority to develop alternative energy. Under his active persuasion with the Govt. new check post like Belonia, Akhaura was opened for increasing trade relationship with Eastern part of India by which Bangladesh Govt. hopes to earn extra revenue.

A keen sportsman, his contribution for development games in Bangladesh is commendable. He sponsored- NITOL-TATA National Football League year 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004 & 2005.

Born in Dhaka in 1952. Mr. Matlub graduated B.A. (Hons.) and M.A. from Oxford University. He is the son of Late Justice Abu Md. Abdullah of the then East Pakistan High Court. He is married to Mrs. Selima Ahmad, an M.A. in Management from Dhaka University, who is also the founder President of Bangladesh Women’s Chamber of Commerce & Industry. They are blessed with two sons. The elder son Abdul Musabbir Ahmad (Nitol) has studied business administration in USA & Bangladesh and is the joint Managing Director of Nitol Motors Ltd. and younger son Abdul Marib Ahmad (Niloy) is still studying.

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ABDUS SALAM MURSHEDY - Envoy Group

 
Mr. Abdus Salam Murshedy, Managing Director of Envoy Group, has an excellent business background and highly reputed for his relentless endeavors and dynamism. He is a prominent personality in the business arena of this country and playing a pre-dominant role in establishing a solid industrial base in Bangladesh.
A born leader with vision – Mr. Salam started the company in 1984. In less than two decades, he has guided the organization to emerge a business conglomerate in Bangladesh with 14 big Garments house and a Washing plant. Today, activities of Envoy Group is not only confined to Garments and Textiles, but the operation has also stretched into Information Technology, Computer, Local & International Trading, Freight Forwarding, Fisheries, Real Estate, Banking, Healthcare etc.
The Government of Bangladesh considers Envoy Group as one of the pioneers in the export oriented Readymade Garment sector. Recognizing the extra-ordinary contribution the group has made into the export of the country. Government has awarded the organization with the prestigious “National Export Trophy” and “President’s Export Trophy”. All these achievements have become possible due to the hard work and proactive leadership of Mr. Salam.
Mr. Salam maintains a very high and charismatic profile due to his honesty, intelligence and sincerity. He is a self-motivated person with strong principle and determination. By virtue of his solemn commitment to the manufacturing and export of Textile and Garment sectors, Mr. Salam is regarded as a dignified personality in the country.
Mr. Salam is closely associated to the Garment movement in Bangladesh. He has been playing a vital role in Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) for last 20 years. His tremendous contribution to the garment sector drove him towards successful running in the BGMEA election as a Director for Four tenures. Mr.Salam was also working as a Sr. Vice President of Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) and as a Chairman of Standing Committee on Customs–BGMEA. His innovative ideas halved the complexity of Import and Export procedure and brought smoothness in the operation in respect of Customs activities. His intelligence, brilliant policy making ability and immense contribution made him recently elected as a President of BGMEA.
Mr. Salam has got graduation from Dhaka University and widely renowned for his magical skill as a footballer. As one of the finest sports-personality Bangladesh has ever produced. Mr. Salam led the National Football Team of the country in many international tournaments. He played for Mohammedan Sporting Club, the leading sports club in the country, for many years as a player as well as a captain. His record of scoring 27 goals in a single season in the National Football League of Bangladesh is still intact. After retiring as a professional player, Mr. Salam has not isolated himself from football. He contributed a lot earlier to the development of football as the Sports Secretary of Mohammedan Sporting Club. His professionalism, dedication and laudable personality made him currently elected as a Senior Vice President of “Bangladesh Football Federation”. Mr. Salam is a member of all the elite clubs in Dhaka. In recognition of his great contribution and talent he has been honored with the National Sports Award by the Ministry of youth and sports.


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MR. A.K. AZAD, former President of FBCCI


 
MR. A.K. AZAD a former President of Bangladesh Chamber of Industries has been elected President of the Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI) the national apex trade body for the term 2010-2012.

MR. A.K. AZAD was born in a respectable Muslim Family in December 1959. He had his primary and secondary education in Faridpur, Bangladesh. Mr. Azad graduated with honours in Applied Physics from Dhaka University. After finishing his studies he started his own garments industry in mid eighties. His company Ha-meem Group now comprises more than 40 industries which includes export oriented Garments Industries, Textiles, Jute Mills, etc. The group employs more than thirty thousand people. He is also a sponsor Director of Shahjalal Islamic Bank, Sonar Bangla Insurance Co.

Mr. Azad is a media personality of the country. He is the publisher and owner of the Daily Samokal, a leading Bengali national daily. He is also the Managing Director of Channel 24, a electronic media which is expected to go in the air very soon. In recognition of his contribution in the export of Readymade Garments he was given C.I.P status and Gold Export Trophy by the Govt. of Bangladesh.

In the social field, he is a philanthropist. He is the founder of primary schools, high schools, Madrasha, Child hospital and life member of Faridpur Diabetic Samity and Medical College hospital in Faridpur. He is a member of prestigious Kurmitola Golf Club, Gulshan Club and Dhaka Club.

Professional Information:
Business : Managing Director of Ha-Meem Group
Comprising several Industries. Mainly Textile,
Jute Mills, Manufacturer and Exporter of
Readymade Garments.
Publisher : The Daily Samokal
Ex-President : Bangladesh Chamber of Industries (BCI)
Business Award : 3 times CIP Elected
Ex Director : Bangladesh Chamber of Industries (BCI).
Ex Director : Faridpur Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Ex President (2 times) : Bangladesh Chamber of Industries (BCI).
Member : Gulshan Club.
Member : Dhaka Club.
Member : Kurmitola Gulf Club.
Founder : Dr. Zahed Memorial Child Hospital, Faridpur.
Founder : Alhaj M.A. Aziz High School, Poshara, Faridpur.
Founder : Nurul Islam Joiner High School
Tapakhola, Faridpur.
Founder : Alhaj M.A. Aziz Primary School

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Shykh Seraj, Director Impress Telefilm Limited

 



DATE OF BIRTH   :   28 June, 1956         
NATIONALITY   :   Bangladeshi
        
EDUCATION      :   B. Sc. (Hons.) Geography, Dhaka University 1980
                 M. Sc in Geography from Dhaka University 1982


PRESENT & MAILING ADDRESS
Director & Head of News
Impress Telefilm Limited./Channel i
40 Shahid Tajuddin Ahmad Sarani, Dhaka-1208
Bangladesh
E-mail shykhseraj@channelitv.net

 

TRAINING, SEMINARS & WORKSHOPS: Abroad
Attended a training course in Singapore on Videography and equipment maintenance in 1988.
Attended a Seminar on electronic media in communication in Thailand in the year 1996.
Attended a Seminar in Philippines 2001.
Attended a Seminar in Vietnam 2002.
Attended workshops on Hybrid Rice in China with Yuan Longping 2003.
Attended a Seminar of the World Bank at Washington DC in 2004.
Attended workshops on ideal agriculture with Sasindano M Massazo in Philippines 2004.
Attended workshops on purification of water with Kanitoshi Yoda 2005.
Attended Seminars on Agriculture in United Kingdom.
Attended Seminars on Agriuculture in Norway.
Attended Seminars on Agriculture in Sweden.


In Bangladesh:
Attended a Seminar on pronunciation and material presentation organized by National Broadcasting Authority in 1986
Attended and successfully completed a short training course on film making organized by National Broadcasting Authority in 1987




COUNTRIES OF WORK AREA:
Bangladesh, Singapore, India, Philippines, Japan, China, Thailand, Vietnam, USA, UK, Australia, Netherlands, UAE, Pakistan, Norway, Italy

PROFESSIONAL ATTACHMENT:
Guest Lecturer
Foreign Service Academy
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Bangladesh (October, 2008)

Guest Lecturer
World View International Foundation, Dhaka.

Guest Lecturer
National Institute of Mass Communication (NIMCO), Dhaka

Guest Lecturer
Bangladesh Center for Development Journalism and Communication (BCDJC), Dhaka

Founder Member
World Rice Foundation, Bangkok

Member
Bangladesh Geographical Society, Dhaka

Member
Bangladesh Human Rights Foundation, Dhaka

Member
Bangladesh Shrimp Foundation, Dhaka

Member
Ashoka (USA)

Member
Comilla Youth Samity

Member
Bangladesh Economic Society

AWARDS RECEIVED
Nattya Sheba Purashker, 1983
Rotary International Award, 1989
Rotary International Award, 1991
Ashoka Award (USA), 1992
Rotary International Award, 1993
National Youth Award, 1993
National Poultry Award, 1993
National Fish Fortnight Award, 1994
Presidents' Award on Agriculture, 1995
Ekushey PaDaak, 1995 (Highest Ceremonial National Award)
National Fish Fortnight Award, 1996
Rotary International Award, 1996
Young Asia Television Award, 2002
Sheltech Award, 2004
Entertainment Screen Award 2004
Cultural Reporters' Award 2004
Rotary International Award, 2005
Bangabandhu Gold Medal 2005
Gold Medal in National Fish Fortnight Award 2005
Gold Medal in Development of Economy 2005
Dr. Ibrahim Memorial Gold Medal 2006
Unitrend 'Son of the Soil' Award 2006
Bangladesh Economic Association Gold Medal 2006
World Food Program Media Award 2006
Rotary International Award, 2007
Gana Shasthya Padak 2007
Honoured by Sir William Beveridge Foundation, 2009
UNESCO Bangladesh Journalism Awards, 2009
Rotary Seed Award, 2009
FAO A.H. Boerma Award, 2008-2009 (Announced at the FAO Headquarters in Rome on 16th October, 2009 on World Food Day)
BCA Golen Jubilee Honour Awards, 2010 (United Kingdom)
House of Commons Honourary Crest, 2011 (UK Parliament)


Young Asia Television produced a short documentary on the activities of Shykh Seraj and telecast in different channels.

World-reputed News Agency, Reuters had also made a documentary on Shykh Seraj, which was telecast worldwide on March 1, 2007. Reporter-Producer Jennifer Marostica stated, 'Shykh's TV Program greatly contributed in changing the fate of 100 million people of Bangladesh and he has already become a household name.'


PRESENT EMPLOYMENT
From 1996 To Date
Organization
Impress Telefilm Limited /Channel – i
Position
Director & Head of News

WORKING EXPERIENCE
Presenter of TV Serial 'Mati O Manush' .Total 588 no. of Episode presented.
Presenter of TV serial 'Krishi Koushal' 'Agro Technique'. Total 48 no. of Episode presented

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Ten Successful entrepreneurs in Bangladesh

The Report Submitted by

Muhammad Rajibul Mukit – 113-17-279
Nahid Karim Tushar – 113-17-276
Saydur Rahman – 113-17-275
Md. Humayun  Kabir – 122-14-742




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