Ten Successful Entrepreneurs profile in Bangladesh
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01: A.K Azad
A.K Azad comes of a respectable Muslim family of Jhiltuli, Faridpur on December 31, 1959. His fatherâ€™s name is Late Alhaj MA Aziz who was a respected personality among the people of Faridpur.
This talented and self determined industrialist. Mr. Azad did his B.sc Honors in Applied Physics in 1983 from University of Dhaka.
After completion his higher education Mr. Azad did not try to have any government job rather he engaged himself with business. Despite having many impediments as well as problems in his business Mr. Azad overcome it with courage ...view middle of the document...
It is worth mentioning that once this country was famous for textile industry and especially for â€˜Moslinâ€™, this country was very well-known elsewhere in the world. But later on the British rulers and their allies hatched conspiracy to destroy the famous â€˜Moslinâ€™. Mr. A.K Azad is one of them who saved this industry during its bad days. Many entrepreneurs of RMG sector were scared about the post cota free situation but during these periods Mr. A.K Azad along with his fellow entrepreneurs moved forward with strong determination and faced the situation boldly. Now meeting the local demand the Bangladeshi RMG products are being exported to many countries across the globe including Europe and America and earning huge amount of (over 75%) foreign currencies. Mr. A.K Azad is playing a vital role to create markets of textile industry in other countries across the world.
Alongside trade, commerce and industry Mr. A.K Azad is also involved in newspaper industry. He is the founder and publisher of The Daily Samakal, a leading Bengali Daily of the country. He has also been contributing significantly in education sector. His father late MA Aziz was very much well known a social worker and education loving and in recognition of his contribution the people of his locality has established a High School after his name. Mr. AK Azad is also a social worker. He has extended his support and cooperation in many educational institutions in the form of contribution and â€˜scholarshipâ€™ and he has helped to established many socio-cultural organization so far.
Honor and Awards
A man of versatile qualities Mr. A.K Azad does not think only for his own business organization. He always thinks about the prospects and problems of the overall business and industry of the country. He was the president of Bangladesh Chamber of Industries (BCI) for the two consecutive periods. Mr. Azad is the president Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI).He has also been honored by many socio-cultural organizations for his outstanding contributions to the growth of our national economy.
02: Samson H. Chowdhury
Samson H. Chowdhury was born in 25 September 1925 into Pabna Bangladesh. He was an entrepreneur in Bangladesh. He was a Chairman of Astras Ltd. and Square (Bangladesh).
Samson H. Chowdhury was born on 25 September 1925. He studied at Senior Cambridge. He completed a management training course jointly sponsored and conducted by University of Dhaka and Harvard University.
After completing his education he returned to what was then East Pakistan and settled in Ataikula village in the Pabna district, where his father was working as a medical officer in an outdoor dispensary. In 1952 he started a small pharmacy in Ataikula village which is about 160 km off capital Dhaka in the north-west part of Bangladesh.
He served as a vice president of the Baptist World Alliance from 1985 to 1990. In...