Salman F Rahman is the Vice Chairman and co founder of the leading business group in Bangladesh, the Beximco Group. A versatile personality, he has been instrumental in the rise of Beximco Group from a small time trading company to being the undisputed corporate leader in modern Bangladesh. He is also credited with being responsible for the development of private sector in the country. |
The Beximco Group was started as a marine food trading company in 1972 by the Rahman brothers after the nationalization of their family owned textile mill and it was while looking for new opportunities that the brothers initiated trading. Since then, over a time span of nearly 40 years, the company has grown from strength to strength and established itself firmly as the top business conglomerate in Bangladesh and South Asia.
Salman F Rahman is a seasoned entrepreneur who has led the Beximco Group to such enormous success. He has established the corporate identity of the group and is the brain behind many of the progressive policies of the company. Today the group is involved in many sectors such as Pharmaceuticals, IT and Broadcasting, Media, Real Estate, Construction, Textile and Garments, and Ceramics among others making a total of twenty one constituent companies which make the Beximco Group.
All the different companies are completely self reliant and top notch in their respective sectors. Of these, many are highly distinguished viz. the Textiles and Garments division which is the biggest such unit in South Asia. Also, Beximco Group is the top ceramics exporter in Bangladesh and Beximco Pharmaceuticals is the biggest pharmaceutical manufacturer and exporter in the country with exports that reach out to millions of consumers in more than 45 countries. Beximco Pharmaceuticals was started in 1976, and has become the top Pharma Company which develops cost effective medication for nearly all the major human health problems and is actively involved in Research & Development.
Salman F Rahman also ventured into the Banking and Financial Sector when in 1982 started the Arab Bangladesh Bank with a Dubai based firm but sold stakes in 1985. Later, he invested in International Finance Investment and Commerce Bank (IFIC), of which he is the current chairman.
He held many positions of distinction in many business bodies in Bangladesh such as President of the Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry, President of the Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce & Industry, President of SAARC Chamber of Commerce & Industry President of the Bangladesh Textile Mills Association, and others.
Salman F Rahman is the present Chairman of Bangladesh Enterprise Institute, President of Bangladesh Association of Pharmaceutical Industries, President of Bangladesh Association of Publicly Listed Companies, among others.
He is also involved in many philanthropic activities and is fully committed to fulfilling the Corporate Social Responsibility of the group towards the Bangladeshi people. Salman F Rahman has helped Beximco Group achieve unbelievable success with his diligent manner and unique vision.
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