A.K. Azad CIP
Al Murjan International Co. LLC
(Investor at Sultanate of Oman)
Abul Kalam Azad is one of the successful businessmen in Oman, one of the safest countries in the Middle East. He is the Managing Director of Al Murjan International Co. LLC a leading business organization in Oman. He has been awarded the Commercially Important Person (CIP) title by the government of Bangladesh.
After completing his high school Abul Kalam Azad did not pursue his studies due to financial constraints. As a result, he had to look for a livelihood.
Abul Kalam Azad was born in an aristocratic Muslim Family in Bahaddarhat of Chhottogram. His father Hazi Kazi Sheikh Ahmed was a contractor and immigrant. He was in Dubai and Saudi Arabia for ten years from 1976 to 1986. Honest and hardworking Hazi Kazi Sheikh Ahmed returned home and got involved in contracting business in his area but could not do very well.
Abul Kalam Azad had to work at a young age when his father’s financial condition deteriorated. He was engaged in a job from 1987 to 1988. At one stage, he moved to Oman with a job in December, 1992.
In the beginning, he took a job as an interior designer, at Al-Suwaiq an interior city in the Sultanate of Oman. He gradually saved some money and started his own business with two years of experience. It was 1994 when he got the courage to do business from his own experience because he had his own furniture shop in the county as well. He also worked in a furniture shop in Oman.
He noticed that furniture were imported from Dubai and kept in the showroom and customer bought it from there. The people of Oman refurbish their homes with new furniture each year and discard the old ones. Seeing all this, he started a hardware and furniture shop. Luck smiled on Abul Kalam Azad. He is a hardworking, honest and cheerful man. Within a short time, the reputation of his company Al Murjan International Co.LLC spread everywhere. His company rose step by step from then on.
His company sells hardware, building materials, electricals, sanitary ware and furniture. In this way customers can take everything from one shop. At one stage, Abul Kalam Azad alias AK Azad, Managing Director of AL Murjan International Co.LLC (ALMICO) was fortunate enough to become a prominent businessman in Oman. He is also an importer of latest goods of his industry from China, Dubai, Thailand and Malaysia, providing latest designs and models of hardware and furniture in the market.
At present he has two shops in Dhaka and Chottogram and three more in Oman. Abul Kalam Azad, a Bangladeshi from Oman, sent a large portion of his business income to the country as remittance. He has also received recognition for sending these remittances. The Bangladesh Government has given him the status of Non-Resident Bangladeshi (NRB) and Commercially Important Person (CIP).
He reasoned to send money to Bangladesh from Oman not only for the sake of his family but also from the guilt of staying away from this homeland. The image of the country is also enriched through this remittance. He legally sends remittance to the country in another point to be considered and in recognition of which the government has also given this respect. Now he is a CIP (NRB). Responding to a query, business personality CIP Abul Kalam Azad says, education is a big thing in life but working with honesty is bigger. I have succeeded in life because I have learned to work hard, I am doing business and hope to establish an industry in the country in future.