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Ahmed Shayan Fazlur Rahman

Ahmed Shayan Fazlur Rahman
Beximco Group

Beximco is recognized both locally and internationally as Bangladesh’s largest conglomerate. The entrepreneurs behind the group are also well reputed. The meritorious and zestful Ahmed Shayan Fazlur Rahman, an entrepreneur, is a descendant of this family and one of the directors of the Beximco Group. Out of the 21 companies of the Beximco Group 5 are enlisted under the Dhaka Stock Exchange and Chottogram Stock Exchange and Beximco Pharma is among one of these companies; the name of Beximco Pharma or Shinepukur are recognized by most of the educated people of Bangladesh. Currently Beximco group employs 50,000 staff.
Ahmed Shayan Fazlur Rahman completed his BBA from the American University in Washington DC, USA with a Distinction. The brilliant Rahman grew up seeing his industrious and self confident father, industrialist Salman F Rahman, and the only uncle , Sohel F Rahman. Salman F Rahman is the ex President of FBCCI, the apex body of entrepreneurs and businessmen and also the ex Vice President SAARC Chamber of Commerce and Industry. He is equally well known in the political arena. He is the Business Sector advisor to the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
The late Fazlur Rahman ,the grandfather of Ahmed Shayan Fazlur Rahman, was one of the few Bangalee industrialists during the East Pakistan regime and also a minister of the central government during the time. Shayan F Rahman is also taking the group ahead with his expert and responsible moves being a descendant of such a famous well to do family.
Ahmen Shayan Fazlur Rahman was positioned at the helm of the private sector airline GMG as its Chairman after Beximco Group bought off the airline shares. The Beximco Group comprises of Jute, Textile, Chemicals, Pharmaceuticals and Ceramics factories and each one is well established as brands in their own rights. For instance Beximco Pharma is popular among locals as well as being exported to more than 25 countries including America and Britain; similarly Shinepukur is well known in the ceramics sector and is being exported internationally. The Group is also a significant share holder of IFIC Bank. The Group consists of Shinepukur Real Estate, Construction, Engineering, Media, Information Technology, Trading and Financial Services. It is difficult to fathom ‘Beximco Industrial Park’, located beside Savar EPZ, as a structure in Bangladesh due to its vastness and architecture.
Shayan Fazlur Rahman has ascended to the position of a Director of this giant group not only on familial grounds but by dint of his own caliber too. He began pulling the reins of the Group at a time when both his uncle and father were becoming tired due to the seniority of their age. His calculated steps are strengthening his hold in the Beximco empire. A visionary to the core, he is consistently bent on working for the growth and evolution of the Group by ushering in new eras of innovation and development. Playing a crucial role as an Advisor to the Board of Directors, Beximco Group, he helps the Group with regard to formulating current business strategies as well as future growth potentials. He has been instrumental in providing support to drive the vision and development of the strategic growth plans across its various business units and has been ensuring that its professional goals and objectives are accomplished.
Currently, he is leading Beximco LPG and Beximco Communications, Bangladesh under the capacity of Chairman and Managing Director. Mr. Rahman co-founded Beximco LPG, which was established to play a key role in the downstream gas sector in Bangladesh. Under his quintessential leadership, within a few years of its inception, the company has become one of the leaders in the LPG sector operating across the entire value chain from Bulk sourcing and import to operating storage and bottling plants to wholesale distribution and selling to individual retail customers.
He is contributing to the energy sector of the nation under the capacity of Vice President of LPG Operators Association of Bangladesh (LOAB). He is also the Honorary Consul General of Republic of Kazakhstan in Bangladesh and a member of the Executive Committee of SAARC Youth Chamber.
In the year 2019, Mr Rahman launched the British Asian Trust, an organization founded by His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, in Bangladesh. The Trust has supported 4.8 million people in India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, till date. As Chairman, Advisory Committee for Bangladesh, Mr Rahman has been helping British Asian Trust in its mission to work alongside NGOs, philanthropists and investors to invest in the country’s social development. He is vehemently helping to foster its key objectives to tackle poverty, and work primarily in the fields of education, livelihoods, anti-trafficking and mental health.
Shayan Fazlur Rahman is also an advocate of promoting sport at the grass roots level in Bangladesh. In particular the national sport of Cricket, where at the high-performance level he is the owner of the Dhaka Dynamites Franchise for the Bangladesh Cricket Premier League (BPL). He is a counselor of the Abahani club, the largest sporting club in Bangladesh.

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