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Max Group, Introducing Cutting Edge Technology Through Its Engineering Machineries

Engr. Ghulam Mohammed Alomgir
Chairman, MAX GROUP
Vice-Chairman, Bengal Commercial Bank Limited
Director, FBCCI

There was a time not long ago that implementation of mega projects were almost unthinkable to carry out by local Bangladeshi companies without the blessings of foreign ones. Engr. Ghulam Mohammed Alomgir is among the very few dreamers who have actively participated and still participate to reduce this crippling dependency on foreign companies.
Mr. Ghulam Mohammed, widely known as Engr. Ghulam Mohammed Alomgir among the business communities of Bangladesh, was born on 1stJanuary 1955 in the Noakhali district of Bangladesh. After completing his graduation in Mechanical Engineering in 1977 from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), he went to theUnited Arab Emirates (UAE) and joined ‘Kirby Building Systems’as a site engineer. After serving Kirby for 2 (two) years, Engr. Alomgir joined a UAE-based French company ‘COMEX Middle East’, the world’s no. 1 company for diving and underwater works. However, with the ardent desire to emerge as an industrialist, he returned to Bangladesh in 1983 sacrificing his prosperous career.
Engr. Alomgir is considered as one of the most successful, respected, and charismatic NRB businessmen of the current time having a significant contribution to the country’s overall economy. He is the founder Chairman of MAX GROUP, one of the largest engineering conglomerates of Bangladesh that accounts for the employment of more than 8000+ people ranging from 400+top-notch graduate engineers to semi-skilled laborers. His areas of specialization are but not limited to project management, financial management, contract administration, initiating sustainable work methods, negotiating and implementing big businesses/opportunities, developing performance-oriented relationships and international joint ventures, etc.
Engr. Alomgir, at the age of 32, founded AFA Steel Industries Limited, his 1st company for manufacturing automobile leaf springs. At the age of 40, he established Max Infrastructure Limited,one of the top-rank EPC(Engineering, Procurement, and Construction) Companies of Bangladesh that has a dynamic presence in the development of key infrastructural assets in various sectors such as Railways, Power Generation and Transmission, Nuclear Power Plants, Flyovers, Bridges, Elevated Expressways, Roadways, Embankment and Shore Protection, High-rise Residential and Commercial Buildings, etc. Under his versatile governance, MAX GROUPowns and operates two Power Plants with a combined capacity of 242 MW. Besides, by successfully bidding international competitive tenders in Moscow-Russia, he isimplementing six critical lots/packagesof the country’s only ongoing 2400 MW Nuclear Power Plant Project at Rooppuras a specialized sub-contractor of the main Russian contractor. Over the years, he has established manufacturing facilities for Stainless Steel Crockeries, Cutleries, and Pipes, Lubricating Oil Blending, Automobile Leaf Springs, Railway Track Fittings, Pre-stressed Concrete Sleepers, etc. under his dynamic leadership. To ensure the quality and in-time delivery of his projects and consignments, he has established a gigantic fleet of equipment within his company that includes 1200+ state-of-the-art heavy construction equipment and industrial machinery.
Engr. Alomgiris the Founder-Director and Vice-Chairman of Bengal Commercial Bank Limited. His other involvements are but not limited to MAX GROUP as its Chairman, Bengal Commercial Bank Limited as Vice-Chairman, Director The Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI), Director Mohammedan Sporting Club Limited, Chairman Football Committee, Mohammedan Sporting Club Limited, President BUET Graduates Club Limited, President Engineers Recreation Centre (ERC), Dhaka, The Institution of Engineers, Bangladesh, Senior Vice President Bangladesh Swimming Federation, Ex-Director NRB Global Bank Limited (Present Name: Global Islami Bank Limited) and Ex-Director Bangladesh Cricket Board.
Apart from business, he is a devoted organizer and passionate activist for social development. He is also reputed for his enthusiasm to promote different sports. He has sponsored numerous national and international sports events likeBangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Dhaka Marathon2021, Bangabandhu 17thNational Long-Distance Swimming Competition 2020 [Title Sponsor], MAX GROUP Cup Golf Tournament 2018& 2019 [Title Sponsor], Emerging Teams Asia Cup 2017 [Title Sponsor], etc.Besides, he is a well-known face to the international business community because of his extensive coordination with different government companies for various G2G projects. He has participated in many international conventions/conferences as keynote speaker during his long professional career such as FOBANA Convention ‘2017 (Florida), Bangladesh Rising Conference ‘2018 (Harvard University, USA), AABEA Convention ‘2018 (New York), etc. He is considered to be the unwritten spokesperson of the engineers of Bangladesh especially the non-resident Bangladeshi engineers. To involve NRB engineers in the nation developing initiatives, Engr. Alomgir, in 2019,organized an unprecedented event entitled ‘Convention of NRB Engineers (CONE)’. The 2- daylong conference was sponsored by MAX GROUP, inaugurated by the Hon’ble Prime Minister of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina, MP, and participated by 300+ NRB Engineers & Architects, and 1000+ decision makers from different government agencies.
For his impeccable contribution in business and other sectors, he has been awarded an Honorary Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) by Commonwealth University in 2019. Besides, MAX GROUP, the company of Engr. Alomgir, has been awarded HSBC Business Excellence Awards in ‘Infrastructure Excellence’ in 2020. Some other remarkable awards received by Engr. Alomgir/ his companies are FOBANA Excellence in Business Award, Florida, USA-2017, BIFFL Excellent Borrower of the Year-2016, UCBL Best Corporate Client Award – 2013 & 2014, etc.
In terms of philanthropy, the activities of Engr. Alomgir are enormous in every sense of the word. As a socially responsible businessman, Engr. Alomgir is acclaimed not only in Bangladesh but also in different corners of the world. Especially his contributions during the COVID-19 pandemic positively impacted the lives of thousands. Some of his initiatives in response to COVID-19 are:
1. Carrying out Medical Oxygen Support Services Program in association with IEB (management partner) all over Bangladesh. The program is still operational, and the expense borne so far in this regard is approx. BDT 4,00,00,000.00 (Four) Crore.
2. Donation of BDT 3,00,00,000.00 (Three) Crore to Hon’ble Prime Minister’s Relief and Welfare Fund to combat the Coronavirus outbreak in the country.
3. Launching of Own Hotline Numbers during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak to aid the employee of his companies and their family members.
4. Donation of Ventilators, PPE, N-95 Masks, and other medical emergency equipment to different government and private hospitals.
5. Carrying out extensive Food and Medicine Support programs in the rural, urban and sub-urban areas of Noakhali and Magura districts.
On a personal level, Engr. Alomgiris a very pleasant and ever-smiling personality. He is a true patriot and always depicts the prosperity and possibilities of his motherland through his activities and speeches. Moreover, he is not only a successful husband but also an ideal father of two flourishing children. His wife Mrs. Kaniz Fatema is acting as the Director of MAX Group and one of the idols for women in the corporate business sector. He cares about quality, timeliness, and keeping commitments which he thinks is his main capital of doing business.

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