Zakir Hossain, the son of an ancient traditional business family of Bangladesh, was one of the young entrepreneurs of that time. He is the Managing Director of Hossain Group, one of the leading industrial empires in the country. His father, entrepreneur Ali Hossain the founder and current chairman of the group, and mother, Firoza Akhter Hossain, instilled good leadership qualities in him. Ali Hossain founded the country’s first ‘Tejgaon Re-Rolling Mills Ltd.’ He was the President of Bangladesh Steel Mills Association for a long time. He was also associated with the Dhaka Chamber and once served as its president.
Self-confident entrepreneur Zakir Hossain has business instinct running through his veins. His grandfather Abdus Salam Sattar has been involved in business since the British rule. Sattar’s Company supplied hats for the British royal family during the British period. During the Pakistan period, Sattar established Haji Sattar & Brother Construction Firm. He is one of the people involved in the development of Dhaka Capital City. He was involved in the construction of many facilities including Tejgaon International Airport, Dhaka Wasa Bhaban, a few halls of Dhaka University, Green Super Market and Mohakhali Super Market.
Zakir Hossain, the third generation of this family, was intelligent from his childhood. He completed A-Level from Maple Leaf International School in 1996 which is one of the English medium schools in Dhaka. He graduated from Northern University with a degree in Finance and Public Investment. After completing his higher education in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, he became the Director of Finance and Management at North Atlantic Corporation. He also worked as an Analyst for Azed Naords. He also owns a shopping mall in downtown Houston. After earning a master’s degree from Boston, he returned to the country and became the Managing Director of his ancestral business Hossain Group.
Under his able leadership, the Hossain Group has been expanded. He built Potato Cold Storage and Real Estate. A ‘Satellite Town’ is being constructed on 40 bighas land next to the Dhaka-Chittagong Highway with the initiative of his established Emptive Builders Ltd.
Their group is making Bangla Cars for the first time through joint venture with China. SUVs, trucks, cars, buses, pickup trucks and electric cars are being manufactured by this company. Under the management of Hossain Group’s efficient and enterprising Managing Director Zakir Hossain, daily necessities including rice and spices are being produced in the Tulip Food Processing Industry which is being exported to 3 countries from 2018. Zidaul Chemical Industries, a sister concern Mysol Chemical Company Ltd, is producing 40 SKU type chemicals. H. Hotel is a boutique hotel located in the heart of Gulshan-2 with 96 modern rooms. Their Tejgaon Intelligent Cold Storage is located in Kawran Bazar. Grouped company V Water Enterprise provides pure drinking water. Also Jamuna Steels Ltd, Shabnam Cold Storage, Zahura Textile Mills Ltd, V. Water Co. Ltd, Jamna Shipping Lines Ltd, Faisal Steel & Re-Roling Mills Ltd, Z. Motor Co. Ltd. Power Co. Ltd and Advanal Manpower Ltd.
Zakir Hossain is also involved in the activities of the Dhaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry. He is also associated with the Wholesale Club Jamuna Future Park. He is playing a leading role in establishing young leadership in DCCI.
At the moment of the terrible pandemic of Covid-19, he has taken various initiatives to create awareness among the common people. He warned on his Facebook status that ‘there is danger if you are not careful”. He has given important and effective advices to the people in this regard in several awareness reports.
This socially conscious young entrepreneur is also involved with the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC). It is a trade and economic organization between Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Bhutan and Nepal. This organization is one of the most important contributors to the economy of Bangladesh. It will work to develop mutual relations, trade relations and common interests, especially in the areas of Commerce Investment, Technology, Tourism, Human Resource Development, Agriculture, Fisheries, Transport and Communication, Textiles and Leather etc.
Zakir Hossain, a young businessman of Bangladesh, continues to make significant contributions to the country’s economy. According to him, Bangladesh is a country of great potential. Its people are the biggest asset of this country. He believes, if population can be built efficiently, they can earn a lot of foreign exchange through work and business abroad.
Sumaiya Hossain Islam, wife of young Zakir Hossain, is the director of Rosalin Jamuna Group. The couple is blessed with two sons Zidane Mikoal Hossen and Kalyan Zesselyn Hurain Hossen who are students by profession. It is notable that Zakir Hossain’s father-in-law’s family is also engaged in business. He is the son-in-law of the late Nurul Islam Babul, founder of the well-known industrial group Jamuna Group, and former Member of Parliament Salma Islam. He is also the Honorary Director of Jamuna Group.