One of the top businessmen in Bangladesh, Salman F Rahman set up his business in 1966 along with his brother. His initial focus was on the family-owned jute mill. The mill was nationalized by the newly formed government after Bangladesh became independent, in 1971.
However, Salman F Rahman didn’t stop just
at that. In 1972, both the brothers established the Bangladesh Export and
Import Company Limited, which came to be known as Beximco Group.
Operations of the group involved exports of seafood and crushed bones to the European countries, including France, the UK, Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands. They imported medicines in exchange of the foreign currency they received from exports.
In 1976, the Rahman brothers became the pioneer of medicine business in Bangladesh by establishing a pharmaceuticals factory, Beximco Pharma. At present, the firm is the leading company in the pharmaceuticals sector.
Under the tutelage of Salman F Rahman, the firm planned to expand their operations. He started investing in ceramics, textiles, real estate and media. In due course of time, Beximco Group started growing at an exceptional level.
Thousands of people got employment in the company owned by the Rahman brothers. At present, the group employs over over 6 lakh people. Besides, the economy of Bangladesh received the boost it needed from the private sector.
With his immense contribution to the private business sector, Salman F Rahman became the number one businessman of the country. Born in 1951, he is the son of Fazlur Rahman and Syeda Fatina Rahman. It was in the late 1960s when he completed his graduation from the University of Karachi. Today, he is deemed as one of the most successful businessmen in Bangladesh.
Under his leadership, Beximco Group has always proved to be number one in every field it invested. The firm has successfully created a corporate culture in the country. It is the most diversified and the oldest multinational conglomerate today.
The venture that dealt in raw materials initially, became a successful business under the supervision one of the top businessmen in Bangladesh, Salman F Rahman. Beximco Group emerged as the largest private sector group in Bangladesh. The company has its headquarters in Dhaka. However, it has its presence in over 45 countries worldwide.
Along with the Beximco Group, Salman is also the founder of Bangladesh Enterprise Institute. Moreover, he is also the president of Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and the president of Bangladesh Textile Mills Association. All such efforts by him have majorly contributed to the business sector of the country.
Apart from being one of the successful businessmen in Bangladesh, he is also a special advisor to the current Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina. With the position that he holds, he strives to make the corporate culture more efficient and professional.