Mr. Salman F Rahman, a top-notch entrepreneur, a successful businessman, a philanthropist and now a proud owner of Bangladesh’s largest corporate venture with an astounding turnover, the man has many accreditations to his credit. A family to more than 48,000 employees, investments in numerous business ventures under his conglomerate company, Salman has left no stone unturned to meet international standards for his giant business venture, Beximco.
Rahman is today heading numerous business enterprises under the parent company, Beximco, namely- Bangladesh Export Import Co. Ltd., Beximco Pharmaceuticals Ltd., Beximco Synthetics Ltd., Beximco Engineering Ltd. et al. He transformed the scenario of business in Bangladesh with some of his most successful ventures in the arenas of textiles, pharmaceuticals, finance and real estate. One of his most successful endeavors includes the Beximco Pharmaceuticals which gained national fame with its precious listing in the Dhaka Stock Exchange. What started as a small-scale company, this pharmaceutical company became one of the country’s biggest achievements and the nation’s pride by grabbing the limelight in the London’s Alternative Investment Exchange.
However, this inspiring personality and now one among the richest business tycoons of Bangladesh, Salman F Rahman faced a period of stress and storm owing to his humble parentage. He and his brother were left to make their own living after the demise of their father in 1966. What was left in the name of his parental property was a small-scale jute mill, which too was later confiscated by the government. Their wait to own their mill back lasted for good ten years, only after the government brought-in a relaxation in its rules. Since then, there was never looking back. With his will, enviable knowledge and a solid experience, he established an experimental company by the name Beximco in 1972. The company later expanded in terms of its revenue and potential to become the country’s largest private business enterprise.
Later, with credible investments into the banking sector of the country Salman F Rahman established the Arab Bangladesh bank in alliance with the Galadari Brothers Group, based in Dubai. He is today leading the International Finance Investment and Commerce Bank as its chairman and holds a stake of more than 30 per cent.
Salman F Rahman has made commendable contributions to uplift the ceramics sector of the country. With hard work and meticulous planning, his company has become the premiere exporter of ceramic products today. Beximco has established itself as an international brand for manufactured ceramic products. His successful ventures have surely won fame and credit to this developing country. Numerous enterprises headed by Beximco Group have made phenomenal contributions in uplifting the economy of the country. Today, he Salman F Rahman is an inspiring icon for the youth of the country.