Ahmed Akbar Sobhan, the most successful entrepreneur and visionary leader in Bangladesh is the founder of the “Bashundhara Group”- the leading industrial and business conglomerate in the country.He has been among the pioneers to recognize the potential of the real estate industry, its ability to contribute to Bangladesh’s economy and generate direct and indirect employment. Mr.Sobhan has a strong leadership presence in the commercial arena at home and abroad. He works tirelessly to put the economical status of Bangladesh to a higher extent on global map. The core theme of the Bashundhara Group “For the People, for the Country” is a testimony to his commitment.
It is solely the vision and indomitable spirit that changed the track of a business-graduate genius sportsman from the field of hockey to the realm of business. Clear aim, integrity, patience and relentless efforts were the key of his success despite many adversities, which has allowed him to become the icon of a giant group of enterprises comprised of over 20 moderate to heavy industrial and business units.
As recognition to his outstanding contributions in business sector he was awarded “Best Client Award of Agrani Bank Ltd” in 2010,”Bangladesh Cultural Foundation Award” in 2009, “Janata Bank Prime Customer Award” in 2002, “USA Summit International Award” in 2002, “President Gold Medal” in 1994 and the”Kazi Nazrul Islam Medal” in 1992.
Two welfare foundations established by Mr. Sobhan have been working tirelessly for the betterment of the poor and under-privileged people of the country along with other different development tasks.
Married to a noble lady Mrs. Afroza Begum,Mr. Sobhan is a proud father of four brilliant sons who have all excelled in their respective fields within the arena of Bashundhara Group.
However, in spite of achieving so much success and recognition in life, both at national and international levels, Ahmed Akbar Sobhan remains humble, who prefers to lead a normal life in the family atmosphere. He aims to reach the general mass and work for them to maintain the motto “For the People, for the Country”