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Lecture Series- 08, Chairman, Transcom Group


Mr. Latifur rahman
Chairman and CEO
Transcom Group 

Mr. Latifur Rahman is the Chairman and CEO of the conglomerate Transcom Group which has an annual turnover of around Tk.4,800 corers and employs over 14000 people. The business originated with tea plantations in 1885.

After liberation, with the jute industry being nationalized, he forayed into other international trade areas including tea exports, countertrade and imports. In 1990, Transcom Ltd. acquired the operations of smithkline & French which is now known as Eskayef Pharmaceuticals Ltd. and gradually became the Pepsi franchise, along with Pizza Hut and KFC. The Group also manufactures lilting products and televisions. Its media interests include the Prothom Alo, The Daily Star and ABC Radio.


He has been elected a member of the Executive Board of International Chamber of Commerce for a 3 years term from July 2014 which has given his dedication, now been extended another 3 years. He also the VicePresident of International Chamber of Commerce, Bangladesh. He is also a former President of Bangladesh Employers’ Federation (two terms). He is a member of Governing Body of BRAC.
He was Chairman, Trade Body Reforms Committee, Member, Bangladesh Better Business Forum, and of the advisory Committee to WTO. He was Member of the Executive Board of Bangladesh Bank.
Mr. Latifur Rahman is an Honoree of Oslo Business for Peace Award 2012 and awarded Business Executive of Year in 2001 by the American Chamber of Commerce in Bangladesh.

 Faraaz Ayaaz Hossain      
 A Supreme Bengali Braver
Faraaz Ayaaz Hossain was a 20-year-old Bangladeshi Muslim who was murdered in the July 2016 Dhaka attack. He was the grandson of Latifur Rahman, Chairman of Transcom Group and Shahnaz Rahman. Faraaz was the younger child of Simeen Hossain and Muhammad Waquer Bin Hossain He was studying undergraduate at the Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, USA and came to Dhaka in mid May to spend his summer holidays.
Faraaz Hossain started his school at the age of three, at Sir John Wilson, Dhaka   and studied there until class 2. Then he went on to join the American International School of Dhaka and graduated in 2014. For higher education Faraaz went on to Emory University in Atlanta in August 2014, where he would then be admitted into Emory's Goizueta Business School. In school at class 5 he received US President's (George W Bush) Education Award for outstanding academic excellence

Posted: April 13, 2017
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Category: Lecture Series