DHAKA: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday described Bangladesh Awami League as one of the “well-organized political parties” in the subcontinent…
Mr. Ekramuzzaman is a leading industrialist, a social worker, an efficient organizer and above all a personality of wooing foreign investments in Bangladesh. He is one of the best industrialists who are contributing relentlessly with an aim to restructuring the economy of the post independence Bangladesh. Currently he has been carrying out his responsibilities as the Managing Director of RAK Ceramics. A worthy son of a village Chaportala under Nsirnagar upazila of Brahmanbaria district, Mr. SAK Ekramuzzaman comes of an aristocrat Muslim family in the 50s. He had a desire to do something for the country as well as her people in his student life. In the very beginning of his career Mr. Ekramuzzaman got involved in trade, commerce along with social works also and hence he did not have to look back. He has made a conglomerate by applying his merit, honesty, perseverance and relentless efforts. On the other hand he has made himself a real friend of the common people through profound patriotism and all out support and co-operation to the people of his own locality in a bid to develop their fortune. Mr. Ekramuzzaman entered into the business arena in 1982 by joining with a government industrial organization and within three years he became a successful Executive. He later on in 1985 took an initiative for business and gradually he established RAK Ceramics (BD) Ltd. along with investment of several hundred crore taka. As he was a distributor and also a faithful Executive of RAK Ceramics, he realized the importance of foreign investment and with this end in view Mr. Ekramuzzaman brought a large investment of RAK, the topmost ceramic industry of the world. It went on production in 2000 and within a very short period RAK turned into a leading company with highest selling of products due to its high quality, beautiful design, huge varieties and competitive price. The production of RAK Ceramics has increased gradually and it started to export tiles to Sri Lanka, India along with other countries after meeting the local demand. This company has over one thousand design for unpolished, polish and floor tiles. RAK is now going on its production in full swing. Apart from tiles they are producing internationally standard sanitary wear, urinal basin, pan and various accessories. The people who are working in this company as executives are trained up perfectly and they are expert also. RAK has made huge employment opportunities and as an import alternative industry it has huge amount of foreign currencies and at the same it has been earning foreign currencies through exporting products. Mr. Ekramuzzaman has a great contribution for this huge foreign investment as he alone took initiative for this and the total credit goes on him. With a view to have economic emancipation and resolving unemployment problem Mr. Ekramuzzaman has been setting up diversified industries and factories in which over one lakh people could be employed. Aside the gradual development of RAK Ceramics he has been establishing industries one after another and the worth mentioning RAK Pharmaceutical (Pvt.) Ltd, which is located at Maona of Gazipur district. This organization has earned reputation immediately as a very modern pharmaceutical industry and alongside fulfilling the local demand it has taken initiative to export products abroad too. Mr. Ekramuzzaman is one of the leading personalities who are working relentlessly for attracting foreign investments in Bangladesh and for his own will, hard labour, perseverance and untiring efforts has established a world class development company namely ‘Rekin Development Company (BD) Ltd. as a joint venture with United Arab Emirates (UAE). Rekin is a renowned Real Estate Company in the world which has been investing billions of dollars in Middle East, India, Georgia along with other countries. Considering the common people of Real Estate Industry Rekin has a plan to invest several thousand crore of taka in this sector and besides this RAK Group is introducing RAK Paints (Pvt.) Ltd. in a bid to meet local demand with quality paints. It has also a plan to export the quality paints abroad in future. This group has also established RAK Power (Pvt.) Ltd. with a view to meet its own demand and subsequently it has a plan to contribute to the country’s power sector too.
Mr. Ekramuzzaman has not only made contribution in trade, commerce and industrial arena rather he has also been contributing in the field of art and culture significantly and with this end in view he has established Green Planet Communications (Pvt.) Ltd, a media company that has been going on its activities by producing TV drama, street drama, advertisement, event management, CD and DVD of songs of new and old artists, publication of a life style magazine and so on. Apart from this, he is a very well known person in our Housing sector also. He has established Palli Properties Ltd. and meanwhile he has completed a luxury high rise building ‘RAK Tower’ which is located at Uttara in the capital city. It is one of the most beautiful, very modern high rise establishments in Dhaka which has been constructed with nice technology except design variation.
Mr. Ekramuzzaman is also a successful man in the field of man power export. As he realized that without being self-reliant economically it is not possible to develop to a great extent and exporting man power to abroad is a great opportunity to earn foreign currencies. He sent five hundred workers of his own district to the RAK factory in United Arab Emirate and introduced a new dimension in earning foreign currency. Mr. Ekramuzzaman has also substantial contribution in expanding education. He established Syed Kamaruzzaman High School, a model educational institution in which he also extends financial cooperation to the poor but meritorious students. Aside this, he is also contributing in many socio-cultural programs. Mr. Ekramuzzaman has involved in politics with the support of the of all levels in a bid to have political emancipation of the country as well as its people alongside economic freedom. Very recently he has taken over as Expatriate Welfare Secretary of Bangladesh Jatiyatabadi Dal (BNP) and carrying out his responsibilities with sincerity and honesty.