SYED FARUQUE AHMED
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Syed Faruque Ahmed is the current Chairman of aamra resources limited as well as aamra Companies (formerly known as The Texas Group Bangladesh) and is one of its founder shareholders. aamra Companies is a dynamic, futuristic and leading business group in the country involved in a wide range of businesses sectors like the Garments & Textile, ICT, Lifestyle and HR Development.
Mr. Faruque, a post-graduate in Finance, helped starting the opening companies of aamra as one of the founder shareholders. He was the Director Finance of the Group from 1985.
After having played a key role in setting up the Group’s export oriented readymade garment business unit from 1985 to 1988, he left for USA in 1988 in pursuit of exploring the Group’s garment export market. Through his 4 years stay in the U.S., he garnered a much wider exposure to the garment industry, in particular the US garment industry, as well as gained a rare insight into the corporate America.
Upon returning home, Mr. Faruque engaged himself back into the family business with an added zeal to improve the processes and operations; much from what he learnt in the US. He successfully implemented computer automation throughout the Group of companies for MIS and Accounting that eventually had far reaching implications on the rapid growth and success of aamra companies. His effort in establishing the vigorous use of IT throughout the organization, for example in initiating use of network computing in the areas of Accounting, Sales and Production, resulted in huge savings of time and resources, as well as immensely improved the dynamism and responsiveness of the Group.
Mr. Faruque takes the lead in the internal development of the aamra organizations and plays an active role in continual improvements in Human Resources, Organizational Development, MIS and Corporate Governance. Over the years he has helped introduce a number of important and far-reaching initiatives.
SYED FARHAD AHMED
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Syed Farhad Ahmed, a well acknowledged marketing expert and the driver of many successful business ventures in Bangladesh, leads one of the most successful resources companies in Bangladesh, aamra resources Limited, as well as aamra Companies, as its Managing Director.
Mr. Farhad is a founder shareholder of aamra Companies (formerly known as The Texas Group Bangladesh) and started his career immediately after university graduation in the group’s garments venture in 1985 (set up by his late father Mr. SSF Ahmed, a renowned Chartered Accountant of the country) as its Director of Operations.
Making money and expanding business were never the only driving thoughts in his mind. Rather he always aimed to contribute to the greater growth of the country and helps creating new job opportunities for the people. With this aspiration he concentrated on expanding business in new areas and in the country’s nascent RMG field to boost the overall growth and advancement of the country. Under his able leadership, combined with his charismatic personality and motivational capabilities, he tends to bring out the very best in all of aamra’s team members.
Taking the responsibility of overseeing the operations of the Group’s 11 companies dealing with ICT (Information & Communication Technology), Garments & Textile and Lifestyle and HR Development as its Managing Director, he also directly oversees aamra companies’ sales and marketing initiatives.
Mr. Farhad has been an active participant in numerous business and professional organizations including: France-Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Bangladesh Garments Manufactures and Exporters Association, Bangladesh Computer Shamity and Internet Service Providers Association of Bangladesh. Mr. Farhad was also an Executive Committee Member & Vice Chairman, Marketing Committee of the Bangladesh Cricket Board. He is a past president of France-Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce & Industry.
Mr. Sohel Ahmed
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Sohel Ahmed is a proven, result-oriented and dynamic leader in the country’s Textile and Apparel Machineries and related solution industry. Mr. Sohel as Chief Operating Officer of aamra resources limited (ARL) has been involved with aamra for the last 20 years. His dedication and astute leadership skills has helped in making ARL the leader in its trade in Bangladesh.
Mr. Sohel joined ARL in 1992 as a Sales Executive trainee and through his performance and dedication is now heading the Garments and Apparel division of aamra companies. Under his leadership ARL has become the most trusted name to the major Garment and Textile factories in Bangladesh. Mr. Sohel has been working with the pioneers of the Garments industry in Bangladesh since the early days and has made significant contributions that have enabled increased efficient production for the biggest factories in the country. In 2009, for the first time in Bangladesh, Sohel introduced efficient factory waste management solutions thus enabling factories to lower or eliminate waste produced during production process.
Under the leadership of Mr. Sohel, ARL has achieved on an average 35% growth since 2006. In 2011 ARL became the ‘Best Selling Agency by Sclavos SA, Greece during the ITMA (International Exhibition of Textile Machinery)’ 2011 Barcelona, Spain for its excellent ability of sales for the period 2007 to 2011. In 2012, ARL held the 3rd position globally as the best selling agent of Lectra, the world leader in integrated technology solutions based in France.