Management Profile

Chairman

M. A. Tayab

Mr. Mohammed Abu Tayab was born in a business family of Chittagong. He is a frontline industrialist of Bangladesh having pioneering contribution in industrialization of the war devastated country. He was a Freedom Fighter in Sector 1, a proud son of the soil who took active part in the Freedom Struggle. His illustrious father, Late Al-hajj Mir Ahmed Sowdagar was a successful businessman during the period when doing business by a Bangladeshi was difficult due to domination of the migrant business community. It is only quite natural that the two sons of such an illustrious father, i.e. Mr. Tayab and Mr. Kalam, would create a record achievement in the industrialization of Bangladesh in a short period of time. T. K. Group bears the initials of the two brothers, Mr. Tayab and Mr. Kalam.

Mr. Tayab started his business career soon after graduation, together with his younger brother initially with commodity trading. Within a short time they spread their wings to Industry. Today the number of industries established under the Group and some others outside the Group is around sixty. There is barely any year left when one or more factories aren’t built. There is hardly any manufacturing, trading or financial sector where he and his brother have not invested. Wherever they placed their golden hands have flourished.

Mr. Tayab is a widely traveled person. He has strong business contacts all over the world; and he specializes in sourcing of capital machineries around the world. He is a member of various social organizations. He is also closely associated with cultural activities. The family runs a hospital and many educational and other welfare institutions absolutely with their own funds.


Managing Director

M. A. Kalam

Md. Abul Kalam, the Managing Director of T. K. Group of Industries, started his career in 1976 in commodity training. Within 5 years, the visionary started his very first venture T. K. Oil Refinery in 1981. And the rest is history.

The humble beginning with an oil refinery at Kaulrghat, Chittagong has today flourished as one of the biggest conglomerates of Bangladesh. Under his dynamic leadership, T. K. Group of Industries continued to grow and excelled in its journey, making gold of every business it started. Today T. K. Group is one of the most trusted, profitable and ethical companies of the country.

T. K. Group currently holds over 42 industries in diverse fields like oil refinery, tea plantation, steel rolling mills, knitting, cement, paper mill, leather, rubber, mineral water to shares and securities. And almost all of these businesses are successful in their own rights. It is one of the top 3 players in edible oil & vegetable fat, paper, steel and commodity trading sectors.

Mr. Kalam is also a Director of Asia Insurance Company Ltd. and a lifetime member of the Board of Governors of Bangladesh’s first private university, North South University.


Executive Director

Mr. Rafiq Ahmad

Mr. Rafiq Ahmad is the senior-most Cost & Management Accountant in the country. After graduation in 1955 from Govt. College of Commerce, Chittagong he took up professional education in Cost & Management Accounting. He qualified from The Pakistan Institute of Industrial Accountants (now ICMAP) in 1963; he was the first person to qualify from the then East Pakistan. He also qualified from The Institute of Cost & Works Accountants (now CIMA) London in 1970. He was one of the two Fellow Members of ICMA at the time of Liberation of Bangladesh and was one of the founding members of ICMA Bangladesh. He was the President of ICMAB for two terms and represented the Institute in many international conferences, seminars and meetings which included ISAR, United Nations, Geneva; World Congress of Accountants, Hong Kong; Confederation of Asia & Pacific Accountants conference, Tokyo and Hong Kong; South Asian Federation of Accountants conferences at New Delhi, Kolkata, Colombo, Katmandu and Dhaka. He presented keynote papers at many national and international conferences and seminars.

In his long service career at home and abroad he had the opportunity of working with eminent professionals and corporate heads of different nationalities such as British, American, German, Belgian, Swiss, and Arabs in addition to Bangladesh nationals in manufacturing industries, Public Sector Corporations, Oil sector, Heavy machineries and professional firms.

He joined T. K. Group of Industries in Cement Sector soon after Cement was denationalized early nineties, originally posted at Chittagong Cement Clinker Grinding Co. Ltd. (CCCGCL) and at the beginning of the millennium he was posted at Premier Cement Mills Ltd. from its inception. In mid 2009 he was placed at the Dhaka Head Office of the Group where he is still continuing successfully.


Director (Operations & Marketing)

Mr. Tariq Ahmed

Mr. Tariq Ahmed received his Masters degree from Dhaka University in 1977 and immediately joined Shaw Wallace Bangladesh Ltd. in their Tea Plantations. He then joined Lever Brothers Bangladesh Ltd. (now Unilever Bangladesh Ltd.) as a Management Trainee in 1980. By the year 1986, he was the Manager, Exports of Lever’s International Trading and Marketing department. And by 1997, he was the Head of Food Marketing in the same organization.

For the next two years, Mr. Tariq worked as the HR Manager of the company. In his tenure with Unilever, he attended numerous international trainings including a one year stint at Unilever Foods in UK in 1983.

He joined T. K. Group of Industries as the Director, Operations in 1999. He has with him 34 years of management experience with exposures in international and local businesses.

 


Adviser

Mr. Md. Salim Uddin

Mr. Md. Salim Uddin, FCA, FCMA, MBA is a fellow member of both the Institute of Cost and Management Accountants of Bangladesh-ICMAB and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Bangladesh-ICAB. He obtained his Honours in Commerce and Master in Accounting from the University of Chittagong. He was all through a brilliant student and stood First in the First class of M.Com Final examination. He joined in the department of Accounting of the same University in 1994 as a lecturer and has been promoted to the posts of Assistant Professor and Associate Professor and Professor in 1996, 2002 and 2010 respectively. In 1999 he went to Belgium to study MBA at the University of Brussels and obtained his MBA degree with the grade of distinction.

Before Joining in the University of Chittagong, he joined in the Government College of Satkania for a very short time after qualifying Bangladesh Civil Service-BCS Examination in 1993. Now he is a faculty member, Professor in the Department of Accounting & Information Systems, University of Chittagong, Chittagong, Bangladesh.

He has been working as Financial Consultant/Adviser in the different organizations since 1993 and gathered vast experiences in the fields of designing accounting system, project management, project financing through debt and equity, business negotiation and regulatory compliance etc,. Mr. Salim has keen interest in theoretical and applied research. His main areas of interest are International Accounting, IAS/IFRS, Forensic Accounting, Creative Accounting and Capital Market. He has more than fifty research publications at home and abroad in various fields of Accounting and Finance. He also actively participated and presented valuable papers in many national and international seminars, training programs and workshops. He attended an extensive training program on IFRS and ISA during July-August, 2008 in UK funded by World Bank jointly organized by Ministry of Commerce, Bangladesh and ICAEW, UK.

He worked and completed a project on E-Brokerage in Belgium and gathered experience in negotiating international business and finalising contract. For the above purposes he widely visited USA, UK, Japan, France, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg, UAE, Singapore, Hong Kong, China, Malaysia, Thailand, India & Nepal.


Director (Production & Technical)

Md. Khurshidul Alam

Md. Khurshidul Alam Graduated from the renowned Chittagong University with a distinct Masters Degree in Organic Chemistry in 1984. Four years later in 1988, he stepped on to his first stone in to the T.K family by joining as a production officer and after a successful career spanning two decades he is now one of the key decision makers for this group serving as Director (Production & Technical)

A member of the Malaysian Palm Oil Association and an ISO:9002 certified personnel he has unmatched expertise in edible oil refining, coconut oil, vanaspathi, industrial shortening & margarine production, feed mill, steel galvanizing, steel re-rolling, pet bottles, steel drums/barrel & lpg cylinder manufacturing sectors including construction, plant set up, hygiene services and industrial process control. In addition, he is also widely experienced in the milk powder & tea packing sectors.

His international affiliations has seen him attend numerous foreign seminars related to oil & fat analysis, hazards and safety management in edible oil refinery plant and steel mills in India, Pakistan, Myanmar, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, China, Saudi Arab, Dubai, Kenya, Uganda and Mozambique. He has worked as a consultant for erection & commissioning of edible oil refinery plant in Uganda, and Mozambique.

Notably he was crucial behind the implementation of modern management practices, concerning personnel, reporting systems (MIS), and partnership customer-supplier relations, etc within the company. He is also trained in fire fighting Management.

Besides his career contributions he is also lifetime member of Chittagong Somitee, Patiya Somitee, secretary general of Patiya Diabetic Hospital and president of the Patiya Baitur Rahmat Complex amongst other notable affiliations.

Integral to the growth of the company he is exceptionally articulate, confident and a persuasive team-builder, motivating others to achieve wholesome business growth. Ever dedicated, dependable and persistent his flexible approach towards achieving efficiency of both staff and business makes him an invaluable part of the company.