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Entrepreneur Profile: Syed Manzur Elahi
« on: May 21, 2018, 10:05:39 AM »
                                                                     Entrepreneur Profile: Syed Manzur Elahi

A prominent Entrepreneur  from Bangladesh, Syed Manzur Elahi is the chairman of Apex Group- a leading Bangladeshi Conglomerate in the leather and footwear industry. He also has ventures in the insurance, advertising, banking and pharmaceuticals industries.

Early Career

After finishing his Masters Degree in Economics from Dhaka University, Syed Manzur Elahi worked in an MNC for 7 years before turning himself into an entrepreneur at the age of 30. Today he leads Apex Tannery Ltd, Apex Footwear Ltd, Apex Enterprise Ltd, Apex Investments Ltd, Blue Ocean Footwear Ltd, Grey Advertising Bangladesh Ltd and Quantum Consumer Solutions Bangladesh Limited. He was also the founding Chairman of Mutual Trust Bank Ltd. Currently he’s a Board Member in a number of companies including Mutual Trust Bank Ltd, Pioneer Insurance Co., Ltd, and International Publications Ltd, owning company of the Financial Times.

Voluntary Activities

Having attended a number of International Workshops including Worskshops at the University of Michigan and Harvard, Mr. Elahi has also involved himself in a number of activities outside of his business that have also contributed in Bangladesh’s development. He served as an Advisor in the Caretaker Governments of Bangladesh in 1996 and 2001. Besides, he was also the President of Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Bangladesh Employers Federation. He contributed in the education sector of Bangladesh by being the Founding President and Treasurer of a leading Bangladeshi Private University. Finally, he’s also a Trustee for CPD (Center for Policy Dialogue), one of Bangladesh’s leading think tanks, and he’s a Trustee of “Manusher Jonno” (a DFID organization). Both the organizations fund NGOs, who resist woman and child oppression.


Syed Manzur Elahi has won a number of awards, two of them being  “Business Executive of the year 2000” by the American Chamber of Commerce, Bangladesh and later the “Business Person of the Year 2002” award, sponsored by the Daily Star and DHL Worldwide Express.