Ahmed Akbar Sobhan, chairman of Bashundhara Group, the nation’s leading industrial conglomerate, was a visionary who visualised the nation’s and its people’s success. His son Sayem Sobhan Anvir took control of the steering wheel of the Bashundhara group from there, in front of an inaccessible destination of possibilities. Then one followed by another, twenty one years have passed. And this young ace of spade has established the brand new definition of success.
Considering the future, he has uncovered new endless possibilities. He has spread the sparkling of light into the eyes of millions of people.
September 16th, he has completed 21 years as the Managing Director (MD) of Bashundhara Group, the leading industrial conglomerate in the country. Today, the success story of entrepreneur Sayem Sobhan Anvir inspires future aspirants.
Sayem Sobhan Anvir successfully completed his BBA (Bachelor of Business Administration) at the American International University in London and returned home in the year 2001.
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Ahmed Akbar Sobhan, the messiah of Bashundhara Group, saw in Anvir’s eyes the determination to actualize his aspirations at that time. Without considering alternatives, he placed the responsibility of a large industrial conglomerate like Bashundhara Group on the shoulders of that young Anvir. Sayem Sobhan Anvir took a new road that day with the intention of obtaining something new.
After enduring numerous ups and downs, Bashundhara MD Sayem Sobhan Anvir established his father’s vision of the future. He has upheld the dignity of his father’s trust. In addition to modernising the business, he has left a legacy of success by expanding into other areas. Under his leadership and direction, Bashundhara Group has become one of the country’s leading corporations. He generated an incalculable amount of employment opportunities. The Bashundhara group’s manufactured goods are now market leaders in Bangladesh.
As a consequence of producing high-quality merchandise, people increasingly associate the Bashundhara organisation with reliability. Many products are exported overseas with a positive reputation.
The Bashundhara Group, which is well-known in the housing industry, is no longer restricted to one or two sectors. Bashundhara Group has played a significant role in the country’s unprecedented development during the past three decades. And over a major portion of it, there is an outstanding contribution of the young ace of space Sayem Sobhan Anvir.
Sayem Sobhan Anvir has led Bashundhara Group for more than half of its existence. Throughout this long stretch of time, the MD’s continuous efforts, honesty, devotion, and sincerity have opened numerous doors to success for Bashundhara Group. Sayem Sobhan Anvir has also reached numerous milestones in accelerating the Bashundhara Group’s development.
Sayem Sobhan Anvir was not only interested in business. Having stepped outside the circle, he has found the true welfare of the nation and its people. At the same time, his innovative prowess sets him apart from other entrepreneurs.
Not only in Bangladesh, but also globally, he has risen to the ranks of the most successful businessmen.
Sayem Sobhan Anvir, a successful innovator, is one of the governing forces in the nation’s economy. He is always diligently working in silence and secrecy. He has contributed in all aspects to the growth of the nation’s commerce, manufacturing, sports, and media. Due to his multidimensional and dynamic leadership and exceptional talent, these industries are experiencing exponential growth.
Beyond the housing business, the industrial group currently contributes to cement, paper and pulp, various types of tissue, steel, LP gas, food and beverages, consumer goods, shipping, shipbuilding, dredging, trading companies, bitumen and jewellery sectors. In particular, he is playing a relentless role in strengthening the struggling football of the country. Bangabandhu’s daughter Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina appointed him as the chairman of Sheikh Russel Krira Chakra Limited.
Many may not realise Sayem Sobhan Anvir as a genuine humanitarian in addition to his success as a businessman. Because, he donates in silence. Those who have observed him carefully can attest to Sayem Sobhan Anvir’s generosity. He is constantly in the service of others.
Not only did he donate money, but he also dedicated his time and effort in the sustainable transformation of society. Upon the outbreak of coronavirus in the country, he contributed 10 crore Bangladeshi Taka to the Prime Minister’s Welfare Fund. In addition to this, Bashundhara Group engages in other charitable activities. The institution supports the government during any national crisis.
Bashundhara has constructed numerous institutions and hospitals for the country’s underprivileged and helpless citizens. The Bashundhara Ad-Din Medical College and Hospital and the Advocate Atameya Free Friday Clinic provide education and medical services to the needy. The Bashundhara Eye Hospital and Research Institute provides free eye care and surgical procedures to the impoverished and elderly. The Bashundhara Technical Institute provides underprivileged youths with technical education and training. Bashundhara Special Children Foundation is working on education and rehabilitation of autistic children. In addition, Bashundhara provides microloans without interest to economically empower marginalised communities and widows.
His contributions to business, media, sports, and community service have earned him a number of national and international awards. Since 2016 he has been enjoying CIP status at the National Board of Revenue (NBR). Under his guidance, East West Media Group has become the highest tax-paying media group.
Sayem Sobhan Anvir was awarded the international award titled ‘Person of the Year’ in April this year.
This honour was given to him by the Greatest Brands and Leaders 2021-2022 Asia-America-Africa Awards Program. This award was given to him because of his business knowledge, work to improve quality, and outstanding service to consumers and the industry.
Prior to this, Sayem Sobhan Anvir had received multiple other national and international awards.
Bashundhara MD was awarded the ‘St. Mother Teresa International Award’ on February 24 of this year at an event in Kolkata, India. The award was presented to him in honour of his exceptional contribution to Bangladesh’s media industry. In addition, the government granted him the Commercially Important Person (CIP) designation in 2016 in recognition of his contribution to the nation’s economy. In 2011, the United States Congress gave him an award for his work to improve business ties between Bangladesh and the United States.
Sayem received India’s famous Dada Saheb Phalke Excellence Award-2017 for his contributions to the socioeconomic growth of the country as well as his contributions in sports, health-medical, social service, and the media.
Sayem Sobhan Anvir is widely respected as both an entrepreneur and a proponent of diverse industries, in addition to his broad vision and business acumen. Morality and progressive thought propelled him to unprecedented heights. He is regarded as an industry powerhouse.
He is engaged in numerous domestic and international business forums. He is a member of Dhaka Chamber of Commerce and Industries, Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce and Industries and SAARC Chamber of Commerce and Industries.