Syed Manzur Elahi
Syed Manzur Elahi is the Founding Chairman of Apex Investments Ltd. (AIL). He began his career as a professional with a leading multinational company and then became an entrepreneur in the early post-liberation days. Mr. Elahi is a prominent businessman of the country and is the Chairman of Apex Group, a leading business organization of the country. Throughout his illustrious career, he has made significant contributions to the founding and development of various industrial and business enterprises including bank. He is the Chairman of Apex Tannery Ltd., Apex Footwear Limited, Apex Pharma Ltd., Blue Ocean Footwear Ltd., Apex Enterprise Ltd., Mutual Trust Bank Ltd., Grey Advertising (Bangladesh) Ltd., Quantum Market Research, Manusher Jonno Foundation, the Holidy Publications and Central Depository Bangladesh Ltd. (CDBL). He is also the Director of the Financial Express, Credit Rating Agency of Bangladesh Ltd. (CRAB) and East West University.
Mr. Elahi is the former Chairman of Bangladesh Association of Banks, and has served as a Director on the Boards of Bangladesh Bank, Sonali Bank, and Bangladesh Krishi Bank. He has served as President of the Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI) and as Vice Chairman of the Bangladesh Association of Publicly Listed Companies. Mr. Elahi was the Chairman of the East West University Foundation. He has also served as a Director of the Export Promotion Bureau, Bangladesh. Besides being an eminent industrialist, Mr. Elahi was also appointed Adviser to the Caretaker Government of Bangladesh, twice (1996 & 2001), for his leadership qualities, professionalism and non-partisanship.