Mr. Shafiul Islam Kamal
[ Chairman ]
In a country like Bangladesh, which had set a vision of moving forward in the digital perspective despite the volatile economic status quo, we are leaping ahead towards a great future. Despite the uneven global recovery, at Navana Group, we truly believe in endeavoring the best.
A core part of our long term strategy involves the yearning to serve country wide customers in innumerable facets and creating a landmark through our products and services reflecting our brand image as a recall in every customers' cognizance.
Since the inception of Navana Group in 1964,our goal has always remained to follow the footsteps of our predecessor, being my elder brother, Mr Alhaj Zahurul Islam .We are a family business with deep rooted pioneering spirit and a wealth of highly relevant experience. Our goal is to remain at the cutting edge of every industry and create a prominent value for all our stakeholders, surrounding communities and not to forget the wider economy.
Looking through the global economy which has been witnessing strong growth, we have been trying to empower our position by embracing the global perspectives in order to strengthen our future competitiveness by making bold investments in aspects that will draw a hand of contribution towards the society. We have been nourishing our core business striving to ensure a balanced approach adding value through managerial capabilities, as well as taking significant care towards the community through a wide range of corporate and socially responsive initiatives. Business growth can always be ensured through acute decision making and through utilization of the best opportunities at the right time. Navana has always believed in steady growth upheld with strong roots and developing a belief that customers are our first and foremost priority.
Our execution in the business arena has marked 5 decades and continuing and we have been seeing a country which has been running with one voice and one mandate. We are thankful to our leaders and predecessors who have fought for our freedom and contributed towards the development of the economy, which has even lend a hand of progress flourishing our company countrywide.
Currently, we have more than 4000 employees from 25 different Business units who are contributing to our organization towards a vibrant society creating a connection with a large customer base. In line with our vision, we have been capitalizing on growth opportunities by expanding our business horizons. Being a member of this group, I would like to pursue our strategic goals which lies in our ability to work collaboratively with all our clients and customers for cost efficiencies and exploiting business opportunities. We believe in striving for excellence and exceling in every aspect in order to excel in any motion of success.
Born in 1949, Mr. Shafiul Islam Kamal, son of Late Alhaj Aftabuddin Ahmed, had his early education in science related subjects. He joined the Islam Group in 1968 to begin what was to become a successful career in the automotive as well as in construction, real estate business. In the early years, he gained valuable experience by being involved in the management of the Group’s diverse business operations. He played a major role in establishing Navana as the premier car company in Bangladesh, and later, in setting up Aftab Automobiles.
He was also responsible for the construction company named: Bengal Development Corporation (BDC) and he was directly responsible for the construction work of BDC in Middle East and from 1981 he was also taking care Eastern Housing Limited, then the largest real estate developing company in Bangladesh. In 1996, after the death of Mr. Jahurul Islam, the then Chairman of Islam Group, he separated from Islam Group with Navana Ltd. and Aftab Automobiles Ltd. and formed Navana Group. He has been the key person of the business of Islam Group and he was a person responsible to take care all problems and to maintain public relation with all the top politicians, bureaucrats, top military officials and other key persons. With the background and the amount of acceptability that he had, nobody else in this country enjoys that.
Mr. Saiful Islam (Shumon), son of Mr. Shafiul Islam Kamal, had his education in business related subjects from New Delhi University, India. While attending his university studies, Mr. Islam joined his father in Navana Group.
He gained valuable experience by being involved in the management of the group?s diverse business operations. In 2000 Mr. Islam accepted the responsibilities of the management and operations of Navana Limited, Navana Group's flagship company. Since this time Mr. Saiful Islam has also contributed his experience and management skills to the operations of Navana Real Estate Limited, Navana Construction Limited and Navana CNG Ltd.
Mr. Sajedul Islam, second son of Mr. Shafiul Islam Kamal, return from Boston University, USA, and joined Navana Group in 2003. His return to Bangladesh was much anticipated as assumed the leadership and management of Navana Group, Construction and Real Estate Division.
Mr. Sajedul Islam is also very active in the management and operations of the Navana Group flagship company, Navana Limited and most recent Navana CNG Ltd.
Mrs. Khaleda Islam is the wife of Mr. Shafiul Islam Kamal, Chairman of the Navana Group. Mrs. Khaleda Islam has experience in business for more than 30 years. At present, Mrs. Khaleda Islam is a Director of Navana Group, consisting of thirty eight companies, involved, amongst others, in vehicles assembling, body building and trading; real estate; construction; CNG conversion and CNG stations; textiles; car rental; electronics; IT; petroleum and renewable energy.
Ms. Farhana Islam, a young enthusiastic entrepreneur of the country, joined the Navana Group in 2004. In the early years, she gained valuable experience by being involved in the management of the Group's diversified business operations. She took various business related professional courses at home and abroad and has been playing a dynamic role in group businesses.
Navana Toyota 3S Center,
205-207 Tejgoan I/A, Dhaka - 1208.
Phone: +88-02-9892911, +88-02-9893048