Muhammed Aziz Khan
Muhammed Aziz Khan, is the founder of Summit Industrial and Mercantile Corporation (Pvt.) Ltd. (SIMCL). Summit Group is recognized as the largest infrastructure group in Bangladesh employing over 2000 people with investments in the energy sector, ports, shipping and information technology.
Under the leadership of Muhammed Aziz Khan, Summit has set up the first Independent Power Plant of the country in 1998, Khulna Power Company Limited. Currently, Summit produces 550 megawatts of electricity and is by far the largest local independent power producer in the country. Another 1200 MW of electricity generation facility is under construction. Summit also set up the country's first private off-dock facility, Ocean Containers Limited, and is currently handling 35% of the country's export and 10% of the country's import volume.
Summit Power Limited, Summit Alliance Ports Limited, Ocean Containers Limited and Khulna Power Company Ltd. are subsidiaries of SIMCL and are currently listed in the Dhaka and Chittagong Stock Exchanges with a combined market capitalization of more than Tk. 70 billions or US dollars 1 billion.
Mr. Muhammed Aziz Khan was born in 1955. He is an MBA from the Institution of Business Administration, University of Dhaka. Mr. Muhammed Aziz Khan is married to Anjuman Aziz Khan and has three daughters, Ayesha, Adeeba and Azeeza.
Md. Farid Khan
Mr. Muhammad Farid Khan was born in July 1960 and completed his Bachelors in business from Dhaka University. He started his business career in 1980, working side by side with his brother Mr. Muhammed Aziz Khan trading plastic compounds, fertilizer and other commodities. He played an integral role in establishing and developing Summit Industrial and Mercantile (Pvt.) Limited in 1985. Mr. Khan pioneered export of molasses and fertilizer from Bangladesh.
His key entrepreneurial skill and expertise focuses in the establishment and development of new and innovative projects. He was solely instrumental in setting up the Liquefied Petroleum Gas (“LPG”) project and storage tank terminal at Mongla under Khulna district. As Summit implemented the first Independent Power project (IPP) in Bangladesh, Mr. Khan took charge of Summit Power Limited as it's Vice Chairman in 2007 and established it's foundation. SPL is now publicly listed in the Dhaka and Chittagong stock exchanges and generates 336 MW of electricity for Bangladesh.
In 2010, Mr. Khan gave up his position as Vice Chairman of SPL and shifted his focus into attaining hi technology prospects that would digitalize Bangladesh and swift global connectivity. He took responsibility of Summit Communications Limited as it's Vice Chairman to strengthen Summit's role as a catalyst for the introduction of new and pioneering businesses in Bangladesh. Under his guidance, SCL spearheaded into that market by constructing an innovative and efficient optical fiber network architecture nationally. Mr. Khan intends to expand this connectivity beyond the borders of Bangladesh along with introducing other connectivity services nationally and globally.
Besides his interest in promoting hi technology business, Mr. Khan as Vice Chairman is directly involved with Summit Group in it's entirety, strategizing and mapping out future prospects especially in areas of infrastructure development and economic potential.
Mr. Khan is a member of Siraj Khaleda Trust and promotes education for underprivileged children in Bangladesh. He also sponsors several autistic children in the Society for Education of the Intellectually Disabled (SEID). Currently, he plays an active role in overseeing the construction and development of a low cost hospital that Summit hopes to donate by the end of 2011.
Mr. Khan serves on the board of directors of Summit Industrial and Mercantile (Pvt.) Limited, Summit Power Limited, Summit Communications Limited, Summit Shipping Limited, Khulna Power Company Limited, Summit Bibiyana 1 Power Company Limited, Summit Bibiyana 2 Power Company Limited, Summit Meghnaghat Power Company Limited, IPCO Hotels and Resorts Ltd and IPCO Developments Ltd.
Md. Arif Al Islam
Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer
Md. Arif Al Islam, former Deputy CEO and CFO of Grameen Phone joined Summit Communications Limited as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer. He is also one of the shareholders of the company. Mr. Islam is an FCCA by profession and has 21 years of experience in public practice and industry. He started his career as trainee auditor in public practice in UK in 1993 and over five years worked with couple of chartered accounting firms there. He gained a range of experience in audit, tax and consultancy services and became a senior auditor. He qualified in 1998. Then he joined KPMG, Bangladesh as a Senior Manager being responsible for a port-folio of clients for audit and consultancy services. Later he joined Grameen Phone, the largest cell phone operator in Bangladesh and contributed to the telecommunication industry for a decade. He finally held the position of Deputy CEO and CFO in Grameen Phone.
Among his many achievements, he played key role in setting the strategy and business plan of Grameen Phone since a very early stage, taking the company to public listing and achieving operational excellence through both due process and leadership development. In his career, he has attended many international executive training programs, as well as participating in management and technical trainings locally and internationally.
As CEO and MD of Summit Communications Ltd, he has ushered in a successful era of expansion both in terms of network architecture, license acquistion and revenue stream. Bolstered by a strong team of professionals, his leadership has been instrumental in bringing Summit Communications Ltd to where it is today.
Fadiah khan, Board Member and Director, joined Summit Communications Limited with a role to set strategy, HR developments and oversee shareholders organizational development agenda. Together with the IT team, she has devised inventory, human resource management and project management software, as she believes that the success of any business lies in internal efficiency coupled with gratified employees. She is also involved in other strategic matters and projects at Group level.
Alongside the corporate aspects of SCL, Ms. Khan believes that connectivity should not be considered a novelty and thereby is working on extending basic connectivity to the most rural areas of Bangladesh as a social responsibility. Ms. Khan began her professional career by training at the various companies within Summit Group, initially involving herself in the mega power infrastructure projects.
From 2011, interested in nanotechnology, Ms. Khan engaged herself with Summit Communications Limited (SCL) and soon after began serving on its Board.
Ms. Khan completed her International Baccalaureate (IB) from United World College of South East Asia and thereafter in 2010 completed her Bachelors of Science in Biotechnology from George Mason University, Virginia while fulfilling the major required classes from Harvard University, Massachusetts. In 2014, Ms. Khan completed her Masters in Business and Finance Management from University College London (UCL), UK.
Rony Riad Rashid
Chief Marketing Officer
Rony Riad Rashid has been serving as Chief Marketing Officer in Summit Communications Limited since 2015. His responsibilities include taking ownership of the top line, capitalizing technology business opportunities and building brand equity of Summit Communications Limited.
He led Chief Commercial Officer and Corporate Affairs Officer role in Accenture Bangladesh prior to joining SCL.
Mr. Rashid’s experience encompasses working in different levels at world renowned organizations like General Motors, ExxonMobil Corporation, GrameenPhone Limited and Accenture. Prior to joining Summit Communications Limited, Mr. Rashid has served with Accenture Bangladesh as the Chief Corporate Affairs Officer for 2 years, where he was in charge of Regulatory Affairs, Marketing and Corporate Social Responsibility. He further served with Grameenphone IT Ltd from 2010 to 2013 as the Chief Commercial Officer with the responsibility of maximizing revenue and profit for the company. He has also served with Mobil Jamuna Lubricants Limited a subsidiary of ExxonMobil Corporation in Bangladesh and General Motors in USA, in Sales and Finance from several senior managerial capacities.
Mr. Rashid completed his Bachelors of Science from Louisiana State University, USA and holds a PGD from Harvard Business School.