Interview with Mr Abdus Salam Murshedy

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Mr Abdus Salam Murshedy
Mr Abdus Salam Murshedy
Managing Director
Envoy Group
Envoy Group

Bangladeshi Denim manufacturing segment has seen a significant growth…approx 500%

Headquartered in Bangladesh, established in 1984, Envoy Group is a giant company that has earned unrivaled success in the field of Ready-Made Garments (RMG), Textiles, Local and International Trading, Freight Forwarding, Information Technology, Washing Plant, Real Estate, Banking Automation, Health Care, Hospitality Service, Consumer Products etc. The Group represents 27 business enterprises at present, including 14 garments factories with around 15000 employees. The total investment in Apparel, Freight Forwarding, Information Technology, Trading & Textiles is approximately 80 million USD and annual turnover is approximately 120 million USD. Recognizing the extra-ordinary contribution the group has made into the export from the country, Government has awarded the organization with the prestigious “National Export Trophy” and “President’s Export Trophy”. A graduate from Dhaka University, Mr Abdus Salam Murshedy, Managing Director of Envoy Group has an excellent business background and highly reputed for his relentless endeavors and dynamism. He is a prominent personality in the business arena of the country and playing a pre-dominant role in establishing a solid industrial base in Bangladesh. A born leader with vision – Mr Salam started the company in 1984. In less than two decades, he has guided the organization to emerge a business conglomerate in Bangladesh. Mr Salam is closely associated to the Garment movement in Bangladesh. He has been playing a vital role in Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) for last 20 years. His tremendous contribution to the garment sector drove him towards successful running in the BGMEA election as a Director for Four tenures. Mr Salam was also working as a Sr Vice President of Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) and as a Chairman of Standing Committee on Customs–BGMEA. His innovative ideas halved the complexity of Import and Export procedure and brought smoothness in the operation in respect of Customs activities. His intelligence, brilliant policy making ability and immense contribution made him elected as a President of BGMEA year 2009-2011. Currently, he is the Chairman of the Exports Association of Bangladesh (EAB). Widely renowned for his magical skill as a footballer, he is one of the finest sports-personality that Bangladesh has ever produced. Mr Salam led the National Football Team of the country in many international tournaments.

Mr Murshedy, it is an opportunity to compere Face2Face talk with you. You are a known figure for textile and garment verticals. However, knowing about your fame in football sports too makes me curious to ask you to relate your Sportmanship to Enterpreneurship?

I am proud to be a sportsman first. I strongly believe my sportsman character has played a prominent role in today’s success as an entrepreneur. During the tenure of my sportsman career, with the name and fame as one of the best national soccer player, I have come into close contact with number of leading businessmen of the country patronizing the sports. I got inspired with and thereafter started my career as a businessman with my partner who is also a diehard patron of sports. Still I am closely related with sports and contributing as much as possible for upliftment and wellbeing of sports of the country.

That’s interesting. Also having spent years being associated to textile and clothing industry longly, how would you like to narrate happenings therein globally?

Worldwide economic recession, very specifically in USA and EU countries, should have direct impact on our textile and clothing industries. USA and EU countries still have unemployment problem. We have seen the cotton market reach at its high. For all these, alongside, very recent tsunami in Japan certainly caused shrinkage in world market. Despite of all those negative situations our textile and clothing industries marked significant 42% growth in this fiscal year over the last year. This has become possible only for relentless efforts and proper steps of the government and the entrepreneurs together. A total export in textile and clothing industry in this fiscal year is about 18 billion USD.

Published on: 11/07/2011

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