Ahmed Akbar Sobhan

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Ahmed Akbar Sobhan
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Born (1952-02-15) 15 February 1952 (age 67)
ResidenceBashundhara R/A, Baridhara, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Other namesShah Alam
OccupationChairman at Bashundhara Group
Years active1978–present
Spouse(s)Afroza Begum

Ahmed Akbar Sobhan (Shah Alam) (born on 15 February 1952), is a Bangladeshi business magnate. He is the chairman of the business conglomerate Bashundhara Group.[1] He founded Bashundhara Group, which is operating in various lines of activities including real estate, cement manufacturing, paper and allied products, steel products, LP Gas, Shopping Complex, local and international trading.

Business career[edit]

In 1978, Sobhan started the East West Property Development (Pvt) Ltd., now known as Bashundhara Housing. He currently leads group of enterprises consisting of nearly three dozen medium to large ventures steel and engineering, paper, tissue, cement, LP Gas, sanitary napkin, multi-paper, dredging, shipping, food and beverage, galvanised iron pipe, etc. He has an estimated wealth of about 50,000 crore BDT.

Social activities[edit]

Sobhan endorsed different development tasks for the group under the coverage of corporate social responsibility. His social responsibilities often transcends borders.[2] He is also actively associated with various socio cultural and humanitarian activities for the development of the society as well as of the common people.[3]

Honorary consul[edit]

Sobhan is an Honorary Consul of the Republic of Ukraine in the People's Republic of Bangladesh since July 2006.[4]


  1. ^ "Ahmed Akbar Sobhan, Chairman of Bashundhara Group". Bashundhara Group's Official Website.
  2. ^ "Bashundhara's social commitment transcends borders". Daily Sun. Dhaka. Archived from the original on 3 April 2015.
  3. ^ "Bashundhara Group Chairman stands beside Megh, 5 families" (Press release). Maxo Group. Free Press Release. 14 May 2012. Retrieved 19 December 2015.
  4. ^ "A Message from the Honorary Consul General". Consulate General of Ukraine in Bangladesh. Archived from the original on 5 April 2015.