KDS Group

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KDS Group
Private company
Industry Conglomerate
Founded 1983
Founder [Khalilur Rahman]
Headquarters 255 Nasirabad I/A Baizid Bostami Road, Chittagong, Bangladesh
Key people

Khalilur Rahman (Chairman)

Products Garments, textile, trims and packaging, steel, logistic and shipping
Number of employees
Website kdsgroup.net

KDS Group is one of the most renowned leading business and industrial conglomerates of Bangladesh , which is based mainly in the port city of Chittagong but with extensive operations in Dhaka as well. It has also established offices and agencies in India,Hong Kong and is currently expanding into Europe and North America, thereby paving the path into becoming a Bangladeshi-based multinational.[3] It is one of the largest private sector employers in Bangladesh.

The group was founded in 1983, through the establishment of one of the first garments industries of Bangladesh, and over the last 24 years, through innovation, dynamism, untiring effort and dedication, the business in terms of assets and revenues have grown exponentially by sometimes over 500% a year. The fields of business have also extended from being just apparel exports to a whole array of other industries. Today the total group can proudly declare over USD 500 million in annual revenues in total, with over 25,000 employees, staff and workers strong.

KDS values human capital and is therefore committed to attract, groom and nurture talent through industry leading compensations and benefit packages apart from invests in on training its potential employees under local as well as foreign trainers. KDS has engaged the internationally renowned organizational development consultants "Ernst & Young" to develop upgraded Human Resource Management practices such as appraisal through the Balance Score Card method, talent mapping through the Boston Matrix etc.

The Group adheres to international compliance requirements closely, and has taken many social initiatives for the betterment of the lives of its workforce going even beyond foreign requirements. KDS is always keen on taking new challenges and initiatives supported by the robust financial appetite it enjoys along with the open support of all major financial institutions in Bangladesh based on their healthy business track record with each of them.

• Apparel • Textiles • Apparel Trims & Packaging • Steel • Information & Communication Technologies • IT Training Services • Banking • Insurance • Investment Management • Shares and securities trading • Logistics & Shipping • Inland Container Depot • Real Estate Development • Other trading operations

KDS Group is also extensively involved with a large number of corporate social responsibility and philanthropic initiatives.

The KDS Group sincerely believes in developing the community in which it operates and therefore has gone on to establish a large number of non-profit and entirely philanthropic educational institutions and takes a regular avid interest in the quality and standard of these institutes. These are: • Khalil Mir Girls School • Khalil Mir Degree College • Khalilur Rahman Shishu Niketon • Saberia Khalilia Senior Madrasha • Khalilur Rahman Mohila Degee College • Khalilur Rahman students Welfare Trust • Shandhir Gousia Tayobia Dilwara Beum Sunnia Senior Madrasha

Aside from these established social responsibility initiatives, the Group regularly makes large charitable donations to government funds during all natural calamities and also makes extensive contributions privately to all kinds of relief and rehabilitation initiatives taken nationwide.

KDS Group is one of those Business Conglomerates who has set out to put Bangladesh on the global map through industrialization and modernized commerce.

KDS Group is managed by a competent board with over 60 years of experience together in managing wide range of initiatives and operations including international initiatives. The existing chairman (Mr. MD. Khalilur Rahman,present president of Metropolitan Chamber Of Commerce & Industries,Chittagong Chapter ) of the Group founded the organization in 1983 and has steered KDS to rapid growth and diversity. The participating directors of the group having international education and professional experiences have augmented this further to expand the horizon of KDS group.

KDS believes in clean and transparent management of operations and breeds a culture of corporate and independent governance by professionals.

With the team of professionals in the management and the zealous board, KDS now has the appetite to take on further challenges of growth and diversity to enhance its coverage on industries and potentials and increase its revenues and over all value for the clients, shareholders, employees and associates.


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