Moosa Bin Shamsher

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Moosa Bin Shamsher
Born (1945-10-15) 15 October 1945 (age 73)
ResidenceThe Palace, Gulshan, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Alma materPacific Western University (Hawaii)[1]
OccupationChairman and Managing Director, DATCO Group
Spouse(s)Kaniz Fatema Chowdhury

Moosa Bin Shamsher (Bengali: মুসা বিন সামসের; born 15 October 1945) is a Bangladeshi businessman and the chairman and CEO of DATCO Group.


Moosa founded DATCO.[2]


DATCO group[edit]

Formed in 1975, Shamsher's business DATCO is now primarily engaged in the export of labour in the form of migrant rural farmers from Bangladesh to the booming construction industries in the Middle East.[3][not in citation given]

Offering donation[edit]

During the UK 1997 general election it was reported that Moosa offered the Labour Party and Tony Blair ₤5 million campaign donation. Although the party declined the donation the offer itself received a lot of media attention.[4]


  1. ^ Farndale, Nigel (30 May 1998). "Man with the Golden Guns". The Vancouver Sun. Pacific Western University in the United States, establishes that it awarded Moosa a PhD in 1988 - after a correspondence course.
  2. ^ "Home". Datco. Retrieved 2011-07-21.
  3. ^ "Dark side of the Dubai dream". BBC News. 6 April 2009.
  4. ^ Timmins, Nicholas (29 August 1994). "Labour rejects pounds 5m offer 'on principle'". The Independent. London. Retrieved 2011-07-21.

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