Muquim Ahmed

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Muquim Ahmed
Born (1954-09-01) 1 September 1954 (age 62)
Sylhet, East Bengal (now Bangladesh)
Residence Shadwell, Tower Hamlets, London, England
Nationality British
Ethnicity Bengali
Education Production Engineering
Occupation Entrepreneur
Notable work Café Naz restaurants
Religion Islam

Muquim Ahmed (born 1 September 1954) is a Bangladeshi-born British entrepreneur. He is thought to be the first Brick Lane millionaire.[citation needed]


Ahmed arrived in East London in the early 1970s, aged 19, to study Engineering with the intention of returning to join the family business in Bangladesh.[1]

Having invested £2 million in a bakery and a ready meals factory in South West London, Ahmed, 55, is building a food manufacturing leg to his property and restaurant portfolio. Best known for his work in transforming the Brick Lane area of East London, later helped his father export goods from Britain and the Netherlands to Bangladesh. He diversified into property and was a millionaire at 26. He has a £30m property portfolio while his Café Naz chain of restaurants turns over about £3.5 million a year. His other interests include a travel agency.[2]

Ahmed is also a fellow of The University of London.[2]

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  1. ^ "Focus: Immigrant Britain". The Sunday Times. 19 February 2006. Retrieved 26 April 2009. 
  2. ^ a b "Muquim Ahmed". The Sunday Times. 27 April 2008. Retrieved 26 April 2009. 

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