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United Group is one of the largest socio-economic infrastructure based business conglomerates with a diverse investment portfolio spanning across multiple sectors.
The journey began in 1978 as a shared vision by close friends to establish a lasting legacy. Today, United Group stands as one of the largest socio-economic infrastructure based business conglomerates.
A unique business philosophy, long cultivated knowledge of the local economic culture and industrial practices, and unwavering dedication to fulfill every commitment has enabled us to pioneer and prosper in almost every sector we operated in. Our revenue streams are used for community development as much as reinvesting into new business initiatives.
We plan to continue building on the legacy of success through maintaining the core set of values that have been nurtured, practiced and implemented in all of our ventures.
Build on a legacy of trust to reach new heights of excellence through responsible business and unwavering commitment
The mission of United Group is to weave excellence with every strand of our work. We shall continue fostering harmony and trust with our partners, customers and communities, creating positive footprints in the fields we operate. The goal is to ensure that we are the best in class in all our endeavors.
Mr. Hasan Mahmood Raja is one of the most renowned business persons in the country. Born in 1957, he completed his graduation in commerce and got passionately involved in the business. He is one of the Founding Directors of the country’s one of the leading business houses – ‘United Group’.
Mr. Raja had a keen interest and an innate aptitude for doing business and rendering service to the nation for promoting the economic development of Bangladesh. With a humble beginning in 1978, Mr. Raja displayed his excellence in business entrepreneurship by building his business domain. The biggest milestone of his success is the courage to embark into new business ventures based on sound foresight, ingenuity, and skillful execution. Within a span of 41 years of his business career, he successfully managed to establish many diversified business enterprises under the umbrella of United Group. Commitment, integrity and sincerity are the key values of his various business achievements.
Dominant position of United Group in the Country’s Power and Real Estate sectors and creating unique establishments like Khulna Power Company Ltd., United Power Generation & Distribution Co. Ltd., United Hospital Ltd., United Nursing College, United International University and United Maritime Academy are few of his landmark entrepreneurship. United Group has always marked its steady growth under Mr. Raja’s leadership. His charming personality, focus in flawless implementation of every single business on time, constantly stressing on brainstorming for new ideas, efficiency in business management etc are only a few of his traits that eventually transformed into the core values of his business undertaking and implementation.
At present, Mr. Raja is the Chief Advisor of United Enterprises & Co. Ltd as well the Chairman and Managing Director of more than 20 Concerns of the Group, notably Khulna Power Company Limited, Neptune Land Development Ltd, United City Twin Towers Developers Ltd, United Hospital, United Maritime Academy Ltd etc. He is also the Chairman, Board of Trustees of United International University.
Mr. Raja takes a profound interest in community services and contributes generously for the welfare of the community, particularly to the underprivileged ones. He has established multiple school and madrasa in his village and surrounding areas. He continues to employ his best efforts to provide education, healthcare and infrastructure facilities for overall development of the people of Jamalpur district.
Mr. Ahmed Ismail Hossain is one of the Founding Directors of the country’s one of the leading business houses – United Group which marked its debut in business in 1978. He was born in June 1956 and hailed from Kishoreganj district. After schooling from Faujderhat Cadet College, he completed his Honours and Master’s degrees in International Relations from Dhaka University. He is one of the architects of the company we know as United Group today.
He undertook the responsibility as the Managing Director of United Enterprises & Co. Ltd., the parent Company of United Group for many years, demonstrated his entrepreneurial skills, and used his experience to establish many corporate bodies of the Group notably in textile and pharmaceutical sectors. He is the Vice-Chairman of United Hospital Ltd and Managing Director of Comilla Spinning Mill Ltd., performing diverse responsibilities of the Group as and when required. He is also one of the Directors on the Board of Khulna Power Company Ltd. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees of United International University.
Being one of the Trustees of the United Trust, the CSR wing of the Group, he enthusiastically undertakes social works in his village in Kishoregonj district. Mr. Ismail is a widely traveled man and has visited many parts of the world for the purpose of business.
Mr. Khandaker Moinul Ahsan Shamim is one of the Founding Directors of United Group. After completion of his Bachelor of Commerce, he joined the business together with a few like-minded friends. With his diligence and exceptional entrepreneurial skills, he played important roles in establishing firm footing and quick expansion of business of the Group. At one time he also undertook the responsibility of United Group in the capacity of the Managing Director, displaying his entrepreneurial skill and business experience, in order to sustain the growth of the business of United Group.
At present, he is one of the Advisors of all the corporate entities of United Group, notably United Enterprises & Co. Ltd., United Power Generation and Distribution Company Ltd., United Hospital Limited, Khulna Power Company Ltd., etc. He oversees the overall financial management of the Group on behalf of the Board of Directors. Besides this, he is also a member, Board of Trustees of United International University.
He plays key role in the social development sector of his home district. Being one of the active Trustees of the United Trust, a CSR organization of the Group, he generously patronizes the education sector in his home village and surrounding areas.
Mr. Akhter Mahmud Rana is one of the first-generation Directors of United Group. Born in 1960, he joined United Group upon completion of his formal education.
Mr. Rana’s entrepreneurial initiatives and commitment have added significantly to United Group’s current growth and streamlined human resources of the Group. In the early years of the Group’s journey, Mr. Rana played an instrumental role in the implementation and commissioning of sub-station of Radio Bangladesh, a milestone the Group achieved through his pivotal part.
His contribution in developing the textile sector in the Group is noteworthy. Of his many outstanding works, the revival of Comilla Spinning Mills Ltd as a profitable venture from a bankrupt one and the establishment of United Rotospin Ltd. stands as his most daring endeavor. United Elevator World is yet another one of his successful business projects. This company, formed under his bold leadership, is now supplying world-class quality elevators to industrial and residential complexes in the country.
He is one of the Advisors of all the corporate entities under United Group, notably United Enterprises & Co. Ltd., United Power Generation & Distribution Co. Ltd., United Hospital Ltd., Khulna Power Company Ltd. etc. In addition to this, he is also a member of the Board of Trustees of United International University. Being one of the active Trustees of United Trust, a CSR organization of the Group, he generously patronizes education, healthcare and various charitable activities in and around his village home, Malancha, Jamalpur.
Upon completion of his B.Sc. in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from University College London (UCL), U.K., Mr. Moinuddin Hasan Rashid joined United Group in 2005 as an intern. Under the direct supervision of the then Chairman of United Group, Mr. Hasan Mahmood Raja, he started his career in Sales and Marketing of United City, a premium township project in Dhaka.
As a young and energetic executive, he later spent his time to learn and understand the power generation business as it serves as one of the major enterprises of United Group. At a very early stage, he was given the responsibility of power plant development. Mr. Rashid successfully developed and implemented more than 1 Gigawatt of power generation capacity to add to United Group’s portfolio, making it one of the biggest contributors to the national grid for supply of electricity.
On July 2011, he was appointed as Managing Director of United Enterprises & Company Limited and was subsequently appointed as the Chairman in 2020, as part of United Group’s succession plan.
Mr. Rashid has keen interest in the real estate, healthcare and retail sectors of Bangladesh. With the guidance of the founders of United Group, he intends to invest in these sectors as part of his diversification strategy to create a more financially stable, structured and sustainable company.
He believes that creating more employment in the economy, establishing a strong brand identity driven by a socially responsible corporate structure and sustaining the goodwill that had been handed over by the founding directors of the Group, are crucial for success in these sectors.
He firmly believes that United Group must maintain its status as the leading company in the Power Sector of Bangladesh. In parallel, Mr. Rashid also wants United Group to be based on strong and transparent core values that will uphold the company’s vision, carry out its mission and shape its culture. The group’s external stakeholders, including valued clients and partners, must have the belief that every single business decision that United Group takes is aligned with its core values.
He states that, the Group aspires to continue being known as a business house who establishes successful, pioneering business models and provide collective benefit to the community, adding sustainable social value to the quality of people’s lives. The business-to-consumer ventures of the group like Unimart, Chef’s Table, Sir John Wilson School, United Hospital and United International University are key examples of successful implementation of such aspiration.
Mr. Rashid envisions United Group’s work environment to be such that it will attract and retain the most remarkable human capital for the Group. He also wishes for the company to have a happy environment because happiness builds positivity and multiplies success. Consequently, internal stakeholders are motivated to work together for the common well-being of the organization they are serving. He is also conscious that long term policy implementation, in line with the industry practices, will further pave the way for ensuring a sustainable organization.
In order to uphold the legacy of the founders, Mr. Rashid wants to honor the Group’s commitments to all stakeholders including its partners, clients, colleagues, students, patients, vendors, social beneficiaries, community, etc. Rather than aiming to establish the largest business conglomerate in the country, his mission for United Group is to continue to grow in a sustainable manner.
Mr. Bari completed his Bachelors in Business Management from King’s College London, UK in 2005 and Masters in Finance from the University of New South Wales, Australia in 2007. He joined UG in 2008 and was subsequently appointed as the Director of UG in 2011. He is one of the second-generation directors of the Group. He is the Managing Director of Unimart Ltd.He is involved in the retail division and in the construction of the Airport Hotel and Retail project. He is also working with the team that is overseeing UG’s first 600 MW combined cycle power project.
Bangladesh has one of the fastest middle-income segment growth in the world and UG aspires to form an integral part of the consumer and business retail scenario of the country. The Group wants to be at the forefront of all consumer and retail development of Bangladesh.Mr.Bari has played a founding role in the establishment of Unimart Ltd., the biggest hyper market chain in the country and also ‘Chef’s Table’, the premier food court establishment of Bangladesh. Furthermore, UG is launching ‘Avenue’, the ultimate lifestyle retail solution for the consumers in our cities.
Mr. Bari aims to uphold the existing legacy by working with uncompromising ethics, adhering to commitments and by continuing to build the most profitable and reliable business ventures in the country through nation building activities.He envisions exponential growth of the number of people whose lives UG touches on a daily basis through United Power, Sir John Wilson School, Unimart, United Hospital, United International University and other future ventures.
Mr. Rashid studied Commerce atMonash International, Melbourne, Australia and began his professional career back in 2006. His first placement was at United Hospital Limited, in the role of an Executive. He then joined United Enterprises & Company Limited in 2008 as an Executive, at a time when the Group was focusing on expanding its businesses through diversification and was thereafter appointed as Associate Director in 2009. As a young entrepreneur, he was deeply involved with business affairs of the Group and his keen sense of professionalism led to his appointment as the Director of United Enterprises & Company Limited in 2013. He is one of the second-generation directors of the Group.
Currently, Mr. Rashid is the Chairman of Gunze United Limited, Managing Director of United Tank Terminal Limited, United Shipping & Logistic Services Limited, United Land Port Teknaf Limited and United Refinery & Bulk Storage Limited. He also holds the position of Director in all of United Group’s active subsidiaries including United Energy Trading Pte Limited, Neptune Land Development Limited and United LPG Limited.
Mr. Rashid is spearheading the joint venture establishment with Aygaz (the leading Turkish liquefied petroleum gas company) for establishing LPG supply, storage and distribution business in Bangladesh.He heads the energy trading business in Bangladesh and Singapore. He established and oversees the shipping, logistics and terminal operation businesses, with multiple facilities in Ashuganj, Chattogram, Mongla and Jamalpur. He developed the most efficient liquid fuel handling terminal in Bangladesh and the first private jetty on Karnaphuli River. He setup the joint venture establishment with Gunze (Japan) in Dhaka Export Processing Zone. In addition to the above, he is the Director of Administration at UG.
Mr. Rashid that an impactful business philosophy will engender remarkable feats, which would be a continuation of United Group’s motto i.e. “Uniting dreams for a brighter tomorrow”.
Mr. Ahsan was educated at Stony Brook University, New York with a Major in Economics. He is a member of the board of directors of “Footsteps”, a next-generation organization. Prior to joining UG, he worked for tax evaluation in a wealth management firm and was engaged as a staff accountant for a year in New York.
Mr. Ahsan joined as a management trainee at UG on the 1st of January 2019. Working with different departments of the company for the first few months gave him an opportunity to learn about different divisions of the business. He was subsequently involved in the 50 MW power plant at KEPZ. With the completion of this project, he was appointed as an director of the company. He also oversaw the implementation of a few projects of United Power, United Trust, United Lube Oil Ltd. and UPSL.
After 2020, Mr. Ahsan focused on Orange IT Ltd. and Orange Solutions Ltd. which is the ICT division of UG that aims to cover the complete business automation solution. He envisions Orange Solutions Ltd. to burgeon and foster technological development in the country. Instead of going for vertical integration in operations, he wants to see the company as a service-oriented industry. He believes that upholding integrity and the core company values is important to leave a legacy for generations to come.
Mr. Rashid is one of the associate directors of UG. He holds a foundation degree from Perdana College, Dhaka. He joined Unimart, the retail division of the group in 2017. He believes he was fortunate enough to join during a time when the Group management had already set their mind to expand the retail superstore while also entering into the Food and Beverage (F&B) services sector in a more mainstream manner.The retail sector is a fascinating one as it is everchanging on a daily basis. When he joined UG, he was involved in the Chef’s Table project, a state-of-the art food court.He is working with the core team which is responsible for the overall planning and management of Chef’s Table, Unimart and Elevate.
Other than the expansion of the retail sector through F&B Services, Mr.Rashid looks forward to the creation of new ventures like Private Label Brands (PLB) and Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) manufacturing.If the opportunity arises, he would like to explore in clean and renewable energy. He infers that it is a propitious time to invest in this area as the future of humanity and the planet depends on how we produce energy. He believes that unwavering dedication and tenacious effort is crucial to uphold the business legacy.
Mr. Rashid is one of the associate directors of the Group. He holds a BSc in Engineering with a Major in Power and Electronics from United International University (UIU). He joined UG in 2016 as assistant to the Chairman who is the current Chief Advisor of the Group. Subsequently, he was appointed as the Managing Director of Moulvi Tea Estate.
Mr. Rashid feels pride in the fact that, in a span of three years, the Moulvi Tea Estate doubled its production. The Moulvi Tea Estate was upgraded from a C class rated garden to an A class rated garden in terms of both quality and quantity. He has plans to explore tea blending and make more investments in the tea sector.
Besides overseeing Moulvi Tea Estate, he is actively working in the real estate division and other companies related to real estate. Mr. Rashid hopes to play a significant role in whatever sector UG excels in future, be it Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) or real estate. He believes that UG must grow sustainably and also uphold its brand value.
Mr. Kutubuddin Akhter Rashid began his professional career at United Group in 2018 as a Management Associate in UECL – Power Division. He was posted on site at Mymensingh to be involved as a core project team member for United Jamalpur Power Ltd. and United Mymensingh Power Ltd. Upon successful completion of the projects in Mymensingh, he was transferred to Chattogram to supervise the implementation of United Anwara Power Ltd., which led to commissioning in June 2019.
As a young entrepreneur, Mr. Kutubuddin Akhter Rashid’s involvement in business has imbued well with the core values of the Group. His keen sense of professionalism and ability to lead projects in strict timeframes led to his appointment as the Associate Director of United Enterprises & Co. Ltd. in 2020. He took charge of United Payra Power Ltd. project, and amid Covid pandemic outbreak, his careful planning and prudent decisions during project execution, led to on time commissioning of the project.
Mr. Kutubuddin Akhter Rashid is currently in charge of the Power Division of United Group with an objective to optimize operational efficiency in the ongoing projects. He also leads the planning and design phase of new/upcoming projects that the Group is interested to invest in. Additionally, he is the Managing Director of Leviathan Global (BD) Ltd. and United Healthcare Services Ltd.
Mr. Kutubuddin Akhter Rashid serves as Director on the board of United Payra Power Ltd, United Ashuganj Energy Ltd, United Hospital.
Mr. Kutubuddin Akhter Rashid completed his bachelor’s degree in Public Relations & Marketing from Taylor’s University, Malaysia.
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