Mr. M. Noorul Quader is considered by many to be the father of Bangladesh’s 100% export-oriented ready-made garments (RMG) industry.
Owing to his innovation, Desh Garments Ltd. has contributed significantly to both the social and economic development of Bangladesh.
Mr. Quader was a visionary. A maverick.
Almost singlehandedly, he built an entire industry in Bangladesh while he was building his own ready-made garments manufacturing company, Desh, into the largest, most technically advanced RMG production facility on the subcontinent at the time of its inception.
By education an economist (honours from Dhaka University, higher education from Cambridge in England), Mr. Quader worked until 1974 as a civil servant.
As Secretary to the Government of Bangladesh, he headed several ministries including Establishment Division of Cabinet Affairs, Communication, Railways, Shipping, Waterways, Airways, and others.
Mr. Quader was also the founder and chairman of Bangladesh Parjatan Corporation, the country’s official tourism organization.