Chairman and CEO of the Group,Mr.M. Noorul Quader,by education
an economist, with honors from the univesity of Dhaka and
higher education from Cambridge univesity, England, was
until 1974, a career civil servant. As Secretary to the
Government of Bangladesh, he headed several ministries like
the Establishment Division of Cabinet Affairs, Communication,
Railways, Shippings, Water Ways, Airways etc. He Was
also the founder Chairman of Bangladesh Parjatan Corporation,
the Tourism Corporation.
Desh Group in 1974
the garments industry in Bangladesh and set up Desh Garments
Ltd. in joint collaboration Daewoo Corporation of south
garments making technology and developed human
resources through training abroad of 130 young men and
and implemented "back-to-back" Letters of Credit
system (the non-funded financing mechanism for import
of raw materials based on triangle of commitments among
the bank, the factory and the buyer) in Bangladesh which,
coupled with imported technology, spawned the growth of
the garments to be the largest employer and the highest
foreign exchange earner of the country. For his
contribution, Mr. Quader is considered to be the father
of the garments industry in Bangladesh.
enterpreneurial talents of Mr. M. Noorul quader, his business
acumen, drive and initiative has made him one of the premier
business leaders in the sub-continent. The September
23rd-29th, 1989 issue of the Economist
published from london, U.K. printed Mr. Quader's views and
reviewed the growth and performance of the ready-made garment
industry in Bangladesh.
Mr. Quader's contribution to the growth of the RMGI in Bangladesh
makes him nearly inseparable from the growth of the industry.
He is considered to be amongst the highest of aurhorities
on the industry and some of his views were also printed
in the March, 1988, issue of the Mothly news letter
of the World Bank, and the July 18th, 1991 and September
5th, 1996 issues of the Far Eastern Economic Review.
Rokeya Quader, LLB (Hons),