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established in

1992

globally employ 26,000

annual turnover exceeds $360 Million

investments in technology & material innovation

To protect the planet, our core concern is to go as green as possible.

Raise energy efficiency

40%

Responsible packaging

100%

Efficient waste disposal

85%

Carbon reduction

70%

Our Mission

Design Innovation

Catering to customers’ needs by practicing innovative ideas across design & manufacturing.

Exceeding Expectation

Enabling clients to achieve their goals to become leaders in their markets & industries.

Safe & Healthy Workspaces

Protecting employees globally by providing safe & healthy work environments.

Continuous CSER Growth

Taking corporate social & environmental responsibilities seriously for continued growth.

Milestones

Board of Directors

Mrs. Qamrun Nahar Zahir
Mrs. Qamrun Nahar Zahir Chairman
Mrs. Qamrun Nahar is the chairman of Ananta Apparels Limited and is responsible for vetting all of the company’s strategic decisions and investment opportunities. She brings more than 25 years of strong leadership to Ananta with experience spanning several sectors including commercial banking, insurance, real estate, and education. Mrs. Zahir is the ex-chairman of United Commercial Bank and Janata Insurance Limited. She is also the founder of Dhaka Women's College. Mrs. Zahir holds a bachelor’s degree from Dhaka University and a master’s degree from Karachi University.
Sharif Zahir
Sharif Zahir Managing Director
Sharif Zahir is a highly accomplished diversified entrepreneur, known for his exceptional leadership skills and has been recognized as a Commercially Important Person (CIP) for eight times. His contributions to the textile and garment industry have resulted in attracting business and boosting the economy of the country. He comes from a distinguished family lineage, which from an early age instilled values of hard work, ethics and dedication inside him. Sharif Zahir is boldly leading and has emerged as a driving force behind the success of Ananta Group. Mr. Zahir, an esteemed alumnus of St. Francis Xavier’s Green Herald International School, one of the most reputed schools of the country, established in 1912 by the RNDM Sisters. He completed GCE A level from Scholastica, Dhaka and furthered his education by earning a degree in Economics and Finance from the University of Texas at Austin in the USA.

After he assumed the role of Managing Director at Ananta Group, his visionary leadership paved the path towards diversification with remarkable growth. The group achieved an annual turnover of USD 360 million and employed over 30,000 people. The conglomerate includes, RMG, Banking, Finance, Asset Management, Energy Resources, e-Commerce, Real Estate and Hospitality.

His desire to promote sustainable living in Bangladesh. Inspired him to develop Ananta Terraces, the first Residential LEED Platinum certified prestigious gated community and JW Marriott, a mixed-use property in 100 feet, Madani Avenue, Dhaka.

Apart from Ananta Group, his exemplary leadership and exceptional entrepreneurship skills are highly appreciated by the business community of Bangladesh.

Notably, he has signed with the Bangladesh Export Zone Association (BEZA) to secure 250 acres of land within the Mirsarai Economic Zone. His unwavering commitment to his country and dedication to its development align with the vision of our esteemed Prime Minister in realizing a Smart Bangladesh.
Asif Zahir
Asif Zahir Deputy Managing Director
Asif Zahir joined Ananta Group as a director in August 2008. He has been responsible for leading his family business in becoming one of the largest and fastest growing apparel manufacturing companies in Bangladesh – a turnover of $160 million+ USD and more than 18,000 employees. Asif also serves as the managing director of Zero Gravity Ventures Ltd. as well as Sindabad.com Ltd., a business-to-business (B2B) e-commerce one stop purchasing solution, and the director of National Finance Limited, a non-banking financial institution. Prior to returning to Bangladesh, Asif Zahir spent several years in the USA working as a product manager at Google, Inc. where he focused on developing applications for the Android mobile operating platform. Asif graduated from Stanford University, USA, with a degree in computer science, where he was recognized as a President’s Scholar and a Mayfield Fellow. He then went on to complete his MBA at Harvard University, USA.Asif graduated from Stanford University, USA with a degree in Computer Science, where he was recognized as a President’s Scholar and a Mayfield Fellow. Asif has also completed his Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from Harvard University, USA.
Sayed Ishtiaq Alam
Sayed Ishtiaq Alam Director
Mr. Syed Ishtiaq Alam is the director of Ananta Group Limited. Mr. Alam has more than 10 years of management consulting experience in the financial services, insurance, apparel, and retail sectors to his credit. Prior to joining Ananta Group Limited, Mr. Alam was a manager based at the New York headquarters of Deloitte Consulting. There he was responsible for assisting leading insurance companies, Wall Street investment banks, and apparel/retail clients in implementing multi-year projects including strategy/planning, program/project management, business processes development, project implementation, and rollout. Mr. Alam also sits on the board of directors of Eastern Insurance Co. Limited. His career includes leadership roles including partnerships to handle capital expenditures and systems upgrades. He holds both a bachelor of science with distinction in mathematics and physics and a master’s degree in computer and information science from the University of Pennsylvania.
Anders Stendebakken
Anders Stendebakken Nominee Director
Mr. Anders Stendebakken is CEO of Brummer & Partners Asset Management (Asia) Pte Ltd. After graduating from the Stockholm School of Economics in 1996 Mr. Stendebakken joined Brummer & Partners as an analyst. From 1998 to 2005, he worked for the international investment bank Lazard focusing on mergers and acquisitions, most recently as vice president within corporate finance. In 2005, he moved to Asia where he worked for Vickers Financial Group, a private equity firm that invests in China and Southeast Asia, where he also formed a part of the investment committee. In August 2007, Mr. Stendebakken once again joined Brummer & Partners as CEO of B&P Asset Management (Asia) Pte Ltd. Since then, he has overseen the Brummer & Partners business in Asia, including the launch of two funds – the Frontier Fund (Bermuda) Ltd. (the “Frontier Fund”) and Frontier PE (Cayman) LP (“Frontier PE”) that invest in Bangladesh. Responsibilities have included managing investments in the capital market in Bangladesh since the Frontier Fund’s inception in 2008 as well as being an original member of the investment team and one of three members of the investment committee of Frontier Fund and Frontier PE, which is dedicated to private equity investments in Bangladesh.
Anisuddin Ahmed Khan
Anisuddin Ahmed Khan Independent Director
Anisuddin Ahmed Khan, a.k.a Anis A. Khan, is a distinguished figure in Bangladesh's banking and financial sector, bringing a wealth of experience to Ananta Group as an Independent Director. With 42 years in the industry, including key roles at the then ANZ Grindlays Bank plc and Standard Chartered Bank, both at home and abroad, and then as CEO & Managing Director of IDLC Finance PLC and Managing Director & CEO of Mutual Trust Bank PLC, and currently as an Independent Director of Trust Bank Limited and sponsor shareholder of Kori Digital Bank, he demonstrates strong leadership and strategic prowess. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Bankers Bangladesh (IBB) and its Council Member for 2024. He was the Chairman of the Association of Bankers Bangladesh Limited (ABB) and Chairman of Primary Dealers Bangladesh Limited. Mr. Khan's contributions extend beyond banking, with directorial positions in ACI Limited, ACI Motors Ltd., Summit Power Limited, Summit Alliance Port Limited and Central Counterparty Bangladesh Limited. He is Managing Partner of AAZ & Partners. He is also an Adjunct Professor at Independent University Bangladesh, reflecting his commitment to education and leadership development. He is former Senior Vice President of the Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce & Industries, Dhaka (MCCI) and its current Director. He has also served as Vice President of the Bangladesh Publicly Listed Companies Association (BAPLC). He serves as the Chairman of Valor of Bangladesh (VoB) and President of Bangladesh Cancer Aid Trust (BANCAT). With a robust academic background and continuous pursuit of knowledge through prestigious institutions, Mr. Khan's expertise and dedication enrich the board of Ananta Group.
Barrister K. M. Tanjib-ul Alam
Barrister K. M. Tanjib-ul Alam Independent Director
Barrister K. M. Tanjib-ul Alam, a distinguished Senior Advocate at the Supreme Court of Bangladesh, brings extensive legal expertise to the board of Ananta Group as an Independent Director. Graduating with honors in LLB from the University of London in 1996 and called to the Bar of England and Wales in 1997, he heads the esteemed chambers of Tanjib Alam and Associates, an international law firm with offices across Europe and Asia. With a focus on international arbitration, corporate law, and constitutional matters, Barrister Tanjib-ul Alam has advised prestigious organizations including the IFC, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and the World Bank. He played a key role in drafting significant legislations in Bangladesh, leading reforms in the energy and telecom sectors. Additionally, as lead Project Consultant for the IFC, he contributed to the formulation of the draft Companies Act, enhancing corporate governance standards and foreign investment in Bangladesh. With directorial positions in multinational companies and a commitment to fostering growth, Barrister Tanjib-ul Alam's appointment to the board of Ananta Group highlights his dedication to excellence across diverse sectors.

Our Partners

Entrepreneurial and innovative DNA drives Ananta to seek and create valuable and mutually beneficial partnerships that forge new discoveries for us and our partners. Our relentless pursuit of operational excellence and proven track record in the global apparel arena gives us opportunities to build strong relationships with other industry leaders based on a firm foundation of mutual understanding, trust, and steadfast business ethics.

Brandot International Limited is an investment company specializing in joint venture partnerships in the apparel and textile industry. They invest in private companies that show outstanding potential and sustainable long-term competitive advantage. With its extensive apparel and textile industry experience, Brandot’s competitive advantage rests in its ability to offer unique perspectives that add value to joint venture companies. Brandot was founded in 2001 by Martin Trust, an entrepreneur with over 50 years of apparel and textile industry experience.

Time International Trading S.R.L has been operating in the Romanian market for over 15 years. A family-owned business, it is an established, well-reputed formal suits manufacturer primarily catering to the EU market. With a 1,000+ workforce across three factories in Alexandria and Bucharest, Romania, it has a vast international market penetration.

Founded in 1991 by Ms. Pinghua Mao, Shanghai Huaxiang Group, a well-respected sweater manufacturer in China, produces more than 6 million units and sales totaling more than $60 million annually. Its customers consist of leading brands and retailers such as Ann Taylor Loft, Victoria’s Secret, H&M, Escada, Burberry, and Chloe. It has earned several awards and recognition including “one of the best suppliers” from Mast Industries Inc. in 2009 and “one of the best women leaders of enterprises in Shanghai” in 2011.

The Frontier Fund is a registered investment fund focusing on investing in listed securities as well as the securities of privately held companies in Bangladesh. The Fund’s target sectors include pharmaceuticals, auto and ancillaries, healthcare, education, financial services, retail and distribution, telecommunications, and consumer goods.

The International Finance Corporation (IFC) invested in equity financing at Ananta Group’s parent holding company in 2015. The IFC has continued to support Ananta Group in its developmental and long-term capital growth through its private equity investment.

Investment support from leading development focused investors (DFI) includes equity financing from IFC (2015) and Brummer and Partners (2010) and debt financing from IFC, FMO, DEG, and other international banks. Well-established business relationships also exist with leading local and international banks such as Standard Charter Bank Plc., Prime Bank Ltd., Eastern Bank Ltd., and BRAC Bank Ltd.

Phone

+8809638666111

+8809638666222

Corporate Office

Gulshan Center Point
Level-13, House-(23-26)
Road-90, Gulshan-2,
Dhaka-1212, Bangladesh.

Ananta Apparels Ltd.

Plot # 246-249, Adamjee EPZ, Shiddirganj, Narayanganj-1431, Bangladesh.

Email

info@ananta-bd.com

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