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established in

1992

Employment of 26000
People across Global Footprint.

Annual Turnover Exceeding
$300 Million.

Innovative Technologies
& Materials to Manufacture
the Finest Products.

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%

Mission

Design Innovation

We cater to our customer needs by practicing innovative ideas across design & manufacturing.

Exceeding Expectation

We enable our clients to become leaders of the market and achieve their goals.

Safe & Healthy Workspace

We make sure our employees are always protected in our safe and healthy work environment.

Continuous Growth with CSER

We take corporate and social responsibilities hand-in-hand so we never stop growing.

Milestones

1992

Company started by late Mr. Humayun Zahir.

1992

Ananta Apparels Ltd.

2007

Ananta Denim Technology Ltd.

2009

Ananta Casualwear Ltd.

2010

Ananta Huaxiang Ltd.

2011

Universal Menswear Ltd.

2012

DNV Clothing Ltd.

2017

Z&Z Intimates Ltd.

Board of Directors

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Mrs. Qamrun Nahar Zahir Chairman
Ms. Qamrun Nahar is the Chairman of Ananta Apparels Limited and is responsible for vetting all strategic decisions and investment opportunities of the company. She offers over 25 years of strong leadership 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. Ms. Zahir holds a Bachelor’s degree from Dhaka University and a Master’s degree from Karachi University.
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Sharif Zahir Managing Director
Mr. Sharif Zahir is a young and successful entrepreneur. He is the Managing Director of Ananta Group which is one of the largest and fastest growing companies in the apparel and textile sector. Mr. Sharif Zahir has been recognized as one of the youngest Commercially Important Person (CIP) by the Government of Bangladesh for the last five consecutive years. Under his dynamic leadership, Ananta Group has engaged in other sectors including Real Estate, Banking and E-commerce. He is the Chairman of Zero Gravity Ltd. (sindabad.com). He was the Vice Chairman of United Commercial Bank Ltd and National Finance Ltd. and the past Chairman of Vanguard Asset Management Ltd. Mr. Sharif Zahir has completed his graduation from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in Economics and Finance. He has travelled widely and is actively involved with various social organizations.
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Asif Zahir Deputy Managing Director
Asif Zahir joined Ananta Group as a Director in August 2008, and has been responsible for leading his family business into one of the largest and fastest growing apparel manufacturing companies in Bangladesh with a turnover of over USD 160 million and employee over 18,000 people. Asif is also serving as Managing Director of Zero Gravity Ventures Ltd & 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. Asif has also completed his Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from Harvard University, USA.
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Sayed Ishtiaq Alam Director
Mr. Syed Ishtiaq Alam is the Director of Ananta Group Limited. Mr. Alam to his credit has over 10 years of Management Consulting experience in the Financial Services, Insurance, Apparel and Retail sectors. Prior to joining Ananta Group Limited, Mr. Alam was based at New York headquarters of Deloitte Consulting as a Manager where he was responsible for assisting leading Insurance companies, Wall Street Investment Banks and Apparel/Retail clients implement multi-year projects including strategy/planning, program/project management, develop business processes, project implementation and rollout. Mr. Alam also sits on the Board of Directors of Eastern Insurance Co. Limited. His career includes leadership roles including partnership to handle capital expenditures and systems upgrades. He holds a Bachelor of Science with distinction in Mathematics and Physics from the University of Pennsylvania and a Masters Degree in Computer and Information Science also from the University of Pennsylvania.
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Khalid Quadir Nominee Director
Mr. Khalid Shahidul Quadir, CEO Brummer & Partners Asset Management (Bangladesh) Ltd, has over 20 year experience of private equity, entrepreneurship and banking. He co-founded Gonofone, a New York based company, which was the founding partner of GrameenPhone, the largest mobile phone operator in Bangladesh and founded and managed a Bangladesh wireless broadband operator. Prior to that, Mr. Quadir spent 12 years working in private equity and banking in the United States. Mr. Quadir is a graduate of Middlebury College, Vermont and was awarded a fellowship at Stanford University, California in 2003Fund in 2008 as well as being an original member of the investment team and one of three members of the investment committee of Frontier PE, which is dedicated to private equity investments in Bangladesh. In 2007, He joined Brummer & Partners as CEO of Brummer & Partners Asset Management (Bangladesh) Ltd. Since then he has overseen Brummer & Partners investments in Bangladesh. Responsibilities have included managing investments since inception of the Frontier.
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Anders Stendebakken Nominee Director
Anders Stendebakken is CEO of Brummer & Partners Asset Management (Asia) Pte Ltd. After graduating from the Stockholm School of Economics in 1996 Anders joined Brummer & Partners as an analyst. From 1998 to 2005 Stendebakken worked for the international investment bank Lazard focusing on mergers and acquisitions, most recently as Vice President within corporate finance. In 2005 Anders moved to Asia where he until 2007 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 Anders Stendebakken once again joined Brummer & Partners as CEO of B&P Asset Management (Asia) Pte Ltd. Since 2007 he has overseen the Brummer & Partners business in Asia, including the launch of the 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 inception of the Frontier Fund 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.

Our Partners

The entrepreneurial and innovative DNA of ANANTA has always driven us to seek and create valuable and mutually beneficial partnerships. These strategic partnerships have forged new discoveries for us and our partners. Our relentless pursuit of operational excellence and our proven track record in the global apparel arena has given us the opportunity to build strong relationships with other industry leaders. Our relationships, above all, are based on mutual understanding, trust and steadfast business ethics.

Brandot

Brandot International Limited is an investment company specializing in joint venture partnerships in the apparel and textile industry. We invest in private companies that show outstanding potential and sustainable long-term competitive advantage. As an organization with extensive apparel and textile industry experience, Brandot’s competitive advantage rests in our ability to offer unique perspectives that add value to our 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

Time International Trading S.R.L has been operating in the Romanian market for over 15 years as an established, reputed formal suits manufacturer primarily catering to the EU market. It is a family owned business with over 1,000 workforce across 3 factories in Alexandria and Bucharest, Romania and a vast international market penetration.

Shanghai Huaxiang Group

Founded in 1991 by Ms. Pinghua Mao, Shanghai Huaxiang Group is one of the most respected sweater manufacturers in China with production of over 6 million units and sales of over $60 million annually, Huaxiang customers include leading brands and retailers, Ann Taylor Loft, Victoria’s Secret, H&M as well as higher-end brands Escada, Burberry and Chloe. Known for their high quality and service, Shanghai Huaxiang Group has earned several awards and recognition including “one of the best suppliers” from Mast Industries Inc. in 2009 and “one of the best women leader of Enterprises in Shanghai” in 2011. Shanghai Huaxiang is a Gold rated supplier to H&M.

Brummer & Partners

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.

IFC - International Finance Corporation

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.

Brummer & Partners Development Focused Investors( DFIs)

Investment from leading financial development institutions:

  • Equity Financing from IFC (2015) and Brummer and Partners (2010).
  • Debt Financing from IFC, FMO, DEG and other international banks.
  • Strong goodwill and established business relationships with leading local and international banks such as Standard Chartered Bank Plc., Prime Bank Ltd., Eastern Bank Ltd and BRAC Bank Ltd.

Phone

+8809638666111

+8809638666222

Corporate Office

House 20, Road 99, Gulshan 2,
Dhaka 1212, Bangladesh.

Ananta Apparels Ltd.

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

Email

info@ananta-bd.com

Drop Resume

careers@ananta-bd.com

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