Engr. Rezaul Karim
Engr. Rezaul Karim is a Mechanical Engineering graduate from BUET, batch of 1970. Soon after his graduation, the country experienced political upheaval leading to 25th March, 1971 and the liberation war. After independence, Engr. Rezaul Karim embarked upon a business journey to manufacture a wide range of import substitute engineering products for BADC, BPDB, BWDB and other Govt. agencies, who were then busy reconstructing our war torn nation. Soon Engr. Rezaul Karim established a name for himself amongst all professionals, end users and peers. He moved from Tetulia to Teknaf, tracking the whole country trying to understand the development needs of emerging Bangladesh. He then designed developed and manufactured products after products to meet the needs of this emerging nation.
With this humble beginning, Engr. Rezaul Karim embarked onto yet another industrial venture which no one could even conceive in the late 80s – cement. He organized a group of entrepreneurs with engineering and successful business backgrounds, and spearheaded the inception of the cement industry in 1992. Hence, Confidence Cement PLC became the pathfinder of all cement industries in Bangladesh. Today Confidence Cement PLC has gone onto establishing its third unit with an annual production capacity of 1.5 million tons. Soon after this was achieved, his leadership and vision motivated Confidence Group to organize a team to set up yet another new cement industry around Dhaka with a target production capacity of 1.5 million tons.
From 1972 till date, Engr. Rezaul Karim has relentlessly created new industrial ventures one after another. He pioneered import substitute industries and manufactured engineering products and service products to name a few. He established the largest Steel Fabrication Industry with the biggest Galvanization Facility in Bangladesh, producing all types of galvanized steel power distribution poles. He also established the largest manufacturing facility of electrical power transmission towers & telecom towers, Pre-oppressed Concrete Poles for power distribution, all types of electrical power distribution accessories, all types of electrical power transformers, all types of screws and fasteners, Steel Bridges, Prefabricated Steel Building, handling turnkey Infrastructure Projects, River Dredging Operations with own imported high-tech dredgers from Denmark, IGX Telecom Gateway Operations, industrial and Marine paints under joint venture with Asian Paints (Bangladesh) Ltd., and the list shall continue to grow. Confidence Group has further added laurels to its hat by implementing 4 major turn-key power generation projects on BOO basis, totalling 400 MW, located in Chottogram, Bogura and Rangpur. Upon its full implementation, Confidence Group shall join the prestigious league of businesses with annual turnover exceeding 500 million.
Apart from Confidence Cement PLC, He is also Director and Chairman Confidence Infrastructure Ltd., Confidence Batteries Ltd. & Confidence Steel Export Ltd. Digicon Telecommunication Ltd., Confidence Power Holdings Ltd., Confidence Power Bogra Ltd., Confidence Power Bogra Unit-2 Ltd., Confidence Power Rangpur Ltd., Zodiac Power Chittagong Ltd., MIME Multimedia Ltd., Solaris Limited, Confidence Cement Dhaka Ltd., and Zodiac Logistics Ltd.