Mr. Imran Karim
A visionary entrepreneur at core, Mr. Imran Karim completed his Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering and his Bachelor of Arts in Economics in 2003 from the University of Rochester. During this time, he was involved in an organization called the “Who’s Who of United States” that comprises of the top 0.5% of all university students in USA. Subsequently, Mr. Imran Karim joined Confidence Group in 2003 as the Director of Confidence Cement PLC. However, his first endeavor wasn’t a successful one. Nevertheless, he did not yield in the face of an early failure, rather enjoying and valuing it for the lessons; eventually taking over the business development of Confidence Steel Ltd.
In 2006, under his guidance, Confidence Steel started producing telecom towers and within the same year, became the market leader. Currently, Confidence Steel Ltd has almost 70% of the market share in both transmission towers and telecom towers. After his first successful endeavor, he decided to expand into other sectors and with Confidence Group, in alliance with Energypac, opened an 11 MW power plant in 2009, followed by a 108 MW power plant in 2015. Currently under Confidence Power Holdings Ltd. the group is developing 400MW of power plants.
In 2012 Confidence Group entered the telecommunication market, under the name Digicon Telecommunication. Under his leadership, Digicon took a lead role in the formation of International Gateway Operators’ Forum (IOF), and made the sector profitable for everyone. Later, Confidence Group also ventured into battery manufacturing, quickly becoming a market leader in the industry. He recently serving as the President of Bangladesh Independent Power Producer Association, and is an executive member of Telecom Infrastructure Operators of Bangladesh.
In 2016, for his outstanding entrepreneurial accomplishment, he was chosen as one of the winners of the JCI Ten Outstanding Young Persons of Bangladesh, an award given out by Junior Chamber International Bangladesh.
Apart from Confidence Cement PLC, He is also Director and Vice-Chairman of 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.