Mr Rupam Kishore Barua
Mr. Rupam Kishore Barua, one of the directors of Confidence Group and Vice Chairman of Confidence Cement PLC, is an intrepid and industrious individual who has worked hard all his life to achieve excellence. He obtained his graduation degree from Chittagong College in 1968 and during his student life he was involved with various causes and organizations, making him a multifaceted human being. During his student life he was the vice president of Chattra League Chittagong City unit from 1969 to 1970 and was a frontline cultural activist and organizer of many socio cultural organizations. Later in his life, he became the municipal commissioner of Chittagong Municipality and was District Governor of Lions Clubs International, District 315-B4 of Bangladesh. Still now Mr. Barua is involved with many social service organizations.
Mr. Rupam Kishore Barua is a man with immense patriotism. Due to his patriotic zeal, imbued with the spirit of liberation struggle, he participated in the liberation war for the freedom of our nation. After liberation, in 1972, Mr. Barua entered professional life and started his career with a shipping job in Atlas Shipping. Later in 1980 he joined Maritime Agencies Ltd. and became General Manager of that company. In 1985 he started Confidence Shipping lines and in 1992, along with other entrepreneurs, he established the first local cement manufacturing industry in the private sector of Bangladesh – Confidence Cement PLC. At present he is one of the Directors of Confidence Group.
Due to his vast contribution in social service, Mr. Rupam Kishore Barua has been awarded the United Nations Award in 2002 for Socio Cultural Activities, the honor of DHAMMADUTA by International Brotherhood Mission India and the Melvin Jones Fellowship Award from the Lion’s Club.
As for his personal life, Mr. Rupam Kishore Barua was born in Chittagong, to a renowned Buddhist family, on 4th June 1948. His father, Late Phani Bhushan Barua BABL, was also an Ex. MLA of the then Pakistan and President of all Pakistan Buddhist Association.
Apart from Confidence Cement PLC, He is also Director of Confidence Infrastructure Ltd., and Nominated Director of Confidence Batteries Ltd., and Confidence Cement Dhaka Ltd.