Mr. Shamsul Alam
Group Captain (Retd.) Shamsul Alam, Swadhinota Padak, Bir Uttam, psc, has been nomited by Confidence Infrastructure Ltd. to represent as director in the Board of Confidence Cement PLC. He is a member of the Audit Committee and Nomination and Remuneration Committee of the Company. He joined Pakistan Air Force in 1964 in GD (P) Branch to become a Fighter Pilot, Bomber Pilot and Transport Pilot. After 25th March, 1971 then Flt. Lt. Shamsul Alam, while being posted at PAF Base, Chaklala, escaped from West Pakistan to join our freedom struggle. He was one of the key founding members of Bangladesh Air Force which was established in exile as KILO FLIGHT on 28th Sept, 1971 in India. He lead first operational night strike mission from an airfield of eastern India with a converted Single Engined OTTER Aircraft with Rockets, Bombs and Guns on the night of 3rd December, 1971 to destroy all fuel storage tanks of Eastern Refinery, Chittagong at 00:10 hrs. mid night of 4th December, 1971. After this successful mission the total fuel supply source of Pakistani Military Establishments was neutralised from 4th December, 1971. For this act of valour and courage Flt. Lt. Shamsul Alam was awarded BIR UTTAM. Later for his further contribution in building Bangladesh Air Force after independence right from the scratch and as a recognition to his work Group Captain (Retd.) Shamsul Alam further received SWADHINOTA PADAK in 2017.
During his professional career in BAF he was responsible to establish and build the first Transport Flying Squadron of BAF. He was also assigned with the responsibility as a VVIP Captain to fly the AN-24 aircraft designated for our Father of Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. He commanded Transport Flying Squadron, Officer Commanding BAF Base Matiur Rahman, Commandant BAF Flying Training Academy, BAF Matiur Rahman and held other important professional assignments in Air HQ, BAF before his voluntary retirement.
After taking voluntary retirement from BAF in 1984 as a Group Captain, Shamsul Alam entered into business world from 1985. After establishing and undertaking numerous successful trading business ventures dealing in imported FMCG, Food and Dairy Products of international brands, Shamsul Alam joined as a sponsor Director of Confidence Cement PLC right from its inception and held its position as first founding Chairman. Subsequently he joined other commercial ventures of Confidence Group in phases.
Group Captain (Retd.) Shamsul Alam is happily married with wife and two children. He is actively involved in various socio-cultural activities and an ardent lover of music, spends his leisure time reading books.