Anwar Group Industries
An American of Bangladeshi origin, a leading and highly respected personality in the field of HR has over two decades of experience in different countries and cultures. He has served in various world-renowned organizations such as British American Tobacco, Unilever, Sanofi-Aventis, Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotels and Resorts, Best Aviation Ltd., DBL Group and Foster Companies, etc.
Presently Mr. Rakib is the Group Chief Human Resources Officer of Anwar Group of Industries an industrial giant in Bangladesh having employees of 15,000+ and carrying a rich history of 180 years of serving in national and international markets.
Mr. Rakib graduated with departmental honors and distinction from the University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky, USA in 1990 concentrating in Human Resources Management. Awarded BBA degree in Business Management and an MBA in Marketing.
He taught HRM and Business Communication in the Kentucky College of Business, USA between 1990-94. Later was recruited in Arab National Bank, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia as Assistant Product Development Manager during 1994-95. Till 1997 he worked under Pepsi Cola, USA in its Pizza Hut Division as Asst. General Manager. After returning to Bangladesh in late 1997 joined American International University Bangladesh as a business faculty and taught for a year. After that was recruited in British American Tobacco Bangladesh as its Training Manager. Successively worked in Unilever as its Human Resources Development Manager, as Head of Human Resources in Sanofi-Aventis Bangladesh, as Director of HR in Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel, then Director of HR and Administration Best Aviation Ltd., then DBL Group as its Executive Director, Group Human Resources and before joining Anwar Group he served Foster Companies as its COO.
Mr. Rakib a professional with top class credentials having work experiences in different industries and educational backgrounds both in the west and east/middle-east, possesses one of a kind expertise. An internationally certified trainer, motivational speaker highly regarded as an expert in contemporary HRM&D, especially in Human Capital Development areas.
He is involved in lots of professional and social forums, a Life Fellow and ex General Secretary of Bangladesh Society for Human Resources Management, the only official professional body of HR Specialists in Bangladesh, a Life Member of American Alumni Association in Bangladesh, a member of American Chambers of Commerce in Bangladesh and a member of American Society of Human Resources, USA. In addition to the above he has published number of articles (both in the USA and Bangladesh) related to social issues, human resources development, etc. areas.
University Of Kentucky
Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General, 3.25
1985 – 1990
Chief Human Resources Officer
Anwar Group of Industries
June 2015 – Present (6 months)
Chief Operating Officer
August 2014 – May 2015 (10 months)
Head of HR
October 2001 – October 2005 (4 years 1 month)