Board of Directors
Description of the directors:
|1.||Mr. Mohammad Obaidul Karim||Managing Director|
|2.||Mrs. Arzuda Karim||Director|
|3.||Mrs. Hasina Begum||Director|
|4.||Mr. Salman Obaidul Karim||Director|
|5.||Mrs. Zerin Karim||Director|
MOHAMMAD OBAIDUL KARIM, CHAIRMAN & MANAGING DIRECTOR:
Mr. Mohammad Obaidul Karim is a distinguished self-achieved Industrialist & Businessman. He is the founder Chairman of ORION GROUP, one of the leading industrial conglomerates in Bangladesh. Starting from early eighty’s with a vision of ‘taking our nation a step towards tomorrow’, Mr. Karim has been one of leading Entrepreneurs in the country over the years. The road had been quite difficult and the tasks forbidding, but Mr. Karim made it possible only by his commitment, dedication and self-confidence. With the support of a highly skilled management structure under the leadership of Mr. Karim and support of almost 18000 dedicated professionals, ORION has achieved a degree of success that is unparalleled in the country’s business history. ORION has assumed the leadership role with its operations in the pharmaceuticals, cosmetics & toiletries, infrastructure development, Real Estate & construction, power, high-tech agro products, textiles & garments, aviation management and trading sectors. Some of the units of the Group are successfully listed in the Stock Exchange of Bangladesh
Bangladesh is an economy firmly in transition. Driven by the ramifications of the success over the years, ORION GROUP, through major investment undertakings, has meaningfully contributed to the country’s national economy's stability in financial market. Underlying all of the Group's activities are the common threads of change, flexibility, and fostering closer ties with the Government and its clients. Most of its projects have been success stories – this fact alone is enough to justify a sense of confidence in the Group's future. To join the latest scenario in the global trade, infrastructure platforms with international markets and above all, to provide major contribution in the country’s GDP through the right business to business strategy, ORION extensively focused on infrastructure and power generation businesses with the principle that it will reduce rural poverty and foster sustainable economic development of the country.
ORION’s major foreign partners and collaborators include, LEA International of Canada, LEA Associates South Asia of India, Cord Engineering of Singapore, 3-B Plan of Turkey, New Vision of the UAE, Belbaco Contracting LLC of UAE, Benifts Group of Sudan, Panbo Systems BV of the Netherlands, Haarhuis Generatoren of the Netherlands, Changjhow Wajin of China.
Mr. Karim started his business carrier in early eighty with Mala Chemical Company Co Ltd (now Orion Infusion Ltd). With the merit, dedication and commitment, he stepped towards success with pharmaceuticals, toiletries & cosmetics and trading business with the name ‘ORION’. In 1992-1993 ORION, with the leadership of Mr. Obaidul Karim acquired the then ailing Kohinoor Chemical Co Ltd. Currently, ORION GROUP is one of the largest groups in the country. Some facts and data of ORION GROUP are furnished as follows:
|Annual Turnover of the Group||USD 180 Million (approximately)|
|Total Employees of the Group||Nearly 18,000|
|Net Salary & wages paid (monthly):||BDT over 7.5 crore|
|Contribution to National Exchequer:||BDT 100 crore (in the form of VAT, duty and advertisement to BTV and Bangladesh Betar)|
MRS. ARZUDA KARIM, DIRECTOR:
Mrs. Arzuda Karim has been one of the most successful women entrepreneurs in Bangladesh over the years. She is one of the Founder Directors of ORION GROUP. A distinguished and self-committed businessman, Mrs. Karim has been involved with the Group since its inception. Her hidden entrepreneurial potentials have gradually changed herself with the growing sensitivity to the role and economic status in the business society. As ‘Women Entrepreneur’ she accepts challenging role to meet her personal needs and become economically independent.
A graduate in Economics, Mrs. Karim supervises production and commercial divisions of different segments of Orion Group. Her skill, knowledge and adaptability in pharmaceutical production and commercial areas are the main reasons of success in the Group.
HASINA BEGUM, DIRECTOR:
Mrs. Hasina Begum is one of the successful women entrepreneurs in Bangladesh over the years. She is among one of the very few women in Bangladesh who started their business from scratch with her late husband and achieved a level of success in pharmaceutical industry. A distinguished and self-committed businessperson, Mrs. Hasina has been involved with the Orion Pharma Limited since inception.
Mrs. Hasina supervises production divisions of the Company. Her skill, knowledge and adaptability in pharmaceutical production areas are the main reasons of success in the ORION.
Beside her business areas, Mrs. Hasina Begum is a social entrepreneur which has given her an opportunity to grow and make a difference in the social life in which she lives.
MR. SALMAN OBAIDUL KARIM, DIRECTOR:
Salman Obaidul Karim is a distinguished and ingenious businessman in Bangladesh. Born only in 1981, Mr. Karim has become one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the country. Having graduated from Burnel University of London in 2005, he majored in Information Technology before undergoing a couple of professional trainings in the U.K. After completion of his graduation, he came back to Bangladesh and joined the family business ORION GROUP (www.orion-group.net), one of the leading industrial domains in Bangladesh. ORION has assumed the leadership role in forging ahead with its operations in the cosmetics & toiletries, pharmaceuticals, aviation management, power, high-tech agro products, real estate, construction, hospitality management, trading and infrastructure development sectors.
He is the member of Board of Directors of most of the Group Companies since 2005. Being guided by his father and the Founder Chairman of Orion Group, Mr. Mohammad Obaidul Karim, Mr. Salman Karim supervises the Group’s Real Estate, Construction, Infrastructure Development, Hi-tech Agro Products and Hospitality Management Divisions having overall responsibilities. Under his leadership, Orion’s sustainability efforts were given outstanding shapes through his unique business concepts and visionary leadership skills. Since he joined his family business, most of the Group’s projects have been success stories – this fact alone is enough to justify a sense of confidence in the Group's future. To join the latest scenario in the global trade, infrastructure platforms with international markets and above all, to provide major contribution in the country’s GDP through the right business to business strategy, Mr. Salman Karim has been successful in the business to strategically position ORION in the global arena by driving the business growth through combining contemporary management techniques with real life practical approach.
As a part of Corporate Social Responsibilities of Orion in pharmaceutical sector, Orion, under the direct guidance of Mr. Salman Karim, has formed EPAP (Enliven Patient Assistance Program) under which poor patients get Enliven (Imatinib mesylate – a drug used for Chronic Myeloid Leukemia) at Free of Cost or at subsidized price.
MS ZERIN KARIM, DIRECTOR:
Ms Zerin Karim has a hidden and inbuilt strong desire to do something positive of entrepreneurial quality. Her high education, technical soundness and professional qualification have encouraged her for managing her family owned business. She joined Orion Group upon completing her MBA in Marketing back in 2004. She is responsible for Marketing Division of the Group. The incredible talents of Ms. Zerin Karim helped the Group to achieve unbelievable productivity in the industrial sectors of the Group.
She has a proven capability of contributing values in both family and business areas. She is aware of her own traits, rights and also the work situations. Her skills in facing challenges and opportunities enabled the Group to grow rapidly.
Family Relationship among Directors and Top Five Officers
Mr. Obidul Karim, Chairman and Managing Director; Mrs. Arzuda Karim, Director; Mr. Salman Obaidul Karim, Director; and Mrs. Zerin Karim, Director have family relationships amongst themselves. No other directors and top five officers have family relationships amongst themselves. CIB Report of the Directors
Neither the Company nor any of its directors or shareholders who hold 5% or more shares in the paid-up capital of the issuer is loan defaulter in terms of the CIB Report of the Bangladesh Bank.
OWNERSHIP OF THE COMPANY
|Sl. No.||Name||Status with the Company||No. of Shares|
|1.||Mr. Mohammad Obaidul Karim||Managing Director||29,595,000|
|2.||Mrs. Arzuda Karim||Director||7,338,000|
|3.||Mrs. Hasina Begum||Director||180,000|
|4.||Mr. Salman Obaidul Karim||Director||8,090,800|
|5.||Mrs. Zerin Karim||Director||5,344,200|
|6.||Mrs. Hasina Begum||Director||180,000|
|Sl. No.||Senior Management||Designation||Qualification||Joining Year||Total Experience Company (Years)|
|1.||Golam Mohiuddin||CEO||BPharma (Hons)||2010||40|
|2.||Md Habibul Kabir||CFO||FCMA||2010||25|
|3.||Md Ferdous Jaman||Company Secretary||MCom||2001||15|
|4.||Md Golam Mostafa||Head of Production||BPharma (Hons||2003||21|
|5.||Tapan Kumar Roy||Head of Sales|| BPharma (Hons)
Marketing MPharma, MBA
|6.||Md Abdur Rahim||Head of Internal||BCom, FCMA||2006||33|
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