The story of one of Bangladesh’s oldest industrial groups, A.K. Khan & Company Ltd., is intimately woven into the nation’s past, present and future. A.K. Khan & Company Ltd. is one of the oldest and most renowned private sector organizations in Bangladesh. Late Mr. Abul Kasem Khan, popularly known as A. K. Khan, established the company after the Second World War in 1945. Mr. Abul Kasem Khan, started his business from Chittagong, and after India and Pakistan separated in 1947, Chittagong emerged as the foremost port city and business center of the country.
Within a decade, A.K. Khan & Company Ltd. became a leading industrial powerhouse and a major contributor to the national economy. In the early 1950s Mr. A. K. Khan established Insurance Company, Financial Institution as well as manufacturing industries in Textiles, Jute, Plywood, Tannery, Heavy Electrical Goods, Shipping and Irrigation. From 1980s the Company started to grow through Joint Ventures (JV) with renowned Multinational Companies in Textile, Telecommunication and Deep Sea Fishing.