Mr. Kutubuddin Ahmed, Chairman of Envoy Legacy and Sheltech Group is deemed as the foremost business leader of Bangladesh. Under his leadership both the conglomerates are successfully operating for the past 37 years with an impeccable market goodwill.
A Mechanical Engineer by profession, Mr. Ahmed graduated from Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology (BUET) and started business in 1984. From a very humble beginning with a single garment factory, the dreams of Envoy Legacy slowly came into reality and became the thriving business we witness today.
Growing up in a loving family, Mr. Ahmed understood every person's “Dream of Owning His Own Home”. With a vow to fulfil that, Mr. Ahmed along with few partners started a Real Estate Company in the name of SHELTECH. And now after 33 years, SHELTECH is respected as the pioneer of country’s Real Estate Market and flourished into other sectors such as Ceramic Tiles manufacturing, SPC Pole manufacturing, Abrasive paper manufacturing, Stock Brokerage, GSA for couple of International Airlines, National & International Trading, Consultancy & Town planning, Hotel chain and Meat processing industry.
Mr. Ahmed, is respected among global business community for his visionary leadership and strong principle. As a result he was elected the President of Bangladesh Garments Manufacturers & Exporters Association (BGMEA) and later the President of Metropolitan Chambers of Commerce Industries (MCCI), Dhaka. BGMEA & MCCI are the two most influential trade bodies in Bangladesh.
Recognizing his contribution to country’s business development, Mr. Ahmed was awarded 'The Business Person of the Year 2016' at Daily Star-DHL Business Awards. The government of Spain awarded Mr. Ahmed with “Knight Officer of Spanish Royal Order of Merit”, the highest recognition for contributing in business development.
Mr. Kutubuddin Ahmed is a strong advocate of sustainable development. Under his forefront leadership, Envoy Textiles re-engineered itself as environment friendly manufacturing process, and achieved World's First LEED Platinum Certification from US Green Building Council (USBC) as a denim producing Textile Mill.
In parallel to his accolades in business, Mr. Ahmed is a life-long patron of Sports and culture. During his tenure as the General Secretary of Bangladesh Olympic Association (BOA), he contributed in various sports development initiatives. Mr. Ahmed also received numerous awards, trophy, fellow, diploma related sports development, etc. National Sports Trophy is the most noteworthy among all.
- Business Person of the Year 2016
- Knight Officer of the Spanish Royal Order of Merit, 2020
- National Sports Award 2002
- President of Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI)
- President of Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers & Exporters Association (BGMEA)
- Secretary General of Bangladesh Olympic Association
- Commercially Important Person (CIP)
- National Environmental Award (Envoy Textiles)
- President’s Export Trophy (Envoy Textiles)
- National Export Trophy (Envoy Textiles)