Syed Humayun Kabir, chairman of Renata Ltd and founder and patron of SAJIDA Foundation, died at 6:36pm on July 7th, 2015, in the capital’s Apollo Hospital, aged 83. He was among the country’s most respected business professionals whose career had long been associated with leading multinational organizations. He graduated in chemistry from Dhaka University and studied pharmacology at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow. He was the first Managing Director of Pfizer Ltd, Bangladesh, which later turned into Renata Ltd, and had been its Chairman for 21 years till his death. Read more.

Career at a Glance

  • Chairman, Renata Limited
  • Executive Director, Sajida Foundation
  • Director, Board of Governors, BRAC
  • Trustee, Transparency International-Bangladesh Chapter
  • Director, BRAC Bank Limited
  • Treasurer, Center for Policy Dialogue
  • President, Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Dhaka
  • President, Bangladesh Employer’s Association, Dhaka
  • President, American Bangladesh Economic Forum
  • President, Foreign Investors Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • Director, Sadharan Bima Corporation
  • Senior Fellow, Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies