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Muhammed Aziz Khan

Chairman

Muhammed Aziz Khan, PBM is the founder and Chairman of Summit Power International Limited and Summit Holdings Ltd. Summit Group is the largest infrastructure conglomerate in Bangladesh and employs over 6,000 people. The Group has investments in the energy sector, ports, logistics, and information technology.

Under the leadership of Muhammed Aziz Khan, Summit set up the first Independent Power Plant in Bangladesh in 1998, Khulna Power Company Limited (KPCL). Summit and associated companies own and operate a total of 20 power plants in operation with a total capacity of 3,000 megawatts (MW). Further it owns and operates a Floating Storage and Regasification Unit (FSRU) and LNG import terminal with a capacity of 500 mmcf/d in Moheskhali, Cox’s Bazar. Beyond the energy sector, Summit is also actively involved in the development of vital infrastructure underpinning Bangladesh’s economic development. Summit has set up Bangladesh’s first private off-dock port facility, Summit Alliance Ports Limited which handles about 25% of Bangladesh’s export volume and about 7% of the country’s import volume. Summit Communications Limited is the first company to lay a Bangladesh-wide fibre-optic transmission network. Summit Communication Limited’s fibre optic cables cover the entirety of Bangladesh, with over 53,000 kilometres of laid fibre. The company also connects Bangladesh to India through terrestrial fibre optics and SEA-ME-WE-4 and SEA-ME-WE5 to Singapore and Europe. The company is in the process of laying its own submarine cable between Bangladesh and Singapore. 

Summit Power Limited (SPL), Summit Alliance Ports Limited (SAPL) and Khulna Power Company Ltd (KPCL) are subsidiaries of Summit Group and are currently listed in the Dhaka and Chittagong Stock Exchanges.

In 2016, Summit entered into a partnership with IFC of the World Bank Group and co-investors and formed Summit Power International Limited, with its registered head office in Singapore. Besides, Summit also entered into an agreement with General Electric of USA (GE) for development of gas-to-power projects in the South Asian Region. An MOU was also signed with Wärtsilä of Finland, for cooperation in the Bangladesh, Indonesian market and South Asia. Presently JERA, GE, Mitsubishi and Taiyo Insurance are equity holders of Summit.

Besides being an accomplished entrepreneur, Muhammed Aziz Khan is imbued with a strong sense of duty to give back to society. His lifelong support towards the disadvantaged have culminated in the founding of the Anjuman & Aziz Charitable Trust (AACT), which has sponsored many projects in Bangladesh for underprivileged members of society. This includes sponsorship for the Prothom Alo Trust, and funding for the Society for Education and Inclusion for the Disabled (SEID) to operate special needs schools, and icddrb. Mr. Aziz Khan and the AACT have joined UNICEF’s International Council.

In 2023, Muhammed Aziz Khan was awarded the Pingat Bakti Masyarakat (PBM) Medal and COVID-19 Resilience Medal by the government of Singapore for his contributions to the livelihood of migrant workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2024, the honourable President of Singapore Tharman Shanmugaratnam handed him the ProBono Gold Award for supporting the right to justice of migrant workers and maids who cannot afford to get legal services.

Muhammed Aziz Khan was born in 1955. He has an MBA from the Institute of Business Administration (IBA), University of Dhaka. Mr. Khan is the Chairman of Siraj Khaleda Trust, Anjuman & Aziz Charitable Trust (AACT), Member of the Board of Trustees of Asian University of Women (AUW) and the Founding President of the Prothom Alo Trust, where he continues to serve as a Trustee Member. He was also the founding President of Bangladesh Scouts Foundation, former President of Bangladesh Association of Publicly Listed Companies (BAPLC), and Bangladesh Energy Companies’ Association (BECA).

Muhammed Aziz Khan is the Honorary Consul General of Finland to Bangladesh. He is married to Anjuman Aziz Khan and is the father to three daughters, Ayesha, Adeeba and Azeeza.

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