Born in 1949, Mr. Shafiul Islam Kamal, son of Late Alhaj Aftabuddin Ahmed, had his early education in science related subjects. He joined the Islam Group in 1968 to begin what was to become a successful career in the automotive as well as in construction, real estate business. In the early years, he gained valuable experience by being involved in the management of the Group’s diverse business operations. He played a major role in establishing Navana as the premier car company in Bangladesh, and later, in setting up Aftab Automobiles.
He was also responsible for the construction company named: Bengal Development Corporation (BDC) and he was directly responsible for the construction work of the BDC in Middle East and from 1981 he was also taking care of Eastern Housing Limited, the then largest real estate developing company in Bangladesh.
In 1996, after the death of Mr. Jahurul Islam, the then Chairman of Islam Group, separated Islam Group with the Navana Ltd. and Aftab Automobiles Ltd. and formed Navana Group.
Mr. Saiful Islam (Shumon), son of Mr. Shafiul Islam Kamal, had his education in business related subjects from New Delhi University, India. While attending his university studies, Mr. Islam joined his father in Navana Group.
Mr. Sajedul Islam, second son of Mr. Shafiul Islam Kamal, returned from the Boston University, USA, and joined Navana Group in 2003. His return to Bangladesh was much anticipated as assumed the leadership and management of Navana Group, Construction and Real Estate Division.
Mrs. Khaleda Islam is the wife of Mr. Shafiul Islam Kamal, Chairman of the Navana Group. She has experience in business for more than 30 years. At present, Mrs. Khaleda Islam is a Director of Navana Group.
Ms. Farhana Islam, a young enthusiastic entrepreneur of the country, joined the Navana Group in 2004. She took various business related professional courses and has been playing a dynamic role in group businesses.