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Ragib Ali

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Ragib Ali (Bengali: ; born 10 October 1938)

is a Bangladeshi-born British industrialist,[2] pioneer teaplanter and educationalist. He is also associated with
bank, insurance companies, and many other business

[1] Loke, Steven. Richest Man In Bangladesh. Industrialist

Ragib Ali sued. Retrieved 1 December 2014.
[2] Industrialist Ragib Ali sued. Bangladesh: The Daily
Star. 31 January 2009. Retrieved 24 April 2011.
[3] Karim, Mohammed Abdul; Karim, Shahadoth (July
2008). British Bangladeshi Whos Who (PDF). British
Bangla Media Group. p. 44. Retrieved 1 May 2012.

Early life

Ali was born in Talibpur, Bishwanath, Sylhet District,

Bengal Presidency (now Bangladesh), British India. He
has eight brothers.
Ali studied at the Raza G.C High School and College of
Sylhet. In 1956, at the age of 18, he moved to the United
Kingdom to further his education.


In 1961, after completing his education Ali started being

involved in business. Once in the UK, he transformed
himself from an ordinary waiter to a leading entrepreneur.
He still has links with UK through his family members,
who live in London as well as in Bradford, the majority of
his fathers family now live in Croydon, South London.[3]

Other work

Ali is the Chairman of Sylhet Tea Company Ltd. and

several other tea estates in Sylhet and Chittagong. He is
also the Managing Director of Kohinoor Industries Ltd.
and TLRA Holdings Ltd (owner of Kohinoor Detergent
Factory). He is the Chairman of Southeast Bank Limited.
He has played a pioneering role in the tea industry. He is
involved in charitable activities and has set up numerous
trusts and educational institutions.[3]
Ali is the founder chairman of Jalalabad Ragib-Rabeya
Medical College. He is also the immediate past Chairman of North South University Foundation. He is also
the founder of Leading University and University of Asia
Pacic. He also contributed in many schools and established many colleges around Bangladesh.[3]


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