Sazzadur Rahman Mridha Shipon

Chairman, Vintage Denim Studio

Sazzadur Rahman Mridha Shipon heads up Vintage Denim Studio, one of six technologically advanced production units in the ready-made garment (RMG) industry that form part of his ABA Group.  A business graduate, Mr. Sazzad created his RMG enterprise from the ground up and how now employs 9,000 people in Bangladesh.

Mr. Sazzad is an industry pioneer, and he has been responsible for the design, construction and operation of the world’s first LEED Platinum RMG Factory certified by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). He has retrofitted all of his production units into Green projects over time to lead sustainability in the manufacturing sector.

As a successful proponent of the role of business in the green revolution, Mr. Sazzad remains committed to his two passions of developing sustainable businesses and remaining committed to ongoing learning, innovation and collaborating with like-minded people.

When the Bangladesh RMG sector faced challenges, he helped lead the industry through difficult times, instilling confidence in customers around the world and upholding Bangladesh’s image through resilience and lasting improvement. Additionally, Mr. Sazzad dedicates his resources to a number of social causes including a free eye clinic and other ways of helping people in need.

A Director of BGMEA, Mr. Sazzad has been declared a Commercially Important Person (CIP) by the Government of Bangladesh several times.