A.K. Khan & Company is one of the oldest and most renowned private sector organizations in Bangladesh. Late Mr. Abul Kasem Khan, popularly known as A.K. Khan, established the company after the Second World War in 1945. Mr. A.K. Khan started his business from Chittagong, and after India and Pakistan separated in 1947, Chittagong emerged as the foremost port city and business center of the country. Within a decade, A.K. Khan and Company became a leading industrial powerhouse and a major contributor to the national economy. In the early 1950s, Mr. A.K. Khan established Insurance Company, Financial Institution as well as manufacturing industries in Textiles, Jute, Plywood, Tannery, Heavy Electrical Goods, Shipping and Irrigation. From 1980s the Company started to grow through Joint Ventures (JV) with renowned Multinational Companies in Textile, Telecommunication, Community Based Water project and Deep Sea Fishing. Currently the company plans to establish new businesses in Hospitality Sector, Power Generation, Inland Container Terminal, Textiles, Real Estate, Green Jute Pulp and Paper Manufacturing.