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Professional Icon: Liakot Hossain

Professional Icon: Liakot Hossain

Captain Liakot Hossain (Retd)
Deputy General Manager, HR & Admin
Saiham Group

He is a dedicated and accomplished professional who serves as the Deputy General Manager of HR & Admin at Saiham Group. With a wealth of experience in human resources and administration, he plays a pivotal role in shaping the organization’s workforce and maintaining its operational efficiency. His commitment to fostering a positive workplace culture and optimizing administrative processes makes him an invaluable asset to Saiham Group, driving the company towards continued success.

Let’s learn about his journey.

The InCAP: Mr. Liakot Hossain, please share your exemplary career procession with our readers!

Mr. Liakot Hossain: My journey began with early education at Pabna Cadet College, where I laid the foundation for my future endeavors. I embarked on my military career by joining the prestigious Bangladesh Military Academy, where I honed my leadership and strategic skills.

Throughout my military career, I have had the privilege of undertaking a multitude of operational and administrative responsibilities, allowing me to develop a robust skill set and a deep understanding of the intricacies of military service. I am committed to excellence, adaptability, and a strong work ethic, which have been instrumental in my growth as a military professional.”

“After transitioning from a military career, I joined Arunima Group as an AGM, a prominent knit-based composite factory, and embarked on a path to success. As the AGM in the HR, Admin and Compliance department at Arunima Group, I played a pivotal role in ensuring the organization’s adherence to regulatory requirements, fostering a positive workplace environment &ensuring the company’s HR practices were in alignment with its strategic objectives.

In my current position, I hold the role of Deputy General Manager in the HR, Admin and Compliance department at Saiham Group which encompasses 08 factories. This responsibilities has allowed me to make significant contributions in critical areas within the organization. I have been successful in driving compliance, fostering a positive work culture, and optimizing production processes to support the growth and success of Saiham Group across its all factories.

In my second career, I have completed my Graduation in Economics and Post Graduation Diploma (PGD) in Human Resource Management (HRM), Marketing & Brand Management (MBM), Supply Chain Management (SCM) and Apparel Supply Chain Management (ASCM). In addition, I have undergone various International courses like International Security Management, Leadership, Motivation and Organizational Control, Certified Negotiation Associate (NCN-A), Project Management Professional (PMP) and Supply Chain Logistics etc.

We are attentive to know an overview of your organization’s department, such as your team size, strategy, and others you want to mention?

We are ‘Saiham Group’, one of the largest Yarn Manufacturers in the Country and we believe in “Quality, Commitment & Value”. Since 1980 we have strived to become one of the largest business conglomerates in Bangladesh. Our 03 major concerns, Saiham Cotton Mills Limited, Saiham Textile Mills Limited and Faisal Spinning Mills Limited work relentlessly (capacity 130000 kgs/day) to offer customers.

Our respected Managing Director of Saiham Group, Engr. Syed Ishtiaq Ahmed believes in innovation and technology. Saiham Group never compromises with quality and standards, assuring the most reliability in the world yarn market. Saiham Group has acquired a versatile production chain to get a flexible yarn producer in a shorter lead time. Being an industry-standard certificate holder, Saiham Group assures the perfect blend of quality and efficiency. Saiham Group has expanded its capacity, developed a skilled workforce and introduced integrated technologies to remain globally up-to-date. It is truly an organization with a glorious past and a bright future. Our 03 upcoming projects are Saiham Denims Limited, SIA Textiles Limited & AR Knitting Limited. Based on an excellent business record and significant contribution to Bangladesh’s commerce, industry, and economy, Saiham Group has received numerous distinguished national and international awards.

What is the most remarkable accomplishment you’ve achieved in your life up to this point?

“I have achieved significant results in my current role. We have successfully reduced the absenteeism rate among production workers from over 15% to just 2% by promoting leave utilization and raising awareness. We have also lowered the migration percentage from 25% to 6.5% too, ensuring a stable workforce. Furthermore, I contributed to the organization by eliminating security hazards entirely, improving the overall safety environment, and effectively combating corruption, maintaining a corruption-free workplace. These achievements reflect my commitment to change management and creating a positive impact on the organization.”

“In the realm of cost control, I have played a pivotal role in driving cost-efficiency within the organization. Specifically, in the sector of fleet management, I spearheaded initiatives that led to substantial cost reductions. Through diligent monitoring and strategic decision-making, we managed to streamline fleet operations and reduce maintenance expenses, ultimately translating into significant savings for the company.

My approach to cost control extends beyond fleet management and permeates throughout all sectors of the organization. By implementing rigorous monitoring processes, I’ve helped the company identify areas where cost reductions were possible. This comprehensive approach has had a profound impact on the company’s overall financial health and has contributed significantly to its success.

What strategies do you employ to attract and retain top talent in a competitive industry like textiles?

In a competitive industry like textiles, attracting and retaining top talent can be achieved through various strategies such as offering competitive compensation packages, providing opportunities for skill development and career growth, creating a positive and inclusive work environment, showcasing innovative projects, and fostering a strong company culture that aligns with employee values and aspirations.

As Deputy General Manager, what is your vision for the future of HR and administration at Saiham Group?

My vision for the future of the HR and Administration departments is to establish a dynamic and agile framework that aligns seamlessly with our organization’s overarching objectives. We will spearhead a digital transformation and empower data-driven decision-making. Our commitment to talent acquisition and development will foster a culture of innovation, underpinned by diversity and inclusion. We will prioritize employee well-being and sustainability, promote diversity in the workplace and create an inclusive atmosphere where every employee feels valued and heard, encourage employees to take ownership of their roles and contribute innovative ideas to improve processes and productivity, integrate risk management practices into HR and Administration to proactively identify and mitigate potential challenges. Through strategic partnerships, risk mitigation, and innovative HR metrics, we aim to optimize our workforce and operations, ensuring Saiham Group remains at the forefront of success in an ever-evolving business landscape.

Who do you consider as your role model, and what is the reason behind your admiration for him?

Brigadier General Hafiz Ahsan Farid (Retd), Plant Head of Saiham Group, stands out as my role model for his exceptional ability to connect with workers, staffs, and officers on a personal level. He genuinely understands their problems and is dedicated to finding solutions. His efforts extend to cost control, raising social awareness, ensuring compliance, and promoting ethical awareness within our organization. He strives tirelessly to showcase Saiham as the best company in the country, setting a high standard in terms of production, product quality, and delivery assurance. He excels in team building, and creating a unified and efficient workforce.

Brigadier General Hafiz Ahsan Farid is an extraordinary leader with a unique set of personal abilities and competencies. He possesses a strategic vision that guides Saiham Group towards sustainable growth and success. His exceptional communication skills foster transparency and collaboration throughout the organization. General Ahsan’s empathy for employee welfare creates a positive work environment and fosters strong employee loyalty. His meticulous attention to detail ensures quality and precision in all aspects of Saiham’s operations.

Moreover, General Ahsan is an icon to me personally due to his unwavering dedication and dynamic leadership. His honesty, dedication, and supreme work ethic make him a role model for not only me but also for everyone who has the privilege of working with him. His ability to connect with people from the core of his heart further solidifies his position as an exemplary leader and an inspiration to us all.

Mr. Liakot Hossain, You are an idol to the youth. Many people follow you as an icon of leadership. Say something to them.

Your belief in me as an icon of leadership fills me with immense gratitude and responsibility. There is a famous quote:

“Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it.” – Charles R. Swindoll

My journey, as you’ve just learned, has been a series of diverse experiences and unexpected turns. From my military career and later transition into the corporate world, I’ve learned that leadership is about adaptability, resilience, and a relentless commitment to excellence. The path to success is rarely a straight line, and sometimes, life throws unexpected challenges on our way. My own transition from the military was a significant turning point. It taught me that true leadership lies in how we navigate such twists and turns, how we grow from setbacks, and how we continue to strive for greatness.

So, to all of you who aspire to be leaders, I offer this advice: Embrace change, embrace challenges, and never stop learning. Your journey will be unique, and the road may be tough at times, but it’s these experiences that shape you into the leader you are meant to be. It’s a journey of self-discovery, adaptability, and unwavering determination. The ability to lead arises from within, nurtured by your experiences and the choices you make in response to them.

Remember, leadership is not about titles or positions; it’s about the positive impact you can make on those around you. Stay committed to your values, be compassionate, and always strive for excellence in everything you do. Keep pushing forward, keep believing in yourself, and never stop pursuing your dreams.

When faced with adversity, remember that it’s not about the challenges themselves, but how you respond to them that truly defines your character. Embrace these moments as opportunities to grow, to evolve, and to become a stronger, more resilient leader.

“Believe in yourself, and all that you are. Know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle.” – Christian D. Larson

If possible, work in a versatile work environment to learn and respect multicultural work environments. As a potential future leader, bring positive change in people and culture. 

Quick Chat With Liakot Hossain

The greatest philosopher in your view:

Hazrat Muhammadsallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam

Name the most influential books you have read:

“The Law of Success” by Napoleon Hill has been the most influential book in your life.

Your greatest fear:

Fear of harm to loved ones.

Best piece of advice you’ve received:

“Embrace change and be adaptable. The world is constantly evolving, and those who can adapt quickly often find success”- by my mentor, Frontline Freedom Fighter of 1971,  Director of Saiham Group, Brigadier General Miran Hamidur Rahman (Retd).

You in only three words:

Diverse, Accomplished & Workaholic.

Skill Set

  • Hard Skills: Change Management, Cross-Functional Collaboration, Risk and Threat Assessment, Mobility.
  • Soft Skills: Emotional intelligence, Problem-solving, Conflict resolution, Multi-Tasking.

Prayer For The Human Civilization:

Let us pray for a world where compassion and unity guide our shared path.

The InCAP: Thank you, Mr. Liakot Hossain! It’s a glittering conversation with you!

Mr. Liakot HossainMy pleasure! Wish you all the best! Thank you.

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