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Quick Chat With A.R.M. Shahidul Haque Apu

A.R.M. Shahidul Haque, Director-Renaissance Group

A.R.M. Shahidul Haque Apu
Renaissance Group

What motivates you?

When I see the smiley face of our workers, that motivates me the most.

The greatest achievement of your life.

Creation of jobs for people.

Meaning of “Success” to you

Mental satisfaction.

Name the most influential books you read.

1. Lalon Samagro

2. Sanchayita By Rabindranath Tagore

3. One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

What did you want to be when you were a child?


The best gift you ever received

My two children. They’re priceless gifts to me.

Your greatest fear


Favorite holiday places

I love Nature the most. In this regard, Sylhet is my first favorite place to roam about. I also love the sea. To quench that thirst sometimes I visit Cox’s Bazar.

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve received?

My grandfather always said that it’s much more enjoyable to give someone something than to take something from them.


1. Gardening. I love Bonsai the most.

2. I love beauty.

3. Shopping. When I get upset, I walk out of my place and go out for shopping.

One hidden habit of yours that you want to let everyone know.

I don’t have any hidden habit now. But I would love to drink condensed milk in my childhood days — that time I wished that I would buy a container of condensed milk every day when I will be a rich man.

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Md. Shahriar Alam (Hon’ble State Minister, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh)

The most admirable personalities from recent times

1. M. Naimul Basher Chowdhury

Managing Director, Renaissance Group.

2. Shwapna Bhowmick

Country Head, Marks and Spencer

Bangladesh SO.

3. Md. Arfan Ali

Former President & Managing Director

Bank Asia.

How do you define patriotism?

To me, patriotism is to follow all the laws of the country and love the people of the country. That’s it.

The three things that you cannot live without

My work, trees, and music.

Describe yourself in three words

Hard-working, Honest, and Hospitable.

How do you want people to remember you?

I don’t have any expectation from people. I will be happy if people whisper that the man was a good man.

The greatest philosopher in your view

I love people. 

I’m fascinated by my surroundings.

I can feel my strong attachment to nature.


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