Muhammed Aziz Khan (Aziz Khan Wikipedia) is the founder and Chairman of Summit Power International Limited and Summit Holdings Ltd. Summit Group is the largest infrastructure conglomerate in Bangladesh and employs over 6,000 people. The Group has investments in the energy sector, ports, logistics, and information technology.
Under the leadership of Muhammed Aziz Khan, Summit set up the first Independent Power Plant in Bangladesh in 1998, Khulna Power Company Limited (KPCL). Summit and associated companies own and operate a total of 20 power plants in operation or under development with a total capacity of 3,000 megawatts (MW). Further it operates Floating Storage and Regasification Unit (FSRU) and LNG import terminal with a capacity of 500 mmcf/d in Moheskhali, Cox’s Bazar. Summit has also set up Bangladesh’s first private off-dock port facility, Summit Alliance Ports Limited which handles about 25% of Bangladesh’s export volume and about 7% of the country’s import volume. Summit Communications Limited is the first company to lay a Bangladesh-wide fibre-optic transmission network. Summit Communication Limited’s fibre optic cables cover the entirety of Bangladesh, with over 47,000 kilometres of laid fibre. The company also connects Bangladesh to India through terrestrial fibre optics and SEA-ME-WE-4 and SEA-ME-WE5 to Singapore and Europe. The company is in the process of laying its own submarine cable between Bangladesh and Singapore.
Summit Power Limited (SPL), Summit Alliance Ports Limited (SAPL) and Khulna Power Company Ltd (KPCL) are subsidiaries of Summit Group and are currently listed in the Dhaka and Chittagong Stock Exchanges.
In 2016, Summit entered into a partnership with IFC of the World Bank Group and co-investors and formed Summit Power International Limited, with its registered head office in Singapore. Besides, Summit also entered into an agreement with General Electric of USA (GE) for development of gas-to-power projects in the South Asian Region. An MOU was also signed with Wärtsilä of Finland, for cooperation in the Bangladesh, Indonesian market and South Asia. Presently JERA, GE, Mitsubishi and Taiyo Insurance are equity holders of Summit.
Muhammed Aziz Khan was born in 1955. He has an MBA from the Institute of Business Administration (IBA), University of Dhaka. Mr. Khan is the Chairman of Siraj Khaleda Trust, Anjuman & Aziz Charitable Trust (AACT), Member of the Board of Trustees of Asian University of Women (AUW) and the Founding President of the Prothom Alo Trust, where he continues to serve as a Trustee Member. He was also the founding President of Bangladesh Scouts Foundation, former President of Bangladesh Association of Publicly Listed Companies (BAPLC), and Bangladesh Energy Companies’ Association (BECA).
Muhammed Aziz Khan is the Honorary Consul General of Finland to Bangladesh. He is married to Anjuman Aziz Khan and has three daughters, Ayesha, Adeeba and Azeeza.