Mr. Jakaria Shahid is an absolute visionary leader who turns his vision into reality through sound strategy development and inspiring everyone surrounding him. He is the Founder Managing Director of Edison Group which started journey in 2009 and has become one of the largest local conglomerates in Bangladesh. He is the man behind whose passion for perfection and enthusiastic drive has helped Edison Group to revolutionized into different business sectors: mobile handset manufacturing, footwear manufacturing & export, power distribution, creative marketing, properties, logistics, real estate, and electronics. Mr. Shahid is an inspirational leader who tells stories that inspire action while at the same time is grounded in financial information that levers the business.
He stresses the importance of people, originality, creativity, and common sense while sharing his thoughts on what it takes to be a great leader. And, like many leaders, He casts his vision forward. He’s interested in progress, and it makes little difference to him if company struggles in any particular quarter, so long as the business is trending in the right direction for the long term. He gives the people around him the support they need to excel. He believes in providing an environment for employees to pursue their passions and be creative. He’s a well-rounded leader, but he stands apart because of his ability to build relationships and make commitments to the people around him. Respected as a credible voice in decision making, finding strategic solutions, and establishing governance boundaries.
Mr. Shahid did his MBA and started his career with SIEMENS Bangladesh where he was the General Manager of Industry & Consumer Products Division. He worked there for more than 10 years and left SIEMENS to start his own venture.