Syed Mahmudul Huq is a widely reputed businessman with significant contributions in the development of small and medium enterprises, particularly, in the shrimp industry. He is the founder Chairman of Bangladesh Shrimp and Fish Foundation, a non-profit research and advocacy organization. Currently, Mr. Huq is the Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Premier LP Gas Limited (PLPG), a joint venture with TOTAL oil of France. He has also stakes in renewable energy (Japan Solartech Bangladesh Limited) and Information and Communications Technology (ICT) including Software Development (Technology Solutions Limited), Internet Services (ISP: Broad Band Telecom Services), Inter Connection Exchange (ICX: M&H Telecom) and International Gateway (IGW: VENUS Telecom Ltd).
He also made valuable contributions to the development of capital market in the country and was the founder Director of Chittagong Stock Exchange established in 1995 and was instrumental in the formation of the first regional forum of Stock Exchanges of South Asia as the Chairman of the organizing Committee of the first Regional Conference of Stock Exchanges held at Chittagong in 1997.
Mr. Huq is also Member, Board of Trustees of Independent University of Bangladesh and Chittagong Independent University.
Born in December 1951, Mr. Huq completed his B. A. (Hons.) and M. A. (Economics) from University of Dhaka.