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Shankar Kumar Roy
Adviser (Research & Planning) at M I Cement Factory Ltd. (Crown Cement)

Mr. Shankar Kumar Roy is currently employed as adviser (Research and Planning) at M.I. Cement Factory Ltd. (Crown Cement). Before joining at Crown Cement, he had served at Holcim Cement (Bangladesh) Ltd (Holcim) and its previous organization Hyundai Cement (Bangladesh) Ltd for more than 16 years and lastly he was holding the post of General Manager-Business Development at Holcim. During this long service period at Holcim, he had performed a wide variety of responsibilities, which includes Logistics, Procurement, Supply Chain Management, CSR, Marketing, Communication, ISO Management System, Project Management, Business Planning, Business Risk Management, Environment, Safety, and Business Development etc.

Mr. Roy is a professional corporate trainer by providing practical, interactive and fun-filled activity based training to the corporate sector and training institutions through training programs, workshops, and seminars. He has conducted numerous training, and has 13+ years of experience of training. His area of specialization in training is Supply Chain Management, Procurement, Marketing & Sales and various Soft Skills.

Mr. Roy imparts training on Supply Chain Management (SCM) of ITC/UNCTAD/WTO course at DCCI on a regular basis. He is also a regular trainer at BDjobs.com training center, CSDC (Chittagong Skill Development Center), and Rapport Bangladesh Ltd etc. He has conducted training at corporate companies like ACI, Squire, Nitol-Niloy Group, PRAN-RFL Group, Tamanna Group, Bengal Biscuit and at development and training organizations like URS, BRAC, ICDDRB, BJIT (Bangladesh Japan Training Institute) and Swisscontact.

Mr. Roy holds an M. Com degree in Accounting from the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. He obtained the degree of Certified Environmental System Manger (CESM) from NERP, USA.  He also obtained International Diploma on Supply Chain Management (SCM) from ITC/UNCTAD/WTO, Geneva, Switzerland. During his long service career, he attended various training courses, ToT program, and seminars and traveled extensively at home and abroad (Switzerland, Spain, Italy, India, Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, China, Myanmar, Vietnam, and Nepal).


Mr. Roy has more than 32 years job experiences in leading multinational and national companies. Mr. Roy started his career in 1983 at Al-Amin Sea Trans Ltd – one of the then largest Shipping organizations in Bangladesh. Subsequently, he worked at American Express Bank, Khansons Group, Trans Maritime International Ltd, Prima Maritime Ltd and Multimode Group, Hyundai Cement (Bangladesh) and Holcim Cement (Bangladesh) Ltd. Besides, Mr. Roy was holding the post of member of Executive Committee (EC) of Switzerland Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce and Industries (SBCCI), Dhaka and the former President of Supply Chain Alumni Society (SAS), Dhaka. He is also a life member of Niketon Welfare Society, Gulshan, Dhaka.

Mr. Roy also authored various articles on Cement Industry, CSR, Sustainable Development, Environment, Safety and others for national dailies in Bangladesh, Newsletters of HBL and Holcim Group.

CEO at Searchlite Management & Leadership Consulting

M A Mannan is the founder and CEO of Searchlite Management & Leadership
Consulting, a sister concern of Searchlite Communications Ltd. He is a corporate
trainer & coach, apart from being a distinguished HR professional for 25 years in the corporate world including FedEx GSP Bangladesh. A motivational speaker and stress management expert, he is a FedEx certified management trainer.

Mannan has delivered a wide range of trainings: both soft skills & hard skills, and other interventions to multiple organizations & individuals. The practical approach of his
training sessions ensures maximum return on investment (ROI) for participants and
organizations. Participants describe his facilitation as inspiring, outstanding and
engaging. He is very much knowledgeable with the trainings on Leadership, Team Building &
Teamwork, Stress Awareness & Management, Conflict Management, Customer Service Excellence, Time Management, Time & Stress Management, Navigating Right Attitude & Habit for Superior Performance, Problem Solving & Decision Making, Salesmanship, Basics of HRM, Strategic HRM, etc.

One of his major strengths is the ability to impart the knowledge & skills to the executive
management & professionals on how to tame & alleviate their stress in corporate life
and increase productivity. He is driven by a mission in life which aims to provide better
understanding to his participants enabling them to focus better and achieve the
results they seek.


Mannan has completed Master of Business Administration, with specialization in HR
and management from Dhaka University.
Mannan appears on TV frequently as an expert in the field of HR management &
leadership. He has been featured in The Daily Star, Samakal & Sharebiz. He writes
frequently, many of his articles in the field of human capital & leadership have
published in the Daily Star, Independent and HR magazines.


Mannan is also the Convener, Training & Education Committee of Bangladesh Society
for Human Resources Management (BSHRM) apart from being a Fellow & Executive
Committee member. He is also the founder president for Dhaka University Human
Resources Professionals (DUHRP).