Eng. Saiful Islam Khan
Director, Silken Sewing Limited
Eng. Saiful Islam Khan was blessed to a son of a veteran RMG entreprenuer who had his own factory since 1985. From early age he had a vision to take over his family business and so he studied Textile Engineering with specialization on Garment Technology from the then College of Textile Engineering & Technology. But fortunately or unfortunately, by the time, he finished his studies, his family business had already been shut down. Eventually Saiful Khan started his professional career at Beximco Textiles Ltd in year 2001. Later he worked as a
Merchandiser at liason office of Clothing Retailer H&M and then Next. Between 2005-2010 he worked as Head of Merchandising and Chief Operating Officer at Viyellatex Ltd- a premium knit garment manufacturer of South Asia. During his tenure, Viyellatex saw an exponential growth. Mr. Saiful started his entreprenual journey by joining Silken Sewing Ltd as a shareholder Director in 2010. At that point, it was a mere 4 line knit garment unit with less than $1M yearly turn over.
The company currently has 26 lines with yearly turnover of USD 20M and employs more than 1800 workers. In 2014, Saiful Khan also started Essential Clothing Ltd- an iconic RMG unit nestled inside the tropical area of Gazipur. This eco-friendly factory is currently employing 800 people with a turnover of $12M and have a plan to double its operation within next 3 years. Saiful Khan has attended and led many workshops and training sessions on RMG topics. In 2014, he also went to Harvard Business School, Boston, USA to obtain a certificate course on 'Leading your small Business through its life cycle'.