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From freelancer to Fleet Bangladesh boss

Jannatul Islam

7 December, 2020 12:00 AM printer

From freelancer to Fleet Bangladesh boss

Young tech entrepreneur Khairul Alam has employed over five hundred youths in Rajshahi through initiative outsourcing firm Fleet Bangladesh.

Before starting career in freelancing, Khairul worked for private company. To make contribution for the country, he started own venture of Fleet Bangladesh with 10 young staff for dealing overseas work order.

State Minister for ICT Zunaid Ahmed Palak and Bangladesh Hi-tech Park Authority Managing Director Hosne Ara Begum appreciated the locally developed firm and promised to provide space at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Hi-Tech Park in Rajshahi.

Khairul Alam currently provides customer service to more than three hundred companies including world-renowned Amazon, Walmart and eBay.

Fleet Bangladesh provides vendor management, fulfillment and private level product for Amazon while Wal-Mart and Ebay gets store management solution from the Rajshahi-based agency. Besides, local ventures - Phonex Group and Ashley Furniture received services from Fleet.

The company has ‘own inventory management system’. Recently a client from United States visited Fleet Bangladesh office in Rajshahi.

Khairul Alam said the firm has been working for developing ‘a worker-friendly environment’ in Rajshahi as the staffs get provident fund, medical, annual bonus, target bonus and various other benefits are given.

He also shared plan to start Dhaka office in January next year requiting 100 more employees.

Fleet Bangladesh chief executive Khairul Alam said the company is trying to transform Rajshahi as ‘digital hub’ leveraging talents of educated youth in the city.

He also recommended declaring Rajshahi as ‘outsourcing zone’ for inspiring youths in digital activities as well as for creating more employment in technology sector.

Regarding the activities of hi-tech parks in Rajshahi, ICT State Minister Zunaid Ahmed Palak said the target for employment of around 14,000 people has been set as per the feasibility study report if Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Hi-Tech Park is fully operational in Rajshahi.

“Spaces have already been allotted in favor of 10 organisations in Sheikh Kamal IT Training and Incubation Building. In the meantime, 3 organizations including Fleet Bangladesh have started work,” Palak added.

Khairul, a graduate of business administration, learnt about the works of software companies from a show at Bangladesh Television in 2005 which inspired him to found Fleet Bangladesh in 2018.