Born in 1949, Mr. Shafiul Islam Kamal,
joined the Islam Group in 1968. It was
the beginning of a successful career in
the automotive, construction & real
He played a major role in establishing
Navana Limited as the premier car
company in Bangladesh and in setting up
Mr. Islam was also responsible for the
construction company named: Bengal
Development Corporation (BDC) and by
1981 he was also taking care of Eastern
Housing Limited, then the largest real
estate developing company in bangladesh.
In 1996, after the death of Mr. Jahurul
Islam, the then Chairman of Islam Group
& Brother of Mr. Shafiul Islam, he
separated from Islam Group with
Navana Ltd. and Aftab Automobiles Ltd.
and formed Navana Group.
Since then under his guidance Navana
Group has flourished and expanded in
several key business segments.
SAIFUL ISLAM Senior Vice Chairman
Mr. Saiful Islam, son of Mr.
Shafiul Islam Kamal, had his education in
business from New Delhi University,
His career began in 1997 as he took up
the Sales and Marketing department of
Biponon Limited. In 2002 after
completion of his MBA Mr. Islam moved
to Navana Real Estate Limited as
Director. Here he looked after the
Accounts, Sales and Construction
In 2005 he took over the operations of
Navana Limited, the flagship company of
Navana Group, as Director. In the next 3 years
Mr. Islam reformed the business
approach to better cope with the
changing business environment and led
Navana Limited to regain the highest
market share in the brand new
In 2008 he finally took the mantle of
Vice Chairman of Navana Group.
About Navana Limited
Navana Limited Started its Journey on 20th April 1964. This was the beginning of her long partnership with Toyota Motor Corporation.
Before 1964, Bangladesh (then East Pakistan) vehicle market was dominated by European and American brands like Volkswagen, General Motors, and Ford etc.
With the introduction of Toyota Corona in 1964, European and American models gradually started losing their share. This started the Japanese car era in this market.
The market gradually moved away from European and American cars and the Japanese cars reigned supreme with Toyota at the top.
Navana Limited was a part of Islam Group till 1996. During this time Navana became a Brand synonymous with quality product and services. In 1996 Navana Limited separated from Islam Group and became the corner stone and namesake of Navana Group.
Now Navana Limited caters to the premium client group with dedication to quality and placing customer's peace of mind as the top priority. Navana Limited's client group includes Multinational & Govt. Organizations, NGOs, and Diplomatic Missions & Society elites.
Navana Limited will continue to strive to become the customer's first choice for Automobile Products and Services.
Our Mission & Our Vision
Build a lean organization
and become a global entity.
Build long lasting
relationships & conduct
business with honor and
Navana Toyota 3S Center 205-207, Tejgaon Industrial Area Dhaka-1208
The origins of Navana Group lie with Islam Group and the Establishment of Navana
Limited. Islam Group, founded by Mr. Alhaz Jahurul Islam, started its journey in 1953 with the
founding of Bengal Development Corporation (BDC). In 1964 Navana Limited was founded
as a sister concern of Islam group to cater to the Automobile industry.
Mr. Shafiul Islam joined Islam Group where he concentrated on Navana Limited & BDC
and contributed in making them icons I their fields of operations. In 1996 Mr. Islam
separated from the group with Navana Limited and Aftab Automobiles Limited.
With only these two companies Mr. Islam set out to build Navana Group one of the largest
business houses in Bangladesh. Now, Navana operates in different key business sectors from
construction to energy and from manufacturing to trading.