From plastics, Aziz Khan powers his way to business empire

Bangladeshi businessman Muhammed Aziz Khan, a Singapore permanent resident, is the founder and chairman of the Summit Group, which has interests in power, ports, fibre optics, real estate and liquefied natural gas in Bangladesh. Earlier this year, Mr
Bangladeshi businessman Muhammed Aziz Khan, a Singapore permanent resident, is the founder and chairman of the Summit Group, which has interests in power, ports, fibre optics, real estate and liquefied natural gas in Bangladesh. Earlier this year, Mr Khan became one of three newcomers in the Forbes 2018 list of Singapore's 50 richest.ST PHOTO: KELVIN CHNG

Bangladeshi, who has his roots in Singapore since 1970s, considers the Republic a role model

Step into Summit Power International's headquarters, located on the 52nd floor of One Raffles Place, and you will be met by 360-degree views of Singapore.

The expansive and stunning outlook seems apt for Mr Muhammed Aziz Khan, the company's 63-year-old founder and self-made millionaire, who earlier this year became one of three new entrants on Forbes 2018 Singapore's richest 50 list. He set up Summit Industrial and Mercantile Corporation in 1985 and has since expanded it to include various subsidiaries. Summit Power International is part of the Summit Group, which has interests in power, ports, fibre optics, real estate and liquefied natural gas in Bangladesh.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 10, 2018, with the headline 'From plastics, he powers his way to business empire'. Print Edition | Subscribe