SAM Showket Hossain is best known in Bangladesh Corporate Sector as an Inspirer of leadership, people and organisation development. An ardent believer of human potential and dignity he sparkled to candle the light of professionalism to thousands of corporate executives and brought to them personal advancement through training and coaching. Rtn. Showket, therefore, is recognized as one of the luminaries of Bangladesh who made immense and indelible contribution to the field of human resources development and organisation development. An International Master Trainer, Public Speaker, Researcher, Writer, Editor and Management Consultant of all times, Rtn. SAM Showket Hossain is currently Group Chairman and Managing Director of Centre for Developing Management Excellence, TACK International Bangladesh-Nepal, TMI Bangladesh-Nepal, Express One Limited and Editor of Commerce & Industry.
Showket joined Rotary Club of Dhaka Central under RI District 3280 in April 1991. He never subordinated any call to serve Rotary from Club Secretary, President to the current position as Assistant Rotary Coordinator, Zone 6B, Rotary International for 2016-2017. He is also the District Coordinator, District Public Relation Chair and PHS Coordinator, Rotary International District 3281.He Served as Additional District Trainer and Chairman District Strategic Planning in 2012-2013. He served Rotary Club of Dhaka Central as Club Secretary, Club Bulletin Editor, Vice President, Board Member number of Rotary terms and Club President. He served the District 3280 as Resource Person and Trainer at President Elect Training Seminar, District Team Training, District Assembly and District Conference since 2001, Chairman, Centennial Year Launching Ceremony, District Task Force Member 2004-2005 and District Literacy Committee Chairman 2004-2005.
Showket’s academic brilliance in Law, he did his LL.M and LLB (Hons) from Dhaka University. He also obtained Post-Graduate Diploma in Industrial Management from Bangladesh Institute of Management and obtained another Diploma in Leadership from the Institute of leadership, UK. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Sales and Marketing Management, UK and also obtained Post graduate Diploma in Sales & Marketing Management from Institute of Sales and Marketing Management, UK. He has done his MBA from USA. He is doing his PhD for the last four years. He has attended more than 200 short and long professional and management courses all over the world during his long professional career.
He served in Senior Management positions over 9 years with leading daily news paper “The Bangladesh Times” from 1976 to 1985. During this time he obtained the prestigious Diploma in News Paper Management from American Press Institute, USA. After having had the test of media management, he thought that there was even bigger opportunity waiting for him – the ever exciting and glamorous world of Multinational Company. Without any loss of time, he joined DHL Worldwide Express as Country Sales and Marketing Manager of DHL Bangladesh Operation. An undaunted professional hero, Showket bagged many national and international laurels having achieved Gold Medal for outstanding performance among the DHL South Asia and Indo-China countries. Other notable recognitions, among others, are Best Public Relations Professional in DHL South East Asia-Pacific Region in 1990. He served DHL from 1985 till 1999, November as County Sales & Marketing Manager. He also served DHL Australia, Vietnam, Laos, Maldives, Myanmar, Nepal, Bhutan, Singapore and Malaysia on a short assignment and on a secondmentprogramme. Achieved recognition as an International Master Trainer and Certified Consultant by TACK International and TMI.TACK International and TMI both the organization are Multinational Organisation Development Companies.
Rotary Past District Governor Showket attended RI Zone Literacy Seminar at Chennai, India 2004-2005, GML Editor 2005-2006, Chairman & Host of Organising Committee for Breakfast Meeting with RI Foundation Chairman 2005-2006 Frank J. Devlyn, Co-Chairman: RYLA, Chairman, District Year Launching Organising Committee 2007-2008, Chairman, District Conference Promotion Committee 2008-2009, Chairman, District Year Launching Committee 2009-2010. He also served the District as Asstt. District Trainer 2009-2010, Chairman, District Membership Seminar 2009-2010, Chairman, District Leadership Seminar 2009-2010, Chairman, Organising Committee, Function in honour of RI President Elect 2009-2010 Kalyan Banerjee, Chairman, Decoration Sub-Committee, District Conference 2009-2010, Chairman, Decoration Sub-Committee, District Award Giving Ceremony 2009-2010. He achieved District Award for Outstanding Performance & Contribution in 2009-2010, Chairman: District HIV AIDS Prevention Committee 2010-2011, Additional District Trainer 2011-2012 and Co-Chairman, District Training Team 2013-2014, Chairman, District Year Launching Organising Committee 2011-2012, Chairman, Organising Committee for District TRF Seminar 2012. He attended Rotary International Zone Institute: Bangkok 2010, RI Convention in Bangkok 2012, RI Convention in Singapore, RI Convention in Sydney in 2014 and RI Convention in Korea in 2016, RI Zonal Meeting in Bangkok, DGN Training in Taiwan in 2013, Rotary Day at the United Nations, New York, USA and all most all the District events since 1991 till date.
Rtn Showket’s Leadership contribution is being extended beyond the boundaries of Rotary. He is equally brilliant and dyanamic as Leader in numerous socio-cultural organization. To mention a few : he was Former Chairman and one of the founders of Acid Survivors Foundation, Board Member and one of the founders of Uttaran School, Treasurer, Scholars Special School, Life Member, Dhanmondi Club Ltd, Life Member Gazipur Club Ltd, Donor Member, Jessore Rotary Health Complex, Donor Member, Noapara Rotary Diabetic Centre, Life Member, Rajshahi Cancer Hospital, Life Member, Rotary Eye Hospital, School Foundation Complex, Saidpur and Life member Rajshahi Heart Foundation.
Rtn. Showket is a member of National Press Club more than 30 years and former Vice President of Bangladesh News Paper Employees Federation. He was the Secretary General of Bangladesh ShongbadpotroPorishad. He was the Secretary of Dhaka City Committee of Bangladesh Chatra Union (Bangladesh Student Union). He is also a life member and former President of Bangladesh Law Association. Showket was the President, Secretary of the Central Committee, former and Presidium Member of Bangladesh Youth Union. Showket was a first division cricket player who played in national league in 1970’s-1793.
He represented Bangladesh at the World Peace Council Conference in Brussels, Switzerland, Athens, Greece, Kathmandu, Nepal, Delhi, India, Showket represented Bangladesh at the World Congress of World Federation of Democratic Youth at Athens, Greece, the Regional Peace Conference in Kathmandu, Nepal and the Regional Peace Conference in Delhi, India, World Peace Council conference in Venezuela.
A well traveled person Rtn Showket traveled to Nepal, India, Bhutan, Pakistan, Sri-Lanka, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, China, Australia, New Zealand, Saudi Arabi, Quatar, Bahrain, UAE, UK, USA, Belgium, Soviet Union, Russia, Bulgaria, Poland, Indonesia, Rumania, Hungary, Switzerland, France, Italy, Germany, Venezuela, Spain, Turkey, Cambodia, Myanmar, Laos, Vietnam, Canada, Maldives, Estonia, Uzbekistan, etc. for business and professional activities. DG Showket visited more than 200 Rotary Clubs as a guest speaker all over the world.
Rtn Showket is truly a family man with a neat and solid family consisting of a charming and highly placed government official spouse Rtn. Nasreen Ara Surat Amin and two bright and talented children, one son, one daughter. Rtn. Nasreen Ara Surat Amin MSS, BSS (Hons) BCS is currently the Additional Secretary, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh. She has attended number of professional courses at home and abroad inclusive of senior service training. She is also a veteran social worker and worked in various positions of a number of national level welfare organizations and Ministries. She is a former Additional Register of Co-operatives/ (Administration) of Bangladesh Government and also former Director of Bangladesh Anti Corruption Commission. Rotary Let SamihaMaisha is a BBA Student and R-let Syed NafisJunaed is also a BBA Student.
His Hobby is reading books, listening music, love to spend time with friends and to make people happy and taking care of senior citizens and elderly people-relatives.
The success thus PDG Showket achieved turns out eventually as a radiant as well as ebullient testimony of earnest human endeavours. His illustrious personality matches to the words of an inspirational observation of the world famous American Poet Henry Wordsworth Longfellow when he said, “The divine insanity of noble minds, that never falters nor abates, but labors, endeavours, and waits, till all that for sees it finds, or what is cannot find, creates”