Mr. Sikder is a successful businessman and philanthropist, well known in Bangladesh for his achievements in real estate developments, construction and banking. He is also recognized for his involvement in humanitarian causes, in which he contributes not only financial support, but his personal attention as well.
Mr. Sikder was born in 1933 of a respected and well-off family in Assam, India. At the youthful age of 18, his ambitions compelled him to strike out on his own in East Pakistan, which later became the independent nation of Bangladesh. Liberation of Bangladesh was largely due to the efforts of the Freedom Fighters, and Mr. Sikder was an ardent supporter and an active member of this movement. He takes great pride for his proactive role in the independence movement of Bangladesh. His unusual professional skills, together with an exceptionally strong personal drive to lead and to achieve, resulted in much success for him in the Bangladesh business sectors.
In 1982, he moved to the United States and became an American citizen; he now hold dual citizenships, and maintain homes in both countries. He has also established successful business ventures in the United States.
Mr. Sikder founded Z. H. Sikder Women's Medical College and Hospital in Dhaka, Bangladesh, and financed the project with his own private funds. His motivation in creating this institution was the concern for medical education opportunity of Bangladeshi female students and health care of general public. He has also founded several other schools, charitable organizations, orphanages, and free medical dispensaries for the poor. He continues unselfishly to share his personal wealth with the poor population, and applies his great energy to better the health, education and social welfare of the people.