Mr. Khalilur Rahman is the Chairman of Pragati Life Insurance Limited He is a B.Sc in Management and a renowned industrialist and Commercially Important Person (CIP). He has got a wide range of work involvement at home and abroad. He has business links with USA, Canada, Europe, Scandinavian Countries, Japan, Srilanka, Agartala/India, Pakistan, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Combodia, Vietnam, Myanmar, Singapore, Dubai, Mozambique, Ghana, Malawi, DR Congo, Tanzania, Sierra Leaon, Liiberia, Gabon, Nigeria, South Asian Sub-Continent, Fareast and Middle East.

He is the Chairman of KDS Garment Industries Limited, Five Star Corporation. Shaindair Garments, HN Garments Limited, Moon Apparels, K. S. Apparel, KNS Enterprise, KDS Apparels, KDS Quilting, Star Apparels, Modern Apparels, KDS Hi-Tech Garments (Bd) Ltd, Canvas Garments (pvt.) Ltd., KDS Fashion Ltd., KDS IDR Ltd., KDS Quality Assurance Centre Ltd, KDS Washing Plant, KDS Embroidery Plant, KDS Minerals Ltd., KDS Energy Ltd., SKYS Securities Ltd., Rahman & Co. (CNG & Filling), KDS Textile Mills Limited, KDS Screen Printing Industries Ltd, KDS Logistics Limited, KDS Poly Industries Limited, KDS Plastic Industries Limited, KDS Offset Printing Industries Limited, KDS Packaging Industries Limited, KDS  Label Printing Industries Ltd, KDS Bar Code Printing Ltd., KDS  Cotton Poly Thread Industries Ltd, KIY Steel Industries Limited, KY Steel Mills Limited, Steel Accessories Ltd., KYCR Coil Industries Limited, KDS  Itec,  KDS  Information Technologies Ltd.

He is the President of Chittagong Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce & Industry (CMCCI), Vice President of Bangladesh Inland Container Depot Association (BICDA), Chairman of Bangladesh C. R. Coil manufacturers & Exporters Association (BCRCMEA) and founder President of Patiya Samity at Chittagong City. He is Ex-Chairman of Bangladesh Red-crescent Society (Chittagong district unit), Ex-1st Vice President & Director of BGMEA. He is the running Director of Jamuna Resort Ltd. and Pragati Insurance Ltd. He is a Sponsor Share holder of Northern General Insurance Ltd., Social Islami Bank Limited and Al-Arafa Islami Bank Ltd. He is the Life Member of Bhatiary Golf and Country Club, Chittagong Boat Club, Chittagong Club Ltd, Chittagong Metropolitan Lions Club, Chittagong Press Club, Chittagong Institute Limited (Senior’s Club), Chittagong Maa & Shishu Hospital & Ziri Zanakollan Trust.

As an Industrialist, Businessman and Entrepreneur, he achieved a good number of awards in different categories. He achieved President Gold Trophy 9 times for High Export of Ready Made Garments, Received Gold Medal/Crest 4 times as Recognition of Quality and Quality Garments Exporter of AMC, TARGET, USA.  Golden Trophy For Quality in Ready Made Garments, Spain. He also achieved National Export Trophy 14 times. Kmart Corporation Award & International Gold Star for Quality from Business Initiative Directions, Outstanding Performance Award 2000. Award From Trade Leader Club, Spain, 5 times Target Corporation Award. Gold Medal Crest for Export 2 times. Vendor Excellence Award 2000 and 2005 from TARGET. International Supplier Award 4 times from Wal-Mart. Batexpo Award- 1999 and 2000. Cafaxpo Award- 2009.

He is the founder Chairman of Southern University, Khalilur Rahman Mohila College, Khalil Mir Degree College, Khalilur Rahman Girls’ High School, Khalil Mir Girls’ High School, Ziri Khalil Mir High School, Kartala Belkhain Mohabodhi High School, Khalilur Rahman Shishu Niketon (Kinder Garten), Khalilur Rahman Cultural Academy, Shaindair Gouchiya Tayoubia Delwara Begum Sunnia Alim Madrasha, East Kaigram Saberia Khalilia Islamia Sunnia Madrasa, Shaindair Al-Haj Abul Khair Sunnia Senior Madrasha.