Mr. Mohammed Abdul Awwal was born on 6th December 1945 and his father late Alhaj Mohammad Khalilur Rahman was a reputed business personality of the then Pakistan. Mr. Awwal obtained his Masters Degree in Management (M.Com) from the University of Dhaka in 1967.

A leading business personality of Bangladesh, Mr. Awwal is involved in diversified trade and Industry. Professionally, he is known as the Chairman of MKR Group with offices in Chittagong, Dhaka and Khulna. The core Company name is Bengal shipping Line Ltd. established during mid 50s and later floated as private limited company in 1962. He was a sponsor Director of several Public listed Company like- National Bank Limited, Pragati Insurance Ltd, Pragati Life Insurance Ltd., Dulamia Cotton and Spinning Mills Ltd, K&Q (BD) Ltd. He was also a promoter and member of Chittagong Stock Exchange Ltd.

Mr Awwal is involved with many professional and business bodies in Chittagong, Dhaka and Khulna. These are; Chittagong Chambers of Commerce & Industry, Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce & Industry-Chittagong & Dhaka, Bangladesh Textile Mills Association, Bangladesh Shipping Agents Association, Bangladesh Master Stevedores Association and many others. He was also an Executive Member of the Islamic Ship Owners Association based in Jeddah. He was one of the initial promoter Member of the World Economic Forum- Geneva.

He has been chosen and appointed as honorary Consul of the Republic of the Philippines in Chittagong.  He served as District Governor, Rotary International District-3282 (whole of Bangladesh) during 1998-99.