Known as Mintoo amongst his business associates and friends, Abdul Awal is the founder, Chairman and CEO of the Multimode Group. The Group has since diversified into agriculture, banking and insurance, FMCG, automobiles, oil and natural gas exploration, banking and insurances and agricultural research, development and production, chemicals and fertilizers, hospitality, information technology, textiles plastic recycling, real estate etc. Mintoo ranks amongst the top industrialists and private sector leaders & presently he is the Chairman & CEO of Multimode Group, one of the largest conglomerates in Bangladesh.


Mr. Mintoo is also is also the Chairman of Lal Teer Seed Ltd. (LTSL) that specializes in the research & varietal development of Hybrid and OP Seeds of various types of Rice and vegetables, production, processing, packaging& distribution. Since LTSL’s inception in 1995 Mr. Mintoo has engaged his Lal Teer Team in frontier research for agricultural development in Bangladesh in collaboration & partnering with various international NGO’s, Interest Groups to address the challenges affecting Bangladeshi smallholder farmers in the fields of economical heap, nutritional deficiency amongst the poor, adaptation with the climatic changes, necessity of HyB & resilient Seeds, women empowerment etc. to attain the Goals of SDGs. He has also played pivotal roles attending various seed industry technical groups, meetings, conferences, events and consortiums in Asia and around the world. He has twice been elected and led the Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industries (FBCCI) and for his outstanding leadership and active participation in agricultural sector in Bangladesh & South East Asia & Pacific region, Mintoo has recently been elected as the President of Bangladesh Seed Association (BSA) & Executive Committee Member (EC Member) in Asia & Pacific Seed Association (APSA), first time in the history of Bangladesh.


Mintoo obtained his B.Sc. and M.Sc degree from the State University of New York (SUNY). He also obtained M.Sc in Agricultural Economics from the University of London, the UK. Mr. Mintoo is very widely traveled person and he already traveled most of the countries of the world. He is fond of reading and writing and as prolific writer he already authors 04 books. His articles appear in the leading business journals and newspapers both in Bangladesh & abroad. An Original Research paper on Draft Genome of River Water Buffalo was published in the famous original research journal the World Ecology and Evolution (Volume 9, Issue 6), published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd. in 2019. In the famous Time Magazine’s  April 6/April 13, 2020 Double issue edition an article on the innovative and sustainable roles of Mintoo has been published. Apart from business, Mintoo is the patron of a large number of charitable institutions; his philanthropic initiatives include several schools, colleges and hospitals in remote Bangladesh. He is also the founder of Iqbal Memorial College in his village.