Mr. Mohammed A. Awwal was born on 6th December 1945 in Noakhali. His father, late M. Khalilur Rahman was  a reputed business personality of the then Pakistan. Mr Awwal Graduated from Govt. College of Commerce, Chittagong and obtained Masters Degree in Management (M.Com) in 1967 from University of Dhaka. After the sad demise of his illustrious father in early 1977, he took over as the CEO of MKR Group with offices in Chittagong, Dhaka, Khulna & other places of Bangladesh. The group was established during mid 1950s & later floated as Private Limited Company with name & style as Associated Traders & Mariners & Bengal Shipping Line Ltd in early 1962. Mr Awwal have diversified his group of business in various sectors other than shipping. He was a sponsor Director of several public listed  organizations like;  National  Bank  Ltd.,  Pragati Insurance Ltd., Pragati Life Insurance Ltd., Dulamia Cotton &  Spinning Mills Ltd etc. He was an initial promoter of Chittagong Stock Exchange Ltd in its early year. He was also a Director of Padma Oil Co. Ltd. & Eastern Lubricants Ltd. Mr Awwal is involved in many professional and business bodies throughout Bangladesh and some overseas business bodies. The business bodies are; Chittagong Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Chittagong & Dhaka, Bangladesh Shipping Agents Association, Bangladesh Master Stevedores Association and many others. Mr Awwal is a former Member of the Islamic Ship Owners Association based in Jeddah. He was also one of the early Member of the famous World Economic Forum-Geneva. Apart from these, Mr Awwal have promoted the establishment of President of Bangladesh Philippines Chamber of Commerce & Industry (BPCCI) & was its former President. He is also a Sponsor Director of Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce & Industry(MCCI), Chittagong.


He served as Governor, Rotary International District 3280 (whole of Bangladesh) during 1998-99. He has also served RI in various capacities in RI Zone 6B. He is a leading philanthropist and social worker especially in education and a senior member in  several leading Civil Society Institutions like Chittagong Club Ltd, Gulshan Club Ltd, Bhatiary Golf Club, Chittagong Boat Club, Chittagong Press Club & many more. Mr. Awwal is appointed as Honorary Consul of the Republic of Philippines in Chittagong since September 2010 which he is continuing. He has promoted as Consul General of the Republic of Philippines in Chittagong on January 2020.

Mr Awwal is happily married with Khaleda Adib Awwal who is also a distinguished community leader in her own right. She is the President of Chittagong Ladies Club & was the National Representative of Inner Wheel Bangladesh, during 2018-19. Mr Awwal is the proud father of two sons & two daughters who are all settled in their respective lives.