Syed Almas Kabir, Chief Executive Officer of MetroNet Bangladesh Limited, joined Concord Engineers & Constructions Limited as a Systems Analyst after graduating from Jadavpur University, India in Electrical Engineering in 1989. Almas went to the US to pursue his Masters degree the following year. After finishing his MS from New York University’s Polytechnic School of Engineering in 1992, he joined Radio Shack’s After Sales Service department as ‘Tandy Certified Computer Sales Specialist’, and oversaw the New York – New Jersey – Connecticut tri-state area. In 1994, Syed Almas Kabir joined Independent University, Bangladesh (IUB) as Assistant Professor shortly after his return from the USA. Almas was additionally made responsible for Student Affairs, and was made the Director of the Computer Center. In recognition of Almas’ leadership ability and inter-personal skills, he was made the Registrar in-charge in January 2000. Syed Almas Kabir was also an adjunct faculty in National University and Northern University. In 2004, Almas joined City University as its Vice President to give shape to the newly formed institution. He also worked as the Director of Career & Professional Development at North South University before taking up the responsibility of running the nation’s first fiber-optic based data-communication company MetroNet.
Syed Almas Kabir took MetroNet to new heights in last 10 years establishing it as the most trusted IT company in the country offering Intranet, Internet, IP Telephony & other IT Enabled Services. MetroNet offers its services to almost all banks, Content Providers, Telephone companies, and other government & non-government agencies & organizations.
Syed Almas Kabir is actively involved with many other social and professional bodies. Before being elected as Senior Vice President of the Executive Council of Bangladesh Association of Software & Information Services (BASIS), he had been elected as its Vice President and also as Treasurer. Almas was the Vice President of Internet Service Providers Association of Bangladesh (ISPAB). He is also the Honorary Treasurer of Bangladesh-Malaysia Chamber of Commerce & industry (BMCCI). He is the Convener of the Standing Committee on Telecom, ICT & Intellectual Property Rights of DCCI. Almas was unanimously elected as the National President of Bangladesh under Junior Chamber International (JCI) in 2003, and was later elected as the International Councilor of the Asia-Pacific Development Council (APDC) of JCI in 2006 overseeing the activities of Indonesia. Almas served as Acting President (2004-2006) and was subsequently elected as the President of St. Joseph Old Boys’ Association (SJOBA) for the terms of 2004-2006 & 2006-2008. Syed Almas Kabir was the founder of Association of IUB Alumni (AiA) and has been the Advisor since its inception. Almas is also the Joint Secretary of America-Bangladesh Friendship Society with its headquarters in New York, USA of which Congressman Joseph Crowley is the Chief Patron. Syed Almas Kabir was awarded by the State Department of the US Government as Bangladesh’s representative in the International Visitors’ Leadership Program (IVLP). He was the Team Leader of the Bangladesh Delegation to CeBIT 2013, 2014 & 2015 in Hannover, Germany and presented keynote papers on Outsourcing Opportunities in Bangladesh in Germany and Denmark.
As an Internationally acclaimed professional trainer, Syed Almas Kabir has offered leadership training courses in India, Malaysia, Hong Kong, and Macau apart from Bangladesh. He is also a graduate of the 15th JCI Academy held in Fujisawa, Japan and was awarded the coveted Global Networker pin. Almas led several professional & business delegations to India, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Germany, Philippines, Taiwan, Denmark, Austria and UK.