About Us

Aftab Hatchery Limited (AHL), a concern of Islam Group (IG) of Companies was incorporated as a Private limited company in 2001 under the Companies Act 1994 and Certificate of Incorporation No#C-42263 (1622)/ 2001 and envisaged to establish a Parent Broiler Breeder Rearing cum Hatchery farm to meet the growing demand of Day Old Chicks (DOCs) in poultry sectors. It has been converted to Public Limited Company in 2014

Mr. Jahurul Islam, a legendary business man was the main entrepreneur of IG and has turned it to one of the leading conglomerates of Bangladesh. Engaging in long sighted diversification, AHL is the first company of Bangladesh to maintain the long chain from Grand Parent Stock to further process products by itself and through subsidiaries and affiliated companies

The groups’ humble debut occurred with the inception of Eastern Housing Ltd. Now, the group is running 8 industrial units on large area in various locations. IG has attained remarkable achievements in Poultry, Fisheries, agro business, housing, real estate, construction, pharmaceuticals, and medical college with more to in the pipeline. Moreover, the group has large distribution and marketing network.

IG has attained various global and national awards in various categories. The Head Office of the company is located at its Group Office: Islam Chamber, 125/A, Motijheel C/A, Dhaka and hatchery is located at Bhagalpur, Bajitpur, Kishoreganj.


Established in 2001, Aftab Hatchery Ltd (AHL) has established itself as one of the leading poultry hatcheries in Bangladesh. AHL buys the G.P chicks from its subsidiary company AGPFL and supplies day old chicks for broiler and layer chick rearing.

Hygiene and Safety Commitment




AHL maintains the strictest safety guidelines to ensure that the poultry is always protected from disease and cross contamination. We feed our poultry only the most superior feed in the market sourced from our subsidiary, Aftab Feed Products Ltd. This ensures that quality and transparency is maintained throughout the production process.

one_1 Our mission is to provide healthy, nutritious and safe food to consumers through constant innovation and operational excellence. We build value for our investors through the strength of our customer satisfaction and superior products.

one_2 Our vision is to to be a premium food and agro business in Asia.

one_3 Aftab Hatchery believes that good ethics is the foundation for good business. We believe in showing fairness and respect to our clients, partners, society and environment.

zahurulJahurul Islam (1928-1995) was a legendary entrepreneur and social activist of Bangladesh. He was the founder of Islam Group, the first and one of the largest diversified groups of companies in Bangladesh that includes construction, real estate, international trade, pharmaceuticals and agriculture.

Jahurul Islam’s career began as a contractor. In 1951, he established Bengal Development Corporation, a construction company. In 1964, he correctly predicted that Dhaka would experience a housing crisis and was able to respond to the crisis through the establishment of his own real estate development company, Eastern Housing Ltd. To date, Eastern Housing remains one of the most recognized names in Bangladesh real estate industry.

Jahurul Islam’s professional successes were only surpassed by his philanthropy. In 1989, he established the Jahurul Islam Medical College and Hospital, in his hometown of Bhagalpur. This large teaching hospital is happily located in one of the most beautiful campuses in Bangladesh. The hospital has 500 beds and offers 24 hour emergency care. The medical and nursing institutes are one of the best private medical institutions in Bangladesh with a strong focus on academic excellence.The hospital, colleges and campus are all maintained by Islam Group in the honour and memory of its legendary founder and chairman.

AHL, Hatchery (Commercial & GP)

Petersime nv, Belgium: Setter, Hatcher and HVAC supplier for our Commercial & GP Hatchery.
Moba, The Netherlands: Egg Grading Machine supplier for Commercial & GP Hatchery.

AHL, Breeder Farm (GP & PS):

AGCO GSI GROUP, USA (CUMBERLAND): Poultry keeping equipment supplier for GP & PS Breeder Farm.
AGCO GSI GROUP, USA (CUMBERLAND): Poultry keeping equipment supplier for GP & PS Breeder Farm.
AGCO GSI GROUP, USA (CUMBERLAND): Poultry keeping equipment supplier for GP & PS Breeder Farm.
Hired Hand, USA: Prefab Poultry Breeder House.
SKA, Italy: Poultry keeping equipment supplier for GP & PS Breeder Farm.

ABFL, Feed Mill

Zheng Chang, China: Chinese largest Feed Mill Manufacturer Brand. Supplied our oldest Commercial Floating Feed Plant.
Van Aarsen, The Netherlands: Leading Feed Mill Manufacturer in the world. Our state of the art Breeder Feed Mill is being supplied by them.
Skiold, Denmark: European Feed Mill supplier. Supplied our oldest Commercial Feed Plant.
SPK, Taiwan: Our Floating Feed Mill Supplier.

ABFL, Poultry Processing Plant

Marel Stork, The Netherlands: Poultry Processing Equipment Supplier: Our Poultry Processing Equipment supplied by them.
Marel Stork, The Netherlands: Poultry Processing Equipment Supplier: Our Poultry Processing Equipment supplied by them.

ABFL, Further Processing Plant

Deighton Manufacturing, UK: Nugget Line Supplier.
Mouting, Spain: Smoke House Supplier

The Management Committee comprises operational heads and representatives of the Board and is chaired by the Managing Director. The Management committee meets on a monthly basis, is responsible for implementing the decisions of the Board of director and supervising the day to day affairs of the Company and reports to the Board of director at least on a quarterly basis.

Abu Luthfe Fazle Rahim Khan – Managing Director

Mr. Abu Luthfe Fazle Rahim Khan was appointed position of Managing Director of Aftab Hatchery Limited , He also the Managing Director of Aftab Bahumukhi Farms Limited, Aftab Feed Products Limited, Aftab GP Farms Limited; Deputy Director General, Jahurul Islam Medical College and Hospital; Vice-President-Breeders Association of Bangladesh (BAB), Vice-President, World Poultry Science Association, Bangladesh branch (WPSA-BB); General Secretary, Feed Industries Association of Bangladesh (FIAB), Member, Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and industries (FBCCI), In addition Mr. khan was the former Director In-charge, Aftab Autos Ltd. (Furniture Division); Executive Director, Laguna Autos Ltd; Director, Ever Green (DAC) Ltd; Managing Partner, Bengal Packaging and Printing Ltd. Mr. Khan is a graduate in Commerce (B.Com) with (Hon’s) and Masters of Commerce (M.Com) from Dhaka University.

Engr. Md. Mahbubur Rahman – Director Administration

Engr. Md. Mahbubur Rahman, appointed as Director Administration from June 2003 of Aftab Hatchery Ltd. He is also responsible of Aftab Bahumukhi Farms Ltd., Aftab Feed Products Ltd., & Aftab G.P Farms Ltd. Mr. Rahman’s Former Employment as General Manager, of Essential Products Ltd.

Mr Rahman is a graduate in B.Sc. (Engg) in Mechanical (Year 1971) under Rajshahi University of Engineering and Technology, Rajshahi.

Tariquzzaman – Director Strategy and Brand Marketing

Mr. Tariquzzaman appointed as Director, Strategy and Brand Marketing of Aftab Hatchery Ltd. Aftab Bahumukhi Farms Ltd., Aftab Feed Products Ltd., & Aftab G.P Farms Ltd. Mr. Zaman former as Director & Consultant Marketing and Sales, of Aftab Hatchery Ltd. Aftab Bahumukhi Farms Ltd., Aftab Feed Products Ltd., & Aftab G.P Farms Ltd.

Mr. Zaman’s former employment as Consultant, Westecs Limited., General Sales Manager, Berger Paints Bangladesh Ltd., General Manager (Sales Planning & Marketing), Virgin Drinks of UK, Regional Manager (for P&G), Aquamarine Distribution Ltd. Area Manager, British American Tobacco Ltd., And Executive Asiatic Marketing Company. Mr. Zaman is a graduate BSS (Hons.) in International Relations (Year 1983) and MSS in International Relations (Year 1985) Dhaka University, Dhaka

A.K.M. Shahid uz Zaman, FCA – Operative Director, CFO

Mr. A.K.M. Shahid uz Zaman, FCA appointed as Operative Director – CFO – Acting as the Head of Finance and Accounts department since February 2010 till today with Aftab Bahumukhi Farms Ltd., Aftab Feed Products Ltd., Aftab Hatchery Ltd., & Aftab G.P Farms Ltd.

Mr. Zaman’s Former Employment, as Head of Accounts and MIS department in an European readymade garments sourcing company C & A in Bangladesh Office and Accounts Manager in a Arabian Cement Clinker company in Bangladesh. Mr. Zaman is a Masters of Accounting from Dhaka University.

Mr. Zaman is Chartered Accountant- a fellow Member of Institute of Chartered Accountants of Bangladesh – ICAB.