Golam Murshed, an entrepreneurial and visionary young business leader, is the Managing Director (MD) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Walton Hi-Tech Industries PLC. He has been serving Walton in various important positions for over a decade. Mr. Murshed is most admired for the modernization of production and aggressive marketing strategy. He is a member of the Bangladesh Refrigerator Manufacturers and Exporters Association. Ascending to the top position of an electronic giant within 10 years and leading it from forefront is not an easy task. It seems that Golam Murshed was born to be a star in the fields of corporate and business. Let’s see some how the most young corporate personalities of a billion dollar company achieved the feat and his visions for the county and the people.
Golam Murshed, joined Walton Hi-Tech Industries PLC on December 20, 2010 as an Assistant Engineer in the Research and Development (R&D) of Air Conditioner. Soon after he started screening his charismatic leadership with the production unit as its in-charge. That was the foundation for Murshed to be the leader of the electronic giant of Bangladesh. The Walton authorities found the quality of leading the production team in Murshed. The very first piece of product of Walton AC came through his hand.
After working in AC production for over two years, he went into refrigerator production with the approval of the authorities, because the fridge production procedures seemed dynamic to him then. He was not shillyshallied to take the charge of the most important and complex line of fridge production, because it seemed to him that there were more challenges. The challenges, however, were immense but Murshed, with his charismatic leadership overcome and the production was almost doubled in a year after he took charge of that production line in the refrigerator manufacturing plant.
While working with the fridge production line, the then managing director of Walton Hi-Tech Industries Limited gave Murshed the responsibility of business operations. Another revolutionary decision was made three years later; when he was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the refrigerator department of Walton.
Golam Murshed, who always dreams to transform Bangladesh technologically and empower the people with cutting-edge technology, was appointed as the Managing Director and CEO of the leading electronics products manufacturer on October 8, 2020. Before this appointment, he had also been promoted as the company’s Additional Managing Director (AMD).
Achievements of Walton and that of Golam Murshed are inextricably linked to one another, as he has been contributing to this company nearly from the very beginning of the operations. In the early days of his career, under his leadership, the refrigerator production volume doubled without investing in any new machineries, just through process improvement. He led the acquisition of several Refrigerators and Air conditioner Manufacturing Plants from Vietnam, Taiwan, and China. The company attained highest refrigerator sales during his tenure as CEO of Walton Refrigerator. He initiated Walton Ventilator, PPE, disinfectant Chamber, Medi-Cart Robot project in quick response to COVID-19 crisis.
Murshed led the whole Initial public Offering (IPO ) Process of Walton Hi-Tech Industries Limited and took the company for Publicly listing to the Stock Exchange. Within few months it became second largest market capitalized company in Bangladesh. He introduced ‘Go Global’ project to become one of the top global brands within 2030 and Walton attained highest export volume and value in FY 2020-21 as well as highest ever sales and net earnings in 2020-21.
As the MD and CEO of Walton Hi-Tech, the dreams of Golam Murshed centers around the company and brand. He has taken the mission of ‘Vision Go Global-2030’. This means now his main concern is to make Walton as one of the top global brands within 2030. The contentious growth and success of the company, amid the Corona pandemic, indicates that fulfillment of the mission is certain and under his leadership, the dreams will come true. Along with that, Murshed has taken various steps to make Bangladesh as the hub of electronics and technology industry emphasizing on research and innovation.
Golam Murshed always tries to do something for the country. For which he preferred to join Walton and not to go abroad for a better living after completing his graduation. Now his sole concern is for Walton and Bangladesh as well. He has already taken many steps to develop the country’s electronics, technology, research and innovation sectors and create opportunities for young generations. He always thinks out of the box. According to him fascination with work than an academic degree, perseverance in decision making and the determination of must doing it – these three have brought him to the position which millions dream of.
To ensure a greener and cleaner Bangladesh for future generation, Golam Murshed has taken an initiative called ‘Better Bangladesh Tomorrow’. Aiming to decrease overall carbon footprint, Walton has already started incorporating 51.16 tons of waste produced each day in Bangladesh in its products and manufacturing process using the 3R system (Reuse, Reduce and Recycle). Sustainability awareness and training programs under the initiative will help inspire youth to take active participation in building a sustainable
future for themselves and the generations to follow. Starting from sourcing to designing products, to the post purchase services, objective of such initiative is to create harmony between human race and mother nature by balancing the natural and industrial ecology.