Iqbal Ahmed

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Date of Birth August 4, 1956
Place of Birth Sylhet, Bangladesh
Age 64 years old
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Iqbal Ahmed, OBE is a Bangladesh-born British entrepreneur. Based in Manchester, he made his fortune importing shrimp. The success of his two companies, Seamark and Ibco, have extensive interests in shipping, hotel and real estate development, hospitality, and food. Both companies turned him into one of the United Kingdom's richest men. He is also the highest ranked British Bangladeshi to be featured on the Sunday Times Rich List.

Native name: ইকবাল আহমেদ
Born: Aug 4, 1956, Balaganj, Sylhet District, Sylhet Division, East Pakistan (now Bangladesh)
Residence: Wilmslow, Cheshire, England
Nationality: Bangladeshi
Citizenship: British
Alma mater: City College Westminister
Occupation: Entrepreneur
Years active: 1992–present
Style: Food processing
Home town: Manchester, Lancashire, England
Title: Chairman and Chief Executive of Seamark Group

About Iqbal Ahmed

Famed entrepreneur who made a fortune in the shrimp business and became one of the U.K.'s richest people.

Before Fame

He attended City College in Westminister and founded the Seamark Group company with his brothers.


His family was featured in the 2006 Sunday Times Rich List and was purported to have been worth approximately £110 million.

Family Life

He married Saira Ahmed and he has four children. He grew up with brothers Kamal and Bilal.


He and poet Douglas Dunn were both made honorary members of the Order of the British Empire.

Information related to Iqbal Ahmed

  • British Bangladeshis - British Bangladeshis are people of Bangladeshi origin who have attained citizenship in the United Kingdom, through immigration and historical naturalisation. During the 1970s, a large numbers of Bangladeshis immigrated to the UK, primarily from the Sylhet region.
  • Business of British Bangladeshis - British Bangladeshis are people who arrived from Bangladesh to the United Kingdom, and throughout the years have started to create new businesses throughout the country, especially in Brick Lane, where there are many Bangladeshi restaurants.
  • Businesspeople in the food industry
  • Businesspeople from Manchester
  • Businesspeople in shipping
  • British real estate businesspeople
  • British hoteliers
  • Bangladeshi businesspeople
  • Bangladeshi emigrants to England
  • Nightclub owners
  • Bangladeshi Muslims
  • British Muslims
  • British chief executives
  • Naturalised citizens of the United Kingdom
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Latest information about Iqbal Ahmed updated on January 23, 2021.

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