Moosa Bin Shamsher (also known as Prince Moosa) is a Bangladeshi business tycoon who serves as the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of DATCO Group. He was born on October 15, 1945 in Faridpur, British India (now Bangladesh). He entered the business world at a very tender age, soon after Bangladesh became a new independent nation. Shamsher founded DATCO in the year 1974 and throughout the 70s and 80s, he was considered to be one of the who’s who in the international weapons industry. Even today, Shamsher is habitually recognized as the father of the manpower export industry in the country.
Read also : Richest People In Bangladesh
DATCO specializes in global weaponry including ballistic missiles, fighter planes and tanks. In the recent years, the group has mainly engaged in the exportation of labor in the form of migrant farmers from Bangladesh to the thriving construction industries in the Middle East. Shamsher’s business endeavors have earned him a massive fortune amounting to $1.5 billion, making him one of the wealthiest people in Bangladesh.
During the UK 1997 general election, reports indicated that Shamsher had offered a campaign donation of ₤5 million to the Labor Party and Tony Blair. Even though the donation was declined, Shamsher’s offer itself received so much media attention. Shamsher is married to Kaniz Fatema Chowdhury, with whom he has 2 sons Zubi Bin Moosa and Bobby Hajjaj and one daughter Nancy Zahara. On February 24, 2013, Bobby Hajjaj was appointed special advisor of the former president of Bangladesh, Hussain Muhammad.