Mr. Fazle Azim began his career as a banker in 1973. After spending 17 years in various senior management positions in major western international banks Mr. Azim left the banking career in 1990 to forge his own path in global commodity trading, opening Peakward Enterprises in Hong Kong. The company has grown from its modest beginnings to span worldwide operations, with a physical presence in 8 countries in Asia and Europe. Peakward group also has a shipping company that carries its own group cargo as well as cargo from the open market.
Over the past 33 years, Peakward has built a shining reputation within the cementitious materials industry as a reliable and trustworthy business partner with a strong commitment to maintaining ethical business practices.
Mr. Azim has worked throughout his career to innovate within the industry, trailblazing paths to introduce new products and continuously locating more cost-effective new supply sources to Peakward’s clients. In 2010 Peakward played a pioneering role to bring the Vietnam cement industry to the world export market. Today, Vietnam is the world’s biggest cement and clinker exporting country with annual export volume touching 30 million tons.
Peakward’s strong commitment to corporate social responsibility comes from Mr. Azim’s belief that a business should work for the society in which it operates. A business’s responsibility to society emanates from the fact that it is the society that sustains a business.