The Managing Director of Shoeniverse Footwear Limited, Mr Riad Mahmud obtained B.Sc.in Chemical Engineering degree from the University of Texas at Austin in 1994 and MBA degree from the University of Melbourne, Australia in 1999. He is also the Managing Director of National Polymer Industries Ltd. Besides, Mr. Mahmud has been teaching in Masters level courses at the School of Business and Economics at North South University, the most prestigious private university in Bangladesh. He is also the Honorary Consul of The Republic of Georgia.
Mr. Mahmud introduced the GREEN concept in the footwear industry of Bangladesh. With his leadership, Shoeniverse Footwear Ltd. achieved the LEED (GOLD) certificate which makes it the first and till now the only factory in the footwear industry of Bangladesh to achieve such honor. He is a member of the standing committee of SEIP, which is a training unit of LFMEAB, the parent organization of the footwear industry of Bangladesh.
He is also a member of the Executive Committee of Bangladesh Plastics Goods Manufacturers and Exporters Association, General Body member of FBCCI, Korean Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce and Industry and a member of American Society of Chemical Engineers