Syed Manzur Elahi is a businessperson in Bangladesh and chairman of Apex Group. Elahi was born on February 16, 1942 in Kolkata, West Bengal, British India. His father Sir Syed Nasim Ali was Chief Justice of the undivided Bengal in 1946. He received his B.A. from St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata. He earned his Masters from the University of Dhaka in Economics. He founded and is the chairman of Holiday Publications Limited. He moved to Dhaka in 1962 from Kolkata. In 1972, he resigned from his job and started working as an agent for a French leather importer. In 1975, Bangladesh government started to privatize companies that were nationalised. He bought one such company, Orient Tannery, in Hazaribag, Dhaka for 1.2 million taka.