Who We Are

SAJIDA Foundation is a value-driven, non-government organisation. It embodies the principle of corporate philanthropy, with 51% shareholding of Renata Ltd, one of the fastest growing pharmaceutical and animal health product companies in Bangladesh. The organisation, founded in 1993, aims to empower communities, catalyse entrepreneurship, build equity and establish enterprises for good with an overarching vision of ensuring health, happiness, and dignity for all. SAJIDA’s operations in Bangladesh have touched over 6 million individuals through its multi-sectoral development programmes which focus on poverty alleviation, community healthcare and climate change. It runs one of the largest financial service operations in Bangladesh and has specialised healthcare enterprises.

The organisation has come a long way since its humble beginnings in 1993 when it was presented as a gift by our Founder, Syed Humayun Kabir, to the patron Sajida Humayun Kabir to mark their 25th wedding anniversary. Syed Humayun Kabir served as SAJIDA’s Chairperson for almost two decades and also as board member of Renata Limited.

A Unique Example of Social Enterprise

Syed Humayun Kabir’s youngest daughter Sajeda Farisa Kabir, aged 10, eating with the children of the small school in Syed Humayun Kabir’s garage that would later become SAJIDA Foundation.

SAJIDA's Journey


  • Took over as Managing Director & Chairman of Pfizer Bangladesh


  • Formed SAJIDA Foundation as a 25th anniversary gift


  • Pfizer decides to exit Bangladesh


  • SAJIDA receives 51% shares of Renata Ltd.


  • Establishes Renata Ltd., with 49% shares provided to local investors


And the story continues..


Took over as Managing Director & Chairman of Pfizer Bangladesh

With 51% shareholding of Renata Pharmaceuticals Ltd., formerly Pfizer Bangladesh, SAJIDA emerged as an extraordinary gesture of corporate philanthropy and stands today as a unique example of social enterprise and corporate social responsibility.

Pfizer Inc.- New York started its operations in Bangladesh in 1972. When the organisation transferred its ownership in 1993 to local shareholders, the company, renamed Renata Limited, initially sold and subsequently donated 51% shares to SAJIDA Foundation.

Pathway to change

SAJIDA's ILUEP Project children participating in an engagement activity session

Renata and SAJIDA – Paying it Forward

Renata Limited, is the fourth largest pharmaceutical company in Bangladesh and a market leader in animal health products. It is listed on the Dhaka Stock Exchange with market capitalisation of approximately 139 billion BDT (1.3 billion USD) as of February 16, 2023.

Guiding Principles and Values

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Innovation & Quality
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Transparency & Accountability
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Inclusiveness & Dignity
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Compassion & Empathy
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Empowering Mothers & Families

Mission and Vision

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Our Mission
To improve the quality of life in the communities where we work through sustainable and effective interventions.
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Our Vision
Health, Happiness and Dignity for all.
Sajida Humayun Kabir

Ms. Sajida Humayun Kabir has been actively working for persons with disabilities throughout her professional career. She served as the Vice President as well as the Secretary General for the Society for the Welfare of the Intellectually Disabled (SWID), Bangladesh and has been the President of its SWID Ramna Branch since 1999. She is also a member of the Trust for the Welfare of the Intellectually Disabled (TWID) and a life member of the National Association for Sports of Persons with Disabilities (NASPD).

Previously, Ms Kabir was a member of the executive committee for Bangladesh Olympic Association and Ahsania Mission. She was a lecturer at the Department of Architecture, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) and worked as a psychologist and social worker at Nari Punarbason Kendro.