Sheikh Fazle Fahim, managing director of Obsidian Bangladesh Ltd, has been elected the president of the Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI) for 2019-2021. Elected from the chamber bodies, he represented the Gopalganj Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
He is the 22nd president of the apex trade body of the country. As senior vice-president of the outgoing committee, Fahim has replaced Shafiul Islam Mohiuddin.
Md Ali Ashraf, chairman of the election board of the FBCCI, announced the names of the president and seven vice-presidents at a meeting at the federation office in Dhaka on Tuesday last.
Md Muntakim Ashraf, representative of the Bangladesh Cold Storage Association, was elected as the senior vice-president. This time, seven vice-presidents were elected with three each from chamber and association panels.
The chamber-nominated vice-presidents are: Hasina Newaaz, representative of the Bagerhat Chamber of Commerce and Industry; Md Rejaul Karim Rejnu, a representative of the Jamalpur Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and Dilip Kumar Agarwala, representative of the Chuadanga Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
The association-nominated vice-presidents are: Md Siddiqur Rahman, representative of the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association; Mir Nizamuddin Ahmed, representative of the Bangladesh Electrical Association, and Nizamuddin Rajesh, representative of the Bangladesh Secondary Quality Tinplate Importers and Merchants Association.
All of them were elected unopposed as no election took place at the FBCCI this year due to absence of an opposition panel. However, the electoral board announced the schedule.