Md Shafiul Islam Mohiuddin, the incumbent first vice-president of the Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry is set to be the president of the apex trade body for the next two-year tenure as his panel, Sammilita Ganatantrik Parishad, won majority post of directors.
Mohiuddin-led panel won 32 of the 36 position of directors from association and chamber groups.
The election for the director posts was held on Sunday and the voters of association group cast their votes to elect 18 directors from the group on Sunday as the same number of directors from the chamber group were already elected unopposed.
Thirty-six elected directors along with 24 nominated directors (12 from the chamber group and 12 from the association group) would choose the president and vice-presidents of the country’s apex trade body for the next two-year tenure today.
This year, the president and vice-presidents will be elected from the association group and the first vice-president will be elected from chamber group.
Mohiuddin, the nominated director from Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association, started his campaign for the election after getting green signal from the high-ups of the government for the post of president.
Until now, Mohiuddin has no competitor for the post and apparently he would be elected president of the FBCCI unopposed like the previous presidents today.
According to the informed sources, Sheikh Fazle Fahim, son of influential Awami League leader Sheikh Fazlul Karim Selim, is set to be the first vice-president of the apex trade body for 2017-19 tenure as the representative of the Gopalganj Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Fahim was a candidate of Mohiuddin-led panel and elected director uncontested from chamber group.
‘I will try to increase the institutional capacity of the FBCCI and create business environment convenience to the businesses after assuming office,’ Mohiuddin told New Age on Sunday.
He said that his board wanted to give attention to the small and medium enterprises as SMEs are critical for the country’s economic development and the sector people have a little scope to engage in negotiations with the policy level people.
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