Sheikh Fahim elected FBCCI president without any voting

Staff Correspondent | Published: 00:00, Apr 30,2019

 
 

In presence of prime minister’s private industry and investment adviser Salman F Rahman and Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry president Shafiul Islam Mohiuddin, the FBCCI election board announces the names of the new office bearers of the country’s apex trade body in Dhaka on Monday. Newly elected FBCCI president Sheikh Fazle Fahim is also seen. — New Age photo

Sheikh Fazle Fahim was on Monday elected president of Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry for the next two-year term (2019-2021) without facing any voting.
The FBCCI Election Board on the day officially announced the names of president, a senior vice-president and six other vice-presidents elected uncontested as there were no rival contestants for the posts.
The election process (from directors to office bearers) of the country’s apex trade body completed without any voting.
The newly elected president, Fazle Fahim, is son of ruling Awamil League lawmaker Sheikh Fazlul Karim Selim and nephew of prime minister Sheikh Hasina.
As per the election board announcement, Fazle Fahim was elected president of the country’s apex trade body as the representative of Gopalganj Chamber of Commerce and Industry while Md Muntakim Ashraf elected senior vice-president from Bangladesh Cold Storage Association.
Prime minister’s private industry and investment adviser Salman F Rahman and FBCCI president Shafiul Islam Mohiuddin were present during the announcement of the names of office bearers of FBCCI.
Among the six vice-presidents, three have been elected from the chamber group and the rest three from the association group.
The vice-presidents elected from the chamber group are: Hasina Newaaz, Md Rejaul Kariem Rejnu and Dilip Kumar Agarwala.
The vice-presidents elected from the association group are: Md Siddiqur Rahman, Mir Nizam Uddin Ahmed and Nizamuddin Rajesh.
Earlier, the election board on Saturday announced all 42 directors of the FBCCI elected unopposed as no other candidates submitted nominations for the posts.
Following the announcement of the election schedule, Fazle Fahim, who is the senior vice-president of the current FBCCI executive committee, formed a panel named Sammilita Babasayee Parishad and announced his candidature for the president post.
A total of 42 candidates under the panel submitted their nominations against the same number of directorship posts.
According to the rules, 42 directors (21 from association group and 21 from chamber group) of the apex trade body will be elected through direct voting while 30 directors (15 from association group and 15 from chamber group) will be nominated by the government.
All 72 directors will elect president and vice-presidents of FBCCI.

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