Md Jashim Uddin has been elected as the new president of the Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI) for the 2021-23 tenure.
As per the rules of the FBCCI, this year the president was supposed to come from the association group and senior vice-president from the chamber group.
Some 78 elected and nominated directors of the FBCCI elected Jashim Uddin for the top post, who was a representative from Bangladesh Plastic Goods Manufacturers and Exporters Association.
The elected and nominated directors have elected the office bears, including president and vice-presidents of the apex trade body today and the takeover ceremony of the new board will take place on May 19, Jashim Uddin said.
“Addressing the challenges of the economic fallouts of the Covid-19 in our businesses would be my first priority,” he said.
In the FBCCI election, 46 directors are directly elected — 23 from the association group and 23 from the chamber group. Moreover, 17 directors are nominated from the chamber group and 17 from the association group.
This time, some 78 directors have been leading the FBCCI because Bangladesh Association of International Recruiting Agencies and Gopalganj Chamber of Commerce and Industry failed to send their nominated representatives. This year too, the FBCCI board of directors were elected and nominated in consensus as four directors have withdrawn their nominations at the last moment.
The absence of democratic election has been tarnishing the image of the country’s apex trade body FBCCI. As a result, the FBCCI has turned into an extension of the government and has been failing to play its due role.
Mostofa Azad Chowdhury Babu, a representative from the Rangpur Chamber of Commerce and Industry, has been elected as the senior vice-president. Six more vice-presidents (three from each group) have also been elected.
The vice-presidents are MA Momen from Bangladesh Kali Prostutkarok Malik Samity, Md Amin Helaly from Bangladesh Pathya Pustok Mudrak-O- Biponon Samity, Md Habib Ullah Dawn from Bangladesh Leather Goods Manufacturing Association, Md Aminul Hoque Shamim from Mymensingh Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Salahuddin Alamgir from Pirojpur Chamber of Commerce and Industry and MA Razzak Khan from Meherpur Chamber of Commerce and Industry.