Abul Kasem Khan, former president of the Dhaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI), recently took over as chairperson for the trustee board of the Business Initiative Leading Development (BUILD).
He succeeds Mahbubul Alam, president of the Chittagong Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI). Khan was nominated by the DCCI, according to a statement.
Asif Ibrahim, a former president of BUILD, and Syed Mohammad Tanvir, a director of the CCCI, have been nominated as new trustee board members of BUILD respectively from the Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI) and the CCCI.
BUILD is a public private dialogue platform established in 2011 as a joint initiative of the DCCI, MCCI and CCCI.
The chairperson for BUILD is nominated from the three trade bodies by rotation for a period of two years.
The other trustee board members are Shams Mahmud, president of Dhaka chamber; Nihad Kabir, president of the Metropolitan Chamber; Mahbubul Alam, president of the Chittagong Chamber; Farooq Ahmed, secretary general of Metropolitan Chamber; Md Joynal Abdin, secretary of Dhaka Chamber; and Mohd Faruque, secretary of Chittagong Chamber.
Ferdaus Ara Begum, CEO of BUILD, sits on the trustee board as the member secretary.