Sheikh Fazle Fahim, managing director of Obsidian Bangladesh Limited, has been elected as the president of the country’s apex trade body, FBCCI, for 2019-2021 tenure.
Md Ali Ashraf, chairman of Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI) election board, announced the names of its president and seven other vice-presidents at a meeting at its office in Dhaka today.
Fahim, who has been representing Gopalganj Chamber of Commerce and Industry, will be the 22nd president of the FBCCI. He replaced Shafiul Islam Mohiuddin, also a former president of BGMEA.
In the last FBCCI elections in May 2017, Mohiuddin of the Association Group was elected president.
However, election to the trade body was not held this year because of the absence of the opposition panel, although the electoral board announced the schedule. As a result, the electoral board announced Fahim as the president of the FBCCI.
Fahim was the senior vice-president on the board of Mohiuddin.