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Mr. Md. Shafiul Islam (Mohiuddin)

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Biography of
Mr. Md. Shafiul Islam (Mohiuddin)
President, FBCCI

Mr. Md. Shafiul Islam (Mohiuddin) is a visionary business leader and successful entrepreneur of Bangladesh. He is known as the business icon and role model of the business community with extensive areas of activities in various fields of business. He is playing a very important role for development of private sector of the country with his vibrant and dynamic leadership. 
 
Mr. Mohiuddin has the rare distinction of leadership as the President of the Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FBCCI), the apex trade body of Bangladesh representing 35 million business personalities.  
 
He led the RMG sector of the country over thirty years and became the President of Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA), the largest export earning sector of the country. 
 
He is proactively involved with different international and regional business organizations and contributing for regional economic integration. He is the Executive Committee Member of SAARC Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SAARC CCI), the Apex regional Trade Body of SAARC countries and Governing Body Member of Silk Road Chamber of International Commerce (SRCIC). He is also involved with the Confederation of Asia-Pacific Chambers of Commerce and Industry (CACCI), the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC), One Belt One Road (OBOR) initiative,  etc.    
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He is representing the private sector in different Government and Semi Government organizations of the country. He is the Directors of Export Promotion Bureau (EPB), Bangladesh Export Processing Zones Authority (BEPZA), Bangladesh Economic Zones Authority (BEZA), Bangladesh Investment Development Authority (BIDA), Nuclear Power Plant Company Bangladesh Ltd and Bangladesh Foreign Trade Institute (BFTI), etc 
 
Mr. Mohiuddin had led the business delegations different part of the world.  
 
Mr. Md. Shafiul Islam Mohiuddin led the export oriented RMG sector. Since he started his export oriented garments industry named Onus Group, the largest export earning sector of the country.  He has also successfully diversified his business in other business sectors like Garment Accessories, Real Estate, Shipping, Fishing Trawler, Dredging, Solar Energy, Auto Bricks, Handicrafts, etc. He has currently employed over six thousand people in his business group. 
 
Besides business, he is actively involved in the social activities and holds positions of different social organizations. He is the Director of Trustee Board-BGMEA University of Fashion and Technology (BUFT). He is also the Vice President of Society for Anti Addiction Movement (SAAM), Vice President of Centre of Excellence for Bangladesh Apparel Industry (CEBAI) and Vice President of Rugby Federation. Director of Mohammedan Sporting Club Limited, Director of BGMEA Apparel Club and many more. 
 
Mr. Md. Shafiul Islam (Mohiuddin) obtained B.Com (Hon’s) M.Com degree in Accountancy. He married to Mrs. Leesa Khalid Islam and is blessed with three daughters and one son. 

Abdul Matlub Ahmed

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Abdul Matlub Ahmad is an entrepreneur, versatile industrialist and the prime conglomerates a firm believer of national development, economic growth through industrial revolution and creating employment opportunity for ever increasing head counts. He also believes and does mentioned in many of his discussion and meeting the use of common sense. Work hard but smartly, invest boldly but wisely and discard mistakes ruthlessly but tactfully. This great quotation goes along very well with his dynamic nature and pleasant personality. “A little common sense, goodwill, and a tiny dose of unselfishness could make this goodly earth into an earthly paradise.”

Matlub Ahmad started Nitol Motors Ltd. in 1981 and eventually in 1990 he went into joint venture with Tata Motors under the banner of Nitol Motors. It has spawned many new employment, business opportunity like Nita Joint Venture, Nitol Cement, Nitol Insurance, Nitol Leasing Company, Niloy Hero Motors, Nitol Curtis Paper Mill, Kaliachapra Sugar Mill etc. that has widen business and employment opportunity in the country as a whole.

Matlub says: “Technology is advancing fast and demanding rapid innovation, self-employment is on the rise and becoming an accepted norm. Therefore companies and individuals are looking to invest in startups, and governments and business groups are supporting entrepreneurs with various loans, such as our own Nitol Motors Nano scheme. Provided that you have a product or service that fills a gap in the market, this is a great time to be an entrepreneur”

This is by nature he does creates opportunity for him-self and for other investors to expedite the economic development of the country by setting platform to work meticulously with other fast growing countries. Mr. Matlub Ahmad under his brilliant and charismatic leadership has led and guided many organizations to a grand success and earned many laurel. In recent time his versatile business merit is attracting many world reputed Companies and Industrialist for setting up joint venture in Bangladesh with attractive packages.


President of Federation of Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce & Industry (FBCCI).
Founder President of Indo –Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce & Industries.
Founder President of Bangladesh Automobiles Assemblers & Manufactures Association.
Past President of Bangladesh–Malaysia Chamber of Commerce & Industries
Director of Bangladesh Thailand Chamber of Commerce & Industries.
Past Director of Federation of Chamber of Commerce and Industries (FBCCI). Matlub Ahmad has led and joined some important and significant high level business delegation with Honorable Prime Minister to many countries of the world. He is always been active and powerful members of delegate to join and participate leading business meeting and conferences:

a. He was the member of Honorable Prime Minister entourage during her official visit to Italy (from 15-18 October 2014), was a leading member to join China official visit from (06-11 th Jun 2014).

b. He had the privilege and honor to be a member of Honorable Prime Minister’s entourage during her Bangladesh Business delegation trip to Tripura (Agartala, India (from 11 -12 January 2012.

c. Participated in India Invest-trade (special focus on Energy Sector & Electrical Equipment in Ruposhi Bangla Hotel, Dhaka in May 2011.

d. Led Business Delegation to Hyderabad, Mumbai, Poona and Kolkata 2008-2009.

e. Participated as the Co-Chairman of Task Force Meeting on Bilateral Trade between Bangladesh and India held on 20' June, 2006, 2007,2008

f. Participated in the INTERCEM ASIA (9th International Conference on Cement) in New Delhi in September, 2005; INTERCEM AMERICAS in Florida in November, 2005; INTERCEM MARRAKECH in Morocco in February, 2006; INTERCEM 20th ANNIVERSARY LONDON 2006 in June, 2006; INTERCEM DUBAI Conference held in February, 2007 and Participated in 9th Asia Cement-Trade 2007 Conference in Hanoi, Vietnam in April, 2007.

g. As leader of Bangladesh delegation he participated in World Islamic Economic Forum held on 27-29 May, 2007 in PWTC, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

h. Participated in the OIC Conference in Malaysia as a member of the delegation from FBCCI in June, 2005.

i. Led Business Delegation to Meghalaya on 20' June & Mizoram on 22nd June, 2006 on Purchase, Investment & Trade Issues.

j. He is also known for his sporting achievement; a keen promoter of sports, his contribution for development of games & sports in Bangladesh is commendable. For example, he sponsored – NITOL-TATA National Football League for the year 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 & 2014.

Besides his number of other social activities, he is actively involved and very much concerned with environmental pollution to keep the world safe and secure place for the future generation. The first time car rally has been sponsored by him in the year 2014 in Dhaka and also the 2nd Car Rally has been sponsored in this year 2015.

Mr. Matlub Ahmad born in 1952; Graduation B.A. (Hons.) and M.A in Economics from world’s most reputed Oxford University. He is happily married to Selima Ahmad winner of Oslo Business for Peace Award and is blessed with two star boys- upcoming business leader of the country, Abdul Musabbir Ahmad (Nitol) and Abdul Marib Ahmad (Niloy) & 4 Grandson from Abdul Musabbir and Nazia - IMAAN, AMEEN, AMAAN & USMAAN
 

Kazi Akramuddin Ahamed

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Member – Council of Advisor

Bangladesh Awami League

Member - The Regent Board

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Science & Technology University, Gopalgonj

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Chairman – Standard Bank Ltd.

 
 

Father's Name

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Late Kazi Belayet Hussain

Permanent Address

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Vill: Kurpala, P. S. Kotwalipara, Dist. Gopalgonj.

Present Address

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Chairman, Standard Bank Ltd.
Head Office, Metropolitan Chamber Building (3rd floor)
122-124 Motijheel C/A, Dhaka.

Contact No.

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Dhaka: 7175698, 7169078, Res. 8817937, sblho@bangla.net

Date and Place of Birth

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1st January, 1942
Vill: Kurpala, P. S. Kotwalipara, Dist. Gopalgonj.

Educational Qualification

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a. M.Sc. (Physics) Dhaka University – 1963
b. Diploma–In–Personnel Management from United
Kingdom:1973–1974
c. Industrial Management Training Switzerland-1980

Professional Career

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a. Served as a professor in Jagannath College Dhaka for
some times in 1963-1964.
b. Afterwards joined as Manager of Mohammadi Steel Mills,
Chittagong in 1964.
c. Participated in the war of Liberation as freedom fighter
and worked in information services and lost 1st son on the
way to India in April 1971.
d. Served Bangladesh Steel and Engineering Corporation as
General Manager and left the Corporation in 1981 to start
own Business / Industry.

Details of Business Industries

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Founder Chairman

 

a. Standard Bank Limited

Chairman

 

a. Standard Aviation Ltd.
b. Enertec Ltd.

Former Chairman

 

a. Bangladesh Association of Banks (BAB)

Managing Director

 

a. The Eastern Engineering Works Ltd.
b. Bright Steel Wire Rope MFG. Co. Ltd.
c. Bright Traders (Overseas).
d. Standard IT Services Ltd.

Professional Achievements/Career

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President, Bangladesh Spring Manufacturers Association.
Chief Advisor, Chittagong Steel Re-Rolling Mills Owner's Association.
Vice President, Nasirabad Industry Owners Association.
Chairman Bangladesh Spring Manufacturing Association.
Former Director Central Depository of Bangladesh Ltd.
Former Director Padma Oil Co. Ltd.

Political

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a. During student life in Dhaka College, I was elected as
Class Representative in the year 1960-61.
b. Served as General Secretary & Seminar Secretary of
Physics Association during student life in Dhaka
University in the year 1961 – 1963.
c. Contested in the Bye-Election of National Assembly in
1986 from Gopalgonj-3 constituency as Awami League
candidate.

Social Performance

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a. Chairman, “Mamata” Voluntary Organization advisory
council.
b. Chief Patron of Shatabdi Gosthi.
c. President, Greater Faridpur District Association,
Chittagong.
d. Chief Patron, Kotalipara Samity, Dhaka.
e. Vice President, Bangladesh OISCA, Chittagong, Chapter.
f. Chief Patron, Kurpala Khademul Islam Madrasha &
Oraphanage.
g. Founder & Life Member of Dhaka & Chittagong Lions Blood
Bank.
h. Vice Chairman, Chittagong Lions Foundation, Eye Hospital,
the biggest Lion Eye Hospital of the country.
i. Vice-Chairman, Past District Governors Forum.
j. Advisor, Chittagong Diabetics Association.
k. Life Member :
– Bangladesh Red Crescent Society.
– Bangladesh Family Planning Samity.
– Bangladesh Diabetic Samity.
– Chittagong Shishu Hospital.
– Permanent Member Chittagong Club Ltd.

Achievement & Rewards

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a. Received UNESCO Gold Medal in 1991 for glorious social
service.
b. Received Scientist Sir Jagadish Chandra Bose
National Smrity Memorial Gold Medal in grateful
recognition of the unstinted andinvaluable contribution
rendered in the field of social service in 1993.
c. Received “Shahid Suhrawardi National Gold Medal” in 1994
for education & social service.
d. Received Journalist Akram Khan Gold Medal in 1995 in
recognition of service to Industrial Development.
e. Received Membership Award, 100% District Governor's
Award, Extension Award, District Governor's Appreciation
Awards, Past District Governor's Running Trophies for
outstanding Performance, Multiple International
President's Certificates of Appreciation, 05(Five) “
International President's Leadership Awards” and 3(Three)
“International President's Medals”. Also the recipient of a
25-Year Chevron Award and is a Melvin Jones Fellow from
the International Association of Lions Clubs.

Lionism

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a. Elected as District Governor, Lions District-315 B-2 for
lionistic year 1993-94.
b. Elected as Chairman of the Council of Governors, Lions
Clubs International Multiple District-315, Bangladesh in
1994-1995.
c. Elected as “International Director Endorsee” from Multiple
District 315, Bangladesh for “The International Association
of Lions Clubs” (2007-20011)

Country Traveled

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USA, UK, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, Japan, China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Korea, Thailand, Burma, India, Pakistan, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, UAE, Oman, Kenya etc.