Incumbent vice-president of Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI) Md Shafiul Islam Mohiuddin will lead the country’s apex trade body for the next two years.
His panel, the Sammilito Ganatantrik Parishad, bagged a majority of the seats in the election to the board of directors held on Sunday.
The Election Board chairman Professor Ali Ashraf announced at 11pm that the Mohiuddin-led panel members won 34 out of the 36 directorial seats.
Mohiuddin had been nominated as a director from the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association.
The biennial election to elect the office bearers for the 2017-19 tenure began at 9am and ran until 5pm, with no break in between, at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre in Dhaka.
This year, two panels contested for only 18 directorial posts of the Association Group, as the remaining 18 directors of the Chamber Group, from Sammilito Ganatantrik Parishad, had been elected unopposed.
The other panel, Babosayee Oikya Forum, which is led by Qazi Irteza Hasan, bagged only two posts – one is Irteza Hasan and the other is Helena Jahangir with the National Association of Small and Cottage Industries of Bangladesh.
The 36 directors will elect the FBCCI president from the Association Group, one first vice-president from the Chamber Group, and one vice-president from the Association Group on May 16.
The government has already nominated 24 directors – 12 from the Chamber group and 12 from the Association group.
The elected directors from Association group are: Khondokar Moinur Rahman Jewel, SM Jahangir Hossain, Shafquat Haider, Md Abdul Ayes Khan, Md Muntakim Ashraf, Mir Nizam Uddin Ahmed, Amzad Hussain, Md Shafiqul Islam Vorosha, Abu Motaleb, Md Habiubullah Dawn, Khandaker Ruhul Amin, Nizamuddin Rajesh, Hafez Harun, Shomi Kaiser, Md Abu Naser, Rashedul Hossain Chowdhury Ronni, Qazi Irteza Hasan and Helena Jahangir.
The elected directors from Chamber group are: Hasina Newaaz, Md Nizam Uddin, Azizul Hoque, Dilip Kumar Agarwala, Masud Parvez Khan Imran, AKM Shaheed Reza, Md Anwar Sadat Sarker, Sheikh Fazle Fahim, Rezaul Karim Reznu, Gazi Golam Ashria, Shreikh Abdul Hamid, Tabarukul Tosaddek Hossain Khan, Md Kohinoor Isam, Prabir Kumar Saha, Mohd Ataur Rahman Bhuiyan, Mohammad Bazlur Rahman and Abul Kashem Ahmed.