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Rubana Huq elected first female BGMEA president

11 Apr 2019, 21:46

NTV Online
Mohammadi Group Managing Director Rubana Huq. File photo

Dhaka: Mohammadi Group Managing Director Rubana Huq, also wife of late Dhaka North City Corporation Mayor Annisul Huq, has been elected first female president of Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) for the next two years.

Of the 35 directors elected in the April 6 BGMEA election, only Rubana Huq submitted the form for the president post on Thursday, the last date for filing forms, reports the UNB.

According to the BGMEA article 10 (3), she has been declared as a valid candidate for the post, said a press release.

Besides, seven vice-presidents have also been chosen. They are Managing Director (MD) of Chattogram Asian Apparels Mohammad Abdus Salam (first vice-president), Surma Garments MD Foysal Samad (senior vice-president), and Seha Design’s MD SM Mannan (Kochi), DBL Group’s Vice Chairman MA Rahim (Firoz), Tusuka Fashions Chairman Arshad Jamal (Dipu), Frame Sweaters MD Mohammad Moshiul Azom (Sajol) and Al Amin garment’s MD SM Chowdhury (Salim).

This will be announced officially on Friday.

All the 35 directors were elected from the Sammilita Forum for 2019-2021 period.

Two panels — Rubana Huq-led Sammilita Forum and Design and Source Limited Managing Director Jahangir Alam-led Swadhinata Parishad contested the election.