Gopalganj Chamber of Commerce & Industries (GCCI) office inaugural was held today by chief guest Sheikh Fazle Karim Selim, our representative in parliament from Gopalganj 2 constituency since 1980. Chamber President Kazi Zinnat Ali delivered the welcome speech, sewing machines were distributed among women entrepreneurs. Special guests’ graced the event including NRBC Bank Chairman of Executive Committee, Munshi […]
Sheikh F Fahim is an entrepreneur and community leader with extensive experience in social responsibilities through contributions in various projects in education, health, sports and innovation has garnered nation-wide recognition. With an academic background in Masters of Liberal Arts in Political Economy from St. Edwards University in Austin, Texas, and as part of the graduate program he attended Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Fahim is a professional with proven track record of accomplishments in socio-economic policy advocacy.
Sheikh F Fahim is an elected Senior Vice President for the term 2017-2019 of the Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industries (FBCCI), the national umbrella business body representing eighty two chambers and three hundred and eight four associations of Bangladesh. He earlier served as an elected Director of FBCCI for the term 2015-2017. Fahim represents Bangladesh as elected Vice President of Confederation of Asia Pacific Chamber of Commerce and Industries (CACCI), representing twenty six national umbrella chambers of Asia and Pacific countries, member of Developing 8 countries, D-8 Chamber of Commerce and Industries (D-8CCI), South Asian Association of Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Chamber of Commerce and Industries (SCCI) of private sector of eight South Asian countries.
Sheikh F Fahim is a board member of multiple domestic and international institutions who received prestigious domestic and international awards including the Certificate of Merit from World Customs Organization and International Construction Business Award from the Global Trade Leaders’ Club. He had been key note speaker, session chair and panel discussant at numerous business and social events all over the world. His role as a member of Arbitration Tribunal of FBCCI for the terms 2017-19 and 2015-17 is evident through many successful alternative dispute resolutions.
Sheikh F Fahim was deputy leader and leader of business delegations of private sector entourages to numerous state visits lead by Hon’ble Prime Minister of the Govt. of Bangladesh H.E Sheikh Hasina. He was leader of business delegation to D-8 Commission 2018, WTO Conference 2017, deputy leader of the business delegation at the Joint Economic Council (JEC) Meetings with Sri Lanka and Turkey as part of the delegation of the Minister of Commerce of the Govt. of Bangladesh. He was a guest at events such as the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington DC, United States of America (USA) chaired by the President of United States, Barack Obama where global industry leaders, US Senators and Congressmen were also present.
Sheikh F Fahim’s contributions towards regional, bilateral and multilateral initiatives is evident through his leadership at private public platforms of the WTO, D-8, ASEAN, SAARC, BIMSTEC, BBIN, SRCIC, OIC, APTA and at the Commonwealth. Being a global citizen, he has lived in Bangladesh, Singapore, India, United Kingdom and United States. These experiences reshaped his global perspective and solidified his drive to contribute towards humanity through his professional and social standing.
Sheikh F Fahim’s expertise in providing breakthrough leadership with a view to achieving corporate social strategies, building coalition to support sustainable development and drive organizational performance is highlighted through his civic standing in the community. Fahim is currently the managing director of Obsidian Bangladesh Ltd, a conglomerate with business interest in manufacturing, distribution and EPC. He is also the Chairman of Euro Petro Product Ltd. a LPG terminal and bottling plant. He earlier worked as the financial adviser at the Edward Jones Investments, a global financial organisation.
Opening Session of World Trade Organisation (WTO) Ministerial Conference (MC) 11, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Presidents of Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay & Bolivia emphasised engaged of WTO for global trade facilitation, MSME, e-commerce capacity building, agriculture and fishery subsidies and domestic policy planning. Representatives of participating countries echoed similar position at the plenary session. A delegation including the officials of commerce and foreign Ministry, EPB, Permanent Representative of Bangladesh to UN […]
E. R. P. (Engage; Reflect; Plan of Action) initiative for Rangpur division on regional development- 2017
Leaders of Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI) have stressed on exploring local potentials to speed up regional development for achieving sustainable goals, bank loans at lowest interest rate for flourishing small and medium scale enterprises (SMEs), providing electricity at lower cost, assistance for promoting product-based industries and improving road communication systems […]
36th International Footwear Conference 2017 jointly organised by Leathergoods Footwear Manufacturers and Exporters Association Bangladesh (LFMEAB) and Confederation of International Footwear (CIFA).
Tofail Ahmed MP, Minister of Commerce, Bangladesh, Suvashish Basu, Secretary of Commerce, Bangladesh, Manjur Elahi, Chairman, Apex Leather, Saiful Islam, President, LFMEAB, Directors of LFMEAB, Frank Z Kung, Secretary General, Confederation of International Footwear Association (CIFA), delegates from sixteen countries, Bangladeshi entrepreneurs and media were present at the event. It will assist for greater exposure […]
FBCCI I.D. Institutional Dialogue in Partnership with FNF, On Business Conceptualisation of Smart City.
Thanks to Zunaid Ahmed Palak MP, State Minister for ICT for his message for the initiative. Thanks to experts from academia, industry leaders, stake holders, FNF and FBCCI secretariat it was a positive initiation for better understanding of the concept and Bangladesh’s relevance. We look forward to follow-up dialogues in the coming months to come.