Barrister Omar Sadat has been elected as the new president of Bangladesh-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BGCCI), which is the largest bilateral business chamber of the country.
Omar Sadat was elected uncontested along with his panel of 13 other Executive Board members, said the chamber via a press release on Sunday.
Sadat is known as a corporate lawyer and also a real state entrepreneur.
The newly elected board will be leading the BGCCI for the 2018-2019 period.
The new president will be accompanied by Golam Morshed from Pebblechild Bangladesh Ltd and Thomas Hoffmann from Stoll Bangladesh Limited as the senior vice presidents.
The vice presidents will be Mohsin Uddin Ahmed from Linde Bangladesh Ltd and Md Muin Uddin Mazumder from Sanofi Bangladesh. Tarun Patwary from Kuehne+Nagel Ltd. will be the treasurer for the term.
The whole Executive Board comprises of Omar Sadat, head of Chamber of Sadat Sarwat and Associates, Ibnul Wara, managing director of Austan Ltd, Syed Khalid Masud, vice chairman of Dana Engineers Intl Ltd, Shafiqul Alam, managing director of Jamuna Bank Ltd, Sabera Ahmed Koli, managing director of KSK International, Tarun Patwary, managing director of Kuehne + Nagel Ltd, Mohsin Uddin Ahmed, managing director of Linde Bangladesh Ltd, Syed Golam Mowla, managing director of Multi Freight Ltd, Golam Morshed, managing director of Pebblechild Bangladesh Ltd, Md Muin Uddin Mazumder, managing director of Sanofi Bangladesh Ltd, Khondoker Jamil Uddin, director of Shanta Garments Ltd, Md Anwar Shahid, managing director of Shimex International Ltd, Thomas Hoffmann, CEO of Stoll Bangladesh Ltd and Mohammad Syful Islam Khan, managing director of TÜV Rheinland Bangladesh Pvt Ltd.
The last president Tawfiq Ali has already handed over leadership to the new committee in a formal ceremony.
The new president said he is honoured to be elected as the president of BGCCI.
Sadat said BGCCI’s work is important for the bilateral relationship between Bangladesh and Germany and is vital for the local and international business communities.