Barrister Omar Sadat is the new BGCCI President
Barrister Omar Sadat, renowned legal practitioner in Bangladesh’s corporate community and a successful real state entrepreneur, has been elected as the new president of country’s largest bilateral business chamber, Bangladesh-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BGCCI). He was elected uncontested along with his panel of 13 other Executive Board Members. This new Executive Board will be steering BGCCI for the years of 2018-2019. The new president will be accompanied by Mr. Thomas Hoffmann from Stoll Bangladesh Limited and Mr. Golam Morshed, from Pebblechild Bangladesh Ltd as the Senior Vice Presidents. The Vice Presidents would be Mr. Mohsin Uddin Ahmed from Linde Bangladesh Ltd and Mr. Md Muin Uddin Mazumder from Sanofi Bangladesh. Mr. Tarun Patwary from Kuehne+Nagel Ltd. will be the Honourable Treasurer for the term.
The Executive Board comprises of Mr. Omar Sadat, Head of Chamber, Sadat Sarwat and Associates, Mr. Ibnul Wara, Managing Director, Austan Ltd., Mr. Syed Khalid Masud, Vice Chairman, Dana Engineers Intl. Ltd., Mr. Shafiqul Alam, Managing Director, Jamuna Bank Ltd., Ms. Sabera Ahmed Koli, Managing Director, KSK International, Mr. Tarun Patwary, Managing Director, Kuehne + Nagel Ltd., Mr. Mohsin Uddin Ahmed, Managing Director, Linde Bangladesh Ltd., Mr. Syed Golam Mowla, Managing Director, Multi Freight Ltd., Mr. Golam Morshed, Managing Director, Pebblechild Bangladesh Ltd., Mr. Md Muin Uddin Mazumder, Managing Director, Sanofi Bangladesh Ltd., Mr. Khondoker Jamil Uddin, Director, Shanta Garments Ltd., Mr. Md. Anwar Shahid, Managing Director, Shimex International Ltd., Mr. Thomas Hoffmann, CEO of Stoll Bangladesh Ltd and Mr. Mohammad Syful Islam Khan, Managing Director, TÜV Rheinland Bangladesh Pvt. Ltd. Other than the elected board members, the Executive Director of BGCCI Mr. MA Matin is also a member of the Executive Board as an ex-officio.
A formal “Handover Ceremony” took place after the 16th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of BGCCI where the immediate past president of the chamber Mr. Tawfiq Ali formally introduced the new executive board and its office bearers to the members. Mr. Tawfiq Ali felicitated the new president & his team and wished them all the best for their upcoming tenure in the chamber. He stated his confidence on the new board and voiced his hope that the continuous effort to improve the bilateral trade between the partner countries by this prestigious chamber will remain unchanged henceforward. Mr. Tawfiq Ali said “We are pleased to welcome Omar Sadat and his team of seasoned business minds. I feel that his bold leadership qualities and eagerness to do good for others, will compliment BGCCI on a path of success and ever increasing achievements.” Mr. Omar Sadat, with his extensive corporate experience, having most recently served as an Executive Board Member of BGCCI, is very much willing to carry on with the progressive attitude that this chamber embraces. With active help and support of the new Executive Board and the secretariat, he wished to extend his continuous effort to uphold the business interests of the member companies from both Bangladesh and Germany. He said “I am honoured to be elected as the president of BGCCI. I have such a rich lineage behind me, sitting in this position, no other option is left for me but to do even better.” Barrister Sadat also added that “BGCCI’s work is vital to the bilateral relationship of Bangladesh and Germany, to the local and international business communities of Bangladesh. I look forward to working with the Bangladeshi and German government, the ministries here and abroad, all the other regulatory bodies related with this chamber, the German Embassy in Dhaka, the secretariat and all the members of BGCCI. To grow this organization and to promote the interest and ensure the sustainability of our businesses, I will do everything necessary and more.”