Forum nominates Shamsuddin as panel leader for BGMEA poll

Staff Correspondent

8 February, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Forum, a coalition of the country's garments manufacturers and exporters, nominated former BGMEA Vice-President ABM Shamsuddin as the panel leader for BGMEA Election 2021.

Forum as confirmed his nomination at an event held at Hotel Westin in Dhaka on Saturday night participated by current BGMEA President Dr. Rubana Huq.

Forum President Anwar-ul-Alam Chowdhury Pervez,  former President Anisur Rahman Sinha, former VP Benazir Ahmed, Director Khondaker Belayet Hossain along with leaders and members of Forum were present at the programme.

 A visual presentation describing success of current BGMEA board under the leadership of Dr. Rubana Huq was shown at the occasion.

The presentation entailed the introduction of order cancellation monitoring portal as well as speaking against order cancellation worth $3.18 billion, the formation of RMG Sustainability Council (RSC) to replace Accord, creating awareness on barriers and challenges of RMG sector through social and international media, and ensuring disbursement of government incentive and assistance to sustain covid-19 era etc.

Samsuddin is currently the chairman of Hannan Group – one of the leading sweater exporters in the country. In the garment exporters’ poll slated for 4 April this year, he will run against Faruque Hassan of Sammilita Parishad.

Apparel entrepreneurs traditionally compete to elect their leadership for two years under the banners of Sammilita Parishad and Forum, the panels of BGMEA's registered members.

In October last year, Sammilita Parishad announced that Faruque Hasan will lead it in the election.