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BGMEA set to get first female president

  • Published at 12:02 am April 7th, 2019
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Rubana Huq and BGMEA leaders celebrate after her panel's victory in the trade body's election at the BGMEA headquarters, Saturday, April 6, 2018 Rajib Dhar/Dhaka Tribune

She will be the first woman to hold the position in the trade body's history

Rubana Huq led Sammilita Forum panel has won the biennial election to the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) for 2019-22 in all posts.

In the election, which took place yesterday, Sammilita Forum panel secured landslide victory by securing 35 directorships.

The voting began at 8am and ended at 4pm. Out of 1,597 votes, 1,204 were cast in Dhaka region, while in the Chittagong zone 288 of the 359 votes were cast.

Sammilita Forum panel led by Rubana Huq, managing director of Mohammadi Group, and Shadhinata Parishad panel led by Jahangir Alam, managing director of Design and Source Limited, took part in the election.

For the Dhaka zone, Sammilita Forum contested for 26 posts and it won in all the posts. Shadhinata Parishad vied for 18 posts as it filed nomination of 18 people.

From among the 35 elected directors, a president, a first vice president, a senior vice president and five vice presidents will be elected on April 12. The outgoing president will hand over the charge to the newly elected president on April 20.

Since Rubana Huq is leading the Sammilita Forum panel, she is likely to become the BGMEA president for next two years. She will be the first woman to hold the position in the trade body's history.