Bangladesh Garments Accessories & Packaging Manufacturers & Exporters Association (BGAPMEA) – an association of 1,800 members – election for 2021-2023 Board of Directors has been going on. Already 16 Directors from Dhaka constituency has won unopposed. While 11 contenders from Chattogram are fighting for the remaining 5 representatives from the port city.
This is the first time in BGAPMEA’s election history that members are competing to get elected.
Mozaharul Haque Shahid, Second Vice-President & Managing Director, Bismillah Industries Ltd. will unanimously act as the panel leader for this election.
According to BGAPMEA constitution, the organization holds election in every two years. However, for so long, the representatives were being elected through consensus among themselves. There was no need for direct elections.
This successful discussion was initiated by the present president of the organization Md. Abdul Quader Khan and two advisors Refaz Alam Chowdhury and Saifullah Chowdhury respectively.
The 16 elected directors in Dhaka are Mozaharul Haque Shahid, head of Bismillah Industries Limited, Al-Shahriar Ahmed of Adji Trims, Salay Ahmed Babu of Twice Polybag and Thread Industries Ltd., Omar Farooq of Shenzhen Metal Limited, Md. Moniruzzaman Molla of Union Label & Accessories Ltd., A. K. M. Mostafa Selim of Sans Packaging & Acc. Ind. Ltd., Mohammad Moazzem Hossain Moti of Classic Carton Limited, Hasanul Karim Tamiz of Golden Crown Printing & Packaging Ind. Ltd., Khan Nazrul Islam Hannan of Shimulia Fashion Wear, Md. Saiful Islam Sabuj of SND Square International, Md. Sultanul Islam Tareq of Nixon Box Industries, Md. Rafiqul Islam Chowdhury of Selina Accessories Limited, Md. Abdun Nur of SS Thread, Md. Atiqur Rahman of AZ Trim Ltd., Monir Uddin Ahmed of Paramount Accessories Ltd. and Jahir Uddin Alamgir of Hridoy Rifat Industries Ltd.
With 1,800 members, BGAPMEA elects a 21-member committee is formed for a two-year term through the election of the BGAPMEA. The committee is headed by a President and a First Vice-President, 3 Vice-Presidents and the rest will be Directors.
Mozaharul said, “In Dhaka, 16 eligible Directors have been elected through negotiations. But we have to wait for the result of the election in the end for the election of the representative of Chittagong.”
Al Shahriar Ahmed, Director of the current committee of BGAPMEA said, “For the first time in the history of BGAPMEA’s election, the highest number of candidates have purchased 56 forms to contest in the election.”
“I hope that the qualified and honest people will be elected as directors and top officials of the Board of Directors of BGAPMEA to take the accessories sector forward,” Ahmed said.
“We want those in charge to play a leading role in realizing all the opportunities that the government has at the policy-making level by highlighting the contribution of this sector.”
“The present committee has already started working in coordination with the leaders of the BGMEA. This coordination will make it even stronger, and we have that expectation from the new committee,” he added.