Mr. Faruque Hassan, Managing Director of Giant Group and senior Vice-President of Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) has been appointed Honorary Consul General of Greece to Bangladesh.
The prestigious position only awarded to those that have the technical expertise to globally represent the country and contribute to its strategic stability.
Faruque Hassan, also the president of Dutch-Bangla Chamber of Commerce and Industry, started his career back in 1982 and became an iconic business figure in the garment industry. He has been working hard with dignity and perseverance contributing to the development of Textile and RMG sector. He served BGMEA as elected Director for two consecutive tenures 2001-2002, 2003-2004 and Vice President for two consecutive terms from 2009-2010, 2011-2012 and as Senior Vice-President from 22nd September 2015 till date.
Faruque Hassan is a man who wears many hats, having greatly contributed to the RMG sector. He played a pivotal role to promote sustainability across the RMG and backward linkage industry of Bangladesh. He is the Co-chair of the Steering Committee of Partnership for Cleaner textile (PACT) project jointly implemented by International Finance Corporation (IFC) & BGMEA. PACT is continuously working to reduce the water footprint in the Textile processing industries making the textile industry environment-friendly and sustainable.
He is also actively a member of the steering committee of WRG 2030 (World Bank Group), working towards cleaner water and sanitization for the community.
Not only he opened several training centers, but he also introduced and help set up the first fashion Institute, BGMEA Institute of Fashion and Technology (BIFT), in 2001 which later became a full-fledged University, BGMEA University of Fashion and Technology (BUFT) in the year 2012.