Rubana Huq, Managing Director of Mohammadi Group, is set to become the first female president of Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA).
She is the wife of the former Dhaka North Mayor Annisul Huq.
The BGMEA elections will be held on 6 April. Ahead of the election, the two councils of the BGMEA, the Sammilita Parishad and Forum nominated Rubana as the head of its panel. Some authentic sources confirmed that Rubana Huq will lead the BGMEA for the next two years.
“As in the past, we have submitted this panel after reaching a compromise. Rubana Huq is the leader of the panel,” Forum leader and former BGMEA President Anwar-ul Alam Chowdhury Parvez informed.
“A vote won’t be necessary provided that no other person or panel comes forward to contest the election. In that case, it can be said with certainty that Rubana Huq will become the President of BGMEA.”
The Sammilita Parishad and Forum panel is sure to win the election regardless of any other competitors entering the fold, added Parvez.
“We submitted the nomination papers on Saturday. The Sammilita Parishad and Forum submitted a panel with me as the panel leader,” Rubana Huq.
Since the organization’s beginning, the Sammilita Parishad and the Forum have been competing against each other in the BGMEA election. But in the last few elections, leaders were elected through a compromise between the two councils.