Sheikh Fazle Fahim, president of the Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry, has been elected vice president of the Saarc Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Fahim will serve as the vice president for the Saarc CCI, headquartered at Islamabad in Pakistan, for 2020-2021 tenure as the board of the body nominated him, according to a statement from the FBCCI today.
The newly-elected vice president has mainly been assigned to strengthen the business and trade relations among the eight Saarc nations, the statement also said.
Fahim is also currently serving as the vice president of the Confederation of Asia Pacific Chambers of Commerce and Industry.
He has previously served as a member of the executive committee of the Saarc CCI for two terms and represented 28 national chambers in Asia and the Pacific.
Fahim is also serving as the executive committee member of the D8 Chamber of Commerce, the Global Advisory Council of the Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council (CWEIC), and the Advisory Board of the Silk Road Chamber of International Commerce.
“Acknowledging the realities, in 2020-21, the Saarc CCI board will focus on serving our market with 1.8 billion people by engaging the strength of all eight member countries to build Saarc and beyond, especially in the new Covid-19 world order. FBCCI, along with its counterparts of apex trade bodies in the eight nations, will explore greater engagements in investment, trade, culture, sports, best practices and philanthropy.” Fahim said.
Fahim holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics and a master’s degree on Liberal Arts in Political Economy from St Edward’s University in Austin, Texas. A part of his post-graduate education was completed from Harvard University.