Dhaka, Saturday, 12 June 2021

Bangladesh Apparel Youth Leaders Association (BAYLA) begins journey

Bangladesh Apparel Youth Leaders Association (BAYLA) begins journey

Apparel Correspondent: Bangladesh Apparel Youth Leaders Association (BAYLA), a platform of the young entrepreneurs of the country’s readymade garment (RMG) sector, was launched its journey in a five-star hotel in the capital recently.

Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi was present on the occasion as the chief guest attended by Dhaka North City Corporation Mayor Atiqul Islam, Managing Director of Giant Group, a former vice-president of Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) and Sammilita Parishad panel leader of upcoming BGMEA election Faruque Hassan, former Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industries (FBCCI) President Shafiul Islam Mohiuddin, Envoy Group Chairman Kutubuddin Ahmed and Managing Director Abdus Salam Murshedy, Vice President of Bangladesh Knitwear Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BKMEA ) Mohammad Hatem, President of Bangladesh Garments Accessories & Packaging Manufacturers & Exporters Association (BGAPMEA) Abdul Quader Khan.

Abrar Hossain Sayem, President of BAYLA and Director of Sayem Group, said the association will work to establish a sustainable industry, explore new markets and diversify products, as well as increase the use of information technology in the RMG sector.

BAYLA Secretary and Magaging Director of Indet group Al-Shahriar Ahmed told The Apparel News, “We took the initiative to establish this association at the end of 2019. Entrepreneurs in RMG sector, aged below 45, can be a member of this association. And the association will work closely with leading associations of the industry like BGMEA, BKMEA, Bangladesh Textile Mills Association (BTMA) and BGAPMEA.”

The others of the 16-member board of BAYLA include Hasin Arman, Director of MB Knit Fashion as Treasurer, Shakib Ahmed, Deputy Managing Director of Broadway Group as Senior Vice President, Rafee Mahmood, Director of Mahmud Group as Vice President, MK Alam, Chairman of Paperworld Ltd as Vice President, Aqib Jafri Sharif, Director of Northern Tosrifa Group as Additional Secretary.

Besides, Directors include, Jasim Uddin, Managing Director of Anam Garments Ltd, Ehsan Haq, Director at Knittex Industries Ltd, Azfar Hassan, Director of Giant Group, Zarin Rashid Director/Head of R&D at TRZ Garments Industry Ltd, Abrar Alam Khan, Director of Asrotex Group, Ramize Khalid Islam, Director of Onus Group, Lithe Moontaha Mohiuddin, Director of Lithe Group, Subael Sarwar, Director of Penta Group and Kazi Fahad, Managing Director of Kazi Printing and Accessories Ltd.