Dhaka, Tuesday, 04 October 2022

BGMEA election

Meet Sammilita Parishad panel leader Faruque Hassan

Meet Sammilita Parishad panel leader Faruque Hassan

Apparel Correspondent: As a Sammilita Parishad (joint council) panel leader Faruque Hassan, Managing Director of Giant Group, will contest for the post of President in the upcoming Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) biennial election.

He has already announced the names of directors of his panel. The election is scheduled to be held on April 4 this year to elect the leaders of the trade body.

Who is Faruque Hassan?

Faruque Hassan was born on August 9, 1962 to a renowned business family in Thakurgaon district of Bangladesh. From childhood, he showed a great sense of responsibility and leadership. His early schools were St. Margaret School, Lalmatia and Lake View School, Dhanmondi, Dhaka. During his school days, he took leadership in all extracurricular activities.

He completed his Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) from the country's two leading educational institutions Residential Model School, Dhaka and Dhaka College.

He completed his post-graduation in Management from Dhaka University. During his university days, he played and represented 1st division hockey league in Mohammedan Sporting Club and Sadharan Bima. He also played Cricket and represented Lalmatia Boys Club and Abahani Limited Dhaka.

Faruque Hassan started his career back in 1982 and his visionary leadership as the Managing Director made Gant Group one of the top RMG manufacturers and exporters in the country.

Hassan has been putting relentless efforts into the development of the apparel and textile industry of Bangladesh.

He served Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers & Exporters Association (BGMEA) as elected Director for two consecutive tenures 2001-2002, 2003-2004. He also served the apex apparel trade of the country as Vice President for two consecutive terms from 2009-2010 and 2011-2012 and as Senior Vice-President from 22nd September 2015 till 2019.

The Honorary Consul General of Greece to Bangladesh, Vice President of Centre of Excellence for Bangladesh Apparel Industry (CEBAI), Member of the Advisory Board of the RMG Project of Telenor Health and Founder member of Board of Trustee at BGMEA University of Fashion & Technology (BUFT), Hassan has also served as the President of the Dutch-Bangla Chamber of Commerce & Industry (DBCCI).

Hassan aspires to make Bangladesh RMG industry a role model of green industrialization in the world.