Sheikh Fazle Fahim Successful Enterpreneur and Communinty Leader By: Tauhidul Islam Apu

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Sheikh F Fahim is an entrepreneur and community leader with extensive experience in social responsibilities through contributions in various projects in education, health, sports and innovation has garnered nation-wide recognition. With an academic background in Masters of Liberal Arts in Political Economy from St. Edwards University in Austin, Texas, and as part of the graduate program he attended Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Fahim is a professional with a proven track record of accomplishments in socio-economic policy advocacy.

Sheikh Fazle Fahim is the vice chairman of Euro Petro Product Ltd. He is also the managing director of Obsidian, a conglomerate with diversified business interest in real sector development, Water Pumps, Commodity Trading, FMCG and infrastructure project. Sheikh Fazle Fahim, president of Gopalganj Chamber of Commerce and Industry has been elected director of FBCCI and member of multiple business chambers and trade bodies. He is the first vice president of FBCCI.

Mr Sheikh Fazle Fahim is an Executive Committee member of Bangladesh Awami Jubo League, youth Front of Bangladesh Awami League, Bangladesh’s independence leading political party and the current regime.

Sheikh F Fahim is an elected Senior Vice President for the term 2017-2019 of the FEDERATION OF Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industries (FBCCI), the national umbrella business body representing eighty-two chambers and three hundred and eighty-four associations of Bangladesh. He earlier served as an elected director of FBCCI for the term 2015-2017. Fahim represents Bangladesh as elected Vice president of Asia-Pacific Chamber of Commerce and Industries (CACCI), representing twenty six national umbrella chamber of Asia and Pacific Countries, D-8 Chamber of Commerce and Industries (D-8C-CI), South Asian Association of Regional Cooperation (SAARC), chamber of commerce and industries (SCCI) of private sector of eight South Asian Countries.

Sheikh F Fahim is a board member of multiple domestic and international institutions who received prestigious domestic and international awards including the certificate of merit from World Customs Organization and International Construction Business award from the Global Trade Leaders Club. He had been keynote speaker, session chair and panel discussant at numerous business and social events all over the world. His role as a  member of Arbitration Tribunal of FBCCI for the terms 2017-19 and 2015-17 is evident through many successful alternative dispute resolutions.

 Sheikh F Fahim was deputy leader and leader of business delegations of private sector entourages to numerous state visits lead by Honorable Prime Minister of the Gov’t of Bangladesh H.E Sheikh Hasina. He was the leader of business delegation to D-8 Commission 2018, WTO Conference 2017, deputy leader of the business delegation at the Joint Economic Council (JEC) meeting with Sri Lanka and Turkey as part of the delegation of the Govt of Bangladesh. He was a guest at events such as the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington DC, United States of America (USA) chaired by the president of United States, Barack Obama where global industry leaders, US Senators and Congressman were also present.

Seikh F Fahim’s Contributions toward regional, bilateral and Multi-Lateral initiatives is evident through his leadership at Private Public Platforms of the WTO, D-8, ASEAN, SAARC, BIMSTEC, BBIN, SRCIC, OIC, APTA and at the common wealth. Being a global citizen, he has lived in Bangladesh, Singapore, India, United Kingdom and United States. These experiences reshaped his global perspective and solidified his drive to contribute towards humanity through his professional and social standing.

Sheikh F Fahim’s expertise in providing break through leadership with a view to achieving corporate social strategies, building a coalition to support sustainable development and drive organizational performance is highlighted through his civic standing in the community. Fahim is currently the managing director of obsidian Bangladesh Ltd, a conglomerate with business interest in manufacturing, distribution and EPC. He is also the chairman of Euro Petro Product Ltd an LPG terminal and bottling plant. He earlier worked as the financial adviser at the Edward Jones Investments, a global financial organization.

Sheikh F Fahim is an entrepreneur and community leader with extensive experience in social responsibilities through contributions in various projects in education, health, sports and innovation has garnered nation-wide recognition. With an academic background in Masters of Liberal Arts in Political Economy from St Edwards University in Austin, Texas and as part of the graduate program he attended Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Fahim is a professional with a proven track record of accomplishments in socio-economic policy advocacy. Sheikh Fahim elected FBCCI director:

Sheikh Fazle Fahim, president of the Gopalganj Chamber of Commerce and industry, has  been elected as the director of the apex business body of Bangladesh Chambers of  Commerce and Industry (FBCCI), reports BSS. He contested the biennial election of the Federation of FBCCI from the ‘’ Unnayan Parishad” a panel led by Abdul Matlub Ahmed, Chairman of Nitol-Niloy Group, also elected uncontested the president of the FBCCI recently. Sheikh Fahim was nominated from the Chamber Group.

A total of 1950 out of 2204 votes were cast in the apex trade body’s election. The chamber group cast 418 votes out of 436 votes, while the association group casts 1532 votes out of 1768 votes.

The FBCCI board is comprised 52 directors, of which, 32 were elected through direct votes and the remaining 20 nominated from different chambers an associations.

Of the 32 posts, 16 have been elected from the Chamber Group and another 16 from the Association Group. The election was held on May 23 for the 2015-17 tenure of the FBCCI.

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