A K Azad, the chairman and managing director of Ha-Meem Group of Companies, has been elected vice president of ICC Bangladesh Executive Board during its meeting held on Monday.
The post of vice president became vacant with the death of Mr Latifur Rahman on 1 July 2020, according to a media release.
Mr Azad has achieved outstanding success in expanding the readymade garments sector of Bangladesh.
He has contributed in the policy formulation for development of the industrial sector of the country as a former president of FBCCI and Bangladesh Chamber of Industries, the release says.
Mr Azad is the founder of the daily Samakal. He is also director of Shahjalal Islami Bank Ltd and president of Dhaka University Alumni Association.
He has been honoured with numerous socio-economic awards for his achievements over the years, the release adds.