History - sbcci

History

On August 16, 2004, the Switzerland – Bangladesh Business Forum was officially established in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The statutes of the SBBF were prepared with the participation of the founding members from both Switzerland and Bangladesh as Switzerland – Bangladesh Business Forum (SBBF). All 16 founding members signed the statutes of the SBBF. On October 6, 2004, the Forum was formally launched with a gala ceremony at Hotel Sheraton, where the first nine-member Executive Committee was inaugurated for a period of two-year terms.

Subsequently, The Switzerland – Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SBCCI) has incorporated by local on 17 July 2009. The first AGM of SBCCI held on Sunday, 04 October, 2009 at Pan Pacific Sonargaon Hotel, where the first Executive Committee of SBCCI was inaugurated for a period of two-year terms.

The Founding Members

Mr. Jurg Casserini

Chargé d’Affaires of Switzerland

Embassy of Switzerland


Mr. Ashfaque ur Rahman

Managing Director

Novartis Bangladesh Ltd.


Mr. Niaz Uddin Mahmood

Manager HR & Administration

Holcim Bangladesh Ltd.


Mr. Carlo Cifiello

Managing Director

Nestlé Bangladesh Ltd.


Mrs. Rokia A. Rahman

Managing Director

Arlinks Ltd.


Mr. Rafi Omar

Managing Director

Kuehne & Nagel Ltd.


Mr. M. Saidul Hossain Khan

Human Resources Director

Sygneta Bangladesh Ltd.


Mr. Md. Harun-ur-Rashid

Managing Director

Textile Associates Ltd.



Mr. Gazi Helal Uddin Ahmed

Managing Director

Associate Technology Ltd.


Mr. A. Matin Chowdhury

Managing Director

New Asia Ltd.


Mr. Akhtar Hossain

Managing Director

Swiss Colours Bangladesh Ltd.


Mr. Md. Nasser Shahrear Zahedee

Managing Director

Roche Bangladesh Ltd.


Mr. Zillur Rahman

Managing Director

Logistic Link Ltd.


Mr. Mahbub M. Talukder

Director

Creative Engineers Ltd.


Mr. Shibli Rubayat-ul-Islam

Managing Director & Chairman

Rhine Group


The Founding Executive Committee

A nine-member Executive Committee was installed on the 6th October 2004 for a period of two-year term. The SBBF EC was represented by the following members:

H.E. Mrs. Dora Rapold

Ambassador

Embassy of Switzerland


Mr. Ashfaque ur Rahman

Managing Director

Novartis Bangladesh Ltd.


Mr. A. Matin Chowdhury

Managing Director

New Asia Ltd.


Mr. Carlo Cifiello

Managing Director

Nestlé Bangladesh Ltd.


Mrs. Rokia A. Rahman

Managing Director

Arlinks Ltd.



Mr. Rafi Omar

Managing Director

Kuehne & Nagel Ltd.


Mr. P.N. Iyer

Managing Director & CEO

Holcim Bangladesh Ltd.


Mr. Md. Harun-ur-Rashid

Managing Director

Textile Associates Ltd.


Mr. Gazi Helal Uddin Ahmed

Managing Director

Associate Technology Ltd.


Mr. M. Saidul Hossain Khan

Human Resources Director

Sygneta Bangladesh Ltd.



The Switzerland – Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SBCCI) is a non-profit voluntary organization of individuals and companies from both Bangladesh and Switzerland; with the overall goal of promoting bilateral trade and investments between the two countries.

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