Advisory Committee

Ahmedus Samad Chowdhury JP

is a creative businessman, media personality and community worker, promoting British Bangladesh business and culture in the UK, Europe and Bangladesh. A keen contributor to community affairs, his skills and wisdom is sought across the organisations with the UK and British Asian community.

Mr Enam Ali MBE

is an original thinker, nurturing and developing ideas widely accepted by the mainstream community. His British curry award has been termed as the ‘Oscars’ of the curry industry and has been attended by decision makers from both the UK, Europe and Bangladesh, including the current British Prime Minister David Cameron. Amongst his numerous awards include MBE and Freedom of the city of London.

Mr Iqubal Ahmed OBE

is one of the leading British Bangladeshi entrepreneur in the UK promoting exports from Bangladesh through his Seamark and IBCO group of companies. His business and charitable contribution has been recognised through numerous awards, both in the UK and Bangladesh, of which his award of an OBE by her Majesty in 2001 is an early example.

MR Mahtabur Rahman (Nasir),

Chairman and Managing Director of the Al Haramain Group of Companies, is a humble yet a remarkable visionary and entrepreneur. A son of Sylhet, his global success in banking, healthcare, hospitality and aviation has been rarely replicated. A commercially important person (CIP) in Bangladesh, his products, generosity and dynamism is universally recognised and acclaimed.

Mr Shahgir Bakth Faruk

is a Freeman of the City of London, an elder statesman and a proactive British Bangladeshi promoting both business and culture. As director and former chairman of the BBCC he has nurtured links between the UK, Europe and Bangladesh. His vast experience is often sought within the community and is often a participant of local, national and international seminars and events.

Mr Sirajul Haque

is an avid promoter of British Bangladeshi culture within the UK culminating in the Boishaki Mela, one of the largest carnivals and cultural event within the Bangladeshi community in Europe. As a successful entrepreneur he owns and manages a diversified portfolio of businesses extending from property to hospitality, including the Clifton Group. His links and recognition both is noteworthy both in the UK and Bangladesh.

Dr Wali Tasar Uddin MBE DBA

is the President of European Bangladesh Federation of Commerce and Industry and is well known in the restaurant trade. He is also an active director of the Edinburgh & Leith Chambers of Commerce. He was the former Chairman of the Bangladesh-British Chamber of Commerce. Dr Uddin is also Chairman & Director and Chief Co-ordinator of the Sylhet Women’s Medical College and Hospital.