Executive Committee

Jamal Uddin Mokkodus


Jamal Uddin Mokkodus has been in business for around 40 years. He has a very diverse portfolio of businesses between the UK and Bangladesh ranging from restaurants, wholesale foods, insurance companies to being involved in a theme park. He is also involved in social and charitable projects. He is also the founder and Chairman of Pura Mobile, a new mobile phone network in the UK and is the founding director of UKBCCI.

Helal Uddin Khan

Senior Vice Chairman

Helal Uddin Khan Proprietor of Hillside Travels is an established businessman, a pioneer within the travel industry and money remittance to Bangladesh with extensive cultural, media, charitable and community links in London. He is famous for his generosity, and it is often said that he has never turned away an organisation that had sought his support.

Dr Sanawar Choudhury

Vice Chairman

Dr Sanawar Choudhury is an innovator, professional and community participant both in the UK and in Bangladesh. With the aim of creating the next 100 millionaires from the British Bangladeshi before 2020, Sanawar promotes small and medium sized enterprises through his monthly programme – Business 2 Business – on Channel S. Sanawar has a portfolio of successful businesses including RCi Chartered Accountants and Registered Auditors.

Akik Fozlur Rahman

Vice Chairman

Akik Fozlur Rahman is a renowned businessman. He has business interests both in UK and in Bangladesh. In Bangladesh his investments include Dreamland Amusement Park and Sylhet Valley City resorts. He is the Chairperson of a number of organisations including Bangladesh Association Swindon, Jagannathpur British Bangla Education Trust UK and Noyabondor Education and Welfare Society UK.

Ashraf Talukdar


Ashraf Talukdar is from Lingfield, Surrey, UK and originally born in Sylhet, Bangladesh. He is an entrepreneur, an investor and owns many businesses and investments in the restaurant and hospitality sector. He is involved with a number of charities such as Talukder Welfare and Educational Trust and is the founder of Arob Tara Shanti Niloy Etimkhana.

Wazid Hassan Shelim

Joint Treasurer

is a prominent entrepreneur, and a leading British Bangladeshi caterer with a portfolio of successful businesses including the Pride of Asia. His extensive work within the community both in the UK and in Bangladesh has been recognised through numerous award. He is the Chairman of PRiDEA and Shamsun Nessa girls School and College.

Barrister Moinul Islam


Barrister Moinul Islam graduated from University of Reading with in Politics & International Relations. He later went on to study LLB at City University. Having completed his Bar qualification from ICSL, he was called to the Bar in 2001. Alongside his profession, he has a number of business interests in both UK and Bangladesh.

Sadek Ali (Shipu)

Joint Secretary

Sadek Ali (Shipu) is a Bangladeshi born British Entrepreneur. He is currently the Chairman of Direct Group, Director of ATN Bangla, Channel I, JMG Cargo Heathrow, CEO of Notun Din Newspaper and J4S Security. His hobbies include Travelling, playing Golf, Horse Riding, Gym and Swimming. He Trains and Teaches Krav Maga fighting and Philippine Martial Art Kali Escrima.

Monir Ahmed

Press & Publicity

Monir Ahmed established JMG Cargo in 2002, one of the leading cargo businesses in Europe, operating mainly between the UK to Bangladesh. His entrepreneurship has created a dynamic pathway for sending cargo from the UK whilst promoting exports from Bangladesh, for which he has won numerous awards. Monir’s creative thinking has spurred a number of similar businesses throughout Europe and Bangladesh.

Abdus Samad Choudhury (Sohail)

Joint Press & Publicity

Abdus Samad Choudhury (Sohail) trained as an infantry soldier in the British Army. He is the founder of Wickford Auto Centre, Essex which specialises in Hi-tech vehicle repair & Mot & aSc tyre Services ltd UK (specialise in Import, Export. Wholesale Retails). He is currently working to promote Royalstone Tyre for Bangladesh market. His hobby includes parachuting and flying aircraft.

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Md. Abul Lais


Md. Abul Lais establishing his business on ‘trust, quality and value’, Euroasia, started from humble beginnings to become one of the largest suppliers to the catering and hospitality industry, meeting the needs of over 300 restaurants throughout the UK. A tireless supporter of commerce, culture and charity. He remains a family man and an active supporter of the British Bangladesh community.

Ana Miah


Mr. Ana Miah is the founder and current President of Guild of Bangladeshi restaurateurs in UK. He is the founder and current Vice Chairman of Wales Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce and is also a Rotarian. He is the Managing Director of Juboraj group of restaurants based in Cardiff which currently has five outlets. Mr. Ana Miah is also a director of a linen hire business called E-Linen Services ltd.

Md Hafizur Rahman


Md Hafizur Rahman is the managing director of Hafiz Group of Restaurants. He is the publisher and chairman of the editorial board of Abhimot monthly magazine and is involved with many cultural organizations in the UK and abroad. He has a keen interest in promoting the British Bangladeshi culture.

Mathab Miah


Mathab Miah is a prominent entrepreneur with diverse business activities within the North East of England. He is Director, President of North East Region British Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce and Chairman, Newcastle Bangladeshi Association and a keen supporter of Bangladeshi business and culture.

Nurul Karim


Nurul Karim is the founder and chairman of the Islam-Karim Foundation, a charity helping the needy in Noahkali and other districts of Bangladesh. Chairman of Ummay and Co Accountants, Nurul has been a constant supporter and participant of key British Bangladeshi organisations in the UK, including the BBCC, Guild of Bangladeshi Restaurants.

Md. Saydur Rahman Renu JP


Md. Saydur Rahman Renu JP is the Finance Director of British Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce, Chairman Cinnamon Tree Group UK Ltd, Managing Director MRK Developer Bangladesh Ltd, Vice Chairman Weekly Notun Din.

Ms Subrina Hossain


Ms Subrina Hossain has broken the glass ceiling in becoming the CEO of NTV Europe, bridging communities and innovating transformational ideas. An active philanthropist and avid professional with a law degree she became the first female director of the BBCC and is the founder Vice President of the British Bangladeshi Chambers of Women Entrepreneurs – promoting women in business.

Zakir Khan


Zakir Khan works for the Canary Wharf Group as Head of Public Affairs. With strong links in sport, media, business, education, manufacturing, and universities, Zakir has a positive ‘can do’ attitude in promoting British Bangladeshi Culture. Notable achievements include becoming the first British Asian to be appointed Club Ambassador for West Ham United FC. Zakir is an active conservative.