Mohammad Mahfuzul Hoque, a retired additional secretary of Bangladesh government, has assumed office as the chief executive officer (CEO) of Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI).
Meanwhile, Brigadier General (retd) SM Ferdous has also joined the FBCCI as the deputy chief executive officer, reads a press release issued on Saturday.
FBCCI CEO Mohammad Mahfuzul Hoque was a civil service professional with more than 34 years of influential leadership experience in formulation of public policy, rules and regulations, guidelines, standard operation procedure, code of practices, as well as implementation of these policies and practices in the field level.
Hoque was born in a prominent family of Babunagar under Fatikchari Upazila in Chattogram. He completed Master of Arts in Economics in 1983 and BA (Honours) in 1982 from the University of Chittagong. He joined Bangladesh Civil Service on 21 January, 1986.
Deputy CEO of FBCCI Brigadier General (Retd) SM Ferdous was born in a prominent Muslim family of Khulna in 1964.
He joined the Bangladesh Army as a cadet in 1984. He had a successful and eventful career as a member of the Bangladesh Army since being commissioned in December 1985.
After serving in different ranks, he retired from Bangladesh Army in August 2019. He also served in Bangladesh Embassy Muscat, Sultanate of Oman as Labour Counsellor and as UN peacekeeper in Sierra Leone.
SM Ferdous completed BA from University of Chittagong and Masters in Defense Studies from National University in 1985. He also completed MPhil in human resource development from National Defense College in 2015.