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AmCham gets new office bearers

28 January 2022
AmCham gets new office bearers

Business Desk :
Syed Ershad Ahmed has been re-elected as the president of the American Chamber of Commerce in Bangladesh (AmCham) for 2021-22 tenure.
Aftab ul Islam, chairperson of the election board for AmCham executive committee for 2021-22, declared the results of the election.
The AmCham held its 25th annual general meeting (AGM) on Thursday at the Westin Dhaka and declared the new executive committee, the chamber said in a statement.
Ahmed is also the country manager and managing director of Expeditors (Bangladesh) Ltd, a subsidiary of Expeditors International of Washington, Inc, a major logistics company headquartered at Seattle in the USA.
His business leadership spans over 35 years starting from renowned multinational companies like Phillips and Singer followed by a US Fortune 500 company that is Expeditors.
He is also a former president of the Foreign Investors Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
At the same time, the AmCham re-elected Syed Mohammad Kamal, country manager of MasterCard, as the vice president and elected Tapas Kumar Mondal, managing director of International Beverages Private Limited (Coca-Cola), as the treasurer.
AmCham Vice President Syed Mohammad Kamal
Kamal started his career in early 90s with FMCG industry and also worked for companies like ACI, Berger Paints in different leadership roles.

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