a) President, The Federation of Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce & Industry (FBCCI) for the term 2023-2025
b) President, The Chittagong Chamber of Commerce & Industry (CCCI)
Mr. Mahbubul Alam, a distinguished business leader from the scenic region of Raozan, Gohira, Chattogram, Bangladesh, assumed the prestigious role of President of the Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI) on August 14, 2023. With a tremendous career spanning four decades, Mr. Mahbubul Alam has emerged as an influential figure in the Bangladeshi business landscape, renowned for his commitment, integrity, and relentless pursuit of excellence.
Born on February 1, 1958, Mr. Mahbubul Alam's journey in the business world commenced in 1982 when he founded Alam Trading Corporation. Starting as a commodity trader in Khatunganj, he quickly ascended in the business community. His popularity among traders led him to become the President of the Khatunganj Trade and Industry Association, a testament to his growing influence.
Under his visionary leadership, Mr. Mahbubul Alam expanded his horizons, diversifying his investments into nine different sectors. Today, his brainchild, M Alam Group, boasts 19 successful enterprises, employing over 3000 individuals and generating an impressive cumulative annual turnover of USD 900 Million. His determination to integrity, transparency, and societal accountability has been influential in his success.
Mr. Mahbubul Alam, as the President, served the Chittagong Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI) for five consecutive terms from 2013 to 2023. He transformed CCCI into a hub for Bangladesh's industries and businessmen, focusing on Chittagong's development as a global trade center. His visionary leadership resulted in the construction of the World Trade Center in Chittagong, fostering trade and growth in the region.
As the Honorary Consul of Japan in Chattogram, he fostered Japanese investments in Bangladesh, contributing significantly to the country's economic growth. Mr. Mahbubul Alam is a committed philanthropist, exemplified by the Anowara Alam Foundation, dedicated to uplifting the less privileged and advancing community development.
His exceptional contributions to the industrial sector earned him the Commercially Important Person (CIP) awards from the Ministry of Industries and the Ministry of Commerce.
Furthermore, the World Customs Organization recognized his exceptional service with a Certificate of Merit, highlighting his global impact.
Mr. Mahbubul Alam serves as the chairman of various esteemed companies, each representing diverse business interests, including steel, energy, insurance, healthcare, and more. His entrepreneurial versatility is showcased through his involvement in commodity trading, a sector where he initiated his journey to success.
Beyond the national level, Mr. Mahbubul Alam’s impact extended to the international arena. The World Customs Organization (WCO) honored him with a Certificate of Merit for rendering exceptional service to the international Customs community. This recognition highlighted his commitment to fostering international trade and cooperation, further solidifying his position as a global business leader. He also served as the vice president of the SAARC Chamber, the Apex trade organization of the South Asian Region.
As the President of FBCCI, Mr. Alam is poised to usher in a new era of growth and prosperity. His primary focus areas include strengthening trade relations, empowering SMEs, promoting digital transformation, advocating for sustainable growth, and fostering business-friendly policies.
Mr. Mahbubul Alam's journey from a commodity trader to the President of FBCCI is a testament to his untiring determination, visionary leadership, and commitment to serving Bangladesh. With a clear vision for the future, a successful track record in diverse sectors, and a dedication to sustainable and inclusive growth, he is set to make an indelible mark on the nation's economic development in the years to come, leaving a lasting legacy of excellence and progress.
Due to his professional and personal character, he has received a host of awards and certificates. Some of those key local Awards & Certificate are
Commercial Important Person (CIP) Status as following
1. CIP 2015received on 3rd September 2018 awarded by the Ministry of Commerce, GOB
2. CIP 2016 received on 18th December 2018 awarded by the Ministry of Commerce, GOB
3. CIP2017 received on 18th September 2019 awarded by the Ministry of Commerce, GOB
4. CIP2018 received on 20th January 2022 awarded by the Ministry of Commerce, GOB
CIP 2013 received on 29th January 2014 awarded by the Ministry of Industries, GOB
Business Awards 2015 by International Islamic University, Chittagong (IIUC)
Mahbubul Alam received a “Certificate of Merit” from the World Customs Organization signed by its Secretary General Dr. Kunio Mikuriya.
Syed Amirul Islam Nadim
Deputy Secretary General (PS to President)
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