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President's Profile

Md. Siddiqur Rahman

President, BGMEA

Md. Siddiqur Rahman was born to a respected family in Borguna on 1stJuly 1955. His father Late Abdul Hamid Howlader was a respectable personality among the people of Borguna.After completing his higher education Mr. Siddiqur Rahman engaged himself with business. He started his business journey with Sterling Garments Ltd. Gradually he expanded his business byestablishing Sterling Apparels Ltd, Unicorn Sweaters Ltd, Sterling Denims Ltd and Sterling Creations Ltd, Sterling Laundry Ltd, Bando Design Ltd, Laila Styles Ltd under a business empirenamed “Sterling Group” whichhas earned name and fame both at home and abroad. Since inception he has been leading the Group as its Chairman. The Group is steadily moving forward and contributing enormously to the economic growth of the country.

 

Mr. Siddiqur Rahman believes that the initiative of commerce and industry should not only be based on profit; rather he considers it as the best way for resolving unemployment problem. He also believes that if private entrepreneurs do not come forward to expedite industrialization, the country would lag behind and the rate of unemployment people would increase many folds. From this realization Mr. Siddiqur Rahmanhas worked hard to expand the Sterling Group creating employment for thousands of people.Not only that; he also got himself involved in the RMG sector as a front-line leader and has been playing a significant role in advancing the industry.When MFA-quota phased out, many thought that it would hit the RMG sector hard. But Mr. Siddiqur Rahman along with his fellow entrepreneurs faced the challenge with strong determination. Therefore, the RMG industry witnessed phenomenal growth after post-MFA era. 

Currently Mr. Siddiqur Rahman is leading the RMG industry as the President of Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA). Before becoming the President, he served BGMEA as the Vice President (Finance) and the Second Vice President for the terms of 2010-2011 and 2012-2013 respectively. 

Alongside garment business Mr. Siddiqur Rahman is also involved in fishing, restaurant and stock exchange broker house businesses. Apart from a businessman, he is an active social worker. Currently he is the Vice President of ‘SAAM’, an anti-drug association. He is the member of the leading social clubs likeDhaka Club Ltd, Uttara Club Ltd, Army Golf Club Ltd, All Community Club Ltd, Bangladesh Club Ltd, Dhaka Boat Club Ltd, Apparel Club Ltd and Banani Club Ltd. He is also member of Mohammedan Sporting Club Ltd and Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club Ltd.

Mr. Siddiqur Rahman has also been contributing significantly to the education sector. He has extended his support and cooperation in many educational institutions in the form of contribution and scholarship. He is the Member of the Board of Trustees of BGMEA University of Fashion and Technology (BUFT).