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16 January, 2019 12:43:05 AM / LAST MODIFIED: 16 January, 2019 03:51:36 PM

Salman appointed, Sajeeb reappointed PM advisers

Salman appointed, Sajeeb reappointed PM advisers

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has appointed Salman F Rahman MP as her Private Sector Industries and Investment Adviser and reappointed Sajeeb Ahmed Wazed her Information and Communication Technology Affairs Adviser. The prime minister made the appointments with immediate effect under the 3 (B) (1) of the Rules of Business, 1996, according to separate gazette notifications issued yesterday. The circular issued by the cabinet division and signed by Cabinet Secretary M Shafiul Alam said the appointment of Salman F Rahman as the PM’s adviser will not carry any salary, and he will get the status of a minister.

Sajeeb Wazed will carry out his duties in line with directions and suggestions of the prime minister and the appointment will be part-time and without any salary, said the circular issued by Director (administration) of the Prime Minister’s Office M Ahsan Kibria Siddique. Earlier on Monday, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina reappointed her five advisers — HT Imam for political affairs, Mashiur Rahman economic affairs, Gowher Rizvi international affairs, Tawfiq-e-Elahi Chowdhury power, energy, and mineral resources affairs, and Maj Gen (retd) Tarique Ahmed Siddique for security affairs.

Salman F Rahman, the incumbent Awami League lawmaker from Dhaka-1 (Dohar-Nawabganj) constituency, is a prominent industrialist and philanthropist. He also served as the Private Sector Development Adviser to Awami League President and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina from 2009.

Salman F Rahman is the co-founder and vice-chairman of country’s leading business conglomerate Beximco Group. His visionary steps have significantly contributed in shaping up the country’s business and economic growth over the years.  Son of Fazlur Rahman and Syeda Fatina Rahman, Salman F Rahman was born in Dhaka’s Dohar Upazila in 1951. He is married to Syeda Rubaba Rahman and has a son named Ahmed Shayan Fazlur Rahman. Salman F Rahman joined the family business in mid 1960s. In 1972, he along with his brother Sohail Fasiur Rahman founded Bangladesh Export and Import Company Limited (Beximco). Beximco has grown over the years, expanding its business in textiles, pharmaceuticals, trading, marine food, real estate development, construction, information and communication technologies, media, ceramics, financial services, and energy. The group employs over 60,000 people at home and abroad.

Salman F Rahman is the Chairman of the Board of Governors of Bangladesh Enterprise Institute, a leading think tank engaged in advocacy for promoting the interests of the private sector of the country. He is also the chairman of the Board of Editors of the Independent, one of the leading daily English language newspapers, Independent Television, a 24-hour news channel, and Abahani Ltd., country’s premier sporting club.

Salman F Rahman is also the president of the Association of Television Channel Owners (ATCO) and LPG Operators Association of Bangladesh (LOAB). He is a director of Bangladesh Securities and Exchange Commission and Dhaka Stock Exchange. Salman F Rahman is a patron of a number of development organizations, schools, colleges and NGOs. Over the years he has also supported providing free healthcare, education and drinking water facilities in Dohar-Nawabganj area. Sajeeb Ahmed Wazed, popularly known as Sajeeb Wazed Joy, is an Information Technology expert and young global leader. He is the son of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and the grandson of Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.

Joy’s major contribution lies in developing the ICT sector of Bangladesh and coining and implementing the Digital Bangladesh concept. Sajeeb Ahmed Wazed was born to nuclear scientist Dr M A Wazed Miah and Sheikh Hasina on July 27, 1971. Joy studied at St. Joseph’s College,  India and later at University of Bangalore, and University of Texas at Arlington, US, receiving B.Sc. degree in computer engineering. He has also obtained a Masters in Public Administration from Harvard University. Sajeeb Ahmed Wazed is married to Kristine Wazed and they have a daughter named Sophia Rehana Wazed.




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