Renowned businessman Mahbubur Rahman has been elected unanimously as chairman of the ESCAP Business Advisory Council (EBAC) consisting of eminent business leaders representing a wide range of business from across the Asia-Pacific Region, reports BSS.
The election was held in the 12th bi-ennial meeting of the Advisory Council of United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN-ESCAP), said a media release on Monday.
EBAC was established in 2004 in Shanghai, China.
UN-ESCAP established EBAC with the aim of providing business perspectives on development issues in the Asia-Pacific Region to the Member governments as represented in the legislative bodies of ESCAP; in particular (but not limited to) the Committee on Trade and Investment, and the ESCAP Commission as well as provide advise to the ESCAP Secretariat on its programme and projects.
Rahman is also the president of International Chamber of Commerce-Bangladesh (ICCB)-the world business organization, Chairman of Bangladesh International Arbitration Centre (BIAC)-the institution of alternative dispute resolution; Chairman of Eastland Insurance Company Ltd, and Vice Chairman of Bangladesh Foreign Trade Institute (BFTI).
It may be mentioned here, at the recommendation of EBAC, the first-ever Asia-Pacific Business Forum (APBF) region-wide multi-stakeholder business conclave was held in Dhaka on February 8-9, 2017 jointly organized by ICC Bangladesh and UNESCAP under the patronage of the Ministry of Commerce. The Dhaka Forum was the 13th Meeting of APBF since its inception in 2004.