Speaker

Siddiqur Rahman

President, BGMEA

Md. Siddiqur Rahman comes of a respectable family of Borguna on 1st July 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 on 1984. He started his business journey by Sterling Garments Ltd. Gradually he established Sterling Apparels Ltd, Unicorn Sweaters Ltd, Sterling Denims Ltd and Sterling Creations Ltd, Sterling Laundry Ltd, Bando Design Ltd, Laila Styles Ltd and in a hub named a group “Sterling Group”. Since inception he has been carrying out his responsibilities as its Chairman. Meanwhile Sterling Group of Companies has earned name and fame both at home and abroad. Now sterling group worker 20,000.

 

The uninterrupted continuation of this group is moving forward to the industrialization of the country and at the same time it has been contributing enormously in the economic growth of the country also. Mr. Siddiqur Rahman does not think the initiative of commerce and industry only based on profit; he considers it the best way for resolving the unemployment problems also. It seems to him if the private entrepreneurs are not coming forward to industrializations, the country might lag behind and the rate of unemployment people could have been increased many folds.

 

Under the dynamic leadership of Mr. Siddiqur Rahman, this group has been contributing significantly in a bid to expand RMG sector to a great extent. It is worth mentioning that once this country was famous around the world for textile industry and especially for Mosline. But later on the British rulers and their allies hatched conspiracy to destroy the famous Mosline. Many entrepreneurs of RMG sector were scared about the post cota free situation but during these periods people like Mr. Siddiqur Rahman along with his fellow entrepreneurs moved forward with strong determination and faced the situation boldly. Now meeting the local demand the Bangladeshi RMG products are being exported to many countries Mr. Siddiqur Rahman is playing a vital role to create markets of textile industry in other countries across the world.

 

Alongside garments business Mr. Siddiqur Rahman is also involved in Fishing business, Restaurant and Stock Exchange broker house. As an active social person/worker he is currently the Vice President of ‘SAAM’ an anti drug association. He is also the member of the leading social clubs like Dhaka 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. As a sports lover he is also member of Mohammedan Sporting Club Ltd and Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club Ltd.

 

He has also been contributing significantly in Education Sector. He has extended his support and cooperation in many Educational Institutions in the form of contribution and scholarship. He is the Trustee Board member of BGMEA University of Fashion and Technology.

 

Mr. Siddiqur Rahman is the newly elected president of Bangladesh Garments Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA).He has also been honored by many socio-cultural organizations for his outstanding contributions to the growth of our national economy. He has also been honored by many socio-cultural organizations for his outstanding contributions to the growth of our national economy.