Mr. Salman F Rahman, MP is the Chairman of the Board of Governors of Bangladesh Enterprise Institute. He is serving as the Private Industry and Investment Adviser to Prime Minister of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh and holds the rank of a cabinet minister. He is the Member of Parliament from Dhaka-1 constituency. He is the co-founder and Vice Chairman of Beximco Group, one of the largest business and industrial conglomerates in the country. He is also the Chairman of the Board of Directors of IFIC Bank Ltd., a leading private commercial bank in Bangladesh. He acts as the Chairman of the Board of Editors of the Independent, one of the leading English-language daily newspapers published from Dhaka. He is also the Chairman of Independent Television, an influential 24-hour news channel. He also serves as the Chairman of Abahani Ltd., Bangladesh’s largest premier sporting club. Among the key positions he held in business and industry associations in the past include: President of the SAARC Chamber of Commerce & Industry, the apex trade organization of the SAARC region; President, Federation of Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI), the country’s apex trade body; President, Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce & Industry of Dhaka (MCCI); President, Bangladesh Association of Pharmaceutical Industries (BAPI), President, Bangladesh Association of Publicly Listed Companies (BAPLC), President Bangladesh Textile Mills Association (BTMA), President, Association of Television Channel Owners (ATCO), President LPG Operators Association (LOAB),etc As a businessman, Mr. Rahman is widely credited with contributing significantly to the private sector of Bangladesh. He is also a philanthropist and considerably contributes to social, educational and humanitarian causes.