Faruque Hassan / Managing Director of Shafi Processing Industries Limited and Senior Vice President, BGMEA

Mr. Faruque Hassan, Managing Director of Shafi Processing Industries Limited and Senior Vice President, Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) started his career after completing his Masters of Commerce from the Department of Management, University of Dhaka. He has completed his Secondary School Certificate (SSC) and Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) from country’s two leading educational institutions Residential Model School, Dhaka and Dhaka College, Dhaka.

He has been working hard with dignity and perseverance to contribute in development of Textile and RMG sector. He served BGMEA as elected Director for two consecutive tenures 2001-2002, 2003-2004 and Vice President for two consecutive terms from 2009-2010, 2011-2012.

Mr. Hassan is a member of Dutch Bangla Chamber of Commerce (DBCCI) and has served as the Senior Vice President. He is also a member of France-Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce & Industry (CCIFB) and has served as the Vice President of the chamber.

He is associated with many other national and multinational trade bodies. He is a Member of Bangladesh German Chamber of Commerce & Industry (BGCCI), Bangladesh Textiles Mills Association (BTMA), Swiss-Bangla Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Dhaka Chamber of Commerce & Industry & Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce & Industry.

He is a Life Member of Dhaka Club Ltd, Gulshan Club Ltd, Gulshan Society, Gulshan Joggers Society & also Permanent Member of Kurmitola Golf Club and All Community Club Ltd.

He is a Founder Member of Board of Trustees of Bangladesh University of Fashion and Technology (BUFT) and also a Vice President in the Board of Centre of Excellence for Bangladesh Apparel Industry (CEBAI)

Mr. Hassan is actively associated with social activities as a part of CSR. He is a Member of Shafiuddin Ahmed Foundation and Manobik Shahajjo Shongsta. He is also actively involved in the agricultural sector of Bangladesh. He is the Director of Giant Agro Processing Limited – the production, processing, preservation, storage and marketing of agro seeds.

He played a pivotal role to promote sustainability across the RMG and backward linkage industry of Bangladesh. He is the Co-Chair of the Steering Committee of Partnership for Cleaner textile (PaCT) project jointly implemented by International Finance Corporation (IFC) & BGMEA. PaCT is continuously working to reduce the water footprint in the Textile processing industries making the textile industry environment friendly and sustainable.  He is also actively involved & a member of the steering committee of WRG 2030 (World bank Group), working towards cleaner water and sanitization for the community.

He has also been closely collaborating with Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemical (ZDHC), an initiative of various international brands to eliminate all the hazardous chemicals from the textile and apparel supply chain. He is also closely involved with the Detox program of the German retail giant LIDL and Water saving Technology green project.

Mr. Hassan believes Bangladesh will not achieve its targeted growth by the cost of environment. He aspires to make Bangladesh RMG industry a role model of green industrialization in the world.