Mr. Muzaffar U. Siddique
Founder Chairman, Board of Trustees, BUFT.
About Mr. Siddique
Mr. Muzaffar U. Siddique is the Founder Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the BGMEA University of Fashion Technology. He completed his graduation with honors in 1974 from the University of Dhaka and Masters in Finance from University of Dhaka in 1975. He studied and worked in the United Kingdom till 1984. He returned to Bangladesh in 1984 and started his venture in the garment industry; established Simco Group. Simco is one of the pioneering companies of Bangladesh in the RMG sector, in Property Development and Trading.
He made the President of the BGMEA Institute of Fashion Technology (BIFT) in 2009, with 1100 students having 37,000 sqft of space. From a small Institute he has turned BIFT into a full-fledged University BGMEA UNIVERSITY OF FASHION TECHNOLOGY (BUFT) for the development of Human Resources Management of Garment, Textile, and Fashion sector of Bangladesh. Under his dynamic leadership BUFT is taking shape into international standard. Mr. Siddique has been associated with many social organizations such as Dhaka Club, Golf Club, Gulshan Club, Uttara Club. He is a Sponsor Donor of Independent University of Bangladesh (IUB), and Life Member of the Dhaka University Finance and Banking Alumni Association ,Where he was the president for 2 years . Mr. Siddique is also the founder Chairman of Anowara Memorial Trust set up in the name of his late mother 1996 to give financial assistance to poor but meritorious students of University of Dhaka where he himself was a student.
Message from the Chairman
I am delighted to express that BIFT has been transformed into a full-fledged Private University BGMEA University of Fashion & Technology (BUFT). On this occasion, I congratulate the proud members who have played key role in materializing the dreams of BUFT.
BUFT has been making a significant contribution to higher education since its inception. As a centre of excellence, I believe this university will impart quality and modern education to the students so that they can confidently face global challenges and also hope that the students will contribute towards building their acquired knowledge and skill imbued with the spirit of patriotism. With the current global economic down turn the world has changed and along with it the ways to practice trade and commerce. A changing environment demands new technology and services. Customers have diversified and the buyers and vendors are constantly under pressure for quality products and good working conditions. Growth depends on development of social compliance and our RMG sector must be capable of facing such changes to meet international standards. BUFT will be always there to help bring about the changes to sustain our growth. With a dedicated teaching staff along with a logistics support team there is no room for doubt that here we are at work to train and develop human resources which will in turn work for our national growth and a prosperous economically strong Bangladesh. I am confident our graduates will be able to contribute effectively and benefit the overall Garments Sector and will make our economy more vibrant.
BUFT strives to produce knowledgeable, skilled and excellent employable graduates and encourages excellence in all its activities upholding high academic standards. Our graduates continue to enjoy the best success rate in gaining full employment. We all are proud to be a part of the success of this rapidly growing institution. The dedication and commitment of our faculties and staff to guide the students to accomplish their goals will definitely ensure the continued success of BUFT and help achieve increased academic excellence.
My best wishes to all who have been working hard relentlessly and contributing towards the success of BUFT.