Mr. Shafiul Islam Mohiuddin, MP
Chairman, Board of Trustees, BUFT.
Mr. Shafiul Islam Mohiuddin is a prominent figure in the Bangladesh business community. His dynamic entrepreneurial skills and leadership qualities have greatly contributed to his influential position in social, political and commercial spheres.
After completing his B. Com (Honors) and M. Com in Accountancy, he started his career in the construction business. By 1992 Shafiul Islam created Onus Apparels and went on to firmly establish a pivotal position in the garments industry. Hard work and persistence in the face of adversity led to the formation of the Onus Group of companies.
As Managing Director of the Onus Group consortium, Shafiul Islam is now a forceful captain of industry in apparel, Shipping, Land Construction, Renewable Energy, Dredging, Accessories, Fishing, and Brick Manufacturing.
For more than thirty years, Shafiul Islam has had an indispensable role serving in the country's biggest trade association; the Bangladesh Garments Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA), holding various positions including President from 2011 to 2013. In this capacity, he formulated policies that encouraged the closer cooperation and integration of the business community to expedite an environment of mutual growth and productivity. Furthermore, as President of the Federation of the Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI), the highest body in commercial enterprise, he played an outstanding role in the improvement of trade and investment.
He was appointed as the Chairman of the task force, formed by the Prime Minister to initiate the smooth re-opening of the country's economy at the time of Covid-19 by establishing the "Life & Livelihood has to go together" campaign.
Currently, Shafiul Islam is a Member of Parliament for the Dhaka 10 Constituency. He is involved actively in Social and Cultural organisations such as the Mohamedan Sporting Club as director, President of the Rugby Federation, VP of the Anti-Addiction Movement. He became the Senior Vice Chairman of the recently launched Virtual Education Platform, the VUMI of Bangladesh Ltd. He is also an active member of various clubs, including The Gulshan Club and The Army Golf Club.