BGBA election: United Forum nominated Bablu as panel leader


The poll will be held on March 2, and the voting centre is yet to be fixed.

A group of Bangladesh Garment Buying House Association (BGBA) members formed a new panel, United Forum, to participate in the upcoming poll of the apex body, and announced JBL Fashions Managing Partner Mohammad Mofij Ullah Bablu’s name as panel leader. 

Pearl Global Sourcing Managing Director Md Anisur Rahman, also convener of the new United Forum, announced the panel leader’s name in a press conference on Tuesday at the Dhaka Reporters’ Unity (DRU) auditorium in the capital.

Leaders of the panel Flatkinit International Managing Director Md Nahidul Huda, CRV Resources Managing Director Rezwanul Haque Seraji and Biz Xpress CEO Mohammad Kawser Alam were present at the press conference. 

According to the BGBA, the poll will be held on March 2, and the voting centre is yet to be fixed. 

Although the apex body of the export-oriented readymade garment sector buying houses has nearly 1,700 members, 819 voters registered their names in the voter list.

Panel leader Bablu said: “After five years of getting registration from the government, the members of the BGBA are finally going to exercise voting rights. We want to build the BGBA as an actual trade body such as BGMEA and BKMEA.”

He further said that exporters are receiving orders through buying houses. However due to the lack of leadership, the apex body could not function. That is why the buying house owners cannot receive proper service from the BGBA. 

“We decided to nominate candidates in a mix-up with experienced, older and younger, and the full 15-panel candidates’ names will be announced as soon.”