The Sweden-Bangladesh Business Council (SBBC) held its 8th Annual General Meeting “Bangla Dinner” on Tuesday 14th May 2019 in Stockholm at the restaurant Soft Corner.
SBBC’s chairman of the board Mizanur Khan welcomed the members and network to the Annual General Meeting. The meeting commenced with the unanimous approval of the agenda and other formalities.
Mizanur presented the Annual Report for the year 2018, highlighting the events and underlining the achievements of the Council. He emphasized that the opportunities in Bangladesh for Swedish companies, industries and institutions continue to look good. The country is moving from RMG to IT, ICT, automation, automobile, manufacturing plant, agriculture, shipbuilding and pharmaceutical production and export. Both countries can develop their trade relations further. He expressed that it is not too late for the Swedish business community to discover and explore Bangladesh as their next stop and partner. SBBC has built a good network and base to facilitate its member and network in doing business with and in Bangladesh.
Auditor’s Report on financial statement for the year that ended 31st December 2018 was presented before the members. Anders Haag audited SBBC accounts for the year 2018. The auditor’s report was adopted by the members.
AGM has elected a new Executive Board and the Chairman of the Board for the next two years 2019/2019. Nathalie Tranefeldt, HIFAB International and Fredrik Uddenfeldt, Business Sweden were elected as new members of the board, Mizanur Khan, MKC AB was re-elected as Chairman of the board, and Maria Sandow, Svensk Handel, Bo Gunterberg, Base of Trade, Christer Dyrwoold, Scoreline, Micheal Sepehri, Utsikt Ekonomi AB were re-elected as board members. Lastly, Inger Wijnbladh was re-elected as Secretary of the board.
AGM also appointed Amirul Huda, Global Enterprise as the Statutory Auditor of SBBC and Maria Sandow, Svensk Handel, together with Fredrik Uddenfeldt, Business Sweden were appointed Nomination Committee for the year 2019/2020.
After the AGM participants were invited to an authentic Bangladeshi three course dinner as part of the “Bangla Middag”. The AGM ended with mingling and informal meetings among the participants.
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