Mr. Golam Mainuddin

Chairman

Background

Mr. Golam Mainuddin has been the Chairman of British American Tobacco Bangladesh since August 2008. After obtaining his Master of Science degree from Dhaka University, Mr. Mainuddin was a part of the agro-based industry for 28 years, following which he switched to corporate management in which he has been engaged since the past 20 years. With humble beginnings comprising a role as a tea garden manager at Duncan Brothers from 1969 to 1982, he then joined BAT Bangladesh and was soon promoted as Head of Leaf in 1985.

Date of appointment to BATB Board

Mr. Mainuddin was appointed to the Board of Directors in 1986 and was entrusted with the responsibility of Deputy Managing Director in 1997.

Achievements

Over the last 38 years in BAT Bangladesh, Mr. Mainuddin has held various responsibilities. He was instrumental in the Company’s tobacco production achieving self-sufficiency, while also laying down the groundwork for focus on quality improvements to meet international standards. This helped the Company to provide world-class products in Bangladesh, while also facilitating exports that helped drive the wider introduction of Bangladeshi tobacco in the world markets. He also played a pivotal role in popularising the tree plantation program of BAT Bangladesh, which was widely recognised throughout the country. Mr. Mainuddin has been selected as a CIP (Commercially Important Person) by the Government of Bangladesh (since 2010). Mr. Mainuddin was awarded with “Life Time Achievement Award” by Asia’s Best Employer Brand Awards organisation.

Other responsibilities

  • Mr. Mainuddin is a Director of Federation of Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce & Industries (FBCCI) • He is the Vice-President of Metropolitan Chambers of Commerce and Industries (MCCI)
  • He is a Director in Advanced Chemical Industries (ACI) Bangladesh
  • He is a Director in IIFC (Infrastructure Investment Facilitation Company) under the ERD of the Ministry of Finance, Government of Bangladesh
  • He is the Vice-Chairman of Bangladesh Cigarette Manufacturer’s Association and in this position, he has strived to create a level playing field for all the legally-established cigarette manufacturers of the country
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