|Mayor of DNCC
Full Name: Md. Atiqul Islam
Affiliation: Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC)
Current Position: Mayor
Date of Birth: July 01, 1961
Place of Birth: Bangladesh
Home District: Comilla
Md. Atiqul Islam (born 01 January 1961) is a Bangladeshi politician, businessman and incumbent mayor of Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC). He was elected in the position by Bangladesh Awami League supports in the by-election held on 28 February 2019 after the death of Mayor Annisul Huq on 30 November 2017. Islam took oath as a mayor on 7 March 2019. In the February 01, 2020 of Mayoral election, Islam was re-elected mayor by the Awami League. Earlier, he served as the president of Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) during 2013–14.
Islam was born at Saidpur of Nilphamari district to Momtajuddin Ahmed and Majeda Khatun. His hometown is at Daudkandi Upazila (currently Titas Upazila) of Comilla. At the time of his birth, his father was posted at Saidpur. He is the youngest among his 11 siblings. Islam completed his secondary and higher secondary education from BAF Shaheen School and College at Dhaka.
Islam and his elder brother Shafiqul Islam started the business in the garment sector of Bangladesh by establishing Islam Garments in 1985. He served as the President of Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) for the year 2013–14. He is serving as the president of the Centre of Excellence for Bangladesh Apparel Industry, which is responsible for improving the labor situation and product quality of Bangladesh in garment sectors. The Government of Bangladesh declared him a Commercially Important Person (CIP) on several occasions.
Awards: Walmart - Most Successful Entrepreneur (1997, 1998, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2010).
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