Mr Latifur Rahman is the Chairman and CEO of Transcom Group and Vice-President of International Chamber of Commerce-Bangladesh. He has been re-elected as a Member of the Executive Board of the Paris-based ICC for a second three-year term from July 2017. The election of ICC, The world business organization was held in Nairobi on 6 June during 2017 World Council.
Mr. Latifur Rahman has served in many important national bodies in various capacities including President of Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce & Industry(MCCI), Dhaka for seven terms; President of Bangladesh Employers’ Federation (BEF) for two terms and Member of Executive Committee of Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FBBCI), Bangladesh Jute Mills Association and Bangladesh Tea Association. He was Member of the Executive Board of Bangladesh Bank. He has been closely involved with fiscal and trade policy making bodies of the Government as Chairman, Trade-body Reforms Committee and Member, Advisory Committee on WTO.
In 2012 Mr. Rahman was awarded “Oslo Business for Peace Award” by the Business for Peace Foundation, Oslo and Business Executive of the Year 2001 by the American Chamber of Commerce in Bangladesh.
Mr. Latifur Rahman is also the Chairman of National Housing Finance & Investments, Member, Governing Body of BRAC and former Chairman, Nestlé Bangladesh, Holcim Cement Bangladesh.
Transcom Group originated with tea plantations in 1885, is now one of the largest conglomerate in Bangladesh, comprising private & public companies employing over 14,000 people.
The Group has companies dealing with beverages, electronics, pharmaceuticals, fast food, snacks and breakfast cereals, distributions, newspapers, radio and tea plantations, include, Transcom Beverages, Transcom Electronics, Eskayef Bangladesh, Transcom Foods, Transcom Distribution Company, Transcom Consumer Products, Mediastar, Mediaworld and Tea Holdings. Major stakeholder in Reliance Insurance and National Housing Finance.