ICC Bangladesh is deeply shocked and grieved at the sad demise of Mr. Waliur Rahman Bhuiyan OBE at 8.00 am on Friday, 19 June 2020. Inna Lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’un.
We remember with gratitude his association, involvement and active participation since ICC Bangladesh started its journey in the 90s. ICC Bangladesh was fortunate to have his continuous guidance and support in carrying out its activities. He was also a Member of the ICC Bangladesh Executive Board a number of times.
Mr. Bhuiyan was Managing Director of Linde Bangladesh Limited (former BOC Bangladesh Limited). He was also the Honorary Consul General of Finland to Bangladesh. He served as the President of Foreign Investors’ Chamber of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) and Executive Committee Member of Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce & Industry (MCCI) as well as Bangladesh Employers’ Federation (BEF).
In 2007, Queen Elizabeth II has appointed Mr. Bhuiyan as an Honorary Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, in recognition of his contribution to strengthening UKBangladesh business relations.
He was also a Director of Biman Bangladesh Airlines and Chittagong Stock Exchange, Steering Committee Member of British Business Group and Academic Council Member of BRAC University. Mr. Bhuiyan served as Director of the Board of Linde Bangladesh Limited, Infrastructure Development Company Limited (IDCOL), ACI Limited and Eastland Insurance Company Limited.
He has made tremendous contribution on the development of industrial base of Bangladesh and also in attracting FDI in Bangladesh. May Allah rest his soul in peace in heaven.