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U.S.-Bangladesh Business Council

The U.S.-Bangladesh Business Council is the business advocacy group advancing policy priorities of the U.S. business community in the bilateral trade relationship with Bangladesh.

U.S.-Bangladesh Business Council

The U.S.-Bangladesh Business Council is the business advocacy group advancing policy priorities of the U.S. business community in the bilateral trade relationship with Bangladesh.

Key Priorities

  • Advocating to Strengthen the U.S.-Bangladesh Economic Corridor
  • Promote a competitive and transparent Bangladesh business environment by advocating on key investment and regulatory matters.
  • Recommendations for Both Governments
  • Provide comprehensive industry input and recommendations to both governments for the Trade and Investment Cooperation Framework Agreement annual meetings.
  • Outreach and Content-Based Approach
  • Increase outreach to different sector-specific departments of the U.S. and Bangladesh governments and provide robust updates on critical political, economic, and strategic news that affect U.S. business community engagement in the Bangladesh economy.

Flagship Initiative

Bangladesh Forward Series

A policy forum for government and industry leaders to collaboratively discuss avenues of economic recovery and new frontiers of growth across sectors.  The Council has hosted three editions of this roundtable series and will feature future discussions under this flagship initiative-

Edition 1: Launch of the Bangladesh Forward Series

Featuring Salman F. Rahman, Hon. Private Industry and Investment Advisor to the Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Zunaid A. Palak, Hon. ICT Minister of State of Bangladesh, Md. Ziauddin, Hon. Bangladesh Ambassador to the United States, Earl. R. Miller, Hon. U.S. Ambassador to Bangladesh, and Dr. Ahmad Kaikaus, Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister of Bangladesh, 

Edition 2: Future of Digital Connectivity, Commerce and Payments 

Featuring Sajeeb Wazed, Hon. ICT Affairs Advisor to the Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Zunaid A. Palak, Hon. ICT Minister of State of Bangladesh, Md. Ziauddin, Hon. Bangladesh Ambassador to the United States, T.R. Ramachandran, Group Country Manager - South Asia & India, Visa, and Rubel Ahsan, Co-Founder and CEO, Homepay

Edition 3: Future of Energy Development and Cooperation

Featuring Nasrul Hamid, Hon. Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Ministry of State, Ian Steff, Assistant Secretary for Global Markets and Director General of U.S. and Foreign Commercial Services, U.S. Department of Commerce, Earl R. Miller, Hon. U.S. Ambassador to Bangladesh, Sultan Ahmad, Power Division Secretary for Ministry of Power, Energy and Mineral Resources, Deepesh Nanda, CEO, Gas Power Systems, GE South Asia, and Ramon Wangdi, Vice President of Business Development, Excelerate Energy 

To get involved in and learn more about the U.S.-Bangladesh Business Council, please contact Sid Mehra

Ambassador of Bangladesh meets with Chamber officials

Ambassador of Bangladesh meets with Chamber officials

Private event

Members of the U.S.-Bangladesh Working Group at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce meet with Ambassador Mohammad Ziauddin. Ambassador Ziauddin delivered remarks about Bangladesh's economic gains in recent years and his vision for increased U.S.-Bangladesh commercial ties.

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