7th National Convention and 7th Convocation of ICSB
Institute of Chartered Secretaries of Bangladesh (ICSB) organized its 7th National Convention and 7th Convocation through a day-long programme on Saturday, November 10, 2018, at Grand Ball Room, Radisson Blu Dhaka Water Garden.
7th National Convention:
The Inaugural Session of the 7th National Convention of Institute of Chartered Secretaries of Bangladesh (ICSB) begins at 09:00 am on the theme “Chartered Secretaries: Effective Utilization of Professional Expertise through Legislations”. Dr. Hossain Zillur Rahman, Hon’ble Former Adviser, Ministry of Commerce, Caretaker Government of Bangladesh graced the program as Chief Guest. The Program was chaired by the President of ICSB Mohammad Sanaullah FCS.
Photo: From Left- Md. Selim Reza FCS, Vice President, ICSB, Itrat Husain FCS, Past President and Council Member, ICSB, Mohammad Sanaullah FCS, President of ICSB, Dr. Hossain Zillur Rahman, Hon’ble Former Adviser, Ministry of Commerce, Caretaker Government of Bangladesh, Suhel Ahmed Choudhury, Former Secretary, Ministry of Commerce, ,Mohammad Bul Hasan FCS Former Senior Vice President, ICSB
The Theme Abstract of the Convention was presented by Mr. Mohammad Bul Hasan FCS Former Senior Vice President, ICSB. The Souvenir of the Convention was released by Itrat Husain FCS, Past President and Council Member, ICSB. Concluding remarks were delivered by Mr. Md. Selim Reza FCS, Vice President, ICSB.
The Honorable Chief Guest, in his speech, said that he is very delighted to note that ICSB has chosen a contemporary and worthwhile theme for their 7th National Convention. The Government, realizing the imperative need and necessity for the growth and promotion of the profession of Chartered Secretaries has, accordingly, paved the way for the promulgation of the Chartered Secretaries Act 2010. He hoped that the Institute of Chartered Secretaries of Bangladesh (ICSB) would work for further improvement of corporate management and good governance in Bangladesh. Achieving SDGs without proper development of Commerce and Industry is very difficult. They are the backbone of every economy. The Hon’ble Chief Guest hoped that we could achieve SDGs and Chartered Secretaries would be important actors to achieve this goal.
The session chair of the programme and President of ICSB Mr. Mohammad Sanaullah FCS in his welcome speech thanked and welcomed Chief Guest, distinguished guests, Corporate Leaders, Members of the Media and Members of ICSB. He emphasized on the need to link Chartered Secretaries Act 2010 with the relevant legislation. Linking of Chartered Secretaries Act 2010 with other relevant legislation will empower Company Secretaries to apply their professional knowledge in enhancing good governance in the corporate sector which would be beneficial for the country.
The Convention was attended by a large number of Members, Corporate Professionals, Foreign Delegates and other important dignitaries from all over Bangladesh. The inaugural session was followed by two technical sessions. Mr. Mohammad Sanaullah FCS, President of ICSB and Mr. Md. Shahid Farooqui FCS Council Member of ICSB presented two keynote papers on the sub-themes of the convention “Empowering the Chartered Secretaries Profession through Legislations” and “Empowerment of Chartered Secretaries to Ensure Good Governance” respectively.
The 7th Convocation of Institute of Chartered Secretaries of Bangladesh (ICSB) began at 03:30 pm. Mr. CQK Mustaq Ahmed, Chairman, Financial Reporting Council (FRC), Government of the Peoples Republic of Bangladesh was present in the programme as Special Guest. Atiur Rahman Ph.D., Former Governor of Bangladesh Bank delivered the Convocation Speech.
The Special Guest in his speech congratulated the newly qualified Chartered Secretaries and mentioned that Chartered Secretaries have the great opportunity of serving the corporate world as Practicing Chartered Secretaries or as Company Secretaries to bring proper Corporate Governance Practice in Bangladesh. He also said that convocation is an important day for the Graduates, Parents, Partners, Family, and Friends. This achievement is one that is seldom achieved without the support of nearest well-wishers.
Convocation speaker Atiur Rahman Ph.D., Former Governor of Bangladesh Bank said that professional education is a tool that enriches the minds of the students with the skills necessary to compete and succeed in a challenging world and also with the knowledge to maintain peace and justice in the society. He urged the newly qualified Chartered Secretaries to be the best ambassadors of the Institute in the professional field in the country and abroad.
Photo: From Left- Nazmul Karim FCS, Treasurer, ICSB, Itrat Husain FCS, Past President and Council Member, ICSB, CQK Mustaq Ahmed, Chairman, Financial Reporting Council (FRC), Government of the Peoples Republic of Bangladesh, Mohammad Sanaullah FCS, President, ICSB, Convocation speaker Atiur Rahman PhD, Former Governor of Bangladesh Bank, Safiar Rahman FCS, Senior Vice President & Chairman Education Committee, ICSB.
The programme was chaired by the President of ICSB Mohammad Sanaullah FCS. He said in his speech that Convocation is a special day for newly qualified chartered secretaries. On this august and colorful occasion, he expressed his deepest appreciation to the faculty members, patrons, guardians and students for attending the convocation. He also said that attaining the ICSB qualification does not end the learning process. In fact, it is starting on a new phase where learning increases in intensity, depth, and scope. The Knowledge, skill, and integrity will be tested and examined, no longer in the examination hall and classrooms, but in the highly competitive and challenging work environment.
Photo: Group Photo of Newly Chartered Secretary
A good number of graduates took part in the convocation. A Convocation Profile was released by Itrat Husain FCS, Past President, and Council Member, ICSB. Concluding remarks were delivered by Mr. Nazmul Karim FCS, Treasurer, ICSB.