ICSB 5th National Convention
The Inaugural Session of the 5thNational Convention of Institute of Chartered Secretaries of Bangladesh (ICSB) was held on December 05, 2014 at the Bangabandhu International Conference Centre (BICC), at Sher-E-Bangla Nagar, Dhaka at 9:30 am on the theme “Corporate Leadership: Enhancing Governing Excellence”. The Program was chaired by the President of ICSB Mohammad Asad Ullah FCS.
The Honorable Minister of Commerce M r. Tofail Ahmed, MP attended the Convention and inaugurated the program as the Chief Guest; while Former Commerce Minister and Civil Aviation & Tourism, Muhammad Faruk Khan, MP, attended the Convention as the Special Guest.
The Honorable Chief Guest, during his speech, announced that it was the initiative of Commerce Ministry under able guidance of Prime Minister, Sheik Hasina The Chartered Secretaries Act 2010 was passed in the parliament and Institute of Chartered Secretaries (ICSB) has been established for developing and promoting Corporate Management and Governance in the Listed Companies. The professional skill developed by this Institute shall not only generate employment opportunities for private sectors in the country, but also open up avenues for job market abroad as the syllabus of ICSB has been formulated according to global standard. He has given the assurance about providing any necessary support to the Institute for the development of the profession of Company Secretaries and the establishment of good governance in the country.
The Special Guest Muhammad Faruk Khan, MP, in his speech, highly appreciated on the performance of the Institute. He also stressed to provide modern educational equipments and the need of an appropriate premise for the creation of adequate education facilities, and he also referred when the Chartered Secretaries Act 2010 was enacted how supportive the Government had been towards the Institute for development of infrastructure of the Institute for providing adequate professional education for the development of the profession of Chartered Secretaries in Bangladesh.
Mohammad Asad Ullah FCS, President, ICSB, in his speech spoke of the importance of the need of Company Secretaries and their professional knowhow for the establishment of good corporate governance in the Country. He also spoke for the development of the skills of the Members of ICSB, who are serving as Company Secretaries in renowned organizations all over Bangladesh. The President requested the concerned Ministry and the Government to help ICSB in developing the quality of education materials and the own premises of the Institute. He specially mentioned that recently ICSB has purchased a land at Aftabnagar to build its own complex with state-of-the art building and modern facilities. He requested for funding Ministry of Finance through Ministry of Commerce for this complex purpose.
The Convention was attended by a large number of Members, Corporate Professionals, Foreign Delegates and other important dignitaries from all over the country.