Mr. Golam Mainuddin

Chairman of British American Tobacco Bangladesh since August 2008. After obtaining his Master of Science degree from Dhaka University, Mr. Mainuddin pursued the first 28 years of his career in the agro-based industry followed by corporate management over the last 20 years. He was a Tea Garden Manager at Duncan Brothers from 1969 to 1982, and then joined BAT Bangladesh to soon become the Head of Leaf in 1985. He was appointed to the Board of Directors in 1986, and was given the responsibility of Deputy Managing Director in 1997. Over the 35 years in BAT Bangladesh and holding different responsibility, he was instrumental in achieving self-sufficiency in tobacco production with strong focus on quality improvements to meet the international standards required for domestic use and export purposes while driving wider introduction of Bangladeshi Tobacco in the world market. He played a key role in popularizing the tree plantation program of BAT Bangladesh, which was greatly recognized throughout the country. He is the Vice-chairman of Bangladesh Cigarette Manufacturer’s Association and played a pivotal role in creating a level playing field for all the Cigarette Manufacturers in the country. He is also the Director of Advanced Chemical Industries (ACI) Bangladesh and IIFC (Infrastructure Investment Facilitation Company), Ministry of Finance, Govt. of Bangladesh. He is the Vice-President of Metropolitan Chambers of Commerce and Industries (MCCI). He is also the director of Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI). He has been selected as a CIP (Commercially Important Person) by the Government of Bangladesh since 2010.