Sayeeful Islam

Managing Director, CGG

One of Bangladesh's most respected business figures and the former President of the largest business chamber in Bangladesh, the Dhaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI), Mr. Islam has represented Bangladesh in many high-level international trade policy forums and contributed towards obtaining favourable trade terms for Bangladesh. He has in-depth knowledge and understanding of the Bangladesh economy, its strategic position in the global context, and the strengths and weaknesses that are significant in the framework of bilateral & multilateral trade negotiations.


Career Milestones

  • Former Honorary Consul of Brazil in Bangladesh - (August 2005- January 2011)
  • Former President, Dhaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI) – 2005
  • Founder Member of Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association, (BGMEA)
  • Founder General Secretary, American Alumni Association
  • Founder General Secretary, Gulshan Society
  • Designated CIP (Commercially Important Person) of the year 2007 for outstanding contribution to the export of the country


  • Master's in Business Administration (1979 – 1982 Institute of Business Administration, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh. Major: Finance
  • B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering (1973 – 1977) Texas A & M University, College Station, Texas, USA. Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, USA; Member: Tau Beta Pi, The Society for outstanding Engineering Students; President of Bangladesh Students Association of Texas A&M University
  • Higher Secondary and Secondary School Certificates (1965 – 1971) Faujderhat Cadet College, Chittagong, Bangladesh

Readymade Garments

  • Concorde Garments Limited is one of the first 100% export-oriented garment companies in Bangladesh and has consistently produced high end dress shirts and ladies' blouses for top retail chains and apparel brands globally


  • Osman Textiles Ltd. was added to the group for the manufacture and distribution of Interlinings to the export-oriented garment factories in Bangladesh. Now known as Osman Interlinings Ltd., it is the largest supplier of interlinings in Bangladesh
  • In 2004, a high-quality joint venture factory with the largest Interlining manufacturer of China was set up at the Dhaka Export Processing Zone (DEPZ)

Information Technology

  • Software Shop Ltd. (known commercially as SSL Wireless Ltd.) was established in 2008 to provide integrated infra-structural networking solutions and software development
  • Over the last 15 years, SSL Wireless has become a leading Fintech Solution Provider of the country

Professional Membership

  • Member, Bangladesh Association of Software Information Services (BASIS), Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Member, Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce and Industries (MCCI) Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Member, Engineers Institution, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Member, Bangladesh Employers' Federation, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Community Activities

  • Founder Secretary General, Gulshan Society, one of the first such Civil Society groups in Bangladesh
  • Treasurer, Board of Trustees, The Duke of Edinburgh's International Award Foundation of Bangladesh .
  • Chairman, BASIS E-Commerce & M-Commerce Committees, 2011 to 2012
  • Operating Trustee, Haji Osman Gani Trust, which finances a School and a Charitable Hospital for the low-income communities near Dhaka
  • Chairman, Basirannesa High School
  • Former Chairman, Dighirpaar School
  • Former Chairman, Betka High School