As you are aware that the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport, Bangladesh Council started its journey during late 1990s with inspiring leadership of former Chief of Bangladesh Navy, Rear admiral MH Khan who lead Bangladesh Chapter of CILT with his quality leadership and hard work.
Subsequently CILT Bangladesh had to undergo a number of hurdles in its forward journey in delivering positive and visible support to the logistics and transport sector of our beloved country, Bangladesh. I want to loudly say that it was undoubtedly a golden event in history of CILT Bangladesh when Syed Rezaul Hayat FCILT, a legendary figure in the civil service of the country, a former permanent secretary, took over as CILT’s president during early 2010, who under his wise, dedicated and inspiring leadership took our organization to new heights
involving various business and commerce chambers, different relevant ministry of Govt. of Bangladesh during his short tenure of about 2 and half years after which he left us all to abide for ever with the Almighty, during mid April 2012.
Inspite of this certain sudden setback with all out support, inspiration & involvement of various categories of members, both seniors and juniors, CILT Bangladesh has been successful in expanding its membership circle, particularly among the young generation substantially. I will do injustice if I do not give credit to and say a few words about Tanjil Ahmed Ruhullah, CMILT (Vice Chair of Young Professionals Forum) and his team consisting of dedicated bright, young professionals who, with target based plan, hard work and dedicated efforts has invited more than 200 members onboard CILT Bangladesh during 2018-2019, which includes a number of senior members from renowned business and industries houses, as well as faculty members and department heads of some prestigious universities in Bangladesh.
CILT Bangladesh council had conducted a number of General Meetings during calender year 2019 including membership certificate awarding ceremony etc.
The 5th batch of CILT International Diploma Course launched was successfully completed at UIU (United International University) recently. Besides CILT Bangladesh had organized a few beneficial and relevant training courses and workshops such as the Evening Session on Incoterms & the Introduction to Strategic Data Analytics at our office premises.
WiLAT (Women in Logistics and Transport), Bangladesh is also taking solid shape gradually but steadily and we hope by 2020 WiLAT Bangladesh will get its organized shape through a smooth plan based action/implementation activities.
As I look to the year ahead, we will continue to facilitate CILT Bangladesh progress and activities through our Seminars, Workshops, Meetings and International Conference. These events are also a great opportunity to network with association in our industry. Thanks to your continuous support, we have been able to undertake a number of activities and I assure you that we will be even more active this year.
Last but not the least I would like to thank all our Members for their service to CILT Bangladesh Council last term and would also like to extend a warm welcome to all the new members. Welcome aboard!
I hope that the new members of our esteemed Institute will inject new ideas and contribute as much as possible so that the Council will be able to meet the expectations of all members.