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Transcom Group chairman Latifur Rahman dies

Transcom Group chairman Latifur Rahman dies

Latifur Rahman, chairman and CEO of Transcom Group, passed away at his village home on Wednesday afternoon. He was 75.
He had been suffering from old-age complications and breathed his last around 1 pm, said Jahidul Islam, caretaker of his residence at Chauddagram. He is survived by wife, one son and two daughters.
Transcom Group deals with beverages, electrical and electronics products, pharmaceuticals, fast food, snacks and breakfast cereals, print media, FM Radio and tea plantations.
Its companies include Transcom Beverages, Transcom Electronics, Eskayef Pharmaceuticals, Transcom Foods, Transcom Distribution Company, Transcom Consumer Product and Mediastar.
Latifur Rahman was the chairman of the National Housing Finance and Investments.
Rahman was a member of the executive board of ICC-Paris, vice president of ICC-Bangladesh and member of Brac’s governing body. He was a member of the Bangladesh Better Business Forum and Advisory Committee on World Trade Organization.
Rahman was also president of the Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Dhaka for seven terms and of Bangladesh Employers’ Federation.
He was also chairman of the Bangladesh government’s Trade Body Reforms Committee and a member of Bangladesh Bank’s executive board.
Rahman is an honouree of “Oslo Business for Peace Award 2012” and was awarded Business Executive of the Year 2001 by the American Chamber of Commerce in Bangladesh.
He has also been honoured with the “SAARC Outstanding Leader” award and Lifetime Achievement Award which was presented by the UK Bangladesh Catalysts of Commerce and Industry, reports UNB from Cumilla.