New SAFA President A K M Delwer Hussain FCMA

Mr. A K M Delwer Hussain FCMA, Past President and Council Member of the Institute of Cost and Management Accountants of Bangladesh has been appointed as President of South Asian Federation of Accountants (SAFA) for the year 2021 w. e. f. January 1, 2021.

Mr. A.K.M. Delwer Hussain FCMA is a senior Fellow Member of the Institute of Cost and Management Accountants of Bangladesh (ICMAB). He has served ICMA Bangladesh as its President for two times in the year 2004 and 2013.

He was elected as a Board Member and also Member of the Strategic Committee of the Confederation of Asian and Pacific Accountants (CAPA) in 2004.

He is Principal & CEO of A K M Delwer Hussain & Associates. He is currently also Director of Agrani Equity & Investment Limited (A subsidiary of Agrani Bank Limited). He is also Member of Finance Committee of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) and Member of Audit Committee of WASO Credit Rating Company BD Ltd. He is Chairman of WASO Engineers & Consultants (BD) Ltd. He is elected as Secretary General of Consultative Committee of State Owned Enterprises (CONCOPE).

Mr. Hussain has acted as Chairman of a State owned Corporation namely Bangladesh Sugar and Food Industries Corporation (BSFIC) from 2014 to 2019. Prior to taking this responsibility he was the Director (Finance) of BSFIC. He was nominated as the Director of Rupali Bank Ltd., Dhaka Power Distribution Company Ltd., (DPDC) Khulna Shipyard & Narayangonj Dockyard, Bangladesh Diesel Plant BDP, Bangladesh Institute of Capital Market (BICM) and Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) Limited.

South Asian Federation of Accountants (SAFA), a Network Partner of IFAC comprises of eleven accountancy bodies in South-Asian Region namely India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Nepal/ Maldives and Afghanistan. Bhutan, where no accountancy body exists has been given an Observer status. SAFA has undertaken the leadership role in providing a new direction to the accountancy profession within the region and this Apex body has nearly 375,000 Professional Accountants affiliated with its member bodies.