The Handover Ceremony of the Executive Council of BASIS was held on Saturday, May 22, 2010 at the Bangabandhu International Conference Centre. Mr. Ghulam Hussain, Secretary, Ministry of Commerce, Government of Bangladesh, was the Chief Guest in the ceremony. The Chief Guest thanked BASIS Executive Council for inviting him in the occasion. He hoped that the new EC will take the ICT industry forward towards materializing the vision of Digital Bangladesh and fulfilling the target of earning foreign currency by increasing exports of ICT services.
The following members of the newly elected EC members were present in the occasion along with the outgoing EC members of BASIS. Mr. Mahboob Zaman, MD of DataSoft, a valiant freedom fighter and former Secretary General of DUCSU, was elected as the President. Mr. Forkan Bin Quasem, MD of Spectrum Engineering Consortium Ltd. and former Asst. General Secretary of EUCSU, was elected as the Secretary General. The other office bearers are Mr. Fahim Mashroor of Bdjobs.com, Sr. Vice President; Ms. Farhana A Rahman of UY Systems Ltd., Vice President; Mr. Syed Almas Kabir of MetroNet Bangladesh Limited, Treasuer; Mr. Tamzid Siddiq Spondon of Zanala Bangladesh Ltd., Joint Secretary General. Mr. Sheikh Kabir Ahmed of IBCS-Primax, Mr. A.K. Sabbir Mahbub of Devnet Ltd. and Mr. Mujtaba Sattar of Inforev Limited were elected as Directors.
The President and Secretary General of the outgoing EC, Mr. Habibullah N Karim and Mr. Nahid Ahmad respectively spoke in the occasion. From the newly elected EC, President elect, Mr. Mahboob Zaman and Secretary General elect, Mr. Forkan Bin Quasem also spoke. All the outgoing EC members and the taking over EC members were present in the ceremony along with the representatives of BASIS members.
The outgoing President informed the audience about their achievements in their tenure and hoped that the new EC would be able to take the industry further. A report prepared based on the completed ongoing activities of BASIS was handed over to the new committee. The new EC was received by giving flower bouquets.