Charting a new course and seeking to build a bridge between the old guards and the new blood

As per the past practice, when the year 2019 drew near to a close on 19th December, the Institute of Chartered Accountant Bangladesh (ICAB) organized a series of programmes marking the end of the year and heralding the dawn of the new year 2020. The event was held at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre in Dhaka.

This year's event took on a new significance as the Institute for the first time in its history honoured its members each of whom completed 50 years of dedicated service to the profession. In its citation, the Institute 'acknowledged' their individual 'proactive cooperation and valued inputs over the years to elevate the image of the profession to new heights'. It also lauded 'their commendable efforts and contributions made to promote the best interest of the profession and the Institute' describing them as 'definitely praiseworthy' and deserving 'recognition...' The Institute hoped that the presence and the continued guidance of these luminaries would inspire and catapult the new breed of Chartered Accountants to greater achievements by emulating their deeds and building on their expertise.

15 renowned Chartered Accountants were honoured with medals handed over by the president AF Nesaruddin FCA. Out of the total awardees 10 were personally present on the occasion.

The honorees are Md Jainul Abedin FCA, Past President of ICAB and Senior Partner, M J Abedin and Co - Chartered Accountants, Md Muzaffar Ahmed FCA, Partner of M Ahmed and Co. - Chartered Accountants, Kamal Ziaul Islam FCA, past president of ICAB and Managing Director, Nirman International Ltd., AKM Rafiqul Islam FCA, past president of ICAB and Chairman of Rangamati Waterfront, Abul Kalam Md Mosharraf Hossain FCA, past president of ICAB and Ex Minister, GoB, Kazi Aminul Huque FCA of Rahman Rahman Huq - Chartered Accountants, Nazrul Islam FCA, Proprietor of M N Islam and Co. - Chartered Accountants, Abdul Hafiz Choudhury FCA, Past President of ICAB, Beg Mohammed Nurul Azim FCA, Proprietor of Nurul Azim and Co. - Chartered Accountants, ABM Azizuddin FCA, Past President of ICAB and Managing Partner of ACNABIN - Chartered Accountants, Abdul Wahab FCA, Senior Partner of A Wahab and Co, Chartered Accountants, Md Obaidur Rahman FCA, Partner of M M Rahman and Co. - Chartered Accountants, Abdur Rouf Bhuiya FCA, Director of Duncan Brothers (Bangladesh) Ltd. , Anil Chandra Nath FCA , Past President of ICAB and Senior Partner of Basu Banerjee Nath and Co. - Chartered Accountants, and Amanullah Khan FCA, Chairman of United News of Bangladesh Limited.

As part of the business formalities, the ICAB's outgoing president AF Nesaruddin FCA, vice presidents NKA Mobin FCA and Md. Moniruzzaman FCA greeted the incoming 2020 president Muhammad Farooq FCA, vice presidents elect Sidhartha Barua FCA and Sabbir Ahmed FCA, Mohammed Forkan Uddin FCA.

The event was rounded up with a colourful cultural show followed by sumptuous dinner attended by council members, past presidents, members of the Institute and their spouses and children and other guests.

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