BUILD Chairperson’s Condolence Message on the Passing of Rokia Afzal Rahman

Business Initiative Leading Development (BUILD) is profoundly shocked and saddened at the passing of its former Trustee Board Member and former President of Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Dhaka (MCCI) Rokia Afzal Rahman(Inna Lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’un). She was one of the fundamental driving forces of women’s entrepreneurial development in particular and the economic development of Bangladesh in general. She was a renowned woman entrepreneur and served as the advisor to the former caretaker government.

Trustee Board Members, Management and Staff of BUILD deeply mourn and express deep shock and sorrow to the family of Ms Rahman. Her sincere contribution to the nation will always be remembered with great admiration and much gratitude.

We share our profound respect and condolences, and we will recall her massive contribution to trade and commerce, employment generation, industrialization, entrepreneurship and social development with fondness. She was instrumental in developing the country’s business, trade and economy. Her dedication and commitment to the development of the private sector were truly inspirational and unique. May her institutional legacy last forever.

We recall her active engagement as the President of MCCI in establishing Business Initiative Leading Development (BUILD), a public-private dialogue platform, on 17 October 2011. BUILD gratefully acknowledges her contribution towards ensuring its sustainability.

We convey our sincere condolences to her family members and near ones. We pray to Almighty Allah to grant him eternal peace and give strength to the family to bear this irreparable loss.

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