Sheikh F Fahim is an entrepreneur and community leader with extensive experience in social responsibilities through contributions in various projects in education, health, sports and innovation has garnered nation-wide recognition. With an academic background in Masters of Liberal Arts in Political Economy from the St. Edwards University in Austin Texas and Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, he is a professional with proven track record of accomplishments in socio-economic policy advocacy.
Sheikh F Fahim is the President for the term 2019-2021 of the Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industries (FBCCI), the national umbrella business body representing eighty two chambers and three hundred and eighty four associations of Bangladesh. He earlier served as an elected Senior Vice President of FBCCI for the term 2017-2019. Fahim represents Bangladesh as elected Vice President of Confederation of Asia Pacific Chamber of Commerce and Industries (CACCI), representing twenty six national umbrella chambers of Asia and west Pacific countries, Advisory Council member of Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council (CWEIC), member of Developing 8 countries, D-8 Chamber of Commerce and Industries (D-8 CCI), South Asian Association of Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Chamber of Commerce and Industries (SCCI) of private sector of eight South Asian countries.
Sheikh F Fahim is a board member of multiple domestic and international institutions who received prestigious domestic and international awards including the Certificate of Merit from World Customs Organization and International Construction Business Award from the Global Trade Leaders’ Club. He had been key note speaker, session chair and panel discussant at numerous business and social events all over the world. His role as a member of Arbitration Tribunal of FBCCI for the terms 2017-19 and 2015-17 is evident through many successful alternative dispute resolutions.
Sheikh F Fahim was deputy leader and leader of business delegations of private sector entourages to numerous state visits lead by Hon’ble Prime Minister of the Govt. of Bangladesh H.E Sheikh Hasina. He was leader of business delegation to D-8 Commission 2018, WTO Conference 2017, deputy leader of the business delegation at the Joint Economic Council (JEC) Meetings with Sri Lanka and Turkey as part of the delegation of the Minister of Commerce of the Govt. of Bangladesh. He was a guest at events such as the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington DC, United States of America (USA) chaired by the President of United States, Barack Obama where global industry leaders, US Senators and Congressmen were also present.
Sheikh F Fahim’s contributions towards regional, bilateral and multilateral initiatives is evident through his leadership at private public platforms of the WTO, D-8, ASEAN, SAARC, BIMSTEC, BBIN, SRCIC, OIC, APTA and at the Commonwealth. Being a global citizen, he has lived in Bangladesh, Singapore, India, United Kingdom and United States. These experiences reshaped his global perspective and solidified his drive to contribute towards humanity through his professional and social standing.
Sheikh F Fahim’s expertise in providing breakthrough leadership with a view to achieving corporate social strategies, building coalition to support sustainable development and drive organizational performance is highlighted through his civic standing in the community. Fahim is currently the managing director of Obsidian Bangladesh Ltd, a conglomerate with business interest in manufacturing, distribution and EPC. He is the Chairman of Euro-Petro Product Ltd. a LPG terminal and bottling plant. He is also the Chairman of RHS EPC Ltd. He earlier worked as the financial adviser at the Edward Jones Investments, a global financial organization.