Published:  12:48 AM, 12 March 2019

BEPZA gets new exec chairman

BEPZA gets new exec chairman Major General SM Salahuddin Islam

Major General SM Salahuddin Islam took over the charge of the Executive Chairman of Bangladesh Export Processing Zones Authority (BEPZA) on Sunday.He replaced Lt. General Mohammad Habibur Rahman Khan who recently retired from Bangladesh Army, said a BEPZA press release yesterday.

Major General S M Salahuddin Islam was commissioned in the Corps of Infantry with 17th BMA Long Course in 1987 and was posted to 21st Battalion of the East Bengal Regiment. Before joining BEPZA, he was commanding officer of 105 Infantry Brigade at Jashore Cantonment. Prior to that, he served at Bangladesh Infantry Regiment Center as Deputy Commandant and also commanded 88 Infantry Brigade as brigade commander.

Major General SM Salahuddin completed National Defense Course in 2016. In his adorned service life, he served with six different infantry battalions in various appointments. He commanded two infantry battalions (38 EB and 15 EB) and a unit of Rapid Action Battalion. He also served as deputy commandant of the President Guard Regiment and director of the Special Security Force.

He served at the UN mission as contingent member in Mozambique. He was selected as observer at UN mission in Democratic Republic of the Congo and also was in contingent commander of BANBAT-1.

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