Bangladesh
Circular Economy
Summit

ALL Speakers

Esteemed speakers from all over the world will collectively explore new horizons for a circular future. Join the pioneers, experts, and key stakeholders who are leading the change and be part of something truly transformative.

Opening Plenary

Md. Atiqul Islam

Mayor
Dhaka North City Corporation & Former President, BGMEA

SABER HOSSAIN CHOWDHURY, MP

Special Envoy
To The Honorable Prime Minister Of Bangladesh (Environment & Climate Change) And Chairman

H. E. Anne van Leeuwen

Ambassador
Embassy of the Kingdom of the
Netherlands to Bangladesh

Edimon Ginting

Country Director
Bangladesh Resident Mission, Asian Development Bank

Dr Bernd Spanier

Deputy Head of Delegation
Delegation of the European Union to Bangladesh

Leyla Ertur

Head of Sustainability
H&M group

CLOSING REMARKS

Morten Lehmann

co-founder and CEO
Tailwind

KEYNOTE

H. E. M Riaz Hamidullah

Ambassador
Embassy of Bangladesh to the Netherlands

Professor Kim Poldner

CIRCULAR BUSINESS
THE HAGUE UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES

Stephanie Schuitemaker

Head of Communication and Member
Holland Circular Hotspot

PLENARY SESSIONS

H. E. M Riaz Hamidullah

Ambassador
Embassy of Bangladesh to the Netherlands

ZAKI UZ ZAMAN

COUNTRY REPRESENTATIVE
THE UNITED NATIONS INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATION (UNIDO)

Md. Abdur Rahim Khan

Additional Secretary
Ministry of Commerce, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh

DR. ABDUL HAMID

DIRECTOR GENERAL
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENT, MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT, FOREST AND CLIMATE CHANGE

Md. Ariful Hoque

Director
Bangladesh Investment Development Authority

Engr. Taqsem A. Khan

Managing Director and CEO
Dhaka WASA, Bangladesh

Ashraful Islam

Town Planner
Rajdhani Unnayan Kartripakkha

MD. AKHTER HOSSAIN APURBO

VICE PRESIDENT
BKMEA

Prof. Akter Mahmud

Professor
Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Jahangirnagar University

Prof. Matin Abdullah

Professor
Brac University

ZIAUR RAHMAN

REGIONAL COUNTRY MANAGER PRODUCTION (BANGLADESH, PAKISTAN AND ETHIOPIA)
H&M

Zaved Akhtar

CEO and Managing Director
Unilever Bangladesh Limited

Iqbal Chowdhury

CEO
LafargeHolcim Bangladesh Limited (LHBL)

Morten Lehmann

co-founder and CEO
Tailwind

Barrister Vidiya Amrit Khan

Deputy Managing Director
Desh Garments Ltd and Director, BGMEA

Mumit Hasan

Director, Business & Operations, Bangladesh
Reverse Resources

OMAR GIAS

DIRECTOR (STRATEGIC ENGAGEMENT)
BANGLADESH APPAREL EXCHANGE

Kristin Strandberg

Cities Strategist
Circle Economy

Gagan Bansal

Head of Material Innovation and Strategy
H&M Group

Stephanie Schuitemaker

Head of Communication
Holland Circular Hotspot

Dr. Michael Klode

Project Manager
GIZ Bangladesh

Micke Magnusson

Entrepreneur-In-Residence and
Agent for Impact
Enviu

AHMED SHIHAB ZAMAN

NATIONAL PLATFORM LIAISON
PARTNERING FOR GREEN GROWTH AND THE GLOBAL GOALS 2030 (P4G)

Rabbi Faisal

Stakeholder Engagement & Public Affairs Manager
H&M Group

FIRESIDE CHAT

NAUREEN CHOWDHURY

HEAD OF LABOUR RIGHTS
LAUDES FOUNDATION

Apoorva Shankar

Senior Labour Market Consultant
Circular Jobs Initiative, Circle Economy

Sandra Gonza

Strategy and Business Impact Consultant
Tailwind

PRESENTATION

BUDDHI PARANAMANA

DIRECTOR – SUSTAINABILITY & INNOVATION
PDS LIMITED

Werner Lange

Cluster Coordinator Textile
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

MS. OLA BAKOWSKA

STRATEGIST OF THE CIRCULAR TEXTILES PROGRAMME
CIRCLE ECONOMY

Opening Ceremony

Jahangir Kabir Nanak

Minister

Ministry of Textiles & Jute, Government of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh

Siddiqur Rahman

Former President

BGMEA

Thijs Woudstra

Deputy Head of Mission

Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Bangladesh

Jan Janowski

Deputy Head of Mission

Embassy of Germany in Bangladesh

Mostafiz Uddin

Founder & CEO

Bangladesh Apparel Exchange (BAE)

Leyla Ertur

Head of Sustainability
H&M group

PLENARY SESSIONS

Asadun Noor

Coordinator
Global SWITCH to Circular Economy Project, UNIDO Bangladesh

Dr. Michael Klode

Project Manager
Programme for Sustainability in the Textile and Leather Sector(STILE), GIZ Bangladesh

Gagan Bansal

Circular Innovation Lab
Material & Process Impact Manager, H&M Group

Nazeem Sattar

General Manager
Small and Medium Enterprise Foundation (SME Foundation)

Rumi Akter

Research Associate
Centre for Entrepreneurship Development (CED), BRAC University

Asif Zahir

Deputy Managing Director
Ananta Group

Dr. Patrick Schröder

Senior Research Fellow
Chatham House

Mohammed Sohel Sadat

Chairman
Shin Shin Group and Director, BGMEA

Md. Akhter Hossain Apurbo

Vice President
BKMEA

Micke Magnusson

Entrepreneur in Residence
Enviu

Omar Gias

Director (Strategic Engagements)
Bangladesh Apparel Exchange (BAE)

Abrar Sayem

Director
BGMEA

Dewan Nurul Islam

Chemical & Environment Manager
Bestseller

Khalid Hossain

Director
Bangladesh Apparel Exchange (BAE)

Mustafain Munir

President
CYCLO Recycled Fibers

Md Monower Hossain

Head of Sustainability
TEAM Group

Ashim Rahman

Policy Advisor – Business Development
Embassy of the Kingdom of Netherlands in Bangladesh

Lakshmi Poti

Senior Programme Manager
Fashion, Laudes Foundation

Mumit Hasan

Director of Business & Operations
Reverse Resources Bangladesh

Mohammed Sohel

Managing Director
Bangla Poshak Limited

Raisul Kabir

Founder and CEO
Brain Station 23

Titus van der Spek

Senior Researcher

Regenerative Innovation Systems and Societal Entrepreneurship, The Hague University of Applied Sciences

AHMED SHIHAB ZAMAN

NATIONAL PLATFORM LIAISON
PARTNERING FOR GREEN GROWTH AND THE GLOBAL GOALS 2030 (P4G)

Rabbi Faisal

Stakeholder Engagement & Public Affairs Manager
H&M Group

Presentation

H.E. Charles Whiteley

Ambassador & Head of Delegation
Delegation of the European Union in Bangladesh

Professor Harri Kalimo

Co-Director the 3E (Environment, Economy and Energy) Research Center
Brussels School of Governance

Dr. Patrick Schroeder

Senior Research Fellow
Chatham House

Brekout Session

BUDDHI PARANAMANA

Senior Researcher
Regenerative Innovation Systems and Societal Entrepreneurship, The Hague University of Applied Sciences

Werner Lange

Cluster Coordinator Textile
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

MS. OLA BAKOWSKA

STRATEGIST OF THE CIRCULAR TEXTILES PROGRAMME
CIRCLE ECONOMY

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