NEW YORK, July 22, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At its second annual Members' Meeting, the Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety (Alliance) today elected Tapan Chowdhury, founder of Square Textiles Limited and former president of the Dhaka Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and Simone Sultana, chair of BRAC UK, to serve on its board of directors.
"The Alliance Board is focused on more strategic engagement in the coming years of the Alliance, and the realignment of the board to include the members elected today reflects this focus," said Ellen Tauscher, independent board chair of the Alliance. "Tapan Chowdhury is a respected leader in Bangladesh and brings valuable government and private sector experience, across a wide spectrum of industries including the ready-made garment sector to the Alliance Board. Simone Sultana is a valued Alliance partner and will assist us in ensuring that the Alliance-BRAC association continues its groundbreaking efforts to provide direct support to factory workers in Bangladesh. We are very pleased to have both of them join the Alliance board of directors."
The Alliance also elected two new members to its board of advisors, including Rumee Ali, former Managing Director of BRAC Enterprises & Investments; and Vidiya Amrit Khan, Director of Desh Garments Ltd. and Director of BGMEA. The Alliance board of advisors provides expertise and counsel to the Alliance board of directors and senior leadership, and the Membership relies on their guidance and counsel to inform their efforts to bring about safe working conditions for garment factory workers in Bangladesh.
More information on Alliance leadership can be found here.
About The Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety
The Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety is a legally binding, five-year commitment between 26 global apparel brands dedicated to improving safety in Bangladesh's ready-made garment (RMG) factories. The Alliance holds each Member and its factories accountable to operating workplaces that effectively ensure building and fire safety. In partnership with the Government of Bangladesh, trade unions and employers, the Alliance helps implement lasting reforms that improve worker safety throughout the Bangladesh garment industry and that ultimately create sustainable and positive economic development for Bangladesh. More information about the Alliance can be found at www.bangladeshworkersafety.org.
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