Mohammad Atiqul Islam’s leadership has become synonymous with dedication, honesty and generosity in Dhaka.
Mayor Atiqul Islam was born in 1961 in Comilla and raised in a large family by his high-ranking police officer father Momtaz Uddin Ahmed and his mother Mazeda Khatun. Having attended university, Mayor Atiqul Islam entered the business world with his older brother, establishing the Eminence of Islam Garments and employing 19,000 staff.
Mayor Atiqul Islam has been a member the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA) since 1990 where he abolished child labour, promoted gender equality, established hospitals for workers and managed the response to the Rana Plaza incident. His work helped to promote the badge of “Made In Bangladesh With Pride” to the world.
His dedication to transforming lives and bringing order to the chaos of rapid industrialisation led Mayor Atiqul Islam to politics. He was elected as the Mayor of Dhaka North City Corporation on 28 February 2019 and is well on his way to creating a lasting legacy of unparalleled service to this great city.