• “First point of contact for German Business in Bangladesh”
  • “First point of contact for German Business in Bangladesh”

About US

In July 2018, the German Embassy at Dhaka and the German business community in Bangladesh jointly agreed to establish the German Business Council (GBC), a platform for the German businesses in Bangladesh. GBC is the result of the initiative taken by German private companies in Bangladesh and the aim of this group is not only to encourage investment and trade with Bangladesh but also to provide a social environment for business networking for the German companies. On 24th December, 2019 GBC was formally registered as a trust. This trust is being presently managed by five Board of Trustees representing key German businesses in Bangladesh. Embassy of Germany in Bangladesh officially affiliates this platform in Bangladesh. Contact Details View Detail

Members of the German Business Council (GBC) call on the newly-appointed German Ambassador to Bangladesh Mr. Achim Tröster (4th from the left) and his wife (3rd from the left) at his residence in the capital on Monday, September 13, 2021.

Fichtner GmbH & Co. KG
Bayer CropScience
DHL Global Forwarding
Commerzbank AG
DHL Worldwide Express
MAN Energy Solutions
Rudolf GmbH
Siemens Bangladesh Ltd
Siemens Industrial Ltd
Siemens Healthcare Ltd.
Wilhelm G Clasen
DB Schenker

Our Services

Business Setup

As an intermediary and strategic partner GBC is ready to support you in setting up your business regardless the types (i.e. trading, commercial or installation of manufacturing plant) in Bangladesh. Read More

Business matchmaking & networking

The right contacts are often crucial for business success. When you are looking for the perfect business partner and flourishing your business in Bangladesh Read More

Knowledge Sharing Event

Bangladesh has been among the fastest growing economies in the world over the past decade and stable macroeconomic conditions were observed. The country reached lower-middle-income status and proceeding toward next level. This dynamic economic conditions opened up business opportunities in various sector like, energy, infrastructure and heavy and light industries etc. To explore new areas of business opportunity GBC arranges knowledge sharing event. Read More


Customers and stakeholders are now more aware of a company’s level of respect for human rights. Surveys show that a large and increasing number consumers, business people and civil society are influenced in their decisions by a company’s social, labor and environmental performance. Further, there is growing evidence that there is a link between a company’s social, labor and environmental performance and its profitability. Hence, GBC cooperates when a member company is new in the environment of Bangladesh and requires to understand condition of their supply chain in regards to sustainability. Read More


It is indeed a great honor for me to welcome you to the official website of German Business Council (GBC). This website will give you a good overview of who we are, what we do and how GBC can help the German business entities.
GBC was the brainchild of The German Embassy, Dhaka and the German business community in Bangladesh. The main objectives of this group are to encourage German investment in and trade with Bangladesh as well as to provide a platform for business networking for the German companies. GBC was formally registered as a trust on 24th December 2019.
Germany is Bangladesh’s largest trading partner in Europe and the second largest globally. According to the Export Promotion Bureau (EPB), Bangladesh’s exports to Germany amounted to $5.95 billion in fiscal 2020-21. Germany alone contributed 15 percent of the country’s total export earnings for the year. On the other hand, Germany’s export to Bangladesh was around $872 Million. Germany has, so far, invested over €560million in Bangladesh. These numbers explain how important the trade relationship between Germany and Bangladesh is.
The member companies of GBC take pride to be a part of this rising business relationship between the two countries. We believe by partnering with the key stakeholders GBC would be able to support its members to run their operations in a conducive business environment. We are also committed to extend our wholehearted support to the incoming German companies who want to step into Bangladesh – a country of massive business opportunities.

Md. Sazzadul Hassan

Chairman, German Business Council

Deutsche Bank
emltc Ltd.
DB Schenker
Hohenstein Laboratories Bangladesh Ltd.
Fichtner GmbH & Co. KG
Siemens Healthcare Ltd.
Siemens Energy (Bangladesh) Ltd
Siemens Industrial Ltd.
Wilhelm G. Clasen (Bangladesh) Ltd.
Rudolf GmbH
DEG – Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH
Bayer CropScience Ltd.
BASF Bangladesh Ltd.
Bauer Bangladesh Ltd.
Commerzbank AG
Dachser Bangladesh Ltd.