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.
When a company requires support in Bangladesh for functioning its business smoothly, GBC can extend the necessary cooperation. GBC promotes German business interest in Bangladesh and provides other general, logistics and administrative support to German business entities in Bangladesh. GBC provides a strong platform to engage with the leading German companies working in Bangladesh. The trust maintains a special and privileged relationship with the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in order to ensure a close cooperation and promote the objectives of the trust.
11.7.2018, German Ambassador to Dhaka, H.E. Dr. Thomas Prinz and representatives of reputed German companies in Bangladesh. Siemens Bangladesh CEO, Mr. Prabal Bose, Country Manager of DHL, Mr. Nooruddin Chowdhury, Managing Director of BASF, Mr. Sazzadul Hassan, Country Representative of Commerz Bank, Mr. Tawfiq Ali, CEO of Fichtner GmbH, Mr. Thomas Holzapfel and Head of Finance of Bayer CropScience.