ASM Nayeem FCA has been appointed as the President of South Asian Federation of Accountants (SAFA) for the year 2017 w.e.f. 1st January 2017. He was the Vice-President of SAFA in 2016.
SAFA, an Apex Body of SAARC formed in 1984, is a forum of professional accountancy bodies in the SAARC Region. The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) hosts SAFA Permanent Secretariat in New Delhi.
Mr. Nayeem is the Past President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Bangladesh (ICAB) and also a Council Member of the Institute since 1998. Presently, he is a Partner of ACNABIN Chartered Accountants (an Independent member firm of Baker Tilly International). Mr. Nayeem is a Board Director of a number of private and joint venture companies in Bangladesh. He is a former Director of Chittagong Stock Exchange Ltd., Republic Insurance Company Ltd., Sonali Bank Ltd. and Agrani Bank Ltd. He is also a former Chairman of Bangladesh Shipping Agents Association and Port Users Forum of Bangladesh.
Also, Suvod Kumar Karn FCA, Past President of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nepal (ICAN) has been appointed as Vice-President of SAFA for the year 2017.
Mahbub Ahmed Siddique FCA, Director (Technical) of ICAB, has been appointed as the Executive Secretary of SAFA for the year 2017.