Qazi Akramuddin Ahmed, from Dhaka, Bangladesh was elected to serve as international director of Lions Clubs International at the association’s 101st International Convention, held in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA, June 29 through July 3, 2018.


Director Ahmed has been an industrialist and banker for 40 years and is currently chairman and managing director for Eastern Engineering Group of Industries, a manufacturer of railway and automobile equipment. He has also been chairman of the Standard Bank Limited since its inception in 1999.


A member of Lions Club of Chittagong Presidency since 1978, Director Ahmed has held many positions within the association including district governor, district centennial coordinator and Multiple Council Chairman. He has served as Vice-Chairman of the Chittagong Lions Foundation Eye Hospital and is the founder of the two state of the art Blood Banks in Chittagong and Dhaka. He is active in many community services including patronizing academic institutions, hospitals and disaster prone community.


In recognition of his outstanding service he has been awarded nine International President’s Awards and ten International President’s Leadership Awards. Director Ahmed has held many important positions in professional organizations such as a trustee of Dhaka Shishu (Child) Hospital, an advisor to the Dhaka Diabetes Association and the Chittagong Diabetes Association, Chairman for Bangladesh Association of Banks and was the president of apex business chamber, The Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FBCCI). He was also a Senate Member of University of Dhaka. Director Ahmed represented his country at different International Forums including UN General Assembly at UN HQ and many countries as part of the entourage to the Prime Minister of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh.


In addition to his Lions activities, Director Ahmed’s service has made him the recipient of many national and international accolades including the prestigious UNESCO Gold Medal for glorious social service and World Quality Commitment Award in Gold Category from Paris for his banking acumen.


Director Ahmed is a Second Century Ambassador and a Progressive Melvin Jones Fellow. His wife, Khaleda Akram, is also a dedicated longtime Lion Member. Together they have a son and two daughters who are also active Lions.