Md. Rafeuzzaman has been elected as President of Tour Operators Association of
Bangladesh (TOAB), the apex body of tourism in Bangladesh while Mr. Shiblul Azam Koreshi and Mr. Abul Kalam Azad has been elected as First Vice President and Vice President respectively. TOAB biennial Election 2019-21 was held on November 23, 2019 at Sech Bhaban, BADC, Manik Mia Avenue Dhaka. The voting began around 10 am and continued till 3 pm. Out of total 407 voters including 16 Associate voters, 374 voters casted their votes in the election. Some 28 candidates vied for 14 posts, including that of Director from Associate Members Group from two panels – Concious Reliance Forum and Projonmo Porishad.
Md. Helal Uddin who acted as the Chairman of the Election Board, declared the Primary Election Result on the same day. Md. Rafeuzzaman secured the highest 289 votes. The Portfolio Election was held on the following day at TOAB Office. Other elected persons for remaining posts are- Md. Moniruzzaman Masum , (Director Finance), Md. Shohanur Rahman Swapan, (Director-Public Relations), Mohammed Hanif, (Director-International Affairs), Syed Tanbir Ahmed, (Director-Training & Research), Md. Shahed Ullah, (EDirector-Media & Publications), Md. Anwar Hossain (Director-Trade & Fair), Md. A. Rowf (Director), Md. Mansur Alam Parvez (Director), Md. Jalal Uddin (Director), Syed Shafat Uddin Ahmed Tomal (Director) and Taufiq Uddin Ahmed (IPP& Director). Mohammad Shajibul-Al-Rajib has been elected as Director from Associate Member Group second time in a row.
Md. Rafeuzzaman who was the panel head of the Concious Reliance Froum said that he will fulfill the Election manifesto given by his panel and will work together with all the TOAB Members for the betterment of TOAB and Tourism Industry in Bangladesh.