Master in Economics
| October 27, 1952 (age 63)
Noakhali, Bangladesh (1952-10-27) |
Shariful Huq (father)
Rowshan Ara Huq (Mother)
Chairman and CEO, Mohammadi Group
University of Chittagong
Annisul Huq Wikipedia
Annisul Huq (born 27 October 1952) is a Bangladeshi entrepreneur, television show host and the current mayor of Dhaka North City Corporation. According to the affidavits submitted to the Election Commission in March 2015, he has a net worth of US$3.25 million.
Huq was born on 27 October 1952, in Kobirhat, Noakhali to Shariful Huq and Rowshan Ara Huq. He completed his bachelors in economics from the University of Chittagong.
Huq was a regular host on Bangladesh Television in the early 1980s. He has hosted interviews with politically significant personalities.
Huq established his own business, Mohammadi Group in 1986 and is currently the Chairperson of the company. As of 2007, the group had 7,000 employees in the textile and garments sector. The conglomerate is also involved in real estate, IT, a power generation company that directly contributes to the national grid and a distribution company that represents multiple foreign television channels. The Group has an independent TV Channel named Nagorik.
Huq is the former president of several apex bodies including the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association (BGMEA), Federation of the Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI) and Independent Power Producers Association.
As mayor Huq promised to build Dhaka into a clean, green and safe city, although he received some flack for his involvement of foreigners. 20,000 illegal billboards were removed as part of the clean-up project. Mayor Huq has made it clear that he will not put up with resistance from vested interests in his clean-up efforts.
Huq also promised to reduce corruption among governmental employees.
Huq is married to Rubana Huq. Together they have three children - Navidul Huq, Wamiq Umaira and Tanisha Fariamaan Huq. Huq's youngest brother Shafiul Huq is the current Chief of Army Staff of the Bangladesh Army.
In August 2017, Huq was admitted to a hospital in London. He was diagnosed with cerebral vasculitis.