Mr. Goetz Ebbecke, the new General Manager of Katalyst met with the Commerce Secretary Mr. Md. Ghulam Hussain on 6 May 2010. He was accompanied by the previous General Manager Mr. James Blewett and the External Relations Director, Mr. Emdadul Haque.
The Commerce Secretary welcomed Mr. Ebbecke and lauded the role of Katalyst for its activities in promoting several sectors such as vegetables, maize, potato and prawn in particular, that are contributing in alleviating poverty in Bangladesh. Mr. Hussain underscored the need for further cooperation of Katalyst with the Business Promotion Council (BPC) of the Ministry of Commerce to enhance their capacity to export promotion.
Mr. Hussain appreciated the role of Mr. James Blewett for his leadership and guidance to Katalyst. Mr. Blewett expressed his sincere gratitude to the Secretary for the cooperation extended to him during his tenure. Mr. Ebbecke thanked the Secretary for his valuable time and hoped that the cooperation from the Ministry of Commerce will continue to Katalyst.