Mahidur Rahman is a veteran community activist, philanthropist and entrepreneur within the British Bangladeshi community in the United Kingdom. Since arriving in the UK in 1975 he has played a vital role in strengthening relations between the Non-resident Bangladeshi communities across the globe with their motherland.
He is the Chair of the Bangladesh Centre for Social Development UK, Trustee of the Brihottor Sylhet Education Trust (BSET), Trustee and former Chairman of the Ashford Muslim Association and Advisor to the BSR Welfare Association. He was also founder national treasurer and Greater Sylhet Development and Welfare Council UK (GSC).
He has served on the British Home Secretary’s standing advisory council on race relations between 1988-1990 where he identified some pressing issues around racism and discrimination facing minority communities in the UK.
Mr Rahman was also previously Vice President of the largest catering umbrella body in Britain, the Bangladesh Caterers Association (BCA) and also President of Kent region. He was also the Founder President of the British Bangladeshi Business Club which supports and empowers various small businesses across the UK.
As an active Human rights activist and vested Humanitarian, he has played an active role in numerous humanitarian missions across the globe particularly in Bangladesh.
As an outspoken speaker and campaigner Mahidur Rahman has held audiences with political leaders across the world particularly with figures from the United Nations, European Parliament and UK Parliament. He has also met political leaders from across the world to discuss issues relating to Bangladesh. Mahidur Rahman has made his name as a prominent politician of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP). He played an important role in shaping its establishment in the UK and across Europe and North America.
Mr Rahman regularly speaks about political issues in Bangladesh on several mainstream news outlets including BBC World, Al Jazeera and TRT World.