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 region chairperson, district governor, district centennial coordinator and multiple district membership chairman. He has served as chairman of the Chittagong Lions Foundation Eye Hospital and is the founder of the Dhaka & Chittagong Blood Bank. In recognition of his service he has been awarded nine International President’s Awards and ten International President’s Leadership Awards. Additionally, he is the recipient of multiple Best Lion of the Club awards as well as a 100% Club President. Director Ahmed is a Progressive Melvin Jones Fellow. His wife, Khaleda Akram, is also a longtime Lion and Melvin Jones Fellow. Together they have a son, two daughters and are grandparents to three grandchildren.