Salman F Rahman, vice-chairman of Beximco Group, has been appointed Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's adviser on private industry and investment.
Hasina appointed the businessman, also an Awami League lawmaker, to the post under article 3B (1) of the Rules of Business 1996, according to a Cabinet Division gazette published yesterday.
Salman, who has been elected from Dhaka-1 in the December 30 election, will enjoy the status of a minister without any financial benefits, said the notification, adding that his appointment would take immediate effect.
Earlier, he served as AL President Hasina's adviser on private sector development affairs.
Meanwhile, the PM reappointed her son Sajeeb Wazed Joy as her part-time and honorary information and communication technology adviser, said another gazette issued yesterday.
Joy was appointed under the same provision of the same law, it said. He would carry out his duties on PM's instructions and suggestions, it added.
With the two, the PM now has seven advisers.