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Bangladesh Business Award 2013 DHL The Daily Star

Agents of change win accolades

Published Date: April 6, 2014
Agents of change win accolades

True to its reputation, the Bangladesh Business Awards once again honoured entrepreneurs and enterprises for their services to the economy through innovation, creativity and sheer courage. DHL Express Bangladesh and The Daily Star hosted the 14th edition of the event at Sonargaon Hotel on March 28. It was a starry evening as noted businesspeople, diplomats,...

Best Financial Institution

Published Date: April 6, 2014
The home financier

The home financier

Owning a home is the great dream for most. But, it was an unattainable aspiration for many in the country until Delta Brac Housing Finance Corporation (DBH) came to the scene in 1997. With a start-up capital of Tk 2.5 crore and the sole aim to promote home ownership in the country, the company...

Lifetime Contribution Award

Published Date: April 6, 2014
The icon in our midst

The icon in our midst

Sometimes adversity is what you need to face in order to become successful. Thrown in at the deep-end, Laila Rahman Kabir has prevailed since. Her entry into the corporate world came in the midst of the country's war for independence. The company she took over was not in the best of financial and physical...

Outstanding Woman In Business

Published Date: April 6, 2014
Who dares succeeds

Who dares succeeds

Walt Disney once said that all dreams come true if there is courage to pursue them, and nowhere does it resonate more than in the case of Tania Wahab, the owner and managing partner of Karigar, a thriving leather goods company. Fresh out of university, with just Tk 10,000 in hand and opposition from...

Enterprise of The Year

Published Date: April 6, 2014
Diversifying for success

Diversifying for success

Had Md Habib Ullah Meah been alive today, he would have been swelling with pride: the modest trading company he started in Chittagong's Khatunganj in 1947 now stands as a proud conglomerate of 21 companies with an annual turnover of $425 million.   The turning point came in 1984, when Meah's two younger sons...

Published Date: April 6, 2014
Roll Of Honour

2000 OUTSTANDING WOMAN IN BUSINESS Salina Akther (Aakor) ENTERPRISE OF THE YEAR Concord Engineers & Construction Ltd and Rahimafrooz (Bangladesh) Ltd BUSINESS PERSON OF THE YEAR Samson H Chowdhury (Square Group) 2001 OUTSTANDING WOMAN IN BUSINESS Rehana Kashem (Saatrang) ENTERPRISE OF THE YEAR Otobi Limited BUSINESS PERSON OF THE YEAR Anisur Rahman Sinha (Opex Group) 2002 OUTSTANDING WOMAN IN BUSINESS Geeteara Safiya Choudhury (Adcomm) ENTERPRISE OF THE YEAR Micro Electronics Ltd BUSINESS PERSON OF THE YEAR Syed Manzur Elahi (Apex Group) BEST JOINT VENTURE ENTERPRISE OF THE YEAR Grameenphone Ltd 2003 OUTSTANDING WOMAN IN BUSINESS Monjulika Chakma (Bain Textiles) ENTERPRISE OF THE YEAR M M Ispahani Ltd BUSINESS PERSON OF THE YEAR Mohammed Mizanur Rahman...

Published Date: April 6, 2014
Business for greater good

Business for greater good

Growth at any cost should not be the target of the businesses any longer as the world is wolfing down resources at a much higher rate than the nature can replenish, said a top business executive. Sanjiv Mehta, executive vice president of Unilever South Asia, said: "We are consuming resources at 1.5 times the...

Published Date: April 6, 2014
THE JURY

Dr ATIUR RAHMAN Governor  Bangladesh Bank GHULAM HUSSAIN Chairman National Board of Revenue (Hussain sent a representative on his behalf) ROKIA AFZAL RAHMAN President Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce and Industry PROF MUSTAFIZUR RAHMAN Executive Director Centre for Policy Dialogue BARRISTER NIHAD KABIR Senior Partner Syed Ishtiaq Ahmed and Associates ANIS A KHAN Managing Director Mutual Trust Bank SHOWKAT HOSSAIN FCA President, ICAB AHM MOAZZEM HOSSAIN Editor, The Financial Express Desmond Quiah Country Manager DHL Express Bangladesh Mahfuz Anam Editor & Publisher The Daily Star

Published Date: April 6, 2014
Objectives of Bangladesh Business Awards

To publicly acknowledge the vital contributions made by the companies and individuals to Bangladesh business. To create an environment, which will encourage the entrepreneurship and enhance the standards of corporate management in Bangladesh. To illustrate the depth of talent that exists in the country by highlighting the success stories of nominees. To enable the organisers, The Daily Star and DHL Express, to fulfil their responsibility as good corporate citizens.

Published Date: April 6, 2014
Rules of Eligibility

The awardee should be involved in private business enterprise and must be a Bangladeshi citizen or ordinarily resident in Bangladesh. He/she must have clean banking and tax records. There is no restriction on age or race. In case of Enterprise Award, only Bangladeshi companies will be considered with published balanced sheets. In case of Financial Institution Award, Bangladeshi and joint venture financial institutions will be considered with published balanced sheet. In case of Joint Venture Financial Institution, a company...