Foodpanda wins national Digital Bangladesh Award 2022
Foodpanda Bangladesh has received the prestigious national "Digital Bangladesh Award 2022" in the institutional category for its contribution to facilitating the country's digital transformation and enabling income opportunities for thousands of youths.
Foodpanda is the first e-commerce company to win this national award from Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, MP.
The award was handed over to Syeda Ambareen Reza, Co-founder and MD and Zubair B A Siddiky, Co-founder and CEO of Foodpanda Bangladesh by the Prime Minister at "Digital Bangladesh Award 2022" event at BICC, which was well attended by ministers, parliament members, senior secretaries and industry leaders. The event was chaired by Zunaid Ahmed Palak, MP, State Minister, Information and Communication Technology Division.
Foodpanda started its journey in Bangladesh in 2013 and has been successful in creating a strong digital ecosystem with many stakeholders. Foodpanda is the leading marketplace that connects restaurants and shops with customers and delivery partners. It enables SME and large restaurant partners, shops and home chefs to have a digital footprint without the risks of high investments.
With a presence in 64 districts across the country, Foodpanda has expanded business units and created over one million direct and indirect earning opportunities in the tech-based delivery ecosystem.
Upon winning the award, Co-founder and CEO, Zubair B A Siddiky said, "Foodpanda is at the forefront of building a digital ecosystem. We are committed to continuing our contributions to building a digitally inclusive Bangladesh while empowering the youth with income opportunities and supporting the digitization of restaurants, shops, SMEs and home chefs with a marketplace to access millions of customers. I believe this industry holds the immense possibility to become a significant part of the country's continuous economic growth and build a 'Smart Bangladesh' by 2041."