Bangladesh Business Awards 2017

Bangladesh Business Awards 2017

Laurels for corporate heroes

Over the course of 17 years, the Bangladesh Business Awards has gone on to become the byword for business achievement, the testament to which was witnessed on July 27.

BUSINESS PERSON OF THE YEAR / A man of ethics and passion

The opportunity came to him 32 years after he began his career in 1960. The Imperial Chemical Industries (ICI) had decided to divest its shareholding to local management in 1992 and M Anis Ud Dowla grabbed the opportunity without thinking twice.

OUTSTANDING WOMAN IN BUSINESS / Glittering with golden fibre

Designing saris with her mother was a childhood passion for Afsana Asif Shoma. That knack for creativity along with perseverance helped her into becoming the country's one of the most successful jute goods producers.

ENTERPRISE OF THE YEAR / Renata: a cure for many ills

The journey of Renata towards becoming one of the fastest-growing pharmaceutical companies in Bangladesh proves two things: a pro-poor and environment-friendly business can have strong growth and content employees can go beyond the call of duty.

best financial institution / Pioneer: a star insurer

Insurance business in Bangladesh is very challenging as nobody buys a policy voluntarily because of the negative perception about it. Poor governance and dilly-dally in claim settlement has made the insurance business further difficult.

A night to remember

Leading entrepreneurs, industrialists, politicians, former bureaucrats, corporate leaders, economists and noted citizens attend the 17th