The 19th edition of the Bangladesh Business Awards, an initiative of DHL Express and the Daily Star, will take place today.
The global logistics provider and the country’s leading English newspaper have awarded the awards annually since 2000.
Minister of Commerce Tipu Munshi is expected to attend the virtual event as the main guest.
Binod Chaudhary, Nepal’s most successful industrialist, will deliver a speech at the annual event.
Two people and two companies will be recognized in the Outstanding Business Woman, Business Person of the Year, Best Financial Institution and Company of the Year categories.
DHL Express and The Daily Star presented the awards to recognize the achievements and positive contributions of business organizations and individuals who have not only grown, but contributed to the economic development of the country.
Today it is considered one of the most prestigious events in the business world.
Notable laureates include business leaders Samson H Chowdhury of Square Group, Syed Manzur Elahi of Apex Group, Amjad Khan Chowdhury of Pran-RFL Group, M Anis Ud Dowla of ACI, Sufi Mohammad Mizanur Rahman of PHP Family and Azam J Chowdhury from East Coast Group.
Companies such as BSRM, MM Ispahani, Bengal Plastic Industries, Concord, Meghna Group of Industries, Rahimafrooz, Runner Group as well as financial institutions like Eastern Bank, Mutual Trust Bank, Brac Bank, City Bank, IDLC Finance and IPDC Finance have also been rewarded. .
Lifetime Achievement Awards were also awarded to those who have made a difference through their work.
Previous laureates are Mr. Matiul Islam, the country’s first finance secretary, Nasir A Choudhury, founding managing director of Green Delta Insurance, the late MA Samad of Bangladesh General Insurance Company, Laila Rahman Kabir of Kedarpur Tea Company and Mahbubur Rahman, president of the International Chamber of Commerce, Bangladesh.
Binod Chaudhary, entrepreneur, politician and philanthropist, is the chairman of CG Corp Global, a Nepalese conglomerate with a portfolio that includes more than 169 companies and 79 brands in 24 countries.
He is the first Himalayan nation businessman to be on Forbes’ billionaire list. Currently, his net worth is $ 1.5 billion, according to the business magazine.